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Koyasan Onsen Fukuchiin 高野山 宿坊福智院 | Japan Luxury Travel Agency

Close to the landmark Kongobuji Buddhist temple on Mount Kōya, stands this elegant 13th-century temple with rooms and ornate gardens. Fukuchiin, founded by Daishi Kukai in the 7th year of Konin (816 AD), is a shukubo (Temple Lodging). This accommodation facility is only for Buddhist temple pilgrims and tourists. Shukubo is different from normal ryokans or hotels. Visitors stay inside the temple compounds, and enter into the sprit of Buddhism. Vistiors can calm their mind in the temple grounds surrounded by thick silence. Temple lodgings offer an excellent chance to get a taste of the simple, traditional lifestyle of Buddhist monks.

The temple offers a coffee shop with a covered veranda and views over the gardens. A communal bathhouse offers indoor and open-air baths with hot spring water. There’s also a museum.

Lodge information
Style: shukubo (Temple Lodging)
Address: 657 Koyasan, Koya, Ito District, Wakayama 648-0211, Japan
Telephone: 736-56-2021
Price Per Person: ¥15,000 – ¥30,000
Check-in from: 15:00     
Check-out from: 09:00
Number of rooms: 70 Japanese style rooms

Fukuchiin locates on Koyasan, which is one of the best places in Japan to experience a night at a temple, with more than 50 temples in town serving as shukubo. Unlike in other parts of Japan, the temples on Koyasan are accustomed to foreign guests and can be reserved relatively easily through Japanese Guest Houses, Japanican or by email or fax via the tourist association.

50 min by Nankai Koya Line from Namba Station (Osaka) to Hashimoto Station, then 1h 10 min by bus to Daimon Minami Chushajo

Guest rooms feature tatami flooring and traditional short-legged tables, and come with TVs. They have shared or private bathrooms, and some have garden views.

Types of rooms
Japanese-Style Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
Japanese-Style Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
Japanese-Style Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom
Japanese-Style Room with Shared Bathroom
Twin Room with Garden View
Japanese-Style Room with Toilet


Shared Outdoor Hot Spring Bath
Shared Indoor Hot Spring Bath
Dinner and Breakfast Plan Available
Hot spring bath for private use is available (advance booking required)

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