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Our stay was apropriate for the environment in a monastery of esotheric Budism founded here by Kuchai. we had a suite in the first floor, very spacious. The diner served in our room was fantastic and vegeterian. The best sesamseed tofu. We slept very well...More
We walked up a snowy road and up to the gate to be welcomed by a kindly woman who bid us to remove our shoes at the front step and put on ill-fitting slippers; she took us up to our rooms, which were in traditional...More
Having never stayed in lodgings like this before we were a bit apprehensive, as we didn't quite know what to expect and as we had gone for a large room it was quite expensive. We were however not disappointed and would highly recommend a stay...More
My wife and I spent a night at Saizen-in recently and really enjoyed our experience. However, visitors must be prepared that accommodations at Koyasan emulate the traditional pilgrimage experience and thus things are a bit more spartan. We felt we really got an authentic monastic...More
Loved our one night stay at the Saizen-In. The travel/train rides to get here fro Kyoto were well worth it, and part of the experience. The funicular/cable car to Koyasan is memorable and fun.
Saigon-in/Koyasan is a very special place - it is a must...More
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I went there with my son a month ago - you get the train to Hashimoto, and there is a rail-replacement coach to a spot just outside Koyasan where the local bus is waiting to take you to Koyasan iteslf. - hang onto your bus... More
I went there with my son a month ago - you get the train to Hashimoto, and there is a rail-replacement coach to a spot just outside Koyasan where the local bus is waiting to take you to Koyasan iteslf. - hang onto your bus ticket as they want you to show it getting off as well as on. It is better to buy the two day local bus ticket with your rail ticket if you are going from Osaka
The replacement bus is comfortable, and it is a great ride up into the mountains, most enjoyable. It was very cold when we were there... not sure when you are going but check the weather and dress accordingly
No without meals is REALLY without any meal, no breakfast, lunch or diner. If you want to eat at the saizen in you should book breakfast and pay additionnally for it. I don't remenber it offers the possibility to eat lunch... More
No without meals is REALLY without any meal, no breakfast, lunch or diner. If you want to eat at the saizen in you should book breakfast and pay additionnally for it. I don't remenber it offers the possibility to eat lunch or diner either but you can find to eat in the city center either in the (overly expensive for some, very high quality/luxury traditional monastery food) restaurants, or buy home made onigiri in a small convenience store located in a backstreet around the koyassan univervity