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580 Koyasan, Koya-cho, Ito-gun 648-0211 Wakayama Prefecture
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#40 of 52 Speciality lodging in Koya-cho


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Grade: 92 out of 100
35Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
24Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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tetsubei wrote a review Dec 2018
Ota, Japan228 contributions78 helpful votes
三宝院の副住職は全法さん。この方は東大卒の元IT起業家で比較人類学の博士。この方のお話を伺う事で高野山の意味を知りました。神様と仏様の両方を祭る高野山。宗教は精神世界を表すことを知りました。来年は三宝院の住職が金剛峯寺の法印として真言宗のトップに1年間たたれるそうです。改めて神社から寄贈された山を守る仏教の総本山の関係を勉強したくなりました。Mr.Zempou is a Vice President of one of temples, Sanbouin, in Kokuta-san. He used to be an entrepreneur if IT business and Ph.D. If you visit Kouya-san, you will stay at Sanbouin and enjoy talking with him to clarify and to learn about relationship bwtween Shinto, national religion, and Buddhism. The Emperor gave a mountain, Kouya-san, to Kikai, a genius monk, about 1200 years ago and he and his disciplines have been protecting Japan by their energy and spirits. Zempou’s father will become head of this mountain from March next year, 2019, for a year. Please visit him if you have a chance.
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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mmmmmkay wrote a review May 2017
East Lansing, Michigan22 contributions21 helpful votes
My husband and I stayed here for 1 night and it was great. The guy who checked us in and cared for us knew English which was a bonus. We were actually the only people staying here at the time so it is not one of the busier temples. It was clean and the food was nicely prepared. The gardens were great. Only negative is the bathrooms had a pretty bad smell but i think it had to do with the water as other places also had this problem.
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Date of stay: May 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
johnfjohnston wrote a review May 2017
The Villages, Florida5170 contributions1308 helpful votes
The group of eight was welcomed with great warmth. In order to accommodate some physical challenges, the staff modified the room assignment. Denzo-sensei provided a tour of the rooms, gardens, pond and worship site. Dinner was a wealth of delights. A furo bath was available. Sleep was in tatami rooms on futon. Travelers were invited to morning service prior to a delicious breakfast.
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Date of stay: April 2017
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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JapanKinkiWakayama PrefectureIto-gunKoya-cho
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sanboin
Which popular attractions are close to Sanboin?
Nearby attractions include Eko-in Temple (0.3 km), Kumagai-ji Temple (0.3 km), and Muryokoin (0.4 km).
What are some restaurants close to Sanboin?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bon On Shya, Kasakuni, and Hamadaya.
Are there any historical sites close to Sanboin?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Koyasan Danjo Garan (1.0 km), Koyasan Daimon (1.7 km), and Koyasan Choishimichi (1.7 km).