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Kumagaiji
Kumagaiji
Kumagaiji
Kumagaiji
Kumagaiji
Kumagaiji
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8.9

Excellent

104 reviews

104 reviews

Food & Dining5
Housekeeping5
Breakfast2
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9.2

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Kumagai-ji Temple 10 m
Eko-in Temple 90 m
Sekisho-in Temple 90 m
Shojoshin-in Temple 100 m
Koshinise Koyasandaishido 120 m
Komyo-in Temple 130 m
Jimyo-in Temple 400 m
Jofuku-in Temple 430 m
Saimon-in Temple 560 m
Hamadaya 660 m

Kumagaiji

501 Koyasan,Koya-cho, 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, spa is provided on-site to conveniently serve your needs.

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Highlights

Sparkling clean

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Garden

Safety deposit boxes

Smoking area

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
Doctor/nurse on call

Facilities

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Car power charging station

Contactless check-in/out

Spa

Smoking area

Safety deposit boxes

Value for money8.4
Location rating9.2

Rooms available at Kumagaiji

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.7

Junior Suite with Garden View
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds
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Japanese-Style Deluxe Room with Garden View and Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 futons
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Japanese-Style Superior Family Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 2 futons
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Japanese-Style Large Family Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 5 futons
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Japanese Style Standard with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 2 futons
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Japanese-Style Deluxe Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 3 futons
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Japanese-Style Single Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 single bed
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Japanese-Style Small Economy Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 single bed
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Japanese Style Superior Room with Shared Bath
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 3 futons
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Superior Beds Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Non-smoking
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Frequently asked questions

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

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

How do I get to Kumagaiji?

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

Is breakfast offered at Kumagaiji?

Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 1000 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 Kumagaiji?

Kumagaiji 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 Kumagaiji?

Koyasan Station is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 2.2 km away from Kumagaiji.

What restaurants are nearby Kumagaiji?

Kumagaiji is located in Koya, famous for good restaurants such as Keikoin, Komi Cafe and Yakata.

What popular shopping places are close to Kumagaiji?

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

What are popular attractions near Kumagaiji?

Guests at Kumagaiji can easily visit Kumagai-ji Temple, Eko-in Temple and Sekisho-in Temple located in the Koya area.

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What people love about Kumagaiji

  • 9.6

    Exceptional

    "We've had a very warm welcome and friendly introduction to the facilities and the timetable."

    Patrick

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    October 24, 2019

  • 8

    Very good
    Staff 

    "Staffs speak English so foreigners can get a good support to know Japanese culture and Buddhism."

    Kazuyo

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    September 7, 2019

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "The staff are very friendly, and it's right next to Eko-in where the cemetery night tour begins!"

    Mariella

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    August 14, 2019

Property ranking|Compared to 62 Koya properties
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Value for money score
8.4/10
Room size
20 sqm.
Cleanliness score
9.2/10
Location score
9.2/10
Better than
90
%
of Koya properties
Bigger than
89
%
of Koya properties
Better than
87
%
of Koya properties
Better than
84
%
of Koya properties
Overall rating:

8.9

Excellent
104 reviews
Cleanliness
9.2
Facilities
8.5
Location
9.2
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More about Kumagaiji

More about Kumagaiji

Kumagaiji

Kumagaiji provides the best in services and amenities to help make guests feel comfortable. 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.
The hotel is entirely non-smoking, ensuring a clean air environment. Smoking is restricted to the designated smoking areas.
Guestrooms are designed to provide an optimal level of comfort with welcoming decor and essential amenities. Keep your entertainment options wide, even in your room, with a range of facilities, including television available in select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Light snacking is available day or night with the hotel's vending machines.
Kumagaiji offers wonderful recreational facilities for guests to enjoy. Pamper and indulge yourself with a visit to the spa.


Reasons to stay here

Rooms here are cheaper than 90% of accommodations in the city.
This hotel scores higher than 90% of the city's accommodations on value for money
Past guests rate facilities here higher than 91% of the city's accommodation.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.5

Most talked about facilities

Food & Dining

8 mentions

Housekeeping

3 mentions

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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
  • Spa

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • 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
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Vending machine

Services and conveniences

  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Elevator
  • Heating in public area
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room

Access

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed

Getting around

  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Car power charging station

Available in all rooms

  • Desk
  • Free bottled water
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Telephone
  • TV [flat screen]
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Asian
  • Vegetarian
Location
501 Koyasan,Koya-cho, Koya, Koya, Japan, 648-0211
Exceptional
Location

9.2

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.

Infant 0-3 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 4-12 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
  • Please check-in before 05:00 PM due to dinner preparations.
  • Guests arriving outside the mentioned check-in hours are requested to contact the property directly prior to arrival so alternative arrangements can be made.
  • The property cannot provide special meals for guests with food allergies.
  • 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 from08:00
  • Check-out until09:00
  • Reception open until17:00

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)1000 JPY
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 JPY

The property

  • Number of rooms 45
  • Room voltage100

Parking

  • Daily parking fee0 JPY

Reviews of Kumagaiji from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.9
/
10
Cleanliness9.2
Facilities8.5
Location9.2
Room comfort and quality8.7
Service9.1
Value for money8.4
High score for Koya
Rating
9+ Exceptional (40)
8-9 Excellent (8)
7-8 Very Good (10)
6-7 Good (3)
<6 Below Expectation (0)
Time of the year
Mar - May (19)
Jun - Aug (14)
Sep - Nov (23)
Dec - Feb (5)
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10.0
Exceptional
Mariella from Philippines
Solo traveler
Japanese Style Standard with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in November 2018

Clean with friendly staff!”

The rooms are impeccably clean, the toilets modern. The staff are very friendly, and it's right next to Eko-in where the cemetery night tour begins! It's also near Okunoin if you want to go there yourself.

Reviewed August 14, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Shari
Couple
Japanese Style Standard with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

Unique Buddhist monetary experience ”

What a great stay for 1 night! Exceeded my expectations with the hospitality provided by the monks, and such a delicious dinner and breakfast with the other guests. Please take the trip to Koya - it is worth it!

Reviewed April 03, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Amy from United States
Solo traveler
Japanese Style Standard with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

Amazing experience ”

Staying here was a once in a lifetime experience. The food and facilities are terrific (shared bathrooms but so many that I never ran into anyone else). The staff were really nice and great at explaining the food and ceremonies. They had a normal morning service and a fire ceremony which were both really beautiful.

Reviewed March 14, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Patrick from Germany
Couple
Japanese Style Standard with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

Very nice Hosts and good English speaking stuff”

We've had a very warm welcome and friendly introduction to the facilities and the timetable. Food was delicious and very nice presented!

Reviewed October 24, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Lucia from United Kingdom
Couple
Japanese Style Standard with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

Nice temple lodge, but a bit of a tourist trap”

I've stayed in a couple of temple lodges in Koya-san, and this one it's definitely the most touristy one, Buddhist ceremony felt like a show for the tourists. Food was nice, and onsen was okay, overall very clean.

Reviewed July 29, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Natasha
Group
Japanese Style Standard with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

Excellent”

Room is relatively basic but you expect that with it being a temple. The onsen was nice, meals were very tasty and the morning service and fire ritual were fun experiences.

Reviewed October 10, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
Kazuyo from Japan
Solo traveler
Japanese Style Standard with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in September 2019

Especially good for foreigners”

Staffs speak English so foreigners can get a good support to know Japanese culture and Buddhism.

Reviewed September 07, 2019

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7.6
Very good
Jose from Spain
Couple
Japanese Style Standard with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

Very good”

Excellent dinner and morning service

Reviewed July 10, 2019

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6.4
Good
Rasmus from Denmark
Family with young children
Japanese-Style Large Family Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in April 2019

Nice but weirdly renovated. Few monks”

It was nice to stay in a temple and experience the rituals and dining. There were only a few monks and the rituals seemed to be part ritual, part show. Also, the place has been refurbished for some reason. That is not why we came. Wifi, tv, vending machines etc.. I would rather live without these things when in a temple.

Reviewed April 26, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Jim from United States
Family with teens
Japanese-Style Large Family Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in July 2018

Amazing Experience! Kumagaiji is awesome and educational.”

We didn't know what to expect, but hoped for a rewarding and educational experience. We were met byamonk and treated so kindly on our arrival after an 11 hour trip to get from Iriomote Island to Kumagaiji. The staff were wonderful! Everyone was so nice and welcoming. We truly enjoyed Kanji-san's explanations. He made us feel at ease and lightened the mood with levity and kindness. The entire experience at Kumagaiji was first class, and I would love to stay there again. The town is beautiful, but this location is particularly special; the age of the temple and authenticity is amazing. We also enjoyed the little touches with hot tea and refreshment brought to our room upon arrival. During the morning ceremonies, the monk was so welcoming and helped us understand and participate in the prayers. We loved every minute of our stay and highly recommend Kumagaiji. Our room was a family style room on the 1st floor which surrounded the temple's main garden. Just Beautiful!

Reviewed July 09, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Elena from United States
Couple
Japanese-Style Deluxe Room with Garden View and Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in May 2018

High point”

Koyasan was the high point of our trip to Japan, mainly for the experience we had at Kumagaiji. We spent one night and slept comfortably on the Japanese traditional bedding. The 6:30 a.m. prayer service was definitely worth the early wake up call (clanging temple bells) and something you must experience if you come to Koyasan. We booked a "private toilet". This turned out to mean a single toilet in a small room down the hall which was shared by 2 other guest rooms. The alternative is toilet facilities in "college dorm" style. Very nice Onsen, hot bath facility with separate shower. The monk at the front desk speaks fluent English. Highly recommend.

Reviewed May 25, 2018

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9.6
Exceptional
Bryan from United States
Solo traveler
Japanese Style Standard with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in February 2017

Wow - such a great experience”

I have been to Koyasan several times, but this was my first stay at Kumagaiji. What a treat. The staff were very friendly and helpful, explaining everything on my arrival, both about the room, and how to join the morning prayer ceremony and fire ceremony, if I wanted. The food was both beautiful and tasty. And of course, it's a very short walk to the entrance to beautiful Okunoin cemetery, my big reason for returning here so many times. I would highly recommend a stay here. Enjoy!

Reviewed February 05, 2017

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9.2
Exceptional
WONG from Hong Kong SAR, China
Couple
Japanese Style Standard with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in December 2018

Hostel Stay or Shukubo?”

Kumagaiji is too well-equipped, you feel like you stay in a hostel more than a temple. everything is great, they have a english speaking staff will show and explain when you check in, ensure you understand all rule & all facilities in the temple. Dinner is shojin ryori, a vegie meal for monk, but Kumagiji have modified to fit the favour for all guest from all around the world. The food is great and amazing, we love the tomato so much. Do miss the morning class at 6.30am, if you choose to stay in a temple, then you should not miss this experience. Instead of saying this is a morning class, it feel like a demonstration for the guests. The staff is helpful and pleasant, bedding is so comfy.

Reviewed December 13, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Daniel from Spain
Couple
Japanese Style Standard with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in March 2017

One of the best experiences in Japan”

We totally fell in love with this place. Koya San is a magical place, the rituals in the morning were very interesting and our breakfasts and dinner were some of the bests dishes we ate in Japan!

Reviewed October 19, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
Matthew from United States
Couple
Japanese Style Standard with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in September 2017

Great but”

Our stay at Kumagaiji was wonderful. We wished we had more than 1 night. Our only disappointment was that the meals and ceremonies are only work fellow tourists, let by a monk. It would feel more authentic to participate in the things they do. Instead, it feels a bit like they're just putting on a show.

Reviewed September 22, 2017

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9.2
Exceptional
ross from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Japanese Style Standard with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in March 2018

Exceptional”

I stayed at both Eko-in and Kumagaiji and found the latter to be friendlier and to serve better food. Both had pleasant tatami rooms and public baths. The latter also had shower facilities guests could use when the baths were closed.

Reviewed March 20, 2018

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7.6
Very good
Shimon from Israel
Group
Japanese Style Standard with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in September 2018

The quality of food (breakfast and dinner) less than satisfactory”

This is my third time staying in one of the Koya-san monasteries. The first two times were great and meals were absolutely delicious. In Kimagaiji both breakfast and dinner were tasteless and left us hungry.

Reviewed October 09, 2018

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9.2
Exceptional
Joanna from United Kingdom
Couple
Japanese Style Standard with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in April 2018

Exceptional”

We really enjoyed our stay and experience here. The room was very comfortable and the staff were very helpful and friendly. We enjoyed experiencing the cuisine of the monks, the modem evening bath and the morning rituals. Its also right next the graveyard which is pleasant for an evening stroll. My only negative is that we felt It was a little over priced. But nice to experience none the less.

Reviewed May 04, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Fabien from France
Couple
Japanese Style Superior Room with Shared Bath
Stayed 1 night in May 2017

Outstanding!!”

Without hesitation our best accommodation in Japan! Perfect shukubō, we had a spacious room with no one close to our room, and a private garden. It was extremely quiet to sleep. Japanese bath is welcome after a day of walking. The ceremony in the morning is trance-inducive and impressive, I won't spoil it but you have to live it, you won't forget about it! For that alone, I would have been happy to stay there. The location is really good, 1 minute walk to the Okunoin cemetery. Walking daytime and nighttime are really different experiences but both excellent (I really enjoyed by night, very few people and a mystical feeling). Food is very good too and diversified. It was expensive for us but totally worth it!

Reviewed May 23, 2017

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8.0
Excellent
Maude from United States
Couple
Japanese Style Standard with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in October 2018

Nice temple stay”

Compared to other accommodations we stayed at in Japan, we would have expected more for the price. That said all temple stays in Koyasan are on the pricey side, so if you want to get that experience you will have to pay more than big city hotels. This place was nice and clean. Staff were welcoming and hospitable. Meals were interesting and yummy. Location next to the cemetery made exploring it at night easy. Overall great experience. They do separate out Japanese guest from others, but I just figured it was to avoid them having to explain everything in two languages.

Reviewed October 21, 2018

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