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Kongo Sanmaiin
Kongo Sanmaiin
Kongo Sanmaiin
Kongo Sanmaiin
Kongo Sanmaiin
Kongo Sanmaiin
Kongo Sanmaiin

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7.7

Very good

344 reviews

344 reviews

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8

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Kongosanmaiin
Hamadaya 170 m
Saimon-in Temple 270 m
Juzuya Shirobe 310 m
Kobori Nangakudo 350 m
Jimyo-in Temple 390 m
Jofuku-in Temple 410 m
Joju-in Temple 450 m
Ichijo-in Temple 480 m
Kongobuji 480 m

Kongo Sanmaiin

425 Koyasan, Koya-cho, Ito-gun, Koya, Koya, Japan, 648-0211 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers car park free of charge. Conveniently situated in the Koya part of Koya, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. As an added bonus, restaurant is provided on-site to conveniently serve your needs.

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Highlights

Bar

Laundry service

Currency exchange

Smoking area

Vending machine

Facilities

Valet parking

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Game room

Restaurants

Coffee shop

Bar

Laundry service

Value for money7.3
Location rating8.0

Rooms available at Kongo Sanmaiin

Japanese-Style Triple Room with Private Toilet
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 3 futons
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Japanese-Style Family Room with Private Toilet
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 5 futons
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Triple Room
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 3 futons
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Japanese Style
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Smoking allowed
  • 2 futons
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Room
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  • Non-smoking
  • 5 futons
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Japanese Style - Triple
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Smoking allowed
  • 3 futons
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Japanese Room ( 3 person )
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Smoking allowed
  • 3 futons
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Japanese Room
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  • Smoking allowed
  • 3 futons
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Room
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  • Non-smoking
  • 3 futons
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New Building Japanese 8-10 Tatami Room with Toilet Washbasin
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Kongo Sanmaiin?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 09:00 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.

How do I get to Kongo Sanmaiin?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Kongo Sanmaiin has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. Parking options include a full-service valet for total ease.

What is the smoking policy at Kongo Sanmaiin?

Kongo Sanmaiin does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free. The hotel offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.

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

Koyasan Station is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 2.1 km away from Kongo Sanmaiin.

What restaurants are nearby Kongo Sanmaiin?

Kongo Sanmaiin is located in Koya, famous for good restaurants such as Maruman, Donguri and Nishiri.

What popular shopping places are close to Kongo Sanmaiin?

Kongo Sanmaiin is located in Koya area which features shopping places such as Kobori Nangakudo.

What are popular attractions near Kongo Sanmaiin?

Guests at Kongo Sanmaiin can easily visit Kongosanmaiin, Saimon-in Temple and Jimyo-in Temple located in the Koya area.

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What people love about Kongo Sanmaiin

  • 7.6

    Very good

    "Overall it was a nice experience."

    Marin

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    November 14, 2019

  • 7.6

    Very good

    "The amenities reflected the age and authenticity of the property;"

    Timothy

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    November 4, 2019

Overall rating:

7.7

Very good
344 reviews
Cleanliness
8.1
Facilities
6.9
Location
8.0
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More about Kongo Sanmaiin

More about Kongo Sanmaiin

Kongo Sanmaiin

Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at Kongo Sanmaiin. Parking is provided free of charge for guests. The hotel provides front desk services such as concierge service for guests' convenience. The hotel's tours can even help you book tickets and reservations for entertainment and explorations.
Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the laundry service offered at Kongo Sanmaiin. The hotel's room service will make staying in a great choice. Smoking may only take place in restricted designated areas.
Guestrooms are fitted with all the amenities you need for a good night's sleep. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the hotel come with linen service and air conditioning. Some rooms have television to keep guests entertained. You may be assured to know that instant tea is available in some select rooms.
You can stay fresh and clean with towels provided in some guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

What's better than a good cup of coffee? Start every vacation day at the hotel with an energizing cup of quality coffee. Throughout your stay, choose from a variety of delicious dining options at the hotel. Once there, be sure to check out bar for some in-house nighttime fun. Vending machines are on 24 hours a day, so you can grab a snack at any time of day or night.
Throughout the day, you can enjoy the activities offered at Kongo Sanmaiin. No need to go anywhere after dinner -- play with friends or family at the games room.


Reasons to stay here

Spend less here on rooms than you would at 90% of other accommodations in the city.
Verified reviews score this hotel higher than 82% of accommodations in the city on value for money.

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Amenities and facilities
Good
Facilities

6.9

Languages spoken

  • Japanese

Internet access

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

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Hiking
  • Tours

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Restaurants
  • Room service
  • Vending machine

Swimming & soaking

  • Hot spring bath

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Doorman
  • Elevator
  • Heating in public area
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Postal service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shrine
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Babysitting service
  • Family room

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Valet parking
Location
425 Koyasan, Koya-cho, Ito-gun, Koya, Koya, Japan, 648-0211
Excellent
Location

8

Property policies
Children and extra beds

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

Minimum age of guests is: 7 year(s).

Others
  • Guests arriving after 06:00 PM are requested to contact the property directly prior to arrival.
  • Check-in is not possible after 06:00 PM.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-in until18:00
  • Check-out until09:00
  • Reception open until21:00

The property

  • Number of bars/lounges0
  • Number of restaurants0
  • Number of rooms 50

Reviews of Kongo Sanmaiin from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
7.5
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10
Cleanliness8.1
Facilities6.9
Location8.0
Service7.0
Value for money7.3
High score for Koya
Rating
9+ Exceptional (6)
8-9 Excellent (0)
7-8 Very Good (6)
6-7 Good (4)
<6 Below Expectation (5)
Time of the year
Mar - May (5)
Jun - Aug (4)
Sep - Nov (10)
Dec - Feb (2)
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9.2
Exceptional
Kwok
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in June 2019

Good experience for learning Japanese Buddhism ”

It is a fair price to learn Japanese Buddhism given the temple is a historical site. The price includes dinner and breakfast (vegetarian), and an early lesson. The guest room does not provide warm water for washing hands. Fortunately, the room is equipped with warm toilet seat and air conditioner (warm + cool). It is in the middle of the main road, so it is a good point to start a trip to the entire area. You can pay and checkout after 8 am but not earlier. Note early morning is relatively cold which is about 16 degree Celsius. So closing doors and windows before sleep is a must.

Reviewed June 15, 2019

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6.4
Good
James from Australia
Couple
Japanese Room ( 3 person )
Stayed 1 night in April 2017

If you are really into Buddhism then maybe the money and time to get there would make it worth it. ”

To be honest, Koya San is probably best left for a day trip. The site has a lot of history and parts are almost errie so it's worth visiting but staying in a so called temple over night wasn't really that different to staying in a ryokan but just more expensive and with an average vegetarian breakfast. I think only if you a specific interest in Japanese Buddhism would it be worth staying overnight.

Reviewed April 10, 2017

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9.2
Exceptional
andrew from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 1 night in July 2017

An unforgettable experience”

The temple is breathtaking . It is also a little more secluded than some of the other temple accommodations [though easy to walk too from the bus] which really gives the place an lot of charm. It is very easy to jump on the bus or even walk to Okunoin so the location is ideal. The rooms were comfortable, clean and in the authentic Japanese style. A lot of character. Be sure to witness the morning ceremony. However if you wish to check out early in the morning, don't forget to mention this to the staff the day before . Otherwise you wont be able to check out until about 7am.

Reviewed July 28, 2017

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7.6
Very good
Marin from Germany
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in September 2019

good experience”

overall it was a nice experience. the dinner and breakfast were good but probably difficult to eat if you are not used to japanese/asian food. the ceremony at 6 30am was a unique and interesting experience, highly recommended to attend. the room was very nice, clean and with a view of the interior garden i could not join to try the ajikan meditation, for some reason the staff told me it was not held on that morning even though other (japanese) guests did join on the same day. wifi signal is poor. there is no wifi of their own, instead they use the city free wifi which doesn't reach that well inside the accommodation. i had to work in the evening and went to a 7-11 instead (20 min walk).

Reviewed November 14, 2019

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7.2
Very good
Simon from Japan
Couple
Japanese Honkan
Stayed 1 night in November 2016

Good value, some surprises though.”

Nice cozy room and breakfast was pretty good. Would be good to warn guests before they reserve, that bathing and breakfast times are not flexible and that guests are expected to follow the temple schedule. Room privacy is minimal. A good experience but remember you're staying in a temple not a hotel!

Reviewed November 25, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
PILAR from Mexico
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Shukubo is a unique experience maybe not for everyone but Fascinating if you enjoy culture”

I would have expected other guests to be more respectful as I had Some teenagers fooling around inside the temple until late and singing but other than that I would have only wished to understand Japanese better and to have the opportunity to stay more inside the temple. This is not just a hostel or home stay, but a learning cultural experience in temple.

Reviewed November 23, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
PILAR from Mexico
Solo traveler
Beds Japanese Style
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Very cultural”

Spiritual and interesting. Please keep quiet even if you are not interested in the Cultural experience. Some visitors might lose respect for local behavior.

Reviewed November 27, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
Huan from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Japanese Style
Stayed 1 night in April 2016

Beautiful temple”

Nice room and good experience morning ceremony

Reviewed April 19, 2016

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7.6
Very good
Timothy from United States
Group
Beds Japanese Style
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

minimalist's choice for a temple stay”

Traveled with mom. The amenities reflected the age and authenticity of the property; traveler could experience the every day life of a typical monk who lives in Koyasan.

Reviewed November 04, 2019

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4.8
Ines from Netherlands
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Not worth it!”

The place is beautiful and the location as well. Gardens are worth checking as well as the morning ceremony at 6h30. However the staff is really unfriendly and the room is freezing cold in the winter - be prepared for very little comfort. Strict rules about time for everything including using the showers (only allowed from 17-21h). I would repeat the experience of staying in a Shukubo but would definitely try a different one.

Reviewed November 25, 2019

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6.4
Good
Lay from Singapore
Group
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

Comfortable clean rooms and delicious meals.”

Rigid rules. Bags can be stored till 12pm but guests have to leave premises after check out. Our 2 friends were not even allowed to sit at entrance lobby or loiter in the garden and were told to leave, but the bags can be stored till 12pm!

Reviewed April 01, 2019

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6.0
Michael from Australia
Couple
Beds Japanese Style
Stayed 1 night in September 2019

The temple is amazing!”

The temple is amazing even though we couldn't have the full experience. Apparently our reservation didn't include dinner and they couldn't include it after, so we didn't have that experience. The staff was ok, not the most friendly staff, but you cannot have it all I guess.

Reviewed September 19, 2019

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7.2
Very good
Mei from Canada
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in January 2017

Competitive price”

Good and solemn place to reflect and meditate oneself

Reviewed February 08, 2017

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6.4
Good
IGNACIO from Spain
Couple
Japanese Style
Stayed 1 night in July 2016

Sitio acogedor pero caro”

Es un poco justo en cuanto a servicios y caro para lo que ofrece.

Reviewed August 04, 2016

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6.0
Giulia from Italy
Couple
Japanese-Style Triple Room with Private Toilet
Stayed 1 night in August 2018

Esperienza da provare, ma...”

Per chi vuole venire a visitare l’esoterico koyasan, questo tempio ha un’ottima posizione centrale. Dispone di alcune camere col bagno (water e lavandino) che consiglio vivamente. Bella parte docce ha anche un piccolo onsen. Nelle stanze c’è un odore di muffa terribile che invade il naso e a noi ha reso difficile addormentarsi. La stanza ovviamente è priva di qualsiasi arredo, eccetto che due futon a terra e un tavolo basso per il the. I cuscini sono riempiti di riso. Questo rende difficile un buon sonno. C’è il refettorio dove si mangia per terra e i piatti ovviamente sono tipici del posto. Molti hanno dei sapori inconmedtibili. Ma questo è il koyasan. E questo significa vivere un’esperienza esoterica con i monaci. Alle 17,30 si cena, alle 6,30 c’è la preghiera, alle 9,00 il check-out. Credo che anche tutti gli altri templi siano gestiti nella stessa maniera. Quindi almeno questo ha una posizione strategica. Namaste’ a tutti!

Reviewed August 22, 2018

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5.2
Arianna from Australia
Couple
Japanese Style
Stayed 1 night in May 2016

Poor”

We were in the new building of the temple, under the ground level so we needed the a/r all night long, maybe even cause of 24 hours of rain.The monks were smoking in the common area on the hallway (no so buddist people in my opinion),the bathroom was really old. The temple is good to visit but not to stay especially after the experience in Shojoin (more expensive for a good reason).The room had good size and ensuite anyway.

Reviewed May 12, 2016

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9.6
Exceptional
SAKI from Japan
Solo traveler
Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2022

美味しかったです!”

夜ご飯も朝ごはんもすごいボリュームがあり、すごく美味しくてしかもおなかいっぱいになりました。 普段食べられない精進料理に大満足です。

Reviewed October 15, 2022

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8.0
Excellent
Hame from Thailand
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in September 2017

Near bus stop, Not too expensive”

ใกล้ป้ายรถเมล์ แต่เป็นทางเดินขึ้นชัน ค่อนข้างเหนื่อย มีน้ำให้อาบแค่ช่วงเย็นถึงดึก แต่ถ้าเทียบราคากับวัดอื่นแล้วถือว่าคุ้มราคา ห้องพักกว้างดี มีน้ำอุ่น มีกาน้ำร้อนแต่ไม่มีที่ต้ม มีทีวี มีเครื่องปรับอากาศ ห้องอาบน้ำรวมค่อนข้างเล็ก กลางดึกเงียบสงบดี หลับสบาย พิธีสวดมนต์ตอนเช้าดูศักดิ์สิทธิ์ดี แต่ไม่เข้าใจเหมือนกันว่าทำอะไร บริเวณใกล้เคียงมีซุปเปอร์มาร์เก็ต กับร้านอาหารเยอะพอสมควร บรรยากาศดี ถ้ามีโอกาสก็จะกลับไปอีก

Reviewed October 01, 2017

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6.8
Good
Nat from Thailand
Solo traveler
New Japanese Tatami
Stayed 1 night in December 2016

พักสบาย ห้องสวย”

ห้องพักสบาย นอนวัด ควรจองก่อนล่วงหน้าเนื่องจากวันที่จองกระชั้นชิด รอเช็คอินเกือบชั่วโมงกว่า ถึงจะเรียบร้อย เช็คเอ้าท์ 9 โมงเช้า

Reviewed December 12, 2016

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9.2
Exceptional
Juhyun from South Korea
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

전반적으로 만족스럽다”

장점 : 근처 타 숙소들 대비 저렴한 가격, 괜찮은 수준의 석식과 조식 제공, 방의 전망이 좋음, 템플스테이 기본적인 구성은 모두 겸비, 역사적으로도 오래되고 중요한 절 본관 건물. 단점 : 복도는 난방이 되지 않는듯하다. 욕실 어메니티는 약간 부족함. 욕실 규모도 숙박인원에 비해 작은 편. 기타사항 : 숙소의 위치는 중심가로부터 좀 떨어진 언덕에 있다. 번화가의 소음을 싫어하고 조용한 숙박을 원한다면 장점이 될 것이다. 시내 상점에서의 물품 구매나 오쿠노인을 가고자 하는 사람들에게는 상대적으로 단점이 될 것이다. 나는 조용한 숙소를 선호하지만 거리는 조금 아쉽긴 하다 호불호가 갈릴 것이라고 생각한다.

Reviewed November 17, 2019

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