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Top Tip

Enjoy the handmade Syojin (Buddhist cuisine) in your traditional Japanese room

Why we like it

  • Hot spring bath heated from the natural waters of the Koyasan mountains
  • Ajikan Meditation and Buddhist Sutra Writing lessons available
  • Goma fire ritual displays
  • Surrounded by beautiful Japanese gardens

About Ekoin

Ekoin is a historic 1000-year-old Buddhist temple, offering visitors a taste of old-world, traditional Japan. Guests are free to attend morning services and the Goma fire ritual, performed by Buddhist Monks. This is an insightful and intriguing experience believed to have spiritual and psychologically cleansing effects. Ekoin also offers meditation sessions & Buddhist sutra writing, upon advance reservation. 

A hot spring bath, heated from the natural waters of the Koyasan mountains, is ready to soothe and relax you during your stay.  The natural minerals of the spring have healing tendency for your skin. Ekoin is close to other ancient Buddhist buildings such as Kongobu-ji Temple, which is a 10-minute walk. The Ichinohashi entrance to the ancient Okunoin cemetery is a 3-minute walk away.

Koyasan, together with its entire vicinity, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.