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Buddhist Temple Overnight

Buddhist Temple Overnight By: D. Paget Shuffling in our stocking feet at 6:30 a.m. along the dark wooden corridor of the temple from our room, we headed to the prayer hall. The other overnight guests, a Japanese group, were doing the same. Recorded choral music had awoken everyone shortly before. We were now about to experience morning prayers in a temple on Mount Koya, in the Kansai r

Fukuchi-in - Ryokan

Welcome to the Fukuchi-in. This is a "shukubo" or Buddhist Temple (see definition of ryokan styles below) for guests who wish to stay on Mount Koya. This large, beautiful temple has 70 Japanese-style rooms and both indoor and outdoor baths for the guests. Fukuchi-in serves "shojin" cuisine which is traditional Buddhist vegetarian cuisine. Check in time is after 3:00pm, and check out time is befor

Hoon-in - Ryokan

Welcome to Hoon-in. This traditional Buddhist Temple has a very warm and cozy atmosphere, and it is recommended for guests seeking a family-style temple. The hosts at Hoon-in are very friendly, and will go out of their way to make you feel at home. There are 16 Japanese-style guest rooms in their "Honkan" and "Bekkan". None of the guest rooms have private baths or toilets. Hoon-in provides shared

Rengejo-in - Ryokan

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 breakfas

Shojoshin-in - Ryokan

Welcome to Shojoshin-in. This large traditional Buddhist Temple is one of the oldest temples on Mount Koya (Koyasan) - built 3 years before Kongobuji Temple. Shojoshin-in has Japanese style guest rooms as well as a "Hanare" (private guest residence which has a private bath and toilet), Japanese style gardens and a pond. Shojoshin-in provides shared baths for both women and men, and "shojin-ryori"

Chikurin-in Gumpo-en - Ryokan

Welcome to Chikurin-in Gumpo-en. This Traditional Ryokan was originally a Buddhist Temple called Tsubakiyama Temple. The temple was built by Shotoku Taishi (a very famous Crown Prince of Japan who reigned from 592 - 628 AD) and the temple used to accommodate Buddhist Monks who practiced asceticism in the mountains of Yoshino. Today, Chikurin-in Gumpo-en is a traditional ryokan and it has hosted fa

Muryoko-in - Ryokan

Welcome to Muryoko-in. This large traditional Buddhist Temple was originally built in the Heian period (794 to 1185). The name means 'immeasurable light' and it is dedicated to Amida. Muryoko-in has 30 Japanese style guest rooms all without private baths or toilets though there are 2 indoor public bath (one for women and one for men). Dinner and breakfast are “Shojin-Ryori” (Buddhist Monk vege

Mikasaya - Ryokan

Welcome to Mikasaya. This Minshuku is located in Beppu, a famous hot spring resort area. More specifically, it is in Kannawa Onsen hot spring area, where Ippen, a Buddhist monk, opened the hot springs for healing and therapy in the 13th century. There are 2 rock baths that are for men to use when it is busy, but they can be used by anyone when it is not busy. There is also a family bath that can b

Henjoson-in - Ryokan

Welcome to Henjoson-in. This large traditional Buddhist Temple received his name from the Dainichi Nyorai, the Universal Illuminating Deity known as Henjoson-in. The rooms have a relaxing garden view and are spacious. In this temple the food is plentiful, "Shojin-Ryori" (vegetarian Kaiseki) is served in the large dining room. Henjoson-in has a beautiful wooden bath with a nice view. During the Edo

Eko-in - Ryokan

Welcome to Eko-in. A 1000 year-old Buddhist temple, Ekoin offers Japanese style guest rooms and one of them has a private bath and toilet. All of the guest rooms have a garden view. Guests are free to attend morning services and the Goma fire ritual. Guests can participate in meditation sessions from 16:30. Sessions can be translated in English and English brochures are available if there is no

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