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4.2

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Daienin

594 Koyasan, Koya-cho, Ito-gun, Koya, Koya, Japan, 648-0211 - View map
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  • Garden and Mountain
  • Smoking allowed
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  • 4 futons
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Overall rating:

4.6

Exceptional
91 reviews
Location
4.2
Room comfort and quality
4.6
Service
4.6
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More about Daienin

More about Daienin

This is a shukubo, or a guesthouse kept by a temple. Please relax at this unique inn and enjoy the modernized vegetarian cuisine, which originally derived from the dietary restrictions of Buddhist monks. It also welcomes customers who wish to have lunch only.

- This facility is a temple lodging.
*Temple lodgings were originally accommodation facilities for Buddhist priests and practitioners, but they now also accept regular tourists.
A Buddhist temple is also located on site, so both staff and priests will offer hospitality to guests.

- Guests that reserve a plan that includes meals at this temple lodging can enjoy Buddhist vegetarian cuisine.
*Buddhist vegetarian cuisine follows Buddhist precepts and is prepared with vegetables, beans, and other plant derived ingredients.

- When staying at this temple lodging, guests can experience the following.
- Sutra Transcription: Transcribe Buddhist sutras.
- Religious Service: Observe a ritual where a Buddhist priest chants sutras, etc.
- Ajikan Meditation: Meditate while looking at the Sanskrit symbol for "A." (*Requires reservation in advance.)

[Notes]
The above experiences are current as of August 17, 2017.
Provision of the experiences may be cancelled or experiences may not be available depending on the day.
And depending on the type of experience, advance notice or a fee may be required, so for those interested in the experiences, please make sure to contact the temple lodging in advance for details.

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Amenities and facilities

Languages spoken

  • English

Accessibility

  • Braille support in rooms and public spaces
  • Elevator for wheelchair
  • Gravel path at entrance
  • Handrails in stairs and hallways
  • In-room emergency alarm
  • In-room emergency alarm for hearing impaired
  • In-room toilet and bathtub with handrails
  • Shared acccessible toilet
  • Sign-language support at reception
  • Slope at entrance
  • Wheelchair

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Go game
  • Shogi

Swimming & soaking

  • Large indoor bath

Services and conveniences

  • Wheelchair accessible

Getting around

  • Bicycle rental
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [indoor]
  • Car park [outdoor]

Available in all rooms

  • Smoking allowed
  • Towels
  • Yukata (Japanese pajamas)
Hot spring Information

Hot water type

  • Hot tap water bath
Hot spring on site

Indoor public bath (Female only)

  • Capacity
    20 persons
  • Opening hours
    17:00~21:00
  • Number of bathtubs
    2
  • Bath style
    Tile

Indoor public bath (Male only)

  • Capacity
    20 persons
  • Opening hours
    17:00~21:00
  • Number of bathtubs
    2
  • Bath style
    Tile
Location
594 Koyasan, Koya-cho, Ito-gun, Koya, Koya, Japan, 648-0211
Excellent
Location

4.2

Property policies

Others

    Extra beds, if available, are dependent on the room you choose. Please ask the property for more details.

    Some helpful facts

    Check-in/Check-out

    • Check-in from14:00
    • Check-out until10:00

    The property

    • Number of restaurants0
    • Opened in 1928
    • Most recent renovation1995

    Reviews of Daienin from verified guests

    4.6
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    5
    Exceptional
    Location4.2
    Room comfort and quality4.6
    Service4.6
    Access4.8
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    5.0
    Mark from New Zealand
    Solo traveler

    Exceptional”

    Excellent place to stay. Good value, the room was clean and had a nice view of the garden and excellent food was provided for dinner and lunch. The monks were very friendly and although had limited English they had written instructions available to explain

    Reviewed November 05, 2019

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    5.0
    Naomi from Australia
    Solo traveler

    Exceptional”

    Had an incredible stay at Daienin, it was the highlight of my trip. Food was amazing, incredible hospitality, really nice buddhist service in the morning. Great location and really affordable, I would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed October 24, 2019

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    4.7
    Chris from Germany
    Couple

    Exceptional”

    We had a great stay which we enjoyed a lot. It is perfectly situated in Koyasan, food was really good and we could also check in prior to the offical check in time, which was a nice favour. The room had garden view. You can store luggage in case this is no

    Reviewed October 19, 2019

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    4.2
    Familyof4 from Hong Kong SAR, China
    Group

    Excellent”

    We stayed for a night with 2 young children. I cannot compare to other temple stays because this was our first. On hindsight, I feel that Shukubos are not be recommended for young children because there are guests who expect a very quiet stay, which is und

    Reviewed October 18, 2019

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    4.9
    Giru from Switzerland
    Solo traveler

    Exceptional”

    The staying is a great experience. Probably the largest room I had in Japan! The vegan buddhist food was beyond amazing. There is a ceremony and a visit of the temple in the Morning. The temple is located just next to the bus stop.

    Reviewed October 10, 2019

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    4.4
    Gunter from Germany
    Group

    Excellent”

    We were very satisfied with our stay, but have a suggestion to Japanican: It would be advisable to inform potential bookers, that practically no English is understood by Daienin staff. This is not criticising Daienin staff, but important to know beforehand

    Reviewed October 10, 2019

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    3.5
    Dan from United States
    Group

    Good”

    If you take showers in the evening, this place is great. Otherwise, no showers in the morning. Also, the morning services were fantastic ... if you speak Japanese (so feel free to ignore this if you do). Otherwise, you’ll hear 15 minutes of Japanese explan

    Reviewed October 03, 2019

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    4.9
    Cecile from France
    Group

    Exceptional”

    We spent a very nice stay at Daienin. The rooms are very large, nice and comfortable (beds are very comfortable too). I liked the food (veggan, with vegetable, tofu and rice), but it can be difficult for children because the taste is very different from ou

    Reviewed September 01, 2019

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    4.6
    N from Japan
    Couple

    Exceptional”

    We had a great stay at Daien-in. Before arrival (at 10AM) we called to ask if we could store our luggage there - it was no problem at all, so we could discover Koyasan without our suitcases. Checking in at 4.30PM took a bit as there was another group chec

    Reviewed August 27, 2019

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    5.0
    Gurleenn from Canada
    Group

    Exceptional”

    It was great to get away from the city and relax in this buddhist monastery. The monks were extremely friendly and accommodating, and everything was done punctually and on time. The location was central for everything we wanted to see, so we had to walk no

    Reviewed August 21, 2019

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    4.7
    fks from Switzerland
    Couple

    Exceptional”

    Great place. The room with the garden view was very nice and relaxing. The atmosphere during dinner as well as the food was very good.

    Reviewed July 30, 2019

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    5.0
    ajisai from United States
    Solo traveler

    Exceptional”

    The room was comfortable and very nice, and the food was also delicious. There are a variety of Buddhism-related events like meditation and attending the morning worship. Conveniently located next to bus stop #7, walking distance from Okunoin, Kongobuji, a

    Reviewed July 24, 2019

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    4.7
    Janice from Australia
    Solo traveler

    Exceptional”

    Amazing experience. I loved the traditional Japanese tatami style rooms. Everything was perfect and it was a great opportunity to be able to see the dedication of the Buddhist monks. The breakfast and dinner servings were generous and very tasty! Thank

    Reviewed July 10, 2019

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    4.8
    William from Canada
    Solo traveler

    Exceptional”

    Though the monks don't speak much English, they were very friendly and helpful with regards to the place and meals. It was elucidating to attend their early morning ritual, even to just sit and listen as they chant. The vegetarian meal had a variety

    Reviewed June 13, 2019

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    4.9
    Gerhard from Germany
    Couple

    Exceptional”

    The monks are extremely friendly. Our room had a beautiful view over the small and meticulous temple garden. Dinner was absolutely delicious and filling, with well seasoned and varied food. Before dinner, someone explained the dishes and how to eat them.

    Reviewed May 25, 2019

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    4.0
    Ashley from United States
    Solo traveler

    Very good”

    I spent a half days worth in public commuting to get to Daienin and it was well worth the effort. My stay at Daienin was a pleasant one as it is located in a very quaint and charming town on Koya-San. A simple walk will lead you to many historic landmarks

    Reviewed May 08, 2019

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    4.0
    S from United States
    Solo traveler

    Very good”

    This isn’t luxury, but great for a temple stay. Staff and priests/students are very kind. Expect modest accommodations and you’ll be fine. Though you shouldn’t expect people to speak English here, they do their best to understand and accommodate you. The g

    Reviewed April 25, 2019

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    5.0
    Valentina from Italy
    Group

    Exceptional”

    The overall experience was great, room, food and service excellent. It would have been nicer if alongside the beautiful morning ceremony, the monks would have spent a bit more time explaining more thoroughly about the type of buddhism they follow.

    Reviewed April 20, 2019

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    4.5
    kalkth from Germany
    Group

    Excellent”

    First of all: don’t forget that you stay at a monastery, not a hotel. The Daien-in is well situated within Koyasan so that you can see everything without need to take the bus (except for arrival and departure). The Japanese style room was rather big and ve

    Reviewed April 08, 2019

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    5.0
    MaC from France
    Solo traveler

    Exceptional”

    I had a wonderful time in this Ryokan. The location is perfect, the room was perfect with all the amenities I needed (warm heater, view over the garden), the service was impressive and so nicely and kindly done, the food was amazing!, and the hot bath each

    Reviewed March 25, 2019

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