Shigisan Gyokuzoin, Heguri-cho

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  • This is an area of Buddist Temple complex with a small hostel-type accommodation, hosted by monks. You don’t see many people around, it’s very tranquil and peaceful. When planning this trip, you...  more »
  • We arrived from Nara to Oji then caught the bus to Shigisan. There are many steps to the temple lodgings so we had left our luggage at Nara. I have been here before and still continue to be stunned...  more »
  • What a wonderful, gorgeous monastery and experience we had here. My family (3) stayed overnight in the monastery. We had a traditional Japanese room with Kotatsu and we ate a traditional Japanese...  more »
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  • Amazing, authentic overnight experience at a Shigon Buddhist temple, not a tourist trap. BEAUTIFUL, quiet, temple grounds great for walking. The morning for ceremony and morning prayer (4:45am and 5:45am respectively) were very special, spiritual experiences. All the monks and staff were very nice and so gracious. The vegetarian dinner was so delicious, as was the breakfast. Rooms are modest but spacious tatami with air conditioning and a safe. Shared bathrooms (toilets) and shared baths (one gender at a time for separate times). Get there by train to Oji station and taxi (taxi about 2000 yen) or a bus that comes every few hours. Don't forget to take out cash before heading up the mountain as payment is cash only. Overall highly recommended!!
  • Very cool experience. Many temples and good view of the valley and city below. Take bus 43 or 42 shigisammon from Oji station and it will get you very close!
  • Big rooms, nice food, beautiful location, isolated. There is limited English speakers, so some Japanese knowledge is useful. Surrounded by forests, water and temples and shrines. Would be amazing to visit during lunar new year period.
  • Really cool, a quiet and peaceful place. And i am lucky enough too see their ceromony. They burn a lots of wood, add oil on them while chanting something. Another monk is hitting a drum and chanting. And if you can get up early, you can see the sun rising on the mountain top, really beautiful.
  • Amazing unique ryokan experience!
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