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Koyasan Sekishoin

Located steps from Kongosanmaiin Temple

  • Free WiFi and free parking

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571 Koyasan, Koya, 648-0211, Wakayama, Japan
  • It was nearly empty so we were upgraded. Usually I think there would be a lot of people.…

    Mar 15, 2020

  • Was a wonderful stay at Sekisho-in. Room was very clean, spacious and comfortable. Food…

    Mar 7, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Bathtub

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 50 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe

Feel at home

  • Separate bedroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Bathtub or shower

What’s around

  • Kongobuji Temple - 12 min walk
  • Koyasan University - 13 min walk
  • Okunoin - 15 min walk
  • Kongosanmaiin Temple - 2 min walk
  • Konpon Daito Pagoda - 13 min walk
  • Danjo Garan Temple - 16 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Japanese Style Room with Shared Bathroom, Temple Lodging
  • Japanese Style Room with Private Bathroom, Temple Lodging

What’s around


  • Kongobuji Temple - 12 min walk
  • Koyasan University - 13 min walk
  • Okunoin - 15 min walk
  • Kongosanmaiin Temple - 2 min walk
  • Konpon Daito Pagoda - 13 min walk
  • Danjo Garan Temple - 16 min walk
  • Okunoin Temple - 20 min walk
  • Mount Koyasan - 2.4 mi / 3.9 km

Getting around

  • Kansai Intl. Airport (KIX) - 53 min drive
  • Gokurakubashi station - 13 min drive
  • Hashimoto Station - 21 min drive
  • Miyukitsuji Station - 23 min drive
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571 Koyasan, Koya, 648-0211, Wakayama, Japan

At a glance


  • 50 rooms


  • Check-in time 1:00 PM-5:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 9:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 6 PM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 15


  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
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At the property

Food and drink

  • Coffee shop/café
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Microwave in a common area

Working away

  • Number of meeting rooms - 1


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Garden


  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Japanese

In the room

Home comforts

  • Slippers

Freshen up

  • Bathtub or shower

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen TV

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Public bath/onsen services include an indoor public bath (no minerals) and a yukata (Japanese robe). These services feature separate men and women areas.

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare requires all international visitors to submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels, etc. ). Additionally, lodging proprietors are required to photocopy passports for all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

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  • Yes, Koyasan Sekishoin does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Check-out time is 9:00 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include udon restaurant (8-min walk), Higurashi (8-min walk), and Hanabishi (9-min walk).
  • Koyasan Sekishoin has a garden.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Arrived in late Feb. Wonderful experience. Cold but heaters in room worked well.

    Earl, 1 night romance trip, Feb 26, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The amenities exceeded expectations. The room was larger than expected. We had a four futon room with three futons setup. It would have been a bit tight with four. The room had a living area, a sleeping area, a garden viewing area, and a balcony. We did not opt for the private bathroom. We may have stayed during a slow night (Early Jan) because we still had the shared public bath to ourselves after dinner, and we enjoyed a nice soak. I saw an older review saying there are no hair dryers. They have hair dryers now. The dinner and breakfast was good as well. If you're not used to Japanese vegetarian dishes, you might find the food lacking. It's a lot of radishes, bamboo shoots, seaweed/kelp, tofu, squash, rice, and mochi. Most of it is served cold with unlimited warm rice and hot tea. I thought it was quite good. The morning ceremony was a great experience. The monks will encourage you to do the incense offering. A booklet in your room will explain what to do. Read and research beforehand as it's not explained during the ceremony. Overall, I'm glad we stayed here. It was a good experience. I did not get to interact with the monks. I wish I was able to do this to learn more about Koyasan; however, I understand most of them do not speak English.

    1 night family trip, Jan 4, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Nice reasonably priced place to stay in Koyasan. Location - perfect -close to okunoin cemetery and temples. Room - sufficient futon setup with a low table with kettle and tea. Heater in room - heats up fast - good because the common areas are outside temperature. Don't run heater all night, but not needed just spark up in the morning and instant heat. Like camping :-) Arrival - checked in at ~12 noon . They were organized and ready for us - excellent. Little english spoken - but not a problem - we got all the info we needed for the temple stay. Amenities - lots of shared bathroom /washup areas. We used the hot bath rooms to clean up/soak/warm up - it was great! (onsen like) There are two mens and two ladies bath/onsen rooms. Very nice. Honour system coffee machine for morning. Food - very creative and tasty vegetarian dinner 5:30 (extra fee booked with room - do it - it's a good experience) Breaky was at ~7:15 -7:30 after morning service - which was also good to do (6:50AM). NOTE . I booked the dinner after the original booking via email - but they had not record of it - or lost in translation. We were able to book dinner as we arrived at 11:45. dinner bookings taken until 12 noon of same day. Best to book at hotel booking time. FYI - We left right after breakfast to catch a 8:11 AM bus right outside the temple to get back to Tokyo that same day. Easy (but multiple) transit back to Osaka then Tokyo

    1 night romance trip, Nov 19, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    I enjoyed it very much. Air conditioner was broken, but I just moved the futon to the room with a heater. Garden is beautiful. Dinner was good. Breakfast was simple. Bathroom attached to the room was so new and clean. Great alone bath time. I came in a bit late, but they had my dinner still waiting for me. I'm glad I stayed here.

    A-, 1 night trip, Nov 14, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    Temple stay experience wasn't really immersive since there were many other tourists so the experience didn't feel personalised. Wished that the service was warmer. The food for both dinner and breakfast were mediocre. Dishes that are supposed to be hot/warm (e.g. tempura) were already cold by the time guests arrived at the dining hall (there are preset dining hours). I stayed in the new hall which is a long walk in but the facilities are new and WiFi was surprisingly strong. Heater in room! Best thing to have since Koyasan can get really cold. No hairdryer provided.

    L, 1 night trip, Nov 12, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Wonderful Experience

    Amazing atmospheric place to stay. This is not just a place to stay but a wonderful experience.

    Christopher, 2 night trip, Nov 12, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Great monastery food. Appreciated opportunity to be part of morning ceremony. Very good onsen. Location very good - near cemetery & a short distance from centre of town.

    3 night romance trip, Nov 2, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Interesting experience in a temple! Location is convenient!

    2 night family trip, Oct 23, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Very fast check in and out. Comfortable

    2 night family trip, Oct 4, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Koyasan was amazing, the stay was ok

    The good: - good location on main road and close to the main attraction - included breakfast was ok - room had a nice balcony and view The bad: - the welcome was very cold, we didn't feel like they were very happy that we were staying there - little English spoken by staff

    1 night trip, Sep 28, 2019

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