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Fukuchi-in

Style: Buddhist-Temple

Price Per Person:
¥15,000 ~ ¥20,000

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Address (English)

657 Koya-san Koya-cho Ito-gun
Ito -gun

Address (Japanese)

和歌山県伊都郡高野町高野山657

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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 before 9:00am.

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 before 9:00am.

Facilities

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GUEST ROOMS

  • Japanese Style Room with Private Bath and Toilet
  • Japanese Style Room with Private Toilet Only
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Towels

HOT SPRINGS and BATHING FACILITIES

  • 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

REGULAR BATHING FACILITIES

  • 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)

MEALS

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

SPECIAL MEAL REQUEST

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

DINING ARRANGEMENTS

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

OTHER

  • English Ability of the Ryokan Staff/Owners:
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  • Curfew Time:
    19:00
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  • Single Guests:
  • Children under 12 Years allowed:
  • Pay with a Credit Card:
    N/A
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Amazing experience

Anderson

Month of Visit: April

Country Of Reviewer: Brazil

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

We had an amazing experience. We enjoyed the train journey from Osaka. We stayed for one night and after that we started our Kumano Kodo Trail. Best way to start a new journey

A temple like ryokan

Date of Review: December, 2018

Month of Visit: December

Country Of Reviewer: Canada

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

I enjoyed my stay here. It is classified as temple lodging and there is a temple but it is more like a ryokan. It is a very nice ryokan though. The gardens were beautiful, nice raked gravel and there was a koi pond. The staff was polite and helpful but it is a large ryokan and they may be helping other guests. (I wouldn't expect to be served by monks and I'm not sure if I saw any. Also if you want to go to morning prayers you need to be dressed properly, you can't go in your yukata like I mistakenly did and thus wasn't able to participate.) They have an interesting "mini museum" with some samurai armour and other curios. The vegetarian food was good, yes there is a lot of tofu but it is a kind of Japanese food you don't get many opportunities to try. The hot spring baths were very nice. I liked the outdoor wooden baths and the carbonated bath. There is a curfew (of 9 pm if I remember correctly) so you'll have to be in by then or be locked out! I was still able to take a nighttime walk in the oku-in cemetery, one of my favorite experiences of my trip and if you go koya-san I recommend going to the cemetery both during the day and night if you can. For me it was a little expensive, but worth it. I would recommend fukuchi-in and would stay there again.

A fantastic experience

Lillann eeg

Date of Review: August, 2018

Month of Visit: August

Country Of Reviewer: Norway

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

Everyone visiting Japan should experience an overnight stay at this amazing temple. We had a really great stay and Fukuchi-in was perfect. Nice people, great food and the atmosphere was as comfortable as we had hoped. I really recomend to take a walk to the okunoin cemetery while you are there - that was great.

Great place to relax

Bryan

Date of Review: November, 2017

Month of Visit: October

Country Of Reviewer: Germany

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

Although it rained all the time during our two day stay, it was definitely one of the best experiences of our trip to Japan. Delicious and healthy food, nice staff and a onsen!

Beautiful experience

Bartu

Month of Visit: September

Country Of Reviewer:

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 4

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

Fukuchi-in was just wonderful. The temple was beautiful and really peaceful considering how large it is. Food was some of tastiest and healthiest we've ever had. The onsen baths were unbelievably relaxing, both indoors and outoors. I probably spent 6-8 hours in there with a book, just letting the warmth cover me like a blanket. Morning prayers were also a very interesting and calming experience. Highly recommended to those looking for inner peace and tranquility.

Just okay

Kathleen

Month of Visit: May

Country Of Reviewer:

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 3

Staff Rating - 3

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 3

Although I did not expect for this to be a 'spiritual experience' I did expect it to be a bit less of the tourist racket that it was. Given the size of this inn on some level I understand why the nature of how they function is necessary. For instance, the front desk and all admitting personnel are wearing headsets to communicate with one another. On first arrival it does just feel a bit disarming. The inn is beautiful and they do have an onsen which is not offered at other inns in town. But if you are looking for a quaint experience I would try to book at an inn with a lot less rooms. Which might mean booking fairly early. As far as the food, I have to say I was disappointed. It looked pretty but it was basically tofu served in a myriad of ways. I like tofu. But not so much tofu. And I personally expected a lot more vegetables.

Very Special Experience!

Portia

Month of Visit: April

Country Of Reviewer: United States

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

Getting to this place was a lot easier than anticipated, although can be long depending where you're coming from. Koyan-san is gorgeous secluded mountain speckled with temples. Okunoin cemetery is a place that is unforgettable. Fukuchiin was very hospitable and the food was incredible considering it's all vegetarian! The morning ritual at 6am is also something not to miss for its authenticity. Overall very good experience.

Fantastic

Masha

Month of Visit: April

Country Of Reviewer:

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

Sakura was in full bloom, later than in most of Japan. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The location unbelievable, the vegetarian food - special but super good. Monks chanting at 6 am. I really hope to come back one day to Koyasan, a spiritual place.

2 nights at Fukuchi-in

Andras

Month of Visit: April

Country Of Reviewer: The Netherlands

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

Beautiful location for pending 2 days as guest in a traditional Japanese environment. We enjoyed every second spent in the old building with traditional rooms, excellent vegetarian food and tea, and with the several traditional hot baths in and outside. The service is very polite and English is spoken well. We've joined the morning meditation at 6h which ended in the unforgettable stone garden. Great experience!

1 night in Koyasan

Dominique

Date of Review: April, 2017

Month of Visit: April

Country Of Reviewer: France

Atmosphere Rating - 4

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 4

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 4

Great place to visit. We enjoyed the train journey from Osaka, appreciated the visit at the Kongobu-ji and were very much impressed in particular by the Toro-do and the cemetery around it. The stay at the Fukuchi-in was quite enjoyable even though the room was small but this was pretty much expected in a temple. The food was great in particular what was cooked in soya milk.

Great Stay

Anna

Date of Review: April, 2017

Month of Visit: April

Country Of Reviewer: Australia

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

I had a wonderful time staying at this ryokan- staff were friendly, the room was warm and quiet, and the food was great. There were other tourists there but they didn't bother me at all. The onsen and the rock gardens are beautiful and I wish I had stayed here longer. I was staying here by myself and I felt very welcome. It is also an easy location, getting on and off the bus, and walking to the various sites around town. Highly recommend staying here.