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3.8

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Saimonin

447 Koyasan, Koya-cho, Ito-gun, Koya, Koya, Japan, 648-0211 - View map
  • Vending machine

  • Car park

Service4.3
Check-in from15:00
Check-out until10:00
Location rating3.8

Rooms available at Saimonin

Japanese Style Room
Japanese Style Room
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  • Room size: 10 m²
  • Garden
  • 5 futons
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Japanese Style Room
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  • Garden
  • Non-smoking
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Japanese Style Room
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  • Room size: 10 m²
  • Garden
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Japanese Style Room
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  • Room size: 10 m²
  • Garden
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Japanese Style Room
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  • Garden
  • Non-smoking
  • 4 futons
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Japanese Style Room
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  • Garden and Mountain
  • Non-smoking
  • 5 futons
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Japanese Style Room
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  • Garden
  • Non-smoking
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Japanese-style Room *Has toilet
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  • Garden and Mountain
  • Non-smoking
  • 5 futons
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Room
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  • Non-smoking
  • 5 futons
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Overall rating:

4.4

Excellent
15 reviews
Location
3.8
Room comfort and quality
4.2
Service
4.3
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More about Saimonin

More about Saimonin

This temple lodging is located in the town center of Koyasan. Their special handmade sesame tofu and Buddhist vegetarian cuisine is very popular among guests.

- 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 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

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

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Vending machine

Swimming & soaking

  • Large indoor bath

Services and conveniences

  • Wheelchair accessible

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 (Mixed)

  • Capacity
    7 persons
  • Opening hours
    16:00~22:00
  • Number of bathtubs
    1
  • Bath style
    Granite

Indoor public bath (Mixed)

  • Capacity
    7 persons
  • Number of bathtubs
    1
  • Bath style
    Granite
Location
447 Koyasan, Koya-cho, Ito-gun, Koya, Koya, Japan, 648-0211
Very good
Location

3.8

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

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    Property announcements

    Check-in is between 15:00 and 18:00.
    Dinner is provided from 17:30 to 19:00, and breakfast is provided from 7:00 to 8:00. No meals will be served after 20:00.
    There is a curfew imposed from 21:30.
    There are no toilets or baths in guestrooms.
    There are guestrooms that can only be locked from the inside, and guestrooms that can also be locked from the outside, but guests cannot make selections.

    Reviews of Saimonin from verified guests

    4.4
    /
    5
    Excellent
    Location3.8
    Room comfort and quality4.2
    Service4.3
    Access4.5
    High score for Koya
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    4.2
    Catherine from United States
    Couple

    Excellent”

    It was a good experience although one doesn't really see the monks or gain insight into their life. One person checked us in and showed us to our room, in which our food was already set out waiting for us, and we saw a monk the next morning conducting a pr

    Reviewed August 21, 2019

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    4.5
    Zed from United Kingdom
    Group

    Excellent”

    Excellent location and easy to find even though we couldn’t speak or read any Japanese. The monks were very hospitable and the food was beautifully presented.

    Reviewed May 30, 2019

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    3.4
    Lenna from Australia
    Group

    Good”

    Bath was restricted to hours between 5pm and 9pm. No access in the morning and no hot water at any sink to wash your face. Room was tiny and the sliding doors separating you from the neighbours were thin so you can hear everything. I wouldn't have minded a

    Reviewed May 08, 2019

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    4.4
    Jean-Sébastien from France
    Couple

    Excellent”

    Mister Hiro was very kind.

    Reviewed May 06, 2019

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    5.0
    Anila from United States
    Couple

    Exceptional”

    Mount Koya is easily one of the most beautiful and pristine places in Japan. The monks at Saimonin are very nice and helpful. The rooms are comfortable and clean. The dinner and breakfast are absolutely delicious and some of the best food we had in Japan!!

    Reviewed April 19, 2019

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    5.0
    Valerie from Canada
    Couple

    Exceptional”

    Nous avons bien apprécié notre expérience dans ce temple. Un bel accueil, des bons repas et la chambre avec vue sur le jardin répondait exactement à nos attentes. Propre, traditionnelle et confortable. L'endroit est facile d'accès avec l'autobus une fois a

    Reviewed October 04, 2018

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    4.8
    Sandtourist
    Group

    Exceptional”

    Quite enjoyed this place. Typical tatami room with futon beds, nice garden view. Spectacular vegetarian kaiseki meal, as beautiful to look at as to eat. Staff, especially Miki-san were great. Public bath was small but clean. Bath water could have been hott

    Reviewed April 30, 2018

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    4.5
    Andreas from Germany
    Couple

    Excellent”

    Very friendly staff, delicious food (and lots of it!). Room nice and clean. Bathrooms a bit old, but clean.

    Reviewed April 23, 2018

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    5.0
    Kiki from Switzerland
    Group

    Exceptional”

    It was an amazing stay at the temple Saimonin. The monk was really sympatic, speaking a bite of english, always here to help you. The room was clean, with two kimono, the warming table and the futon. The food was amazing. And the possibility to have a trad

    Reviewed April 03, 2018

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    5.0
    Sandra from United States
    Couple

    Exceptional”

    Had a great experience. One of the monks spoke enough English to give us the rundown of the place. They were all very pleasant. I didn't use the shared baths but the facilities were very clean. The food was delicious and plenty to fill both of us meat-eate

    Reviewed April 24, 2015

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    4.2
    Alan from Taiwan
    Group

    Excellent”

    到大伽藍和奧之院都非常方便。

    Reviewed November 07, 2017

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    3.9
    anna from South Korea
    Group

    Very good”

    위치는 마을 중앙에 위치하고 버스 정유소 옆이라 이동하기에 편리함. 마당에 정원이 없고 뒷 정원도 방에서 보이지 않아 실망함. 아침 목욕 시간이 없어 불편했음. 영어를 사용하는 사람이 없었음.

    Reviewed November 14, 2016

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    3.7
    Jason from China
    Group

    Very good”

    高野山的住宿位置都十分方便,晚上关门很早,10月份去,房间有点冷

    Reviewed November 17, 2014

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