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Hida Takayama Zenkoji

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Hanoi, Ha Noi, Vietnam
Reviewed 27 October 2016

The place is spacious. It delivers a kind of unique experience to live in a Japanese shrine but have all basic facilities. The host is very kind indeed. I was allowed to check in very early because I came in rainy day. He also looked for a suitable adapter for me in a little mountain of adapters he stores. The...

1Thank Nam T
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Before going to this hostel, i read some reviews about rules but truth was very simple and easy one. Hostel guy explained rules at the check in and guided all facilities in the hostel with fluent English. Hostel itself is not new but comfortable and easy. I could deposit our baggage as long as we hoped and hostel guy drove...

1Thank usalonewolf
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Don´t get me wrong, this is a very unique place, charming and somehow really special! But... ...the owner is anything but a "religious person" mostly asking for money ...the owner´s mood changes from friendly and helpful in a minute to absolutely strange ...there´s nothing but rules, rules and rules. You feel like in kindergarden. Unfortunately!! Because this could be a...

Thank testfuchs
Cairo, Egypt
Reviewed 28 April 2016

We very much enjoyed our time at Takayama, and staying at Zenkoji temple! The temple itself is beautiful and old, and the matresses were heated (a nice surprise). We also enjoyed meeting other guests in the common kitchen! The host was very helpful with all our needs, helping us find our way around and supportive with whatever was needed to...

1Thank Raphaëlle A
Reviewed 21 April 2016

I stayed in private bedroom, tatami with electric blanket to keep you warm at night. But the carpet near toilet was smelly. The hostel need renovation for toilet and shower rooms. Zen garden in the middle need to be taken care from the owner. I'm ok that check-out time is 9:30AM you can leave your luggage there as long as...

Thank ManazzNitz
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 April 2016

The accommodation is basic and good value. Showers, kitchen, etc all fine. The temple did not seem to be in use while we were there - e.g. there are no monks in residence. The guy who runs it really should learn to enjoy his guests rather than treat everyone who walks through the door as a potential rule breaker/upset to...

Thank fknf2016
Reviewed 24 March 2016

If I go to Takayama again, I don't think I'll stay there and I don't want to recommend anyone this place. First of all, they say this is a Non Profit Organization so the fees are " donation" basis, although the owner requres you to pay 3,000yen per night per person. So I think the guy misunderstood the idea of...

Thank YVR0415
Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights at Zenkoji and would stay again. Overall the experience was very positive. The temple is a very unique accommodation experience - the rooms are tucked behind sliding doors along narrow corridors. The kitchen is quite adequate - although we found it just as cheap to each out at budget restaurants and so used it very little....

1Thank VincentVasco
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

This place is located very close to all the action in Takayama and it makes a great base for exploring the town. We had a private room for 3 nights, which had sliding doors onto the main temple area. It was very spacious and we loved our futon beds. The main hall of the temple itself was absolutely freezing at...

1Thank oliveles84
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

Been here in October 2015 and loved it. peaceful quiet all guests super uber respectful of each other (dead silence from 9.30pm) a place where you can relax indeed. As it's a temple and it's run by a charity oorganizatin service is basic but to me it was fantastic. If you're curious, not pretentious and you can be quiet when...

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Additional Information about Hida Takayama Zenkoji

Address: 4-3 Tenman-cho, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture
Region: Japan > Chubu > Gifu Prefecture > Takayama
Price Range: RM99 - RM119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 25
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“take the dorm room, you can hear everything anyway”
 of 5 bubbles testfuchs, 16 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Just bring ear plug. Their wall is thin.”
 of 5 bubbles ManazzNitz, 21 Apr 2016 | Read review
“This place is legit - any room should satisfy you.”
 of 5 bubbles PointBreak_Traveler, 1 Sep 2015 | Read review
“rooms with inner garden view”
 of 5 bubbles jstsmblaz, 19 Jul 2015 | Read review
“ask for the room overlooking the garden (without bugs)”
 of 5 bubbles clareyfair, 17 Jun 2015 | Read review
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