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Koyasan Shukubo Sekishoin
Koyasan Shukubo Sekishoin
Koyasan Shukubo Sekishoin
Koyasan Shukubo Sekishoin
Koyasan Shukubo Sekishoin
Koyasan Shukubo Sekishoin
Koyasan Shukubo Sekishoin

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Excellent

879 reviews

879 reviews

Housekeeping4
Breakfast2
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8.8

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Sekisho-in Temple 30 m
Shojoshin-in Temple 80 m
Koshinise Koyasandaishido 90 m
Kumagai-ji Temple 120 m
Eko-in Temple 120 m
Komyo-in Temple 210 m
Jimyo-in Temple 340 m
Jofuku-in Temple 360 m
Saimon-in Temple 490 m
Hamadaya 610 m

Koyasan Shukubo Sekishoin

571Koyasan,Koyacho,Itogun, Koya, Koya, Japan, 648-0211 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. 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

Front desk [24-hour]

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Daily housekeeping

Garden

Ticket services

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit

Facilities

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Luggage storage

Restaurants

Coffee shop

Safety deposit boxes

Tours

Value for money7.3
Location rating8.8

Rooms available at Koyasan Shukubo Sekishoin

Very good
Room comfort & quality

8

Japanese-Style Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 4 futons
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Standard Japanese Style Shared Bath Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 3 futons
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Japanese-Style Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 4 futons
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Japanese Style Room - Private Bath
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 3 futons
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Japanese Style Room
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  • Garden view
  • Non-smoking
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Japanese Style Room
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  • Garden view
  • Non-smoking
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Japanese Style Room
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
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Japanese Room
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  • Shared bathroom
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Japanese-Style Room
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    Room Assigned on Arrival
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    • Shared bathroom
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    Frequently asked questions

    What time is check-in and check-out at Koyasan Shukubo Sekishoin?

    Check-in is from 01:00 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 hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

    How do I get to Koyasan Shukubo Sekishoin?

    For those who wish to drive their own cars, Koyasan Shukubo Sekishoin has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests.

    What is the smoking policy at Koyasan Shukubo Sekishoin?

    Koyasan Shukubo Sekishoin 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 Koyasan Shukubo Sekishoin?

    The closest train, metro, or bus station to Koyasan Shukubo Sekishoin is Koyasan Station, 2.1 km away.

    What restaurants are nearby Koyasan Shukubo Sekishoin?

    Restaurants including Komi Cafe, Yakata and Kamikishiya Koya are popular in Koyasan Shukubo Sekishoin’s neighborhood which is known as Koya.

    What popular shopping places are close to Koyasan Shukubo Sekishoin?

    Shopping options in Koyasan Shukubo Sekishoin’s Koya neighborhood include Kobori Nangakudo.

    What are popular attractions near Koyasan Shukubo Sekishoin?

    Koyasan Shukubo Sekishoin’s location in the Koya neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Sekisho-in Temple, Shojoshin-in Temple and Kumagai-ji Temple.

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    What people love about Koyasan Shukubo Sekishoin

    • 8.8

      Excellent
      Breakfast

      "Breakfast and dinner were communal and fabulous - the highlight of my stay here."

      Diana

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      February 28, 2020

    • 9.6

      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "The monks are extremely friendly and hospitable."

      Jeffrey

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      August 15, 2019

    • 7.2

      Very good

      "Service- It is good enough."

      Joshua

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      July 5, 2019

    Overall rating:

    8

    Excellent
    879 reviews
    Cleanliness
    7.9
    Facilities
    7.3
    Location
    8.8
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    Koyasan Shukubo Sekishoin

    The range of services provided by Koyasan Shukubo Sekishoin ensures all travelers get the most out of their stay. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the hotel's free Wi-Fi internet access. Parking is available and free, provided by the hotel for guests with their own transportation. While lodging at this wonderful hotel, the helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with multiple services that include luggage storage and safety deposit boxes.
    If you want seats to city's best entertainment, you can get help through the hotel's ticket service and tours. In-room conveniences include daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay. The hotel is entirely non-smoking, ensuring a clean air environment. Smoking is restricted to the designated smoking areas.
    Guestrooms at Koyasan Shukubo Sekishoin are fitted with all the amenities travelers need. Koyasan Shukubo Sekishoin also provides a hair dryer in some of its bathrooms for your convenience.


    Dining and things to do

    Wake up bright and energetic in the mornings with a cup of good coffee offered at the cafe right at the hotel. Never let hunger affect your travel plans! Restaurants on-site provide convenient and tasty dining options. Light snacking is available day or night with the hotel's vending machines.


    Reasons to stay here

    Rooms here are cheaper than 96% of accommodations in the city.
    This hotel scores higher than 82% of the city's accommodations on value for money
    Past guests rate facilities here higher than 82% of the city's accommodation.

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    Amenities and facilities
    Very good
    Facilities

    7.3

    Most talked about facilities

    Housekeeping

    7 mentions

    Breakfast

    5 mentions

    Food & Dining

    3 mentions

    Internet

    2 mentions

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • Chinese [Mandarin]
    • Japanese

    Accessibility

    • Wheelchair accessible

    Internet access

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

    Things to do, ways to relax

    • Garden
    • Ticket services
    • Tours

    Cleanliness and safety

    • Anti-viral cleaning products
    • Body thermometer
    • Cashless payment service
    • Daily disinfection in all rooms
    • Daily disinfection in common areas
    • Face coverings on staff
    • First aid kit
    • Free face masks
    • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Hot water linen and laundry washing
    • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
    • Professional-grade sanitizing services
    • Protective screens in common areas
    • Room sanitization opt-out available
    • Rooms sanitized between stays
    • Safe dining setup
    • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
    • Staff trained in safety protocol
    • Temperature check for guests and staff

    Dining, drinking, and snacking

    • Alternative meal arrangement
    • Coffee shop
    • Kitchen
    • Restaurants
    • Vending machine

    Services and conveniences

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

    For the kids

    • Family room

    Access

    • CCTV in common areas
    • CCTV outside property
    • Fire extinguisher
    • Front desk [24-hour]
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Pets allowed
    • Safety/security feature
    • Smoke alarms

    Getting around

    • Bicycle parking
    • Car park [free of charge]
    • Car park [on-site]
    Food and dining
    Breakfast options
    • Vegan
    Location
    571Koyasan,Koyacho,Itogun, Koya, Koya, Japan, 648-0211
    Excellent
    Location

    8.8

    Property policies
    Children and extra beds

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

    All children are welcome.

    Children 0-12 year(s)
    Must use an extra bed
    If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
    Guests 13 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 from13:00
    • Check-in until17:00
    • Check-out from07:00
    • Check-out until10:00
    • Reception open until17:00

    The property

    • Non-smoking rooms/floorsno
    • Number of rooms 60
    • Room voltage100
    • Year property opened0923
    • Most recent renovation2012

    Reviews of Koyasan Shukubo Sekishoin from real guests

    Provided by verified guests of Agoda
    7.8
    /
    10
    Cleanliness7.9
    Facilities7.3
    Location8.8
    Room comfort and quality8.0
    Service7.6
    Value for money7.3
    High score for Koya
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (29)
    8-9 Excellent (19)
    7-8 Very Good (19)
    6-7 Good (11)
    <6 Below Expectation (26)
    Time of the year
    Mar - May (29)
    Jun - Aug (24)
    Sep - Nov (35)
    Dec - Feb (16)
    All guests (154)
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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Jeffrey from United States
    Couple
    Japanese-Style Room
    Stayed 1 night in August 2019

    Amazing location and beautiful site ”

    Not only was it perfectly located, with a two minute walk to the cemetery, but the hotel itself was incredible. The monks are extremely friendly and hospitable. The morning prayer is a must and should not be missed. The rooms were clean and traditional. The vegan style food was very good and met all of our expectations. We will definitely stay again if ever we are lucky enough to return to visit Koyasan.

    Reviewed August 15, 2019

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    8.8
    Excellent
    Diana from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Japanese-Style Room with Private Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in December 2019

    If you can afford - have dinner here and an en-suite”

    I stayed here new year's eve - and it was a full house! My room had an ensuite - comprising a bath room , a separate hand basin and separate toilet. I had a view over the garden. The walls between the rooms are solid, but not sound proofed - so be prepared to hear neighbours somewhat - though it wasn't too bad. (and I'm fussy). Earplugs will help. Breakfast and dinner were communal and fabulous - the highlight of my stay here. I think the en-suite rooms might be a better option for those wishing to have a bit more comfort.

    Reviewed February 28, 2020

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    8.4
    Excellent
    MARK from United States
    Solo traveler
    Japanese-Style Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

    Interesting Temple Stay Experience ”

    I very much enjoyed my stay here and the whole Koya-san experience. This was the most expense lodging on my month long trip. Please understand that you are paying for a rare opportunity to stay in a religious environment. If that is something you are interested in than I strongly recommend it. They have daily 7:00 am 30 minute opportunity to join a religious gathering in a special room with an alter that you can participate in.. I thought my room was very nice. I had a Japanese style room and found it very comfortable. It had a nice view of a garden and a mountain. The restroom was down the hall. This is not a luxury hotel and that is not what they are trying to do. All the workers are monks or religious novices. They will not give you the impression the hold a degree in Hospitality and Tourism (I teach at a college which offers this degree). Their focus is on spirituality. Stay here for a unique experience in this area. I am glad I did.

    Reviewed June 21, 2019

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    8.0
    Excellent
    Jolanda from Australia
    Family with young children
    Japanese-Style Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in May 2019

    Very good”

    Excellent location about 150 metres from the Okunoin Cemetery. Futon beds in tatami rooms were comfortable. Our room had a balcony overlooking the garden. We had vegetarian breakfast included with our stay and that was nice. This is a working temple, which is why we stayed here. We observed the morning prayers. Recommend staying here despite the cost as it is very convenient when visiting this amazing area.

    Reviewed May 14, 2019

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    7.2
    Very good
    Joshua from Singapore
    Family with teens
    Japanese-Style Room
    Stayed 1 night in May 2019

    Alright”

    Location wise- Its near Okunoin near the end of KoyaSan. This means less sights. Meals- Food was not as pleasant as other Buddhist vegetarian meals I experienced in Japan. Nothing great, ordinary. Service- It is good enough. I believe with asceticism comes seriousness. Not as jovial as my previous KoyaSan temple lodge experience. I don't pay for friendliness though so I okay with it. Amenities- Sufficient, though the hours of the bath/shower was not friendly.

    Reviewed July 05, 2019

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    6.4
    Good
    Chantal from Canada
    Solo traveler
    Japanese-Style Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2019

    Good”

    The temple is obviously used and well lived in, there is some superficial damage here and there. Cobwebs, dust and a couple small bugs here and there but considering you’re out in a forest basically that’s kinda how it is. One of the women’s bath looked like the drain area hadn’t been cleaned in awhile. Staff was abrupt but helpful but I was very confused about attending morning prayer. There was a sign stating the start time but it did not happen at said time although there was an announcement earlier in the morning but I was unable to understand it. Overall the biggest thing that surprised me was the tour groups coming in and out of the temple for stays and Koyasan in general, lots of busses!

    Reviewed October 23, 2019

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    6.4
    Good
    Iryna from Canada
    Solo traveler
    Japanese-Style Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in November 2019

    Interesting temple stay”

    Its a temple, so only basic facilities are expected. Room had a smell to it, but it was only for 1 night, so I just tolerated it. Temple common areas are freezing cold, including prayer room, breakfast room etc, so dress accordingly. Its high up in the mountains, at night temperature drops. Onsen is very small, big enough only for 4 people squeezed. Beautiful garden. But way overpriced considering what is offered. I have stayed in way better places for less money in other places in Japan. Maybe because its Koya, which become very commercialized lately. Tons of tourists take the sacracy out of the place. Staff is very nice.

    Reviewed November 11, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Melissa from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    Standard Japanese Style Shared Bath Room
    Stayed 1 night in January 2014

    Centrally located, excellent food, memorable exp”

    Location, staff, food

    Staying at Sekishoin is the highlight of my Japan trip. Memorable once-in-a-lifetime experience. Dinner and breakfast served is delicious and portions are huge. Vegetarian dishes taste so nice! The morning praying session is memorable (do take note that the monk will be explaining the praying session in Japanese). Room is clean and there are two heaters in the room. Extra bedding is available in the cupboards. I was kept cozy warm with the heaters and extra beddings. Sekishoin is located 1 min walk away from the bus stop and less than 3 mins walk from the entrance of the okunoin cemetery. Excellent location. Strolling through Okunoin during Winter is so peaceful and enjoyable.

    Reviewed January 11, 2014

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    MUHAMAD from Malaysia
    Couple
    Japanese-Style Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in March 2016

    Good place to experience living in Ryokan”

    We stayed there for one night only. The room is very traditional but comfortable. They provide us with some hot water to make green tea which we love so much! In the morning, there will be morning prayers - it's optional but since we're there, why not. Then, we are served with breakfast at the dining hall. It's very traditional, we sit on the floor infront of the meals served by the monks. You can ask to refill your rice and green tea :D The bathroom is an open shared bathroom and only can be used in the morning - no idea why. Luckily we arrived at night, the staff give us a chance to use the bathroom comfortably. But don't worry, the toilets are available all the time. However, I would really advice not to arrive in Koyasan at night since there's no bus operating and no one there to ask directions - if you needed to. We arrived at 8pm, but it feels like it's already midnight. Overall, the accommodation is very comfortable and is a good place to experience living in a ryokan.

    Reviewed March 09, 2017

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    7.7
    Very good
    Daniel from United States
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2014

    Near Okunoin”

    location, accommodation, quietness

    Very nice stay. The morning service and veggie meal interesting experience. Sekishoin is next to Okunoin so it is an easy walk to visit this famous cemetery. Koyasan is a small, walkable town and I walked everywhere from Sekishoin. My room over looked the garden and even tho it was winter, I had a nice, calming view.

    Reviewed December 25, 2014

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    8.3
    Excellent
    John from Ireland
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in August 2013

    Relaxing, educational, atmospheric and refreshing ”

    It is a working temple, it is close to the major sites of Koyasan and had a wonderful garden view. Electric fan and air conditioning were appreciated, too.

    Interesting, and a welcome relief from the bustle of nearby Osaka. Exploring the religious sites of the unique Shingon sect made for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The cooler air of the mountains was refreshing, but it was not too far from the coast to prevent me having a lovely day at the beach a day later. It is a pity some travellers skip Wakayama and Koyasan as it has some of the very best and most unique cultural treasures in Japan.

    Reviewed December 01, 2013

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    7.0
    Very good
    Esther from Switzerland
    Solo traveler
    Japanese-Style Room with Private Bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2016

    Didn't feel very authentic”

    Location is good, dinner was delicious and heating worked well

    I spent two nights at Sekishoin and had booked a room with a private bathroom. Upon arrival, I was informed that my room wasn't available and I only got a room with a shared bathroom. To make up for it, I got a free dinner - which was delicious but seemed not to be a big deal as the many many rows of empty spots in the dining halls suggested that practically everyone got dinner there. The whole place was freezing, making dinner a bit uncomfortable but the heating in the room worked okay. As I was there, there were several, large tourist groups - it all felt like a tourist attraction only and even though it was a fun experience, it was certainly not a spiritual one.

    Reviewed March 29, 2016

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    6.7
    Good
    Anna from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2013

    Monastry stay”

    centrally located/ peaceful/ monastry enviroment

    Staying in a monastry in Koyasan was a novel experience although it is more like a quiet hotel with a prayer room and monks acting as hosts. Of course there are over 50 such establishments like this in Koyasan and I suspect this is one of the more moderate establishments. Guests were encouraged to go to 7am prayers and there is a gong and announcement to wake you. There is a decent hot spring bath and a wifi hotspot and laptop. Overall a pleasant stay. The establishment is located in convenient place, in the centre between the 2 major areas of interest, very close to the bus stop, with some restarants close by and a 10 minute walk to the shopping area with some small supermarkets,the post office, more restaurants, etc.

    Reviewed October 30, 2013

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    8.7
    Excellent
    camilla from Norway
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in March 2015

    Nice people , different experience ”

    seremony, breakfast

    This is a similar temple stay that other temples offer in the area. Different and interesting experience in Koyasan!

    Reviewed March 31, 2015

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    7.0
    Very good
    Maurits from Netherlands
    Solo traveler
    Standard Japanese Style Shared Bath Room
    Stayed 3 nights in May 2014

    Ready to become a monk?”

    Atmosphere in the monastery, eating what the monks eat, beautiful room with view at garden

    A very nice experience to stay in one of the monasteries in Koyasan. Expect to be woken up early in the morning for a ceremony and vegetarian meal. The room was beautiful and after more guests left I got an upgrade to an even bigger room for free. The monks do not talk much and I felt almost out of place as the tourist I was. I suspect there are more beautiful places around Koyasan to stay, but it was a great experience

    Reviewed March 12, 2015

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    9.3
    Exceptional
    PUI from Hong Kong SAR, China
    Group
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2014

    Beautiful place”

    Good location, Beautiful room, great atmosphere

    The hotel is a part of the temple, which is very nice with historical, religious feeling, we enjoyed the stay here very much. The room is very clean, big and the facilities are very nice. The Japanese style room is very beautiful with big windows, which can enjoy the nature view through the windows. The Japanese vegetarian breakfast was very nice, which was served in a public Japanese dining room in the Ground floor next to the temple hall. Before the breakfast, monks from the temple sing the mantra and guest can stay with the monks in the hall little then a blessing time will be given by the monk, which was a very peaceful and great experience. I will come back and stay here again.

    Reviewed June 23, 2014

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    6.0
    Maritta from Finland
    Family with young children
    Japanese-Style Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in June 2016

    Family overnight in Koyasan”

    The Sekishoin is well located in Koya, close enough to main sites. The staff was helpful, they booked us a dinner in Miyasan restaurant with great food. We would have never found the place ourselves and we were even given a lift to the place. The morning seremony was interesting and the breakfast average, however not worth the money in my opinion, especially for a family with 'food-challenged' kids. The great downside were low hygiene standards both in the room (it had not been vacuumed) and in bathrooms. Also, we only discovered the garden when we were leaving - apparently most rooms have access to the garden (we didn't) so if you do book, please check if you can have a room with a terrace to garden. That would have improved our overall experience of the place.

    Reviewed June 25, 2016

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    9.0
    Exceptional
    Istvan from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in February 2014

    Relaxing stay”

    environment, location, food

    First and foremost, this is actually not a hotel but a centuries old Buddhist temple where one can stay. Due to this it has an unbeatable atmosphere, however it might nor work for everyone. The rooms are spacious though rather cold in winter. The monks' morning prayer can be witnessed and the breakfast that follows is healthy and delicious.

    Reviewed March 06, 2014

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Stephanie from Germany
    Group
    Japanese-Style Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2018

    beautiful ryokan and perfect location. love it”

    the best place we stayed so far in Japan! beautiful room with own bathroom. room is warm, bathroom and the rest of the ryokan is cold but that is ok. breakfast and diner, typical japanese and kyosan cuisine - really filling and beautifully set up. otherwise there is a beautiful coffee place with lovely food right at the entrance of the ryokan! heated smoking room! and just few minutes away from the the breathtaking cemetery! we stayed 2 nights and it was beautiful! we will come back and stay at the same place! definitely recommend this place for the best Kyosan experience!

    Reviewed February 13, 2018

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    9.3
    Exceptional
    Kristen from United States
    Group
    Stayed 1 night in May 2014

    Relaxing Cultural Experience”

    The three best things were definitely the room, which was traditional style with futons and a kotatsu, the location which was very close to the graveyard in Koyasan, and the morning buddhist ceremony.

    It was amazing and exactly what I expected it to be and even more. We chose to stay here to immerse ourselves in the buddhist culture, and that's exactly what we got. We ate dinner with the people who lived there, and in the morning went to the ceremony and were included in parts of it and then given breakfast in traditional Japanese style. The rooms were beautiful and the building itself was so big and fun to explore. There was a public bath, so if you're not into that it could be a drawback for you, but it was an amazing temperature and really clean. Of course, there was wifi which was convenient for uploading pictures and looking up directions and all that. All in all, an amazing experience and well worth the money!

    Reviewed May 13, 2014

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