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Jokiin
Jokiin
Jokiin
Jokiin
Jokiin
Jokiin
Jokiin

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9.3

Exceptional

242 reviews

242 reviews

Food & Dining5
Garden5
View2
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9.7

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Jokiin 50 m
Koyasan Daishikyokai 110 m
Zofukuin Temple 150 m
Meisen-in Temple 150 m
Kongobuji 160 m
Joju-in Temple 180 m
Shinno-in Temple 190 m
Kangaku-in Temple 210 m
Joren-in Temple 210 m
Kobori Nangakudo 220 m

Jokiin

365 Koyasan, Wakayama, Koya, Koya, Japan, 648-0211 - See map

This ryokan features free Wi-Fi in all rooms for easy connection, and car park free of charge. Conveniently situated in the Koya part of Koya, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. This 3-star property is packed with in-house facilities to improve the quality and joy of your stay.

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Highlights

Sparkling clean

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Daily housekeeping

Garden

Safety deposit boxes

Hygiene Plus
This property has self-selected and self-certified the following hygiene measures.Learn more
Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Health and Medical
First aid kit

Facilities

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Kitchen

Safety deposit boxes

Wi-Fi in public areas

Family room

Smoking area

Value for money8.6
Distance to city center0.5km
Location rating9.7

Rooms available at Jokiin

Japanese-Style Junior Suite Room with Garden View
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 4 futons
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Japanese Style Junior Suite
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  • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 3 futons
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Japanese-Style Standard Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 4 futons
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Japanese-Style Superior Family Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 31 m²/334 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 6 futons
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Renewal Japanese-Style Room with Shared Bathroom - No View
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 3 futons
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Japanese-Style Economy Twin Room
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 2 futons
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Japanese Style Superior Room with Shared Bath
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  • Room size: 31 m²/334 ft²
  • Non-smoking
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Japanese-Style Superior Twin Room
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 2 futons
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Japanese-Style Deluxe Family Room
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  • Room size: 29 m²/312 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 6 futons
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Japanese Style - Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 3 futons
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Jokiin?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The ryokan offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Jokiin?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Jokiin has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is available for an additional charge.

What is the smoking policy at Jokiin?

Jokiin does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Jokiin?

The closest train, metro, or bus station to Jokiin is Koyasan Station, 1.7 km away.

What restaurants are nearby Jokiin?

Restaurants including Nishiri, Donguri and Maruman are popular in Jokiin’s neighborhood which is known as Koya.

What popular shopping places are close to Jokiin?

Shopping options in Jokiin’s Koya neighborhood include Kobori Nangakudo.

What are popular attractions near Jokiin?

Jokiin’s location in the Koya neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Jokiin, Koyasan Daishikyokai and Meisen-in Temple.

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What people love about Jokiin

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Spaciousness

    "Room was spacious and had a kotatsu in the middle."

    Edwind

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    February 27, 2020

  • 9.2

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Warm welcome from the staff with lots of helpful info on Koya-San and temple procedures."

    Trevor

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    February 6, 2020

  • 7.6

    Very good
    Staff 

    "Cordial, respectful and quiet."

    Vivien

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    January 1, 2020

Property ranking|Compared to 62 Koya properties
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Value for money score
8.6/10
Location score
9.7/10
Cleanliness score
9.6/10
Room size
21 sqm.
Better than
95
%
of Koya properties
Better than
95
%
of Koya properties
Better than
95
%
of Koya properties
Bigger than
90
%
of Koya properties
Overall rating:

9.3

Exceptional
198 reviews
Cleanliness
9.6
Facilities
9.1
Location
9.7
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What travelers say they love:
Staffs are so helpful, even helped us booked bus ticket.
Ng from Malaysia
Group
More about Jokiin

More about Jokiin

Jokiin

Jokiin provides a range services and amenities to help make your stay more comfortable. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. If you plan to arrive by car, you'll appreciate the ryokan's free parking, right on-site. The ryokan provides front desk services such as luggage storage and safety deposit boxes for guests' convenience.
For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room. Please be advised that smoking is not allowed in the ryokan to allow cleaner air for all guests. Smoking is limited to designated areas only, for the health and well-being of all guests and staff.
Feel right at home during your stay at Jokiin. Some rooms are equipped with blackout curtains and air conditioning for your convenience. In-room entertainment such as television, is provided for guests in select rooms. The ryokan also offers a refrigerator and instant tea in some rooms for when you feel like it is needed.
Jokiin also provides toiletries, bathrobes and towels in bathrooms for select rooms.


Reasons to stay here

This ryokan beats 95% of accommodations in the city on value for money.
Guests who stayed here rated the facilities above 96% of other accommodations in the city.
This ryokan scores higher than 95% of the city's accommodations for cleanliness.

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Amenities and facilities
Exceptional
Facilities

9.1

Most talked about facilities

Food & Dining

12 mentions

Breakfast

3 mentions

Housekeeping

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Croatian
  • French
  • Italian
  • Japanese

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Garden

Cleanliness and safety

  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hygiene certification
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Kitchen

Swimming & soaking

  • Hot spring bath

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Heating in public area
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room

Access

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Car park [charges apply]
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Vegetarian
Location
365 Koyasan, Wakayama, Koya, Koya, Japan, 648-0211
Exceptional
Location

9.7

Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-5 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 6 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-in until17:00
  • Check-out from06:00
  • Check-out until10:00
  • Reception open until18:00

Getting around

  • Distance from city center0.5km

Extras

  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 JPY

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of floors2
  • Number of rooms 20
  • Room voltage100
  • Most recent renovation2012

Parking

  • Daily parking fee0 JPY

Reviews of Jokiin from real guests

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9.3
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10
Exceptional
Cleanliness9.6
Facilities9.1
Location9.7
Service9.6
Value for money8.6
High score for Koya
Rating
9+ Exceptional (74)
8-9 Excellent (5)
7-8 Very Good (12)
6-7 Good (0)
<6 Below Expectation (3)
Time of the year
Mar - May (18)
Jun - Aug (25)
Sep - Nov (25)
Dec - Feb (26)
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10.0
Exceptional
Ong from Singapore
Family with teens
Large Japanese Style Room for 4 People - A
Stayed 1 night in December 2018

Very helpful and fantastic accommodation”

My girl was slightly unwell when in Osaka and discovered very troublesome to find clinic as most of them is by appointment and language is a big barrier. After dinner in Jokiin, my girl started to have fever. The monks who helped us to lay out the tatami immediately contact the person in charge upon knowing my girl’s condition. The person in charge managed to find us a doctor (clinic suppose to close in another 10min) and accompanied us to clinic as translator!! It’s a big relieve to us and our saviour. The dinner and breakfast is one of the best we had throughout our 15days in Japan. We had to compliment their dedication in preparing the food. The surround is so serene and quiet and we had a good time with our teenagers- sit down and chit chat. The Onsen is superb too- very clean and neat. Hope to visit and stay at Jokiin in different season.

Reviewed January 02, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Wendy from United States
Couple
Japanese Style - Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

Such a special experience!”

We loved our stay at Jokiin - it was definitely one of the highlights of our trip! We had a very warm reception from the staff, our room was beautiful and had views of the amazing garden in the center of the property. The walls are very thin since they are traditional paper walls to the hallways, but all the guests were quiet and respectful at night time so we had a good night sleep. The service was great - the staff came in and set up our beds in between meals, and cleared the beds in the morning. Would also definitely recommend eating dinner and breakfast at the temple, and attending the morning prayer ceremony. We also didn't know this before staying, but there was a public bath (similar to an onsen) on the property which was a great plus! Also, the property is in an incredibly good location with three of the main sights in Koyasan right outside the doors of the temple. Would definitely recommend staying here to anyone visiting Koyasan!

Reviewed July 16, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Victorio from Indonesia
Couple
Japanese Style - Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

Best experience in all of Japan”

Even since making the booking, the hospitality from the people in Jokiin are beyond exceptional. They are very thoughtful in making our stay enjoyable that they went above and beyond in telling us how to get to the temple, the environment around and they prepared our room more than perfect. The morning rituals are magical and the facilities are comforting. This is without a doubt the best place that I stayed in Japan and will definitely go back there for a second time.

Reviewed March 19, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Edwind from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Main Building Standard Japanese-Style Room Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in February 2020

Fantastic stay, fantastic experience”

Staffs speak fluent English. Everyone was friendly and helpful. The lady that attended to me recommended to me which places to visit first because they close early. She also showed me where to get lunch and where to go for the meetup of the night cemetery tour. Room was spacious and had a kotatsu in the middle. They provide a yukata for you to use. My room had a garden view but they closed the curtains in the evening. They also have an onsen bath which starts in the evening till night. You can also take a relaxing stroll in the garden. A delicious vegetarian dinner and breakfast is provided too. The morning ceremony at 6.30 am gives you a bit of insight into the temple. Overall a very calming and relaxing place far away from the big cities.

Reviewed February 27, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Puttapol from Thailand
Couple
Japanese Style Superior Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

One of the best stay experience in Japan; best meal”

I am a Japanese food lover. I had lots of vegetarian meals; mostly in Chinese-influence style which are oily and not tasty. Besides the best location to the top spot in Koyasan, and the quality of the room as well as having onsen in the temple, the meals are awesome. I cannot believe that how the veggies meals can be tasty like this. I will go back if I have a chance. The staffs are very great in services and helpful. I was needed a snow scrapers for the car; the staff manage to bring it and put the note for me. Such a lovely service. I am missing this place already.

Reviewed February 16, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Michele from United States
Couple
New Japanese Tatami
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

Perfect location, lovely staff”

We could not have been happier with Jokiin. I think maybe there is no better location in Koya-san, right near the Kongobuji temple, and the bus top, too. Staff (monks) were kind and helpful. Food was delicious, if simple in substance. Presentation was elegant. Know that you will sleep on a thin futon, and the walls between rooms are literally paper-thin. Bathrooms are shared and down the hall. This is as it should be when staying in a temple. A serene, wonderful experience.

Reviewed October 15, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Alfiani from Singapore
Couple
Japanese Style Junior Suite
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

Amazing stay in the junior Suite”

The junior suite at Jokiin has a beautiful garden view and full en-suite facilities (bath, shower, heated wc). We opted for the breakfast and dinner plan and the meals were beautifully presented. Those with mobility issues might find sleeping on the tatami floors (and the lack of chairs) challenging, but otherwise, it is as luxurious as temple lodging can get.

Reviewed December 06, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Hänsel
Couple
Large Japanese Style Room
Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

Most inspiring stay ever”

For me, personally, there has never been a hotel or otherwise where I felt as relaxed and well-treated as in Joki-in. It was absolutely worth staying two nights, and we were sad when our stay was over. Staff is excellent, and the Buddhist spirituality in and around the temple are sublime.

Reviewed February 13, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Maeve from Ireland
Couple
Japanese Style Deluxe Room
Stayed 1 night in June 2019

Koyasan - breathtaking”

My husband and I stayed at Jokiin temple for one night of our honeymoon in Japan. The traditional Japanese accommodation plus vegan Buddhist meals and morning prayer ceremony were all wonderful. It was a great base from which to visit the UNESCO world heritage sites in Koyasan.

Reviewed July 01, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Hunter from United States
Solo traveler
Japanese Style - Shared Bathroom
Stayed 3 nights in January 2019

Exceeded my high expectations”

From the moment I arrived the staff was not only helpful, but also genuinely friendly. They seemed to really be personally invested in showing off their beautiful town of Koyasan. Just make sure to bring some warm socks if you go in the winter!

Reviewed February 04, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Catherine from Canada
Couple
Japanese Style - Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

High Quality Temple Lodging ”

This experience was an interesting combination of a good quality hotel - with excellent staff, lovely room with a view, and superb food - and a stay at a “working” temple. We thoroughly enjoyed the accommodation and food, which were both reflective of the monastic tradition of shared common facilities such as washrooms and a public bath (onsen), and vegan food. And we were honoured to participate in the morning service in the temple’s hondo, or main hall. A lovely way to enrich a visit to the unique beauty and history of Koyasan.

Reviewed May 25, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Ying from Singapore
Group
Large Japanese Style Room for 4 People - A
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Exceptional”

Great experience, we were well looked after by friendly staff. Vegetarian food was delicious and temple's location is unbeatable!

Reviewed December 19, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Trevor from Taiwan
Couple
New Japanese Tatami
Stayed 1 night in January 2020

Great stay at Jokiin ”

Beautiful temple stay option in a good central location. We somehow managed to book without the meal options, which I’m sure add to the experience, but there are restaurants and convenience stores available nearby that stay open late *FYI. Warm welcome from the staff with lots of helpful info on Koya-San and temple procedures. Room was a good size and comfortable, and the temple in general is lovely. On site Onsen was fantastic (esp when you have it all to yourself). Temple stay options throughout the area are overpriced but it’s a great experience.

Reviewed February 06, 2020

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9.6
Exceptional
Mary from Philippines
Group
New Japanese Tatami
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Serene stay”

Temple is well accessible by foot or by bus and attractions are walking distance. Service is exceptional.Food is good. Common lavatory and rest room are in the hallway and it's cold during the night. There is a morning service which is really reflecting. Overall it was a good temple experience

Reviewed December 01, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
janice from United States
Couple
Japanese Style - Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

We enjoyed our stay very much! It was an unforgettable experience. ”

The vegetarisn dinner was delucious. We also rnjoyed the breakfast. The room was spacious overlooking the garden. The chanting & Buddhist service were peaceful & added to our total trip.

Reviewed November 03, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Masayo
Couple
Japanese Style - Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

Great atmosphere ”

We absolutely loved staying Jokiin and soaked in atmosphere of Koyasan! We recommend to few friends already for taking overseas friends and guest.

Reviewed May 26, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
muriel from France
Couple
Japanese Style - Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

Exceptional”

Very well located at the feet of the biggest temple complex, Jokiin offers a nice accomodation including onsen baths, zen garden, breakfast area, in room dining service... The morning ceremony at 6am was very impressive thanks to the authentic decor and the kindness of the Master Monk of ceremony. All staffs are incredibly kind and everything is done to ensure you will have a very special stay. Thank you Jokiin!

Reviewed July 18, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Larry
Family with teens
Japanese Style - Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

Great location”

If you are interested in a temple stay, I recommend the Jokiin in Koyasan. It is centrally located. The service was great. The onsen is only so, so … small, no towels, and not available in the morning. The vegetarian food was good. The beds on tatami mats were fine. The showers are shared as are the toilets. We enjoyed our stay and would stay again.

Reviewed July 24, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Mo from Singapore
Couple
Japanese Style - Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in February 2019

Great location ”

2nd temple stay at Koyasan. The location is great. Hospitality remains as good in Japanese standard.

Reviewed February 17, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Maja
Family with young children
Japanese Style Superior Room with Shared Bath
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

Exceptional”

Fantastic place, near beautiful buddhist temples and amazing cemetery half an hour walk away

Reviewed May 27, 2019

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