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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Reviewed lot of review and select here to experience "Shukubo" - temple stay overnight with dinner and breakfast. Young monks speak good English, you can understand well, room with modern toliet is spacious, (8+4 tatami) for 2 persons, it's heaven compared to tiny hotel room...More

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Reviewed 30 June 2017

After an involved journey from Kyoto by trains \ subway \ cable car \bus to the temple, we arrived at a wonderful temple for a one night stay - there was little English spoken by the monks, but we all manged to make ourselves understood....More

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Reviewed 28 August 2016

This is a very specific experience. Staying in a local temple (pilgrim house) run by monks, who can only speak elementary English seems somehow weird. The wooden building, room covered with tatami, traditional however fully equipped with modern toilet. Sleeping on futons. Traditional vegetarian dinner...More

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Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

The temple is quiet and modest but is perfectly in line with koyasan atmosphere. The room was a typical Japanese room and it was very clean. The food is an acquired taste but if you like it is great! The monks are kind and welcoming!...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2015

Very nice stay in a lovely room. The room was quite large and included a toilet. We slept very comfortably on the futons they set up for us. The heat worked well, which was nice since we stayed in December. Overall, the temple was very...More

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Hello I did it through Japanican If you have any troubles doing it please contact me again. There is a special association for Koyasans temples and they help getting one... but it is not so easy. Good luck! Sonia
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"You can select a room with private toilet in the renovated part of the facility or a room without toilet."
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"Get a room with a garden view if you can."
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"Our room had à view on a nice garden ; may be it is not the case of all the rooms."
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"Rooms with private toilet seem to be in the new wing, those without seem to be in the older part of the..."
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