Joki-in

Style: Buddhist-Temple

Price Per Person:
¥12,960 ~ ¥38,000

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Address (English)

365 Koyasan Koya-cho
-gun Wakayama

Address (Japanese)

和歌山県伊都郡高野町高野山365

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Welcome to Joki-in. This Buddhist temple was first built in 1156. It was destroyed by the big fire at the end of the Edo era, but it has been rebuilt in 1870. The temple has 15 rooms. Joki-in serves Shojin-Ryori which is Buddhist Monk vegetarian meals without fish or meat of any kind. There is a morning prayer that starts at 6:00 am from April to September and at 6:30 am from October to March. As guests of the Joki-in you are invited to attend or simply watch these prayer services. The prayer service is about 40 minutes long.

Cash Only Payment:
Joki-in only accept payment by yen cash, so make sure you have enough cash when you travel to Mt Koya, also please note that ATMs only work during business hours on business days. Please get cash in a large city before you come to Mt Koya. If you do not have enough cash the innkeepers may call the police.

Welcome to Joki-in. This Buddhist temple was first built in 1156. It was destroyed by the big fire at the end of the Edo era, but it has been rebuilt in 1870. The temple has 15 rooms. Joki-in serves Shojin-Ryori which is Buddhist Monk vegetarian meals without fish or meat of any kind. There is a morning prayer that starts at 6:00 am from April to September and at 6:30 am from October to March. As guests of the Joki-in you are invited to attend or simply watch these prayer services. The prayer service is about 40 minutes long.

Cash Only Payment:
Joki-in only accept payment by yen cash, so make sure you have enough cash when you travel to Mt Koya, also please note that ATMs only work during business hours on business days. Please get cash in a large city before you come to Mt Koya. If you do not have enough cash the innkeepers may call the police.

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:
    A Little English Spoken
  • Internet Connection:
    Wifi Available
  • Internet Connection:
    Wifi Available
  • Parking:
    Free Parking
  • Curfew Time:
    22:00
  • Pickup Service:
  • Single Guests:
  • Children under 12 Years allowed:
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  • Wonderful Experience

    Judith

    Month of Visit: October

    Country Of Reviewer:

    Atmosphere Rating - 5

    Food Rating - 5

    Staff Rating - 5

    Location Rating - 5

    Room Rating - 5

    Koyasan is a wonderful place to visit. It is a little gem of a place. Joki-In was great. Staff were very accommodating and nothing was too hard when we required some help. Food was delicious. We went to morning prayer which was well worth it. We would recommend Joki-In Thank you for making our stay memorable
  • Definitely worth the stay

    David

    Date of Review: October, 2018

    Month of Visit: October

    Country Of Reviewer: United Kingdom

    Atmosphere Rating - 5

    Food Rating - 5

    Staff Rating - 5

    Location Rating - 5

    Room Rating - 5

    I would definitely recommend having Koyasan on your list of places to visit in Japan and Joki In is a great place to stay. Only downside of traditional rooms is that walls are paper thin so if your neighbour snores (and he did, like a train), you might end up not sleeping too well. The location is great (less than 5 minutes from the centre of town and within talking distance from everything, Koyasan being small), the staff and food was amazing and the atmosphere different from anything I had experienced before. The whole trip was effortless and worthwhile. The whole experience is very interesting and it gives you a glimpse of a different Japan.
  • Wonderful stay

    Michelle

    Date of Review: July, 2018

    Month of Visit: June

    Country Of Reviewer: Canada

    Atmosphere Rating - 5

    Food Rating - 5

    Staff Rating - 5

    Location Rating - 4

    Room Rating - 5

    I thoroughly enjoyed my one night stay at Joki-in. The staff members are very friendly and fluent in English. The room was big, quiet, and comfortable. The food in particular was a pleasant surprise. Despite not being a vegan, I enjoyed every dish provided and had a filling meal. The temple itself is well-kept and I appreciated having a beautiful garden view from my room. Overall, I would highly recommend staying at Joki-in, especially in the older part of the temple.
  • Unforgettable

    Dakoda

    Month of Visit: June

    Country Of Reviewer: Canada

    Atmosphere Rating - 5

    Food Rating - 5

    Staff Rating - 5

    Location Rating - 5

    Room Rating - 5

    We stayed at Joki-in for one night prior to our Kumano Kodo hike. Everyone at the Joki-in was very warm and welcoming. My girlfriend and I found our room very comfortable and atmospheric. Albeit not being vegans ourselves, the meals we had were delicious and abundant, dinner being quite extravagant and breakfast much more than we are used to having at home. The Buddhist prayer service in the morning was fascinating, and well worth waking up a bit earlier for. We greatly appreciate our time at Joki-in, and Koyasan in general; it was easily one of the highlights of our first trip to Japan.
  • Mythical

    Alexandre

    Month of Visit: April

    Country Of Reviewer: Canada

    Atmosphere Rating - 5

    Food Rating - 5

    Staff Rating - 5

    Location Rating - 5

    Room Rating - 5

    Seriously this was above our expectation. The temple is well maintained. The food was simple but tasty. The big plus for us was that it's relatively small and calm due to not having a lot of rooms. Would definitely recommend and go back
  • Authentic, unique and all around amazing experience!

    Eran

    Month of Visit: May

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    Atmosphere Rating - 5

    Food Rating - 5

    Staff Rating - 5

    Location Rating - 5

    Room Rating - 5

    We stayed at Jokiin for two nights (late May). First, Koyasan is amazing for itself, we got there by car and enjoyed the scenic route going up the mountain and the beautiful, peaceful village of Koyasan with its shops and small restaurants, and of course, the beautiful temples. Jokiin was amazing as reviews say, the staff, the garden, the food - one can't ask for more. We did one morning ceremony with the monks and it was truly special. We highly recommend Jokiin and Koyasan.
  • The highlight of our trip in Japan!

    Alejandra

    Month of Visit: November

    Country Of Reviewer: Mexico

    Atmosphere Rating - 5

    Food Rating - 5

    Staff Rating - 5

    Location Rating - 5

    Room Rating - 5

    Everything was just perfect. We spent two weeks in Japan and this experience was by far the most fullfilling. Don't miss the morning ceremony and the onsen bath!
  • Awesome - book without any doubts

    Nuno

    Date of Review: October, 2017

    Month of Visit: October

    Country Of Reviewer: Portugal

    Atmosphere Rating - 5

    Food Rating - 5

    Staff Rating - 5

    Location Rating - 5

    Room Rating - 5

    The Joki-in temple is amazing, the staff is warm and makes you feel very welcome, Koyasan is beautiful (and so is the journey by train and tram), the cemetery and it's temples. Don't miss the morning ritual. Highly recommended! :-)
  • Spectacular

    Christina

    Month of Visit: July

    Country Of Reviewer: United States

    Atmosphere Rating - 5

    Food Rating - 5

    Staff Rating - 5

    Location Rating - 5

    Room Rating - 5

    Everyone at the Joki-in was very warm and welcoming. My friends and I had a room with a garden view which was gorgeous and atmospheric. The meals were delicious, dinner being quite extravagant and breakfast a bit plainer. We went to the Buddhist prayer service in the morning at it was worth waking up so early for.
  • Best experience in Japan!

    Catarina

    Date of Review: June, 2017

    Month of Visit: April

    Country Of Reviewer: Portugal

    Atmosphere Rating - 5

    Food Rating - 4

    Staff Rating - 5

    Location Rating - 5

    Room Rating - 5

    Staying at Koyasan, at the Joki-in Temple, was the most amazing experience we had in Japan! Definitely! When we booked this trip, we were afraid that the temple lodging would be a "tourist trap" or that it wouldn't be as special as we thought it would. But all our expectations were blown away with the hospitality of the people of the temple, the beauty of the surroundings and the comfort of the temple and the room. If you're considering going to Joki-in, we advise you to take advantage of all they have to offer: the amazing public baths and the peaceful morning rituals. A trip to the mausoleum is a must, of course, but the stay at the temple is a gem in itself. We thank all of the people at Joki-in for treating us with such kindness.
  • Amazing Experience

    Paula

    Month of Visit: May

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    Atmosphere Rating - 5

    Food Rating - 5

    Staff Rating - 5

    Location Rating - 5

    Room Rating - 5

    Koyasan is a must visit when travelling to Japan, the area is amazingly calm and beautiful, its temples will transport you back on time..... Joki-In was perfect, more than we expected, super clean, great staff, location and the rooms were simple & with all what is needed to enjoy a great relaxing time. We spent 2 nights and I beleive that that is the minimum to really get to feel the special atmosphere of the place. We highly recommend Joki-In Thank you for the amazing experience