Eko-in
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4.7

Exceptional
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4.2

Excellent

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Eko-in

497 Koyasan, Koya-cho, Ito-gun, Koya, Koya, Japan, 648-0211 - View map
  • Safety deposit boxes

  • Car park

Rooms available at Eko-in

Special Japanese/Western-style Room (Tenjiku Type)
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  • Room size: 44 m²
  • Garden and Mountain
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Deluxe Japanese Style Room
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  • Room size: 10 m²
  • Garden and Mountain
  • 3 futons
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Special Japanese/Western-style Room with Semi Open-air Bath
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  • Room size: 60 m²
  • Garden
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Japanese Style Room
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  • Garden and Mountain
  • Non-smoking
  • 5 futons
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Room
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  • Garden and Mountain
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 futons
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Room
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  • Garden and Mountain
  • Non-smoking
  • 5 futons
Please provide dates to see prices.
Overall rating:

4.7

Exceptional
24 reviews
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More about Eko-in

More about Eko-in

Eko-in, a Mt. Koya temple lodging that boasts of 1,000 years of history, provides Japanese-style guestrooms, a beautiful garden, and free Wi-Fi.
The tatami-floored guestrooms with shoji sliding doors feature comfortable futons, an LCD TV, and a safety deposit box. A communal bathroom is provided.
In the immediate vicinity, there are historic Buddhist temples such as Kongobu-ji Temple (10 minutes away on foot), as well as a beautiful surrounding area where guests can enjoy hiking.
It is just a 3 minute walk to the Ichinohashi entrance of the historic Okunoin. The temple lodging has a lounge with a computer corner.
Buddhist vegetarian cuisine is provided in guestrooms at the designated time.
Groups of 4 or more guests can enjoy meals in the Japanese-style dining room (chairs can be provided for requests in advance).

- This facility is a temple lodging. Please be aware that this is different from the standard hotel, ryokan, or guesthouse.
*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: In your guestroom, use the writing brush and ink to transcribe Buddhist sutras.
*Free of charge. After making a reservation, please pick up the required tools from the office.
- Religious Service: Observe a ritual where a Buddhist priest chants sutras, etc.
*Every morning from 6:30. This time is subject to change during the winter.
- Ajikan Meditation: Meditate in a group while looking at the Sanskrit symbol for “A”.
*Every day from 16:30. Requires reservation in advance. Please participate in comfortable clothing.
*There are also pamphlets in English available for guests. English-speaking interpreters may also be arranged.
- Okunoin Night Tour: Take a night stroll through Okunoin, the holy ground of Mount Koya.
*Tours led by a guide require a fee.

[Notes]
The above experiences are current as of Aug. 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
  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

  • Free internet access
  • Internet access (limited number of rooms)
  • Internet access – wireless

Services and conveniences

  • Safety deposit boxes

Getting around

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

Available in all rooms

  • Bath towel
  • Body soap
  • Face towel
  • Heating (free)
  • Non-smoking
  • Razor
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Slippers
  • Toothbrush
  • Towels
  • TV with free channels
  • Yukata (Japanese pajamas)
Hot spring Information

Hot water type

  • Hot tap water bath
Location
497 Koyasan, Koya-cho, Ito-gun, Koya, Koya, Japan, 648-0211
Property policies

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    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 1991
    Property announcements

    *Notice of Smoking Ban in All Guestrooms
    All guestrooms will be non-smoking. Please ask lodging staff about smoking spaces.

    Breakfast is provided at 7:30, and dinner is provided at 17:30.
    For guests that book through this website, check-in will be available from 13:00.
    Check-in is until 19:00; check-ins after 22:00 are not accepted. For late check-ins, dinner will not be provided.
    Daily hours for the large communal baths are 16:00 - 22:00 and 6:00 - 9:00 only.
    For guests with food allergies or dietary restrictions, please notify the facility in advance.
    In the event there is a change in the number of staying guests, please inform the facility by noon on the day of check-in as it will affect dinner preparation.
    As Mount Koya has steep hills and stairs, please bring only the bare minimum of luggage.
    The mountain district of Mount Koya has a lower temperature than other regions, so please bring warm clothing.

    Check out the video below to get a taste of the experience

    Reviews of Eko-in from verified guests

    4.7
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    5
    Exceptional
    Location4.2
    Room comfort and quality4.6
    Service4.8
    Access5.0
    High score for Koya
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    5.0
    Mailei from Greece
    Group

    Exceptional”

    Unforgetable experience!

    Reviewed June 11, 2019

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    4.9
    Gigi from Denmark
    Solo traveler

    Exceptional”

    Absolutely stunning place to stay. The monks are incredibly nice and informative. Getting there you might feel a little intimidated as you are visiting a lifestyle that the monks hold sacred. However, while feeling totally out of place to begin with you qu

    Reviewed June 08, 2019

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    4.5
    Ondrouchch from Czech Republic
    Couple

    Excellent”

    Unique experience - temple accommodation just steps away from the Oku-no-in cemetery. Room was simple yet clean and cosy. Staff great and very friendly. Unique experience with vegan cuisine! Do not miss morning rituals, worth the early wake-up call.

    Reviewed May 17, 2019

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    5.0
    Joyce from United States
    Couple

    Exceptional”

    My husband and I enjoyed learning about the culture of Koyasan during our temple stay. Bathing areas are shared, which is part of the unique experience. Highly recommend for those wanting to delve deeper into Japanese culture.

    Reviewed March 25, 2019

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    4.7
    Be from Japan
    Couple

    Exceptional”

    Very close to the cemetery in Koyasan. Wonderful temple accommodations that accommodate non-Japanese speakers.

    Reviewed October 29, 2018

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    5.0
    AKatieD from United Kingdom
    Group

    Exceptional”

    Brilliant introfuction to Eko -in by english speaking monk. Our first experience of anything like this. The buildings and gardens are beautiful and very well kept. We learned how to meditate thanks to another english speaking monk. We will have to try i

    Reviewed September 02, 2018

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    5.0
    luisapotosi from France
    Group

    Exceptional”

    One of our best experiences in Japan!

    Reviewed August 22, 2018

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    2.9
    maxlovi from Italy
    Group

    Above average”

    Ma stiamo scherzando? Questo è un monastero? I monasteri sono diversi,i monaci che ti circondano sono diversi.Questo è solo business e anche molto caro per quello che offrono, anche la visita notturna è una presa in giro. Sicuramente pulito e cibo accettab

    Reviewed August 13, 2018

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    5.0
    gberincua from Spain
    Couple

    Exceptional”

    One of the best experience in my life. I chose this temple for the amazing quality, buddhist experience, gluten-free food and high top service. For the first contact, they trend us as a important guesses. You will know more about buddhist, her practices an

    Reviewed June 03, 2018

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    4.9
    Nice from France
    Solo traveler

    Exceptional”

    Nice experience! Slept very well and really enjoyed the bath. The activities were really nice even though we couldn't do the cemetery tour due to rain! Recommended.

    Reviewed March 23, 2018

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    4.9
    Luis from Peru
    Solo traveler

    Exceptional”

    During my trip to Japan, my stay at Eko-in was one of the highlights. From check-in to well past check-out, the experience was unforgettable. The staff was friendly and spoke English very well. The itinerary for the activities was very clear too. Eko-in al

    Reviewed February 28, 2018

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    5.0
    Amy from United Kingdom
    Couple

    Exceptional”

    Did not use baths so cannot comment. Monks were excellent, spoke English very well. The temple is awesome, you could easily spend a day there exploring the gardens! We did the meditation and cemetery tour and highly recommend both, they were brilliant. Ver

    Reviewed October 17, 2017

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    4.8
    Sarah from Canada
    Group

    Exceptional”

    Most memorable stay of out entire trip! This temple is absolutely wonderful. Our room had gorgeous view and the ground was also beautiful. We also thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful vegetarian food served in our room by young monk in training. Also, this tem

    Reviewed October 05, 2017

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    4.5
    m from Japan
    Group

    Excellent”

    The monks are great, friendly and with good English - highly recommend night tour. We went to the morning service and fire ceremony too and it was well worth it. There are temples with fancier rooms and food out there, but for what we wanted and the pric

    Reviewed February 25, 2017

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    4.2
    Wai from Malaysia
    Group

    Excellent”

    Nice temple stay experience with morning prayer service and goma (fire lighting) ceremony.

    Reviewed December 16, 2016

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    4.5
    CISTOURS from Australia
    Group

    Excellent”

    Room is overall clean and tidy. Services of the monks varies from monk to monk. Generally is nice and helpful

    Reviewed November 24, 2016

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    5.0
    j.floquet from France
    Solo traveler

    Exceptional”

    un amazing eperience!!

    Reviewed June 27, 2016

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    4.5
    Taktak from Switzerland
    Group

    Excellent”

    Very nice experience and very welcoming

    Reviewed June 20, 2016

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    4.7
    Margaretha from South Africa
    Group

    Exceptional”

    Fantastic stay. The night walk is a must.

    Reviewed May 27, 2016

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    4.4
    flora from Hong Kong SAR, China
    Group

    Excellent”

    I would recommend anyone visiting Koya mountain to stay in a temple like this. Through the guest activities, the monks enabled us to gain a basic understanding of their Buddhism. Activities included meditation, morning worship ceremonies and evening walk o

    Reviewed January 07, 2016

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