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Ichijoin

606 Koyasan, Koya-cho, Ina-gun, Koya, Koya, Japan, 648-0211 - View map
  • air conditioning

  • Vending machine

  • Car park

Service4.8
Check-in from15:00
Check-out until10:00
Location rating4.6
Overall rating:

4.8

Exceptional
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More about Ichijoin

More about Ichijoin

This inn is located in the center of Mt. Koya and convenient for visiting the nearby temple. Its shojin-ryori, or Buddhist vegetarian cuisine, is cordially prepared with seasonal ingredients and is very popular with guests. The inn's Japanese garden and pond create a tranquil atmosphere where Nishikigoi carp are always swimming. The latest check-in available at Ichijo-in is 17:00. Guests who are delayed and will not arrive by 17:00 are asked to contact the hotel by 16:00 on the day of their reservation.

- 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. (*Every morning from 6:30.)

[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
  • Chinese [Mandarin]

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 – wireless

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Vending machine

Swimming & soaking

  • Large indoor bath

Getting around

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

Available in all rooms

  • Bath towel
  • 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
    14 persons
  • Opening hours
    16:00~20:00
  • Number of bathtubs
    2
  • Bath style
    Granite

Indoor public bath (Male only)

  • Capacity
    10 persons
  • Opening hours
    16:00~20:00
  • Number of bathtubs
    1
  • Bath style
    Granite
Location
606 Koyasan, Koya-cho, Ina-gun, Koya, Koya, Japan, 648-0211
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 from15:00
    • Check-out until10:00

    The property

    • Number of restaurants0
    • Opened in 1942
    • Most recent renovation2002
    Property announcements

    For those that would like to smoke, please contact the facility.

    Check-in is at 17:00. We are unable to accept reservations from guests who are unable to check-in by 17:00 on the day.
    Regarding Meals: "Please inform the hotel of the details in regards toany food allergies as we will do our very best to accommodate.
    **Please inform the hotel in advance. There may be cases in which changes to meals cannot be made for same day requests."

    Notices about accommodation:
    - Accommodation for large groups is not available
    - Please understand that this hotel cannot be entered or exited after 21:00.
    - Beer, sake, and other alcoholic drinks can be served with meals.
    - Note that in winter the temperature in areas other than the guestrooms is quite cold.
    - Baths cannot be used in the morning.
    - An English-speaking monk may be present on some days.

    Reviews of Ichijoin from verified guests

    4.8
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    5
    Exceptional
    Location4.6
    Room comfort and quality4.7
    Service4.8
    Access4.7
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    4.9
    Kerze from Canada
    Couple

    Exceptional”

    We stayed at Ichijoin in Koyasan after visiting Okunoin cemetery, the experience is absolutely incredible. A Buddhist temple offering a 5 stars vegetarian meal. This visit is definitely the prime time of our Japan trip. I recommend to all Japan visitors to

    Reviewed October 17, 2019

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    5.0
    christina from United States
    Couple

    Exceptional”

    Lovely stay at Ichijoin. Easy check in and check out process. Service and staff were exceptional, and the facilities were very clean and welcoming. The food was fabulous and we could not have expected better! The temple grounds are situated in a spacious a

    Reviewed October 15, 2019

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    5.0
    Aure from France
    Couple

    Exceptional”

    It was a great experience to stay at Ichijoin temple. The temple is peaceful and beautiful. The personal was kind and helpful. Dinner and breakfast were prepared with a lot of attention to details and was wonderful. We were happy to be welcomed to the morn

    Reviewed October 14, 2019

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    4.9
    damien from France
    Group

    Exceptional”

    Great traditional Japanese experience. Amazing place, beautiful room and amazing public spaces great food in a private 4 people dining room Morning prayer nice experience

    Reviewed August 11, 2019

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    4.9
    Sadlig from France
    Group

    Exceptional”

    The best accomadation during our trip in Japan. Awesome garden, very comfortable room, awesome dinner and very helpfull staff. They call for us a previous hotel where we forgot belongings and they will be sent in an hotel we will stay in a few days. You

    Reviewed July 30, 2019

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    4.9
    Woodpecker from France
    Group

    Exceptional”

    Would have liked a private shower

    Reviewed June 05, 2019

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    5.0
    domi77 from France
    Group

    Exceptional”

    C'est la première fois que nous allions coucher dans un ryokan, c'est une expérience fabuleuse, l'endroit est très bien placé, les jardins superbes, après nous être présentés au moine de l'accueil, il nous a emmenés dans la chambre qui était impeccable et

    Reviewed April 20, 2019

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    4.9
    lidiaold from Italy
    Group

    Exceptional”

    It was a fantastic experience in a peaceful and lovely place. Everything was organized perfectly and timings were respected. The room was big and provided with everything. Common bathrooms were clean and quiet. Foot-on is absolutely comfortable to sleep in

    Reviewed April 09, 2019

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    5.0
    Céline from Netherlands
    Couple

    Exceptional”

    If you are having doubt due to the price, have no fear.It was just perfect, the diner on its own was mind blowing, the room and bed arrangements super comfy. All was sparkling clean. Really enjoyed the morning ceremony

    Reviewed April 08, 2019

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    5.0
    Jeanne from France
    Couple

    Exceptional”

    Just perfect! Personal very kind and helpfull. The morning with the monks was amazing and the food was wonderfull.

    Reviewed April 06, 2019

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    5.0
    Stephen from United Kingdom
    Couple

    Exceptional”

    A beautiful and luxurious place to stay, with superb food and a wonderful morning worship ceremony.

    Reviewed November 09, 2018

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    4.5
    WBERRAZEG from France
    Group

    Excellent”

    Fantastic ! We loved it

    Reviewed May 08, 2018

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    4.9
    Alex from Australia
    Couple

    Exceptional”

    Wonderful stay! Perfect location, everything is within walking distance. Just few steps to the main bus stop. Beautiful temple with beautiful pond and Japanese garden. Very friendly and helpful staff who are able to hold a simple conversation in English. R

    Reviewed January 03, 2018

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    4.9
    nekoneko from Switzerland
    Couple

    Exceptional”

    It was my 2nd time in this temple, so I knew what to expect. The food was the highlight of our whole Japan journey! Be sure to get there really hungry as you will receive a lot (!) to eat. As we are vegans, the shojin ryori was perfect for us. Our room was

    Reviewed October 22, 2017

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    4.7
    Alex from United Kingdom
    Group

    Exceptional”

    Stellar experience. Room was all that we could have hoped for and food was fantastic. They even had somebody in the staff that could speak fluent english and no amount of effort was spared to make us feel welcome.

    Reviewed June 04, 2017

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    5.0
    Paris from Australia
    Group

    Exceptional”

    I have stayed at Ichijoin Temple 2 years in a row and both years it was an amazing, once in a lifetime experience. The temple is located a minute walk from the Town Centre where the bus drops you off - there are no english signs at the temples so memorise

    Reviewed January 22, 2017

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    5.0
    Delphae from Canada
    Couple

    Exceptional”

    An extraordinary experience in a wonderful temple. The food experience is amazing and the hosts are very attentive. Beautiful location. There is a lovely public bath space for men and women on the main floor. Koyasan is such a special place. I would highly

    Reviewed October 30, 2016

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    4.0
    Tony from New Zealand
    Group

    Very good”

    We booked a "mountain view" room. However, the only view we had was of a car park. The photograph of the room showed a small balcony with chairs - this was a mis-representation. Not having a toilet in the room was no problem. Everything else was great. In

    Reviewed October 12, 2016

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    5.0
    gdgp from Portugal
    Group

    Exceptional”

    An amazing experience, great room, great food, great flexibility to our needs and great experience in the morning cerimony/prayer. Even though we speak a little Japanese it was not needed since there was an english speaking monk to receive us and give any

    Reviewed June 14, 2016

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    4.8
    Traveller from Australia
    Couple

    Exceptional”

    Ichijoin was a great place to enjoy Koyasan where we stayed for a night. Our hosts were friendly and helpful and made our time in this special spot a memorable one. Our room was excellent and the areas that were open to us were beautifully presented, inclu

    Reviewed April 03, 2016

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