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We stayed at Kumagaiji for one night and it was definitely one of the highlights of our trip to Japan.
We were warmly welcomed and given all of the information that we needed. Our room was warm (despite it being April and quite chilly outside...More
This was a major highlight in our travel in Japan, from a vegan meal for dinner and breakfast, which was filling, to the onsen hot and relaxing, but the highlight was joining the monks for prayer in the morning, even though it was at 0630am,but...More
We stayed one night at Kumagaiji. It was a great initiation to the simple life at Koyasan. Our room was simple yet very comfortable. All public facilities such as toilets, baths, showers, wash basins are on the ground floor which all the bedrooms are upstairs....More
This was an amazing experience we'll never forget. Staff are friendly and welcoming. Location is excellent, right next to Okunoin Cemetary. The rooms are traditional yet secure, and the area is very quiet. The traditional vegan food was some of the best Japanese food we...More
Everything was as we expected. The monastery was as rustic, cold and comfy as the house we used to live in Zushi. The exterior walkways are freezing, buildings are uninsulated and the heaters and kotatsu work like magic to give you a warm comfy abode....More
I feel privileged to have stayed here
The peace and tranquillity was so moving. The monks prepare your evening meal and breakfast - all vegetarian. There are bathing facilities which are all shared and rooms are very basic. There are NO chairs.
In the morning...More
Very nice and relatively quiet temple (the whole town is very quiet at night), well located across the road to the path leading to the main attraction of Koyasan, Okunoin. We had a clean Japanese style room with 6 tatami mats and a closet, enough...More