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Koyasan Yochi-in
Koyasan Yochi-in
Koyasan Yochi-in
Koyasan Yochi-in
Koyasan Yochi-in
Koyasan Yochi-in
Koyasan Yochi-in

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8.7

Excellent

738 reviews

738 reviews

Housekeeping10
Food & Dining8
Garden4
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9.1

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Yochi-in Temple 40 m
Hoki-in Temple 70 m
Kangaku-in Temple 200 m
Kadohama Goma-tofu sohonpo 210 m
Danjō-garan 220 m
Meisen-in Temple 250 m
Zofukuin Temple 250 m
Joju-in Temple 310 m
Koyasan Daishikyokai 310 m
Shinno-in Temple 320 m

Koyasan Yochi-in

293Koyasan,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, hot tub is provided on-site to conveniently serve your needs.

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Highlights

Sparkling clean

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Hot tub

Garden

Safety deposit boxes

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
Body thermometer
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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

Hot tub

Safety deposit boxes

Wi-Fi in public areas

Smoking area

Car park [charges apply]

Value for money7.6
Location rating9.1

Rooms available at Koyasan Yochi-in

Very good
Room comfort & quality

8

Japanese-Style Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 2 futons
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Japanese-Style Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 3 futons
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Japanese Style Twin Room Shared BathRoom
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
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Japanese Style - Twin
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • 2 futons
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Japanese-Style Room
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  • 1 futon
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            Frequently asked questions

            What time is check-in and check-out at Koyasan Yochi-in?

            Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. 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.

            How do I get to Koyasan Yochi-in?

            For those who wish to drive their own cars, Koyasan Yochi-in has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is available for an additional charge. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hotel.

            Is breakfast offered at Koyasan Yochi-in?

            Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 2000 JPY if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

            What is the smoking policy at Koyasan Yochi-in?

            Koyasan Yochi-in 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 Yochi-in?

            The closest train, metro, or bus station is Koyasan Station, 1.7 km away from Koyasan Yochi-in.

            What restaurants are nearby Koyasan Yochi-in?

            Koyasan Yochi-in’s neighborhood is Koya which includes popular restaurants such as Kinomi, Sasa Zushioguraya Daimon and Suzume No Kakurembo.

            What popular shopping places are close to Koyasan Yochi-in?

            Located in the Koya area, Koyasan Yochi-in is close to great shopping choices like Kobori Nangakudo.

            What are popular attractions near Koyasan Yochi-in?

            Koyasan Yochi-in is located in Koya area, which is famous for attractions such as Yochi-in Temple, Hoki-in Temple and Kangaku-in Temple.

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            What people love about Koyasan Yochi-in

            • 9.2

              Exceptional
              Location

              "Convenient location, Family Mart convenience store nearby, staff were great."

              Craig

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              May 1, 2022

            • 10

              Exceptional

              "Very accommodating."

              Raelene

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              December 10, 2019

            • 10

              Exceptional
              Staff 

              "Fantastic staff."

              Claire

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              November 30, 2019

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            Cleanliness score
            9.3/10
            Value for money score
            7.6/10
            Location score
            9.1/10
            Service score
            9/10
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            89
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            Overall rating:

            8.7

            Excellent
            738 reviews
            Cleanliness
            9.2
            Facilities
            8.0
            Location
            9.1
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            What travelers say they love:
            This is a real temple, medium sized with beautiful buildings...
            Andrew from United Kingdom
            Family with older children
            More about Koyasan Yochi-in

            More about Koyasan Yochi-in

            Koyasan Yochi-in

            Koyasan Yochi-in offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest. 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 hotel's free parking, right on-site. The hotel provides front desk services such as luggage storage and safety deposit boxes for guests' convenience.
            Please be advised that smoking is not allowed in the hotel 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.


            Dining and things to do

            Recreational facilities at Koyasan Yochi-in are designed for escape and relaxation. Finish your vacation days right by dropping in at the hot tub.


            Reasons to stay here

            Rooms don't get much cheaper than here, being less than 91% of the city's accommodation.
            Guests who stayed here rated the facilities above 86% of other accommodations in the city.
            This hotel scores higher than 90% of the city's accommodations for cleanliness.

            Amenities and facilities
            Excellent
            Facilities

            8

            Most talked about facilities

            Food & Dining

            21 mentions

            Housekeeping

            6 mentions

            Breakfast

            4 mentions

            Languages spoken

            • 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
            • Hot tub

            Cleanliness and safety

            • Body thermometer
            • Daily disinfection in all rooms
            • Daily disinfection in common areas
            • First aid kit
            • Hand sanitizer
            • Staff trained in safety protocol

            Services and conveniences

            • Air conditioning in public area
            • Elevator
            • Facilities for disabled guests
            • Heating in public area
            • Invoice provided
            • Luggage storage
            • Safety deposit boxes
            • Smoke-free property
            • Smoking area

            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
            293Koyasan,Koyacho,Itogun, Koya, Koya, Japan, 648-0211
            Exceptional
            Location

            9.1

            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.

            Others
            • The property is not a hotel but a temple lodging. The property’s entrance will be closed at 09:00 PM. (at 08:00 PM during winter)
            • Check-in is not possible after 05:00 PM. Guest booking rooms with half board are required to check in before 05:00 PM. In case of late arrival, kindly contact the property directly.
            • Non-reserved meal ordering are not possible. Many restaurants in Koyasan area are closed at 05:00 or 06:00 PM. There is a convenience store 3min away from the property.
            • The public bath is available until 09:00 PM. (until 08:00 PM during winter)
            • Guests booking Room Only rooms are not entitled to receive any amenities. Amenities are available at the property at an additional charge.
            • Guests with food allergies or preferences are advised to notify the property in advance. The property might not be able to provide special foods for allergies or special dietary requests.
            • 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 until17:00
            • Check-out until12:00
            • Reception open until19:00

            Extras

            • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)2000 JPY

            The property

            • Number of floors2
            • Number of rooms 26
            • Room voltage100
            • Year property opened1872

            Reviews of Koyasan Yochi-in from real guests

            Provided by verified guests of Agoda
            8.6
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            10
            Cleanliness9.2
            Facilities8.0
            Location9.1
            Room comfort and quality8.0
            Service9.0
            Value for money7.6
            High score for Koya
            Rating
            9+ Exceptional (105)
            8-9 Excellent (39)
            7-8 Very Good (41)
            6-7 Good (16)
            <6 Below Expectation (19)
            Time of the year
            Mar - May (81)
            Jun - Aug (63)
            Sep - Nov (72)
            Dec - Feb (4)
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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Peter from United States
            Couple
            Stayed 1 night in April 2019

            Beautiful place, incredible way to experience the Buddhist faith and tradition in Koyasan.”

            Very humble, but beautiful place. Great hospitality, we were greeted by a monk who took us through the basics of the property and a tea ceremony as well. The onsen in the temple was a real treat. Robes and slippers are provided, as well as hand towels. Curfew for the property is 9pm, although from what we saw, there’s not much going on in Koyasan after that time, so it wasn’t a big deal. The prayers in the morning were definitely a highlight, having the opportunity to watch and then participate in morning chants was pretty special. Definitely an experience I won’t forget

            Reviewed April 17, 2019

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Savanna from United States
            Couple
            Stayed 1 night in March 2019

            Everything was perfect!”

            There is absolutely nothing to complain about, and I thought it was a great temple stay in general. Gracious staff, quiet, and very kind to have travelers join the buddhist mornings. My favorite part was actually the shower room - it's very clean and the big tub feels amazing after a long day.

            Reviewed April 10, 2019

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Laurence from United States
            Couple
            Stayed 2 nights in October 2019

            Exceptional”

            Nice spacious room. Nice bath. Great food. Staff was friendly but spoke very limited English., which made it more difficult to get information. Curfew was a little early (9 pm), which made a night tour of the cemetery more difficult. (Some of the other places had a 10 pm curfew). Location was good, if you want to stay on the side of town by the Daimon gate, but it was a little far from the cemetery. Met some very nice fellow travelers there.

            Reviewed November 04, 2019

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Zsófia
            Couple
            Stayed 1 night in March 2019

            Cold but relaxing”

            The temple was great, the monks and the staff was friendly and the food was super delicious. It felt great to soak into the warm water after a long day of walking. The morning ceremony was very interesting although we haven’t understood what the highest ranked monk said. Can really recommend to experience it.

            Reviewed March 25, 2019

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            9.6
            Exceptional
            Sophia from China
            Solo traveler
            Stayed 1 night in August 2019

            Beautiful place”

            This is an incredible monastery, with very friendly monks that greet you. Beautiful and big traditional rooms, you can hearing drumming and chanting outside. A very peaceful place, and the morning ceremony that you are invited to attend is also really wonderful. The location is pretty good, its on the opposite end of the town from Okuion Cemetery (about 25 mins walk away, or quick bus ride), right across from the middle gate, with the beautiful temples there. I recommend visiting the website, reviewing the instructions prior to going. As well, read up on the history!

            Reviewed August 08, 2019

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            9.6
            Exceptional
            Tippawan from Switzerland
            Family with teens
            Japanese-Style Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
            Stayed 1 night in July 2019

            Appreciated”

            We knew the extremely high price from the beginning, but decided to spend one night and it is something unforgettable. The location is great, the kindness of the personnel and bouddhiste monks was great, so polite. We knew all the restrictions (gate close, time for bath and shared bathroom), so there was no surprise. We also took a time (and money) to do the copying of heart sutra and participating the morning ceremony. All went well. Vegetarian dinner and breakfast were ok for us.

            Reviewed July 11, 2019

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Claire from Australia
            Group
            Stayed 1 night in November 2019

            Great experience in wonderful location ”

            Fantastic staff. Got us involved in the prayer in the morning and copying sutra at night. Great rooms. Lovely stay

            Reviewed November 30, 2019

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Raelene from Australia
            Solo traveler
            Stayed 1 night in November 2019

            Exceptional”

            Yochi-in was the perfect place to experience KoyaSan. Well positioned, smaller temple lodging.. very accommodating. Both meals, dinner and breakfast were generous and beautifully prepared.

            Reviewed December 10, 2019

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            CHEE from Hong Kong SAR, China
            Couple
            Stayed 1 night in September 2019

            Enjoyed our stay in a centralised albeit relatively quiet & peaceful location”

            We love the peace in this ryokan-like shrine particularly after the day-visitors left the area.

            Reviewed December 25, 2019

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            9.6
            Exceptional
            Ann from United States
            Couple
            Stayed 1 night in May 2019

            More than Expected”

            We chose the non-food option, and found everything nicer than expected. Room was lovely, overlooking private garden. The onsen was small but nice, and unexpectedly nice was the greeting and tea with the monk. And the morning prayer service with another monk was nice also. Lots of places to eat, fewer at night. Take the walk to the Mausoleum!

            Reviewed May 28, 2019

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            9.2
            Exceptional
            MARGARET from United States
            Group
            Stayed 2 nights in September 2019

            Gorgeous property off the main street, centered among Koyasan's best sites”

            Magical, once-in-a-lifetime experience. The very traditional environment shared with genuine religious practitioners gave us a kind, peaceful vibe...Ravishing building exteriors, garden and prayer hall; the pictures on Agoda don't do it justice. Our jaws dropped when we walked in. Meals aren't cheap but they are lovely, thoughtful and healthy, a good value. This particular inn is in the middle of town but on a dead-end street, very quiet. The bath could be hotter and I didn't like the jacuzzi-like bubbles but my friend did. Some staff speak English. You will enjoy the morning ceremony if you are interested in Buddhism and chanting; you can participate or just sit in. We Loved Yochi-in!

            Reviewed September 13, 2019

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            9.2
            Exceptional
            Sabrina from Germany
            Couple
            Stayed 1 night in April 2019

            Nice experience in koya-san with temple stay ”

            It was a nice experience to have a Tempel stay. The monks are very nice and friendly. To have the full experience i would recommend to book the stay with dinner and breakfast. Even though the food (mostly tofu) is not our preferred choice it is nice to have dinner in that atmosphere. You need to be aware that the room only have a kind of mattress (futon) on the floor. The bath time is only at night from 5-9 pm. So it is not a 5 star hotel. But definitely worth it!

            Reviewed April 29, 2019

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Deb
            Couple
            Stayed 1 night in April 2019

            Excellent ”

            Beautiful room Wonderful meals Loved the experience

            Reviewed April 21, 2019

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            9.2
            Exceptional
            Andrew from United Kingdom
            Family with teens
            Stayed 1 night in July 2019

            Authentic experience; high recommended ”

            This is a real temple, medium sized with beautiful buildings and gardens. The opportunity to watch the early morning prayers shouldn't be missed, definitely! Food is interesting but simple, since it is what the monks eat day-to-day; you might still feel a little hungry if you're used to big plates of katsu curry, but I very much liked it and would strongly recommend taking both meals.

            Reviewed August 02, 2019

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            9.2
            Exceptional
            Adrian from Romania
            Couple
            Stayed 1 night in April 2019

            Authentic traditional experience”

            Surprising combination of traditional and modern (room had air conditioning). Traditional breakfast and dinner. In the morning we participated at a Buddhist meditation. It was cold on the hallways (which was probably the case for most buildings in medieval Japan). In our room it was warm, though. Overall an interesting experience.

            Reviewed May 12, 2019

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            9.2
            Exceptional
            Craig from Japan
            Couple
            Japanese-Style Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
            Stayed 1 night in April 2022

            Great location and staff”

            Convenient location, Family Mart convenience store nearby, staff were great. Did the night walk which was very informative. Would definitely stay again if going to Koyasan.

            Reviewed May 01, 2022

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            Thank you for staying with us. We appreciate you to write us a review. We hope you will come to stay with us again. And I want to go night walk with you again! Next we will go Okunoin.

            Responded May 02, 2022
            Koyasan Yochi-in
            8.8
            Excellent
            Ashton from Australia
            Group
            Stayed 2 nights in November 2019

            Great experience”

            The staff were so wonderful and accommodating and the temple was so beautiful. We didn't join in for the service in the morning or the meditation because we were so busy and so tired! Koyasan was a beautiful place and this was a perfect place to stay to experience the Buddist culture.

            Reviewed November 22, 2019

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            8.8
            Excellent
            Michael from Spain
            Family with teens
            Stayed 1 night in July 2019

            Nice stay”

            If you want to stay in a temple it is one of the most economic places in Koyasan. It is authentic preserving the old style, whereas other temples are more refurbished. Location is good just in front of the Daito Pagoda at the Garan temple complex and 15 - 20 min walking to Okunoin Cemetery. A Family Mart is around the corner.

            Reviewed August 04, 2019

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            8.4
            Excellent
            Fiona from United Kingdom
            Couple
            Stayed 1 night in May 2019

            Highlight of Japan for us”

            Koyasan was such a great addition to our tour of southern Japan. To reach it, you take a slow single track train and then a funicular and then a windy bus. Staying in Yochiin, we took part in the 630 AM service which was a completely new and refreshing experience. We did not eat there, there is a Family Mart next door and an Izakaya down the road,and cafes in the town. The sights are really breathtaking and the countryside as well. We walked some of the women's pilgrim route, about 5 km starting past the Daimon gate. Great views and the terrain wasn't too steep or difficult and tracks well maintained - check for bear advice before you go though. Although there are no frills at all at yochi in, that is really the point and I would recommend going and letting the simplicity of the way of life and the gracious hosting of the monks there ease your soul.

            Reviewed May 17, 2019

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            8.4
            Excellent
            Saloni from United Kingdom
            Family with teens
            Stayed 1 night in August 2019

            Great location ”

            Expensive but unique-saw temples and shrines in the evening with very few people around. Prayers in the morning was with one monk, who seemed to speak wisely-but no translation

            Reviewed August 15, 2019

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