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Koyasan Shukubo Ekoin
Koyasan Shukubo Ekoin
Koyasan Shukubo Ekoin
Koyasan Shukubo Ekoin
Koyasan Shukubo Ekoin
Koyasan Shukubo Ekoin
Koyasan Shukubo Ekoin

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9.1

Exceptional

1,219 reviews

1,219 reviews

Food & Dining13
View6
Housekeeping5
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9.5

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Eko-in Temple
Koshinise Koyasandaishido 60 m
Kumagai-ji Temple 90 m
Komyo-in Temple 90 m
Sekisho-in Temple 100 m
Shojoshin-in Temple 160 m
Jimyo-in Temple 310 m
Jofuku-in Temple 360 m
Saimon-in Temple 470 m
Hamadaya 580 m

Koyasan Shukubo Ekoin

497 Koyasan,Itogun Koyacho, 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. Rated with 3 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage and restaurant on-site.

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Highlights

Sparkling clean

Excellent room comfort & quality

Excellent food & dining

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Daily housekeeping

Staff Vaccination
Hygiene Plus
93% of staff fully vaccinated

At least 93% of on-site staff have received all necessary vaccination shots for COVID-19.

Facilities

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Hot tub

Shops

Laundry service

Restaurants

Room service

Cheaper than 97% of all properties in Koya in the last 24 hoursCompared to 61 Koya properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money8.5
Location rating9.5

Rooms available at Koyasan Shukubo Ekoin

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

9

Luxury Suite with Garden View
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  • Room size: 100 m²/1076 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 6 futons
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Superior Family Room
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 3 futons
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Japanese Superior
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Garden view
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Room
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  • Room size: 100 m²/1076 ft²
  • Garden view
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Japanese-Style Family Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 4 futons
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Japanese Style - Small - Shared Bath
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 2 futons
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Deluxe Family Room
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  • Room size: 44 m²/474 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 2 single beds and 4 futons
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Special Japanese/Western-style Room (Tenjiku Type)
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  • Room size: 44 m²/474 ft²
  • Mountain view
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Japanese Room ( 4 person )
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 4 futons
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Japanese for 2 or 3 People
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 1 futon
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Frequently asked questions

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

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 ryokan offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Koyasan Shukubo Ekoin?

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

What is the smoking policy at Koyasan Shukubo Ekoin?

Koyasan Shukubo Ekoin does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Koyasan Shukubo Ekoin?

The closest train, metro, or bus station to Koyasan Shukubo Ekoin is Koyasan Station, 2.2 km away.

What restaurants are nearby Koyasan Shukubo Ekoin?

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

What popular shopping places are close to Koyasan Shukubo Ekoin?

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

What are popular attractions near Koyasan Shukubo Ekoin?

Koyasan Shukubo Ekoin’s location in the Koya neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Eko-in Temple, Kumagai-ji Temple and Komyo-in Temple.

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What people love about Koyasan Shukubo Ekoin

  • 9.2

    Exceptional

    "The monk tried their best to explain all the necessary information of the hotel."

    Wai

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    November 7, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "We loved the morning ceremony and the Buddhist meditation that was included in the stay."

    Samira

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    November 3, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "The atmosphere was serene, the ceremonies enlivening, the food delicious and the room and bath comfortable."

    Xander

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    October 6, 2022

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Cheapest price score
Cleanliness score
9.4/10
Value for money score
8.5/10
Location score
9.5/10
Better than
97
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Better than
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Better than
92
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Overall rating:

9.1

Exceptional
1,219 reviews
Cleanliness
9.4
Facilities
8.9
Location
9.5
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What travelers say they love:
Even with - 3 degrees outside, the heater is enough to keep ...
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More about Koyasan Shukubo Ekoin

Koyasan Shukubo Ekoin

The range of services provided by Koyasan Shukubo Ekoin ensures all travelers get the most out of their stay. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the ryokan's free Wi-Fi internet access. Parking is available and free, provided by the ryokan for guests with their own transportation. The helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with services including luggage storage.
The ryokan's on-site laundry service helps you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less. In-room conveniences include room service and daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay. The ryokan is entirely non-smoking, ensuring a clean air environment.
Guestrooms at Koyasan Shukubo Ekoin are fitted with all the amenities travelers need. Keep your entertainment options wide, even in your room, with a range of facilities, including television available in select rooms. The ryokan also provides guests with a refrigerator in some rooms. Koyasan Shukubo Ekoin also provides a hair dryer in some of its bathrooms for your convenience.


Dining and things to do

Never let hunger affect your travel plans! Restaurants on-site provide convenient and tasty dining options.
Koyasan Shukubo Ekoin promises you a fun-packed holiday with a variety of activities and facilities. Pamper and indulge yourself with a visit to the massage. In a competitive mood? Get sporty with your travel group or other guests at the hiking trails in the ryokan. Have some relaxing fun with family and friends at the library.
Souvenir shopping for yourself or those back home takes no time at all at the shops.


Reasons to stay here

This ryokan scores higher than 91% of the city's accommodations on value for money
Past guests rate facilities here higher than 95% of the city's accommodation.
This ryokan stands above the rest with a cleanliness score that beats 93% of accommodations in the city.

Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.9

Most talked about facilities

Food & Dining

23 mentions

Breakfast

2 mentions

Housekeeping

2 mentions

Swimming Pool

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Japanese

Internet access

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

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Garden
  • Hiking
  • Hot tub
  • Massage
  • Outdoor recreational features
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Body thermometer
  • Breakfast in room
  • Breakfast takeaway service
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • 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
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Restaurants
  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Chapel
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Food delivery
  • Heating in public area
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shops
  • Shrine
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

For the kids

  • Family room
  • Kids meal

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]
Location
497 Koyasan,Itogun Koyacho, Koya, Koya, Japan, 648-0211
Exceptional
Location

9.5

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
  • Guests can participate in meditation sessions from 04:30 PM with an English pamphlet. An advance reservation is required.
  • Guests can write Buddhist texts with a brush and ink on scrolls in their rooms at no additional charge. If interested, please make a reservation in advance and pick up the tools at the office.
  • Guests can attend the Buddhist morning service at 06:30 AM and the Goma fire ritual at 07:00 AM. Please note that this schedule changes during the winter.
  • Breakfast is served at 07:30 AM. Please note that this schedule changes during the winter.
    Dinner is served at 05:30 PM.
  • Check-in is not possible after 10:00 PM. Guests arriving outside the mentioned check-in hours are requested to provide an estimated time of arrival in the Special Request section upon booking.
  • The property recommends guests come to Koyasan with light luggage, due to the steep hills and stairs in the area.
  • The mountainous area of Koyasan is generally much cooler than other areas. The property recommends guests bring enough clothes for the climate.
  • Public baths are available between 04:00 PM -11:00 PM and 06:00 AM - 09:00 AM daily.
  • Guests with food allergies or other dietary restrictions should inform the property in advance. (Must be notified 3 days in advance, It may not be available depending on the contents)
  • If there are changes in the number of guests, please inform the property at least 1 day prior to arrival due to dinner preparation.
  • The property is a temple lodging for pilgrims.
  • Guests arriving after 07:00 PM are requested to contact the property directly prior to arrival.
  • Children 0 -3 years old will be charged JPY 5400 per child per night with extra bedding provided. Children 0–3 years old will be charged JPY 3000 for a meal when using existing bedding. Children 0 -3 years old will be charged JPY 8400 per child per night with extra bedding and half board included.
  • 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 until19:00
  • Check-out from08:00
  • Check-out until10:00
  • Reception open until21:00

Extras

  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 JPY

The property

  • Number of rooms 10
  • Room voltage100

Parking

  • Daily parking fee0 JPY

Reviews of Koyasan Shukubo Ekoin from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
9.1
/
10
Exceptional
Cleanliness9.4
Facilities8.9
Location9.5
Room comfort and quality9.0
Service9.3
Value for money8.5
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9+ Exceptional (104)
8-9 Excellent (22)
7-8 Very Good (11)
6-7 Good (4)
<6 Below Expectation (4)
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Mar - May (35)
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10.0
Exceptional
Gavin from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Japanese Superior
Stayed 1 night in March 2020

Exceptional”

This place is gorgeous! I didn’t really know what to expect but the room I got was a garden view ‘ryokan’ style room - which I think is how most of the place operates. This room was very high tech considering I’m in a temple of monks >< The shower head was built into the ceiling and fell on you like rain, and the sink glowed just for that added quirk. The monks were very helpful and attentive. It’s right by the huge okunoin cemetery. I did the night tour of the cemetery - it’s tricky to really appreciate the beauty of this place at night (I returned in the day time) but if you’re interested in the history and lore this was the tours greatest appeal. It’s an early start to watch the monks pray and conduct the fire ceremony but well worth it if you’re an early bird, it can get loud though just in case you’ve sensitive hearing. The rest of the mountain was beautiful - it’s actually really modern feeling and some of the surrounding temples are beautiful.

Reviewed April 03, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Erin from United States
Couple
Japanese Style - Small - Shared Bath
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

This place was spectacular! Delicious food, stunning and peaceful property. Truly special”

We traveled all day to get to this little gem, and were so happy that we did. The town is small and quaint with the coolest cemetery I’ve ever seen. The Ekoin itself was run by very welcoming Buddhist monks, our room was modest yet spectacular and comfortable, and the property was simply gorgeous. The food was EXCELLENT, and you get a great sampling of vegetarian traditional dishes. Cannot say enough wonderful things about our stay here.

Reviewed October 25, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Ashling
Group
Japanese for 2 or 3 People
Stayed 1 night in June 2019

Temple stay”

Excellent temple stay experience, able to experience free meditation, scripture copying services. The food is above average and very nicely presented. It didn’t stand up to top shojin ryori but with price of stay and two meals, it was worth it. The temple is a fair way walk from other sights except okunoin. With this distance, it was definitely worth it getting koyasan world heritage ticket. I don’t feel this was need to join the night tour, it was just as easy hiring an audio guide and explore yourselves. It is worth making two visits to okunoin, one at night and one during the day. It is a magical feeling at night and during the day to closely examine the headstones and visit hall of lanterns etc.

Reviewed July 08, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Carrie from Australia
Solo traveler
Japanese Style - Small - Shared Bath
Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

Fantastic little gem”

Loved everything about my 2 night stay here. I wasn’t in a rush so decided to stay for 2 nights. The breakfast and dinner was so delicious. It snowed when I was there and it was beautiful! The monks here speak good English, no issues with communicating. The futon was soft and comfortable - didn’t feel like I was sleeping on the floor. Highly recommended and would love to return.

Reviewed February 10, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Christine from Singapore
Family with teens
Japanese Room ( 4 person )
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

Easy stay”

Itz like a hotel stay with twist, beds made up by monks and food served by monks. Communication was easy, room heated and big (we had 2 connecting rooms due to 5 pax), bathroom nearby (lucky), shower place clean. Picked up some useful tips on inner peace from meditation session and Okuion cemetery tour (additional charges).

Reviewed December 08, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Jennie from Switzerland
Couple
Japanese for 2 or 3 People
Stayed 1 night in August 2019

Magical moment”

A friend told us to go to ekoin while we are in Japan. I am really not disappointed about our trip to koya San. We were very warm welcomed by the monks and the place is just magical. Luckily we were there in summer so there was not many tourists. The afternoon meditation, the morning service and the fire ceremony were a highlight with full respect for Buddhism and absolutely not a tourist show. Thanks for all

Reviewed August 23, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
chris from United States
Family with teens
Japanese for 2 or 3 People
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Open Hearts”

The visit to Ekoin was one of the highlights of our entire trip to Japan. The monastery and its rooms are delightful. The monks create a very meaningful experience to help you understand Shingon Buddhism. We only stayed one night but if I could do it again, I would stay 2 or 3 nights to be able to hike and explore the temples...and to simply sit quietly in one of the sitting areas.

Reviewed November 12, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Victor from Hong Kong SAR, China
Solo traveler
Japanese Style - Small - Shared Bath
Stayed 3 nights in August 2020

Great temple stay experience”

Eko-in Temple is probably one of the most popular temple stays in the Koyasan area and it is for good reason. Everything seems to be organised and run efficiently and the morning ceremony and meditation lessons are outstanding experiences, whether it is your first time or not.

Reviewed September 30, 2020

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9.6
Exceptional
Christina from Japan
Couple
Japanese for 2 or 3 People
Stayed 1 night in October 2021

An unforgettable stay”

It wasa truly special experience staying at this temple. Our room was very spaceous and the bedding so comfortable, we had a deep sleep. The best thing were all the additional experiences - afternoon meditation, morning prayer, fire ritual and the night cemetary walk (small extra fee but totally worth it). Shared bathrooms and toilets, but I didn’t mind as they were never crowded. The only thing you have to be mindful of is that everything is at a specific time and if you’re late, you miss out. For example dinner is at 5:30pm.

Reviewed October 23, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Walter from Australia
Couple
Japanese for 2 or 3 People
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

An amazing experience worth every cent. ”

I almost let the cost and the bathroom arrangements put me off, but I am so glad I didn’t. It was the experience of a lifetime. And you could easily pay that much for the incredible dinner alone in Japan.

Reviewed October 19, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Camilla from United Kingdom
Couple
Japanese for 2 or 3 People
Stayed 1 night in September 2019

Wonderful tranquil stay”

We loved our one night stay at Ekoin! We had the shared bathroom option which was no problem at all and we found the shared onsen style bathroom rarely used. Our room had the most beautiful view onto the gardens and the food served to the rooms was delicious. I'd recommend both the afternoon meditation session as well as the cemetery night walk. Both were led by Nori who was great. Highly recommend Ekoin, even though it is a little pricier!

Reviewed September 29, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Bethany from United States
Solo traveler
Japanese Style - Small - Shared Bath
Stayed 1 night in February 2019

Great experience”

If you’re thinking about it, just do it! And be sure to book the night cemetery tour too- it was freezing (literally snowing) but so worth it!

Reviewed February 10, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Kathryn from Japan
Solo traveler
Japanese Style - Small - Shared Bath
Stayed 1 night in July 2021

Loved it!”

This was the best experience I've had over my two year stay in Japan. The staff was very kind and patient. Thank you

Reviewed July 08, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Linda from United States
Couple
Japanese for 2 or 3 People
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

Amazing experience & insight into life of monks”

Night tour of cemetery very good. Best if you participate in all the activities to enhance your stay.

Reviewed January 16, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Lawrence
Couple
Japanese for 2 or 3 People
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

Loverly accomodation”

We had a wonderful time staying here. The monks were extremely welcoming and the food was fanstastic. It was ver special and educational to be involved in morning prayer and the fire ceremony and we got a lot out of the meditation session. The highlight was the cemetery tour - don't forget to book this in advance. You need to be aware there are no private washing facilities and if you are given a room next to a noise family there is little soundproofing.

Reviewed May 17, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Derek from Thailand
Couple
Japanese for 2 or 3 People
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

Comprehensive”

Charming place to experience and take in Koyasan. The staff was charming as well and very friendly to interact with. Given the traditional nature of the room, we could hear our neighbour snoring, but the cool December weather had us falling asleep pretty fast. Location in also unquestionably convenient to most of what Koyasan has to offer.

Reviewed June 28, 2020

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9.6
Exceptional
Les from Australia
Couple
Japanese for 2 or 3 People
Stayed 1 night in December 2018

A MUST-DO if visiting Japan”

Our stay at the temple was the highlight of our Japan holiday. The friendliness of the monks, the lovely room, delicious meals and the experiences offered are worth the time and effort to travel there. The cemetery tour was very special and we loved the onsens!

Reviewed January 08, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Gillian from United Kingdom
Family with young children
Japanese for 2 or 3 People
Stayed 1 night in June 2019

Short and Sweet”

Because of the cost we only stayed one night. It was an experience that we’ll remember for a long time. We highly recommend the night time cemetery tour. There is so much to see and it’s a lovely chilled-out town; we would have liked to stay longer and would recommend 1 night in a temple then a couple of nights elsewhere.

Reviewed July 01, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Elisa from Japan
Solo traveler
Japanese Style - Small - Shared Bath
Stayed 1 night in August 2020

Memorable experience”

I stayed one night at a very affordable price thanks to GoToTravel campaign. Due to corona, there are no foreign tourists in Japan yet, so everything was almost empty and very peaceful. Despite being in the middle of nowhere, the structure is easily accessible by public transportation, so you don't even need to rent a car. Everyone is very nice and helpful, and the food is delicious. Make sure to take part in the meditation session (they also have English available), morning service and fire ceremony, because everything is really interesting. The only negative thing, if I can say so, is that the futon didn't smell so good, like it had been stored in the closet for a long time, without getting any air. But I guess you can't expect freshly laundered hotel bedsheets, since it's not a hotel in the first place. Other than that, the room was very nice, larger than I expected, and the structure is beautiful, recommended to anyone who wants to experience some authentic traditional Japan.

Reviewed September 29, 2020

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9.2
Exceptional
Hoa from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Japanese Style - Small - Shared Bath
Stayed 2 nights in November 2019

Amazing experience”

I stayed two nights at Ekoin. My room was absolutely gorgeous. Felt really comfortable and looked after. Even with - 3 degrees outside, the heater is enough to keep you warm all night. I even had to wake up to switch it off. The dinner was mouth watering and plenty. The morning service and fire ceremony are a must even if you're not buddist. Thr cemetery is something out of this world and went there three times during my stay. I had such a lovely time and will be back for sure.

Reviewed December 03, 2019

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