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Style: Buddhist-Temple

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Address (English)

556 Koyasan, Koya-cho
Ito -gun

Address (Japanese)




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" or Buddhist Monk vegetarian meals are served to the guests. The early morning service is followed by a short tour of the temple's treasures (in Japanese). This temple has a great location at the beginning of the tomb-lined pathway to Okunoin, making it convenient for your late-night stroll to the mausoleum. Originating as a thatched hut built by Kukai more than 1,150 years ago and once the second-largest temple in Koyasan after Kongobuji, today it boasts attractive 150-year-old buildings, including a large wooden structure with rooms overlooking a small garden and pond. If you decide to stay at Shojoshin-in, please prepare cash payment ahead of time, as they do not accept credit cards for payment (only used in case a guest does not show up). If you want to make and international ATM cash withdrawal, the local bank is open 8:45-17:00 on weekdays and 9:00-17:00 on weekends, and the post office, which has 2 international ATMs, is open 8:45-18:00 on weekdays, 9:00-17:00 on Saturdays and 9:00-15:00 on Sundays (however, neither of these are close to Shojoshin-in). Thank you.

Check-in Time: All guests must check in by 17:00 (5:00 PM). If you are unable to check in by 17:00 the temple will not be able to receive you and your reservation will be canceled.



  • 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: A Little English Spoken
  • Internet Connection: Wifi Available
  • Parking: Free Parking
  • Curfew Time: No Curfew
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