Muryokoin, Koya-cho

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  • After a very good experience at a Korean monastery, we had also chosen a temple overnight in Koya-San. The difference could not be greater. The Abbot (?) and the young monks (?) have virtually no English and we got no instructions, no explanations, nothing. We were in the unrenovated portion in a very patio room. There were no secrets. The community toilets were cramped and drafty. Not such a bad vegetarian food made without comment in the room. For the many offers that exist in Koya-San, we were probably unlucky.
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  • Before writing this review, I read what others had written. My feeling is that KoyaSan and 'Temple Stay' (shukubo) is a privilege, and some (mental) flexibility is needed by guests. We did not eat her...  more »
  • Koyasan hotels is no need to think carefully about the stay operated Buddhist temple lodgings come furnished, and inns as well as by shukubo pin Noticeboards have. Gate is maintained each House tombs of respectable old Samurai residences in Asano, ODA, Ito, Prince arisugawa former Princely House and Dan contracts deeply even today, 奥no院 Oda Nobunaga. Brand new temple built in front of the gate, compared to surrounding buildings and bright had. But the room dividers and sliding doors did not.
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  • Mt. Koya is very beautiful and sacred, and Muryokoin was the perfect setting to stay during our trip there. Everyone is very welcoming and gracious and most of them spoke functional English.
  • The monks are not welcoming and seem bothered by us. The room is nice but the futon is very thin in comparison to other places we've been. The wall doesn't reach the ceiling, so my parents have a lot of noise from the next room (6AM speaker calls and late night laughs). The ceremony in the morning was nice. You eat dinner and breakfast in your room. Overall it's okay, but it's really expensive to not be made feel welcome.
  • An incredible experience
  • I had an amazing experience staying at Muryokoin in Koyasan. The temple itself is just beautiful, and my room was clean and very traditional which was a lot of fun. Being from Australia this was my first time sleeping in a traditional room with tatami mats, a very comfortable futon, painted screen walls and a kotatsu. In the morning myself and the rest of the overnight guests were invited to attend the 6am Buddhist morning ceremony. I had no idea what to expect, but the ceremony was just mesmerizing. I felt very privileged to be given an opportunity to witness the temple's monks perform their sutras, and afterwards we joined a few for a chat around fresh brewed tea and traditional biscuits. A German priest Shumizu-San kindly translated and spoke with me in English, as the other guests and priests spoke only Japanese. The presence of English language priests was definitely what led me to choose Muryokoin as my temple stay in Koyasan. Price was another factor, as many temples at Koyasan can cost up to Y13,000 per night. Muryokoin was very affordable, even with the add on of a traditional Buddhist breakfast. I didn't choose the dinner, but definitely will next time as the food was delicious.
  • New Hall and Crest were impressive.
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