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Souji-in
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9.1

Exceptional

134 reviews

134 reviews

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9.6

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Shinno-in Temple 40 m
Joren-in Temple 90 m
Jokiin 110 m
Meisen-in Temple 140 m
Zofukuin Temple 140 m
Kangaku-in Temple 170 m
Koyasan Daishikyokai 170 m
Kongobuji 230 m
Joju-in Temple 270 m
Danjō-garan 270 m

Souji-in

143 Koyasan Koya-cho, Ito-gun, 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. This 4-star property is packed with in-house facilities to improve the quality and joy of your stay.

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Highlights

Sparkling clean

Check-in/out [private]

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Air conditioning

Daily housekeeping

Facilities

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Car power charging station

Check-in/out [private]

Coffee shop

Safety deposit boxes

Concierge

This property is in high demand!

3 travelers have booked today.

Value for money8.6
Location rating9.6

Rooms available at Souji-in

Suite
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  • Room size: 80 m²/861 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 6 futons
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Standard Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 5 futons
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Superior - Garden View
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 3 futons
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Japanese-Style Superior Room
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  • Room size: 80 m²/861 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 4 futons
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Deluxe Room with Tatami Area
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  • Room size: 56 m²/603 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds and 3 futons
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Japanese-Style Deluxe Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 5 futons
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Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 4 futons
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Suite - Breakfast and Dinner Included
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  • Room size: 70 m²/753 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 futon & 1 futon & 3 futon...
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Japanese Style Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Garden view
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Japanese Style Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Garden view
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Frequently asked questions

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

Check-in is from 03:00 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 Souji-in?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Souji-in has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is free for guests.

What is the smoking policy at Souji-in?

Souji-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 Souji-in?

The closest train, metro, or bus station to Souji-in is Koyasan Station, 1.5 km away.

What restaurants are nearby Souji-in?

Souji-in’s neighborhood is Koya which includes popular restaurants such as Imachan, Nishiri and Donguri.

What popular shopping places are close to Souji-in?

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

What are popular attractions near Souji-in?

Souji-in’s location in the Koya neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Shinno-in Temple, Joren-in Temple and Jokiin.

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What people love about Souji-in

  • 9.6

    Exceptional

    "The food at the temple was awesome."

    Malte

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    July 24, 2022

  • 9.6

    Exceptional

    "I recommend this hotel for anyone wanting to stay at a temple while at Koyasan."

    Lisa

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    September 24, 2021

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "Highly recommend."

    Brianna

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    July 20, 2021

Property ranking|Compared to 62 Koya properties
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Room size
48 sqm.
Value for money score
8.7/10
Cleanliness score
9.6/10
Cheapest price score
Bigger than
98
%
of Koya properties
Better than
97
%
of Koya properties
Better than
97
%
of Koya properties
Better than
95
%
of Koya properties
Overall rating:

9.2

Exceptional
112 reviews
Cleanliness
9.6
Facilities
9.1
Location
9.6
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More about Souji-in

More about Souji-in

Souji-in

At Souji-in, guests are bound to have a stress-free stay. Keep up with all your communications easily with the ryokan's free Wi-Fi. Guests can enjoy free parking right at the ryokan. Front desk services including concierge service and luggage storage can assist with your needs.
Feeling lazy? In-room conveniences like daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your room time. For the comfort and health of all guests, smoking is not permitted anywhere within the ryokan. Smoking is allowed only in the designated smoking areas provided by ryokan.
All rooms at Souji-in are designed for comfort. For your comfort, some rooms at the ryokan are equipped with linen service and air conditioning. Some rooms at Souji-in even come with extra design features such as a balcony or terrace. In-room entertainment amenities including the television is provided in some rooms.
In some select rooms, you can find a refrigerator at your disposal. It's good to know that a hair dryer, toiletries and towels are provided in some guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Apart from amenities and services, Souji-in goes the extra mile to make sure all guests make the most of their time. Get social at the ryokan's shared lounge and TV area, where you can meet other guests.


Reasons to stay here

Get more than you bargain for here, which scores value for money higher than 96% of the city's accommodation.
Facilities at this ryokan are rated higher than 98% of other accommodations in the city.
Past guests love the cleanliness here, ranking it higher than 96% of the city's accommodation.

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Amenities and facilities
Exceptional
Facilities

9.1

Most talked about facilities

Food & Dining

4 mentions

Housekeeping

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English
  • 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

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • First aid kit
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Safe dining setup
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Coffee shop
  • Vending machine

Swimming & soaking

  • Hot spring bath

Services and conveniences

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

For the kids

  • Family room

Access

  • Allergy-free rooms
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

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

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Free bottled water
  • Non-smoking
  • Towels
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Asian
  • Vegetarian
Location
143 Koyasan Koya-cho, Ito-gun, Koya, Koya, Japan, 648-0211
Exceptional
Location

9.6

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
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-in until17:00
  • Check-out until10:00

The property

  • Number of floors2
  • Number of rooms 13
  • Room voltage100
Property announcements

This property is furnished with futon. If you guest a bed, please contact us from "Any personal requests?.

Reviews of Souji-in from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
9.2
/
10
Exceptional
Cleanliness9.6
Facilities9.1
Location9.6
Service9.4
Value for money8.6
High score for Koya
Rating
9+ Exceptional (42)
8-9 Excellent (5)
7-8 Very Good (1)
6-7 Good (0)
<6 Below Expectation (3)
Time of the year
Mar - May (19)
Jun - Aug (12)
Sep - Nov (11)
Dec - Feb (9)
All guests (112)
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10.0
Exceptional
Eunice from Malaysia
Couple
Japanese Standard with Dinner And Breakfast
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

5 star!”

Our stay here was nothing short of AMAZING! We felt like we were in a 5 star hotel - spacious and luxurious room, beautiful view of the pond from our room, dinner and breakfast was an art of its highest form (beer was part of the menu), onsen was clean and extremely zen, monks were very polite and helpful.... highly recommended!!

Reviewed March 10, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Lisa from Japan
Couple
Japanese Standard with Dinner And Breakfast
Stayed 1 night in September 2021

Peaceful stay”

I recommend this hotel for anyone wanting to stay at a temple while at Koyasan. The temple is close to a bus stop and some major sightseeing spots which makes it easy to get around. Convenience store about a 10 minute walk. The room was traditional Japanese style, and was spacious and clean. Shared bathing facilities provided (separated by gender). My only complaint is that the pillow was a bit too hard! But otherwise it was a fabulous stay, and I'll be recommending it to my friends.

Reviewed September 24, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Barbara from United States
Solo traveler
Standard Room
Stayed 2 nights in October 2019

Very refined. ”

The temple was located perfectly, on a quiet side street between two major temple complexes. The staff was very helpful, and the dinner and breakfast outstanding in it’s presentation and taste. A wonderfully meditative stay.

Reviewed October 16, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Kristoffer from United States
Group
Japanese Standard with Dinner And Breakfast
Stayed 1 night in December 2018

Great Stay for Visit to Koyasan”

Beautiful property and great way to experience Koyasan.

Reviewed January 09, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
LI from Taiwan
Couple
Standard Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2020

Perfect Japanese Style Temple living,.”

Next booking can be more days enjoy the temple food.

Reviewed January 28, 2020

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9.6
Exceptional
Diana from United Kingdom
Couple
Japanese Standard with Dinner And Breakfast
Stayed 2 nights in March 2020

Lovely temple stay”

Wonderful premises, well located, amazing dinner and breakfast (included in the price) and with the chance to attend morning prayers. What more could you want?

Reviewed April 21, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Brianna from Bahamas
Solo traveler
Japanese Standard with Dinner And Breakfast
Stayed 1 night in July 2021

Absolutely book ”

Could not recommend more- what a special place. Highly recommend.

Reviewed July 20, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Asja from Albania
Group
Japanese Standard with Dinner And Breakfast
Stayed 1 night in May 2021

Exceptional”

Everything was amazing.Would highly recommend it!

Reviewed May 16, 2021

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9.6
Exceptional
Brad
Couple
Japanese Standard with Dinner And Breakfast
Stayed 1 night in April 2019

Exceptional”

I really loved this place, high in the mountains - very peaceful.

Reviewed April 09, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
René from Switzerland
Couple
Standard Room
Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

Exceptional”

Perfekt location for a longer stay.

Reviewed June 10, 2019

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6.0
Jon from Denmark
Group
Standard Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2020

Modern temple, not the authentic experience I was hoping. Dinner was exceptional though.”

It’s basically a nice relatively modern ryokan where the staff wear monks robes. Morning ceremony was interesting however very little information is given.

Reviewed February 25, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
EY from Malaysia
Couple
Japanese Standard with Dinner And Breakfast
Stayed 1 night in September 2018

Great experience and good food”

We were greeted by Mr. Naka, who guided us to various facilities and to our room. There was also a welcome matcha tea and dessert served during that time. Loved the smell of hinoki in our room, must have been the material used in the building itself. The shojin ryori (buddhist cuisine) was delicious and a feast to the eyes! Souji-in is within 3 minutes walk from Kongobuji-mae bus station. We went for a bath relatively early around 4-5pm, so we got to enjoy the onsen all alone (my husband in men public bath, me in the lady one). There was instruction slip given on onsen etiquette. There was a basin and a private toilet in our room. Really enjoyed the stay.

Reviewed September 26, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
William from Australia
Couple
Suite - Breakfast and Dinner Included
Stayed 2 nights in September 2017

Pampered in a monastery”

For anyone who ever dreamt of being pampered in a monastery, Souji-in is the place. Food superb, room super-large and overlooking one of the gardens, with its own full bathroom. Though not experts in monastic accommodation, it would have to be safe to say that it can't get much better than this.

Reviewed September 22, 2017

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Thank you for your comments. We are sorry for the delay of our reply. We hope that Koyasan will keep on providing monarstic accommodation to the guests from abroad.

Responded January 14, 2018
Souji-in
9.6
Exceptional
Jessica from Australia
Couple
Japanese Standard with Dinner And Breakfast
Stayed 1 night in February 2017

Exceptional”

We stayed only one night but it was lovely. The room was basic (tatami mats and a table, and futon beds they set up and pack away for you) but lovely. The dinner was magnificent - all vegetarian but very beautiful and beautifully presented. If you stay, make sure you eat there. They had shared shower facilities in traditional Japanese onsen style so be prepared for that experience and read up on the etiquette! Word of warning - make sure you get the package with the meals included - we had some issues where we booked the 'Japanese Room with Dinner and Breakfast' but it didn't actually have dinner and breakfast included (this was in the fine print). They honoured our booking with food anyway though after some discussion. Not sure if this was an issue with the way it was listed on Agoda. We were also invited to observe a traditional Buddhist ceremony at 6am the next morning. It was a great privilege to be able to do this which we were grateful for.

Reviewed March 03, 2017

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Thank you for your stay in Soujiin. We are sorry for the delay of the reply. We are glad to know that you were satisfied with our accommodation service.

Responded January 14, 2018
Souji-in
9.2
Exceptional
Kanyarat from Thailand
Couple
Japanese Standard with Dinner And Breakfast
Stayed 1 night in April 2017

Strongly recommended. Peaceful and relaxing place, good location, tasty foods, best services ”

we love this place and very enjoyed our time here, the place (temple) is very peaceful and relaxing, beautiful and calm garden, it is located in a very good location 5 minutes walk to the center city, very convenience . Our room is big and very nice setup with private bath tub. Tasty foods, staffs (monks) are very well educated with best service mind. Strongly recommended.

Reviewed October 18, 2017

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Thank you for your favorable comments We will try to improve our service level of our staff.

Responded January 14, 2018
Souji-in
10.0
Exceptional
Trudi
Solo traveler
Japanese Standard with Dinner And Breakfast
Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

Recommend The Soujiin”

Immaculate, beautiful and exquisite! To think that a traveler can stay in accommodation that meets all of the high expectations of a quality hotel, surrounded by the ancient traditions of a monastery. I loved this experience. The monks are incredible hosts, gracious and kind.

Reviewed December 26, 2017

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Thank you for your comments. We are glad to know that you had a good time in Koyasan which is a monastic center in Japan.

Responded January 14, 2018
Souji-in
9.2
Exceptional
pedro from Colombia
Couple
Japanese Standard with Dinner And Breakfast
Stayed 1 night in April 2017

Great upscale experience”

Incredible experience all round. Service was very friendly, food is the highlight. Silent and spacious rooms. Morning meditation and ritual very nice also. Location is close to main temples and walkable distance from most places. Overall a great stay. Only complain, its a bit pricey but worth your money.

Reviewed February 07, 2018

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Thank you for your comments. We glad to know that you had a good time in Koyasan. We will try to improve our service level in the future.

Responded May 03, 2018
Souji-in
8.8
Excellent
Brigitte from Belgium
Family with teens
Suite - Breakfast and Dinner Included
Stayed 1 night in September 2018

Nice shubuko. Good situation in the center. ”

Nice expérience in the monastery Including the ceremony at 6:00 am! Breakfast at 7:20 and dinner at 5:30 pm. Door are closing at 9:00. Nice vegeterian meal . The suite with private bathroom is really big.

Reviewed September 26, 2018

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9.6
Exceptional
Tsico from Israel
Couple
Japanese Standard with Dinner And Breakfast
Stayed 1 night in April 2018

Absolutely a must experience ”

I never knew I’ll be giving such high marks for sleeping on the floor... This place is fantastic. It’s beautiful, clean, extremely clean, serves excellent and esthetic food and with the morning service it made our stay an unforgettable one. Ah, yes, we had futon to sleep on...

Reviewed April 08, 2018

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Thank you for your comments. We are very glad to know that you had a good time in Soujiin. We are also happy because you were satisfied with our vegetarian cuisine.

Responded May 03, 2018
Souji-in
9.6
Exceptional
emilie from Hong Kong SAR, China
Couple
Japanese Standard with Dinner And Breakfast
Stayed 1 night in April 2018

Real experience ”

I highly recommend to spend at leat 1 night even 2 if you have sufficient time. This is a real experience and the monk are very welcomed. The vegetarian meals , breakfast & diner , were delicious.

Reviewed April 07, 2018

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Thank you for your stay. Our staff would be very happy to know that you were satisfied with our vegetarian cuisine. Your experience in Koyasan will be a memory of your trip to Japan.

Responded May 03, 2018
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