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Henjokoin
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Henjokoin

575 Koyasan, Koya-cho, Ito-gun, Koya, Koya, Japan, 648-0211 - View map
  • Car park

Service4.3
Check-in from14:00
Check-out until10:00
Location rating4.1
Overall rating:

4.5

Exceptional
87 reviews
Location
4.1
Room comfort and quality
4.6
Service
4.3
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More about Henjokoin

More about Henjokoin

This temple used to be the Imperial Chamber for Emperor Shirakawa, now holding important Japanese national treasures for guests to view. Guests can enjoy rooms facing the bright new garden, with fusuma (Japanese-style sliding doors) covered with gold leaf.

- 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.
- Buddhist Image Tracing: Copy Buddhist images.
- 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 Aug. 17, 2017.
Provision of the experiences may be canceled 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 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

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Go game
  • Shogi

Swimming & soaking

  • Large indoor bath

Services and conveniences

  • Fax

For the kids

  • Baby food prepared according to guest requests

Getting around

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

Available in all rooms

  • Non-smoking
  • Toothbrush
  • Towels
  • Yukata (Japanese pajamas)
Hot spring Information

Hot water type

  • Hot tap water bath
Hot spring on site

Indoor public bath (Female only)

  • Capacity
    10 persons
  • Opening hours
    16:00~20:00
  • Number of bathtubs
    1
  • Bath style
    Japanese pine

Indoor public bath (Male only)

  • Capacity
    15 persons
  • Opening hours
    16:00~20:00
  • Number of bathtubs
    1
  • Bath style
    Japanese pine
Location
575 Koyasan, Koya-cho, Ito-gun, Koya, Koya, Japan, 648-0211
Excellent
Location

4.1

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
    • Most recent renovation1965
    Property announcements

    All of the guestrooms can only be locked from the inside. They cannot be locked from the outside.

    Reviews of Henjokoin from verified guests

    4.5
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    5
    Excellent
    Location4.1
    Room comfort and quality4.6
    Service4.3
    Access4.6
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    5.0
    Irina from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler

    Exceptional”

    Fantastic very traditional temple, delicious food, very friendly people. It's an ancient temple of 1200 years !

    Reviewed August 10, 2019

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    5.0
    thecaptain from Canada
    Group

    Exceptional”

    Wonderful experience, would come back in a heartbeat! Great wifi. Easy access from the main road (bus stop and shops nearby). Warm greeting from the monks. Delicious food, different from one night to the next. Very nice morning ceremonies (dress warmly if

    Reviewed March 27, 2019

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    5.0
    Happiness from United States
    Couple

    Exceptional”

    We stayed at Henjoko-in for two nights in late fall. The temperature was near freezing, but our room warm and comfortable. For a temple, our room was very luxurious - - - we had control over the heat, enough futons to layer for softness, and our own bath

    Reviewed November 25, 2018

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    4.9
    Tokyo from Japan
    Group

    Exceptional”

    Splendid. Very large room with private toilets. All people are very nice

    Reviewed November 14, 2018

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    3.5
    matten from France
    Group

    Good”

    It's the 4th time i stayed at Henjoko In. Because i loved it the past 3 times. This time the meals were taken in a big tatami room with all the other guests and not inside your room like before. I prefer in my room... Towels for Onsen were charged extra

    Reviewed September 03, 2018

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    3.6
    chris from Spain
    Group

    Very good”

    The location and place are great. The best is the Buddhist ceremony we were invited to attend. The garden view was great. To be improved: quality of linen in the bedroom that look old and not clean. Bad: hospitality attitude from the monks. They are not

    Reviewed August 15, 2018

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    3.9
    Deepak from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler

    Very good”

    Ofuro (bath house) was closed most of the time Overall poor service, asked a few things ion 1st night and never got, food was cold serviced in room and not in main hall

    Reviewed July 25, 2018

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    2.7
    Fran from Spain
    Couple

    Above average”

    Tourist oriented. It was not the experience we were expecting. Food was not good and it was served in a room with other tourists. Monks do not interact with you at all. Morning ceremony was prepared for the tourists but we did not have the chance to assist

    Reviewed April 28, 2018

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    4.9
    Thai from Thailand
    Group

    Exceptional”

    Very good service. Offers guided tour of the ceremonial hall, but explanation is constrained by limited English of the monk. Big clean room with modern toilet facility. Food was interesting and quite good, but not something we yearn to repeat because we ar

    Reviewed December 04, 2017

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    5.0
    Sas from Australia
    Group

    Exceptional”

    One word - excellent

    Reviewed November 10, 2017

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    4.5
    Twm from United Kingdom
    Couple

    Excellent”

    Once you visit Koya-san it becomes clear that there is fairly standardised way of staying. Get a 2 day park pass, train to Gokurakubashi, cable car and bus to a temple - most of which are closely colocated along the main road in koya. Henjokoin was easy

    Reviewed October 15, 2017

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    4.2
    Edouard from France
    Couple

    Excellent”

    On one hand we loved the atmosphere of the temple, the people were nice, the room was great and dinner amazing. On the other hand we were disappointed by the lack of immersion and activities together with the monks. Providing leaflets or written explanatio

    Reviewed October 11, 2017

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    4.5
    paola from Italy
    Group

    Excellent”

    really nice place, suggested experience !!

    Reviewed May 06, 2017

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    4.8
    Lolo from United Kingdom
    Group

    Exceptional”

    Great and unique experience. Must do!

    Reviewed April 21, 2017

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    4.5
    cecile from France
    Group

    Excellent”

    Very nice place. People very helpful. Morning ceremony impressive. Food delicious.

    Reviewed April 19, 2017

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    5.0
    Maruta from Japan
    Couple

    Exceptional”

    Very beautiful room and delicious food. Ceremony in the morning was enchanting. Absolute recommendation.

    Reviewed April 14, 2017

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    4.2
    Sonia from Argentina
    Couple

    Excellent”

    Food is good but it could be nice to have a minimum western choice for those who don't are used to japanese traditional food. As a suggestion, as I am a graphic designer: it would be very nice to have a brochure with explanations about bath, meals and tem

    Reviewed April 09, 2017

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    5.0
    Angela from Japan
    Solo traveler

    Exceptional”

    It had a great stay in Henjoko-in. The monks spoke good English and me knowing a bit a Japanese helped us to have a great communication. The location is really good specially if you want to walk around, and transportation is really easy. The food was abso

    Reviewed December 29, 2016

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    3.2
    Andrea from Germany
    Couple

    Good”

    Room was good. The food very interesting. But overall the experience felt alien and detached, cold reception from staff/monks. Not sure how it measures up to other shukubo in Kōyasan, maybe it's supposed to be like this.

    Reviewed April 21, 2016

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    4.7
    Alex from Romania
    Group

    Exceptional”

    very please stay, food was the only inconvinient as it was not for our taste but I respect monks and their efforts. You will enjoy this experience so I recommend this.

    Reviewed April 18, 2016

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