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My boyfriend and I stayed at the Shunkoin Temple Guest House for one night and took the zen meditation class the next morning.
The guest house was alright, nothing special. The accommodations in the room were pretty basic. The pillows provided are more of a...More
I stayed one night here. Friendly & efficient welcome. Room was excellent - great ensuite facilities & it was handy to have a desk in the room. Nice crisp white bed linen & towels. A well equipped kitchen. My only issue was the relatively loud...More
We stayed at Shunkoin for a week, and was very happy with everything. It was wonderful to live in such a peaceful place for a long time. The room was perfect, with traditional Japanese beds and private bath and shower. The shared kitchen was really...More
We went here for the Zen meditation class with the group. The prices were ¥1500 or ¥2500 for the class and the tour. I tried to pay ¥1500 at the beginning but was told you pay after. we went through the class which was not...More
I can't recommend Shunkoin Temple enough if you are looking for a uniquely Japanese place to stay in Kyoto. The accommodations are relatively sparse, but comfortable. However, the real draw here is the tranquil setting. Make sure you take the English language zen meditation class...More
Western Kyoto is home to some of the city's best eccentricities. Kyoto's Saga-Toriimoto Preserved Street takes visitors back in time to the Meiji Period, where old homes have been transformed into tea houses and eateries. Pleasure boats drift down the riverbank, under wooden bridges that beckon nature lovers to hiking trails and botanical walks. The area's famously tall bamboo groves, monkey park, and
impressive vistas during the Hanami cherry blossom viewing season mean that it is busiest in warmer months, though also gorgeous in the fall, when the mountains and hills along the banks turn multi-colored. Historic and engaging, even the rail cars in Western Kyoto seek to exemplify its traditional nature and scenic beauty. Many people, including natives, come to visit the 1,200 rakan statues at the Otagi Nenbutsuji Temple, which is still in use as a religious site.
Book though email, pay upon arrival. You can pay by cash or card if you'd like; although I think cash is easier on them, they do have a card reader. You will need to provide information including your flight number, passport... More
Book though email, pay upon arrival. You can pay by cash or card if you'd like; although I think cash is easier on them, they do have a card reader. You will need to provide information including your flight number, passport number, time of arrival, etc. when you book with them.
My guidebook recommended emailing them, and that worked perfectly for me. You can look up their website and email address. The staff were very helpful and responded promptly.
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"We had the rooms at ground level in the old building and they were excellent."