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Style: Buddhist-Temple

Price: ¥10000 ~ ¥15000

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Address (English)

700 Koyasan, Koya-cho
Ito -gun

Address (Japanese)




Welcome to Rengejo-in. This traditional Buddhist Temple, or Shukubo in Japanese, is located near the Mount Koya cable car station. Rengejo-in has interesting temple architecture, a traditional Japanese garden, and 46 Japanese-style guest rooms. Rengejo-in provides shared baths for both women and men, and “shojin ryori” or Buddhist Monk vegetarian meals are served to the guests. After breakfast, there is also a Japanese/English lecture about the history of Mt Koya and Buddhism. Check-in time is after 3:00pm and check-out time is before 9:00am. Parking is available and some English is spoken.



  • Japanese Style Room with Private Bath
  • Japanese Style Room with Private Toilet Avialable
  • Large Japanese Style Room (4 or more guests)
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Hanare, (Private Guest Residence)
  • Towels


  • Shared Outdoor Hot Spring Bath (Same Gender Only)
  • Shared Indoor Hot Spring Bath (Same Gender Only)
  • Private Hot Spring Bath in Guest Room
  • Private Outdoor Hot Spring Bath (Attached to Guest Room)
  • "Family Bath" (Privately Reserved Hot Spring Bath)
  • Mixed Outdoor Hot Spring Bath


  • Shared Outdoor Bath (Same Gender Only)
  • Shared Indoor Bath (Same Gender Only)
  • Private Outdoor Bath (Attached to Guest Room)
  • "Family Bath" (Privately Reserved Bath)
  • Mixed Outdoor Bath (Both Genders)


  • Dinner and Breakfast Plan Available
  • Breakfast Plan Only Available
  • No Meal Plan Available


  • Special Meal Request (e.g. No Pork)
  • Vegetarian Meals (with fish)
  • Vegetarian Meals (no fish but with fish broth)
  • Western-style Breakfast


  • Dinner Served in Guest Room
  • Breakfast Served in Guest Room


  • English Ability of the Ryokan Staff/Owners: Good English Spoken
  • Internet Connection: No Internet Connection
  • Parking: Free Parking
  • Curfew Time: No Curfew
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  • Single Guests:
  • Children under 12 Years allowed:
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Nice and comfortable Ryokan

Month Of Visit: September

Country Of Reviewer: Lithuania

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 4

Staff Rating - 4

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

First of all, I\'ve been only in this Ryokan, so I can\'t compare, but... Although modest and simple from outside, inside garden had water pool shaped like a creek (I\'m not sure now, maybe it was a real creek) with big colorful fishes and it was breathtaking. I got nice, surprisingly big and comfortable room with windows to that beautiful garden. Staff was pleasant and helpful, regrettably did\'t speak English very well, but enough to get by. During morning ceremony in the temple everything was in Japanese and best English speaking monk was away, so I got quite little explanation. Despite that whole experience was memorable, small, but intimate and picturesque temple created really great atmosphere and I felt elated. The singing (chant) was resonating, I would have definitely bought a CD, didn\'t think to ask if they have such, probably not. Hot springs bath was nice, I\'m not a specialist (rather a shower guy), so can\'t really expand on that. I\'m not vegetarian, so didn\'t like meals like as much as in customary hotels, but it was well served, good and filling. Next morning (I was staying only one night) I could leave my luggage in the Ryokan after the checkout time and go for a walk around most of Mt.Koya. It took only few hours on foot to visit everything that I planned to and come back. Rengejo-in is only few stops from cable car station, so very easy to find and to leave. All in all I had a great experience, can heartily recommend it for everyone!

Great traditional Japanese experience


Month Of Visit: December

Country Of Reviewer: South Africa

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 3

Staff Rating - 4

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

My first stay at a traditional Japanese inn, since it is a temple the stay was especially interesting. I appreciated the chance to experience the way of Buddhism and learned a lot. The monks were friendly and educational and most helpful when exploring Mt. Koya. We had heavy snow fall but heaters were provided and the snow on the mountain and the temple gardens were magical. Just bring very warm close when visiting during winter. I recommend a stay at Rengejo-in

Absolutely recommandable place to stay in Koyasan


Month Of Visit: April

Country Of Reviewer: Germany

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

We were 5 people and could share one big room (which were acutally two I think) together. Everything was just perfect besides that it was still really cold for being spring in Japan. The staff is warm hearted and some english is spoken. The highlight is definitely attending the evening and morning ceromonies that also had a short english translation at the end. I do like meat, but the vegetarian (actually it might even be vegan) food was absolutely excellent and high class. All in all a highly recommanded place to stay if you visit koyasan. Just remember that you might need some extra layers if you visit the place during the autumn/winter/spring season.