4.4

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4.3

Excellent

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Popular landmarks
Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple 210 m
Hiyoshi Taisha 1.9 km
Omi Shrine 4.4 km
Ukimido 8.4 km
Otsu Service Area 8.5 km
Lake Biwa Bridge 9.8 km
Setano Karahashi 12.3 km
Ishiyamadera Temple 13.5 km
Biwako Valley 15.2 km
Nearby landmarks
Komponchudo 10 m
Enryakuji Temple Amida Do 10 m
Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple Monjuro 10 m
Ganzandaishi-do 10 m
Enryakuji 190 m
Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple 210 m
3rd Parking 380 m
Todo parking area 390 m
2nd Parking 450 m
Motate Yama 640 m
Enryakuji Kaikan
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Enryakuji Kaikan

Hieizan, 4220 Sakamotohon-machi, Otsu-shi, Otsu, Otsu, Japan, 520-0116 - View map
  • air conditioning

  • Gift/souvenir shop

  • Vending machine

  • Coffee shop

  • Car park

Service4.6
Number of restaurants1
Location rating4.3

Rooms available at Enryakuji Kaikan

Japanese-style Room (Main Building) *Has bath and toilet in room
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  • Room size: 10 m²
  • Lake
  • 5 futons
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Room
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  • Room size: 10 m²
  • Lake
  • 5 futons
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Japanese-style Room (Main Building) *No bath in room
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  • Room size: 10 m²
  • Lake
  • 5 futons
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Japanese Style Room
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  • Room size: 17 m²
  • Mountain
  • 5 futons
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Japanese-style Room (Main Building) *No bath in room
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  • Room size: 10 m²
  • Lake and Night
  • 4 futons
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Room
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  • Mountain
  • Smoking allowed
  • 4 futons
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Japanese-style Room (Main Building) *No bath in room
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  • Room size: 19 m²
  • Lake
  • 5 futons
Please provide dates to see prices.
Japanese Style Room Main Building
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  • Room size: 10 m²
  • Lake and Night
  • 4 futons
Please provide dates to see prices.
Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²
  • Lake
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Japanese Style Room Main Building
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  • Room size: 10 m²
  • Lake and Night
Please provide dates to see prices.
Overall rating:

4.4

Excellent
25 reviews
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More about Enryakuji Kaikan

More about Enryakuji Kaikan

A shukubo located within the grounds of Mt. Hiei Enryaku-ji Temple in Otsu City. The temple itself is said to have 1,200 years of history and is deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Shukubo are traditional temple lodgings, and offer guests the opportunity to take a peek into the daily lives of the monks who reside at the temple. Visitors will have the pleasure of experiencing the zen lifestyle first hand, and the food served is traditional Buddhist vegetarian cuisine. The quiet surroundings and peaceful natural setting will allow guests a chance to catch their breath and cleanse their souls in this spiritual environment.

*About meals: Only Buddhist vegetarian cuisine is served for both breakfast and dinner, and the menu is the same for multiple night stays. Alcoholic drinks are available.
*Since this accomodation is located on Mt. Hiei, there are no other locations where meals can be taken. Also, please take caution as public transportation to the accomodation is limited (bus and funicular), and there is no public transportation to the accomodation after 18:00.
*The latest time to check-in is 18:00. After this time, Sakamoto Cable, the funicular line to the accomodation from Kyoto, also stops running, so please plan in advance.
*Entrance fee for Enrakuji Temple is separate from the accommodation fee, and is required to enter the temple. Adults: JPY 700, Junior high & Highschool students: JPY 500, Elementary school students: JPY 300.
*About laying out of futons: Guests at this accomodation must lay out their own futons.

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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

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Go game
  • Shogi

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Coffee shop
  • Vending machine

Swimming & soaking

  • Large indoor bath

Services and conveniences

  • Gift/souvenir shop

Getting around

  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [indoor]
  • Car park [outdoor]
  • Complimentary Shuttle service

Available in all rooms

  • Razor
  • Toothbrush
  • Towels
  • Yukata (Japanese pajamas)
Hot spring Information

Hot water type

  • Hot tap water bath
Hot spring on site

Indoor public bath (Male only)

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

Indoor public bath (Female only)

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

Indoor public bath (Male only)

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

Indoor public bath (Female only)

  • Capacity
    20 persons
  • Opening hours
    16:00~22:00
  • Number of bathtubs
    1
  • Bath style
    Tile
Location
Hieizan, 4220 Sakamotohon-machi, Otsu-shi, Otsu, Otsu, Japan, 520-0116
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple
    210 m
  • Hiyoshi Taisha
    1.9 km
  • Omi Shrine
    4.4 km
  • Ukimido
    8.4 km
  • Otsu Service Area
    8.5 km
  • Lake Biwa Bridge
    9.8 km
  • Setano Karahashi
    12.3 km
  • Ishiyamadera Temple
    13.5 km
  • Biwako Valley
    15.2 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Komponchudo
    10 m
  • Enryakuji Temple Amida Do
    10 m
  • Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple Monjuro
    10 m
  • Ganzandaishi-do
    10 m
  • Enryakuji
    190 m
  • Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple
    210 m
  • 3rd Parking
    380 m
  • Todo parking area
    390 m
  • 2nd Parking
    450 m
  • Motate Yama
    640 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
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 restaurants1

    Reviews of Enryakuji Kaikan from verified guests

    4.4
    /
    5
    Excellent
    Location4.3
    Room comfort and quality4.8
    Service4.6
    Access4.0
    High score for Otsu
    All guests (25)
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    5.0
    Genku from Australia
    Solo traveler

    Exceptional”

    Wonderful hotel and facilities, excellent staff. The food was top quality. Clean, quiet. I had a wonderful stay, thanks.

    Reviewed July 09, 2019

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    4.5
    Ricky from United States
    Group

    Excellent”

    Hard to reach, but what an amazing experience! After the heat and crowds of Kyoto, Mt Hiei was cool and secluded. The hotel exceeded expectations. The view of Lake Biwa was gorgeous. The food was a delicious and unique vegan treat.

    Reviewed July 06, 2019

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    4.9
    walker from Australia
    Couple

    Exceptional”

    Great experience staying at the kaikan. Perhaps felt more like a hotel than expected. But it's in a very beautiful location with excellent food.

    Reviewed December 25, 2018

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    4.5
    Paola from Japan
    Solo traveler

    Excellent”

    One of the best views in Japan from ALL rooms, and from the enormous baths and dining areas. Just stunning. Overall one of the best value places I have ever stayed in Japan. The 'Kaikan' is in the heart of the Buddhist temple complex of Mount Hiei. The 7

    Reviewed April 29, 2018

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    4.7
    Elodie from United Kingdom
    Group

    Exceptional”

    I stayed here with my parents and two younger sisters, and found this a really lovely retreat, if a little pricey. We had a gorgeous view of Lake Biwa from our room and people came in to make up our futons for us, which was a nice touch. The vegetarian mea

    Reviewed April 24, 2017

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    5.0
    m.ella from United States
    Group

    Exceptional”

    We loved our stay here! It was easy to get to, and so convenient to explore the many gems nearby. We loved exploring the grounds, taking the cable car up the mountain, and mostly the lake-view. Highly recommend this location!

    Reviewed April 10, 2017

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    4.9
    Fumi from Philippines
    Group

    Exceptional”

    They gave us lake view even we only requested for the mountain view. The view was fantastic. They gave us a private room for our dinner/breakfast. Very good service.

    Reviewed January 05, 2017

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    4.6
    jenhen108 from United States
    Solo traveler

    Exceptional”

    Definitely worth the expense to stay at Enryaku-ji. I walked up the mountain, and able to leave my luggage at the Kaikan before check-in time. View from the dining room was amazing, and the food was quite good. I would have given five stars for the food

    Reviewed May 21, 2016

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    4.5
    Aiko from United States
    Couple

    Excellent”

    The room is spacious. However the food was a little disappointing even though we expected vegetarian only. The toll charge for the mountain after staying one night there with a car is over 3000 yen.

    Reviewed April 12, 2016

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    4.7
    Han from Singapore
    Couple

    Exceptional”

    Located up in the mountains in Mount Hiei, I travelled there by bus (1 hour on 51 or 57 from Kyoto Bus Station, twice a day only, not available during winter season). For the return trip, they provided a free shuttle bus service (9am, 10.30am and 12pm) fro

    Reviewed March 29, 2016

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    4.5
    seiuchi from Finland
    Couple

    Excellent”

    The vegetarian food was out of this world!

    Reviewed July 07, 2015

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    3.5
    Buddy from Hong Kong SAR, China
    Group

    Good”

    風景優美,房間寬敞,和式設計,基本浴場,精品齋菜,佛堂早課,洗滌心靈。

    Reviewed April 20, 2019

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    3.7
    Buddy from Hong Kong SAR, China
    Group

    Very good”

    風景優美,房間寬敞,和式設計,基本浴場,精品齋菜,佛堂早課,洗滌心靈。

    Reviewed April 20, 2019

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    4.0
    小魚 from Taiwan
    Group

    Very good”

    和式的房間既溫暖又可觀賞風景.一樓的咖啡廳很舒服也有很開闊的風景,大浴場外的山景與湖景都很美.二樓的餐廳有豐富又好吃的菜,服務員的服務也很細心體貼.

    Reviewed January 18, 2016

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    5.0
    Eric from Hong Kong SAR, China
    Solo traveler

    Exceptional”

    房間大、清潔舒適、開揚湖景 工作人員服務好 膳食豐富及精美

    Reviewed January 08, 2016

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    4.0
    christopher from Hong Kong SAR, China
    Group

    Very good”

    The service of this Hotel is really good , When we arrive , it is a very heavy snow day and we afraid we might not able to drive our car down the hill and we will be in trouble for going back to Hong Kong , even those they are not speaking very good Englis

    Reviewed February 14, 2011

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    4.7
    rizena from South Korea
    Solo traveler

    Exceptional”

    장점으론 엔랴쿠지를 즐기실 분은 여기서 숙박하시는게 좋음. 밥 괜찮고 대욕탕 괜찮으나 아침에 대욕탕이 안연다는 문제가.. 6시에 참여하는 참배는 괜찮았다. 단점으론 로텔 드 히에이를 알았다면 로텔 드 히에이를 갔을거 같음.. 밤에 할게 하나도 없더라.. 6시면 자야됨..

    Reviewed June 15, 2018

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    4.0
    조로공일 from South Korea
    Group

    Very good”

    휴양이나 안식을 원하신 중년이상이라면 적극 추천입니다.특히 절을 좋아 하시는 노인 분들이라면 더 할 나위 없는 베스트 사이트 입니다.특히 일출꼭 감상하시길 바랍니다.

    Reviewed July 27, 2015

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    4.2
    mini5017 from South Korea
    Group

    Excellent”

    고급호텔 못지않은 규모와 시설이 놀라웠습니다. 다다미방도 정갈한 느낌이라 좋았구요 자세한 리뷰는 블로그에 올려두었습니다. http://blog.naver.com/angel9852/220375591428

    Reviewed May 31, 2015

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    4.7
    miya from South Korea
    Group

    Exceptional”

    기대 이상으로 좋았습니다. 오래된 관광 호텔 정도로 생각하고 갔는데 료칸 스타일의 깨끗한 호텔이었습니다. 엔랴쿠지의 분위기를 여유있게 즐길 수 있어서 너무 좋고 무엇보다 비와호 호수를 내려다보는 전망이 정말 좋습니다. (아침 첫 예불/독경에 참석할 수 있는데 저는 일본어를 잘 못하기 때문에 참석하지 않았습니다.) 저녁에 사우나에 갔더니 크지는 않지만 온천탕에서 비와호 야경을 내려다보며 온천할 수 있었습니다. 나카이상은 없지만 일

    Reviewed March 08, 2012

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