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Henjoson-in

Style: Buddhist-Temple

Per Person: ¥15000 ~ ¥20000

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Address (English)

303 Koyasan Koya cho
Ito-gun
Wakayama-ken

Address (Japanese)

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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 Period several major artists stayed at Henjoson-in. 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 Henjoson-in you are invited to attend or simply watch these prayer services. The prayer service is about 40 minutes long.

Facilities

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GUEST ROOMS

  • 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
  • Children under 12 Years allowed:

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
  • 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 (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

OTHER

  • English Ability of the Ryokan Staff/Owners: A Little English Spoken
  • Internet Connection: No Internet Connection
  • Parking: Free Parking
  • Curfew Time: 22:00
  • Pickup Service:
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Happiness and serenity

Marie

Month Of Visit: August

Country Of Reviewer: France

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 4

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

We were 5 (in 3 rooms) to spend in august (2016) one fantastic night in the shukubo Henjoson-in, in Koya-san. Koja-san, sacred place, is extraordinary. As for the shukubo, it's just magnificent: very beautiful rooms, very beautiful equipments. The vegetarian evening dinner was a real feast prepared by the monks. The next day, at 6 am in the morning, we attended a buddhist ceremony before a delicious breakfast of vegetables (at 7 am). The only thing which we regretted is to have to leave at 9 am in the morning : we would have longer to take advantage of this magnificent place and its gardens! We were able to take up rooms only at 4 pm, with a dinner at 6 pm, and have to leave at 9 am the following morning : only few hours! Having said that,we are very satisfied with the communication of JGH, which manages beautiful places and always answered without waiting to our questions.

Nice and calm temple

Prawat

Month Of Visit: May

Country Of Reviewer: Thailand

Atmosphere Rating - 4

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 4

Location Rating - 4

Room Rating - 5

The location is near to bus stop and easily walking to the museum. The garden was nice, dinner and breakfast were good. Their staff were friendly despite limitation of their English talking. I had a good opportunity to attend morning praying ceremony,be calm my mind.

Couldn\'t it be more about the monks?

Pamela

Month Of Visit: April

Country Of Reviewer: Japan

Atmosphere Rating - 4

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 3

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

This is a lovely temple with a very modern tatami lodging wing with ensuite toilet. It looked out on a pretty garden and was conveniently across the street from the main temple complex. The vegan dinner was beautiful and tasty (loved that silky sesame tofu and the tempura) and the breakfast was fine. We enjoyed the 6 am prayer service and the following of the Buddha path after. But we had just stayed in a ryokan in Hanoke, and other than being checked in by a monk and served by monk \"waiters\", this was no different. I feel like an opportunity is being missed here. As a visitor, I learned nothing about the life of a monk, why a person becomes a monk, what a monk studies and does, or anything about religion. A visitor travels quite a way to spend a night with the monks. Why do the monks take you in? Just to make money? If so, job accomplished. This was the most expensive night in our 20-day trip, at about $300 US.

not worth time and price

Binyamin

Month Of Visit: April

Country Of Reviewer:

Atmosphere Rating - 2

Food Rating - 1

Staff Rating - 2

Location Rating - 2

Room Rating - 4

It was very cold outside and inside. The hosts were very cold too.

Not worth the price.

Marc

Month Of Visit: August

Country Of Reviewer: Spain

Atmosphere Rating - 3

Food Rating - 1

Staff Rating - 2

Location Rating - 4

Room Rating - 3

Not a bad experience but it should be very much cheaper! The place and the room were really beautiful, with nice views to a quiet garden. It was clean and tidy, but there was a deep smell of humidity in the room! It was very disgusting! We thought dinner and breakfast were going to be served in our room, but it wasn\'t. VERY disappointing. Anyway we didn\'t enjoy very much Buddhist food... let\'s say it\'s not very tasty... The pray in the mornings and the baths were ok (men and women separate). To sum up, it is an different experience but it wasn\'t worth the price (33000 yen for one night). We had preferred to spend this money in a traditional ryokan :(

Delightful Christmas

Rebecca

Month Of Visit: December

Country Of Reviewer:

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 4

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

This was a wonderful experience, with great food and atmosphere. The onsen was wonderful, and the setting and location was great for exploring. December was very chilly through the corridors and common areas, but the room and dining space were cozy. The one thing we wish from the experience was that we would be allowed to see a bit more of how the monks really lived. The meals we had were wonderful, but we were curious to know what they eat for their dinners and what they do throughout their day. That being said, great experience.

Stunning!

Grant

Month Of Visit: October

Country Of Reviewer:

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

Words cannot truly express our experience at Henjoson-in/Koyasan. Arriving in the dark of night only glimpsing slivers of the illuminated temples through the towering Japanese cedar trees. This set the mood perfectly. We were warmly greeted upon arrival at Henjoson and checked into our beautiful room with minimal fuss. I really don\'t want to give too much away. It was the element of surprise and discovery that made our stay so enchanting. I would rate 6 stars if I could!

Barry

Barry

Month Of Visit: September

Country Of Reviewer:

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

We had excellent ryokan rooms at Henjo-son. The food, vegetarian, of course, was excellent. Grounds, staff support (though with limited English), were also terrific. Location, quite close to the entrance to the graveyard of graveyards, also a nice plus.

excellent!

Carlo

Month Of Visit: July

Country Of Reviewer: Italy

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

interesting experience from all points of view

Lost in translation

Edward

Month Of Visit: April

Country Of Reviewer: Belgium

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 4

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

Enjoyable experience

Henjoson-in the amazing!

Anne

Month Of Visit: December

Country Of Reviewer:

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

The best place we could\'ve stayed! A wonderful accommodation, extremely welcoming. The room had a view of the gorgeous garden. Dinner and breakfast were delicious. December is a bit chilly and nothing could\'ve have been better than the green tea waiting for us. :) The onsen is magnificent, a gret wy to freshen up and warm up! We also attended the morning prayer. While I don\'t know what was being said, it was a very grounding experience. They even held our bags the day we checked out so we could do some more exploring before we left.
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