Located in historic Koyasan, this ryokan offers a distinctly traditional experience. Its three gardens, designed by famous landscape artist Mirei Shigemori, and the cedar forests covering the area around this temple inn instill a sense of serenity. The natural hot springs of Koyasan are available only here and are open 24 hours a day. Vegetarian dishes featuring seasonal ingredients are served, and the meals are painstakingly planned and prepared by the head chef with a different course every month.
- 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.
- Horai-making Experience: Cut the 12 Chinese zodiac animals from paper to create a lucky cut-out charm known as a “horai”.
- Prayer Bead-making Experience: Make a set of prayer beads which Buddhist priests and practitioners wear on their wrist when praying and use as a charm.
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.
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please ask the property for more details.