Souji-in

143 Koyasan Koya-cho, Ito-gun, Koya, Koya, Japan, 648-0211
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8.9
Excellent
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9.6
Exceptional
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Exceptional location
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4-star Ryokan
Free Wi-Fi

This property is in high demand!

Last booked 7 hours ago

"(temple) is very peaceful and relaxing, beautiful and calm garden, it is located in a very good location 5 minutes walk to the center city, very conve..."
Kanyarat - 18 October 2017
Exceptional cleanliness
9.7 rating for cleanliness
Exceptional reputation
Recommended by 95% of guests
Exceptional service
9.4 rating for service
Exceptional facilities on premise
9.2 facilities on premise
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Hot tub

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Garden

Cheaper than 97% of all properties in Koya in the last 24 hoursCompared to 90 Koya properties at Agoda for various dates
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Room size
48 sqm.
Value for money score
8.7/10
Cleanliness score
9.7/10
Cheapest price score
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Better than
98
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Better than
97
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Value for money8.7
Location rating9.6

Rooms available at Souji-in

Superior - Garden View
Superior - Garden View
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 3 futons
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Standard  Room
Standard Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 5 futons
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Suite - Breakfast and Dinner Included
Suite - Breakfast and Dinner Included
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  • Room size: 70 m²/753 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 futon & 1 futon & 3 futon...
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Japanese-Style Superior Room
Japanese-Style Superior Room
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  • Room size: 80 m²/861 ft²
  • Shower
  • 4 futons
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Deluxe Room with Tatami Area
Deluxe Room with Tatami Area
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  • Room size: 56 m²/603 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 single beds and 3 futons
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Japanese-Style Deluxe Room
Japanese-Style Deluxe Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Shower
  • 5 futons
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Japanese Standard with Dinner And Breakfast
Japanese Standard with Dinner And Breakfast
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 3 futons
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Special Japanese-style Room (New Building)
Special Japanese-style Room (New Building)
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Non-smoking
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Japanese-Style Room
Japanese-Style Room
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Non-smoking
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Special Japanese-style Room (New Building)
Special Japanese-style Room (New Building)
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Non-smoking
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What people love about Souji-in

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Location

    "Conveniently located and exceptional service and experience."

    TIANKAI

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    24 August 2017

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    "This is a real experience and the monk are very welcomed."

    emilie

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    07 April 2018

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    "Beautiful property and great way to experience Koyasan."

    Kristoffer

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    09 January 2019

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9.2
Exceptional

"We love this place and very enjoyed our time here, the place"

Kanyarat

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18 October 2017

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Food & Dining
4 mentions
Housekeeping
1 mention

What they offer

9.6
Exceptional
Breakfast

"The vegetarian meals , breakfast & diner , were delicious."

emilie

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07 April 2018

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Food and dining

Breakfast options

Asian
Vegetarian

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Reviews of Souji-in from real guests

Overall rating
8.9
Excellent
From 729 reviews
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Agoda Reviews (78)Booking.com Reviews (648)
Rating via Agoda9.3
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10
Exceptional
Cleanliness9.7
Facilities9.2
Location9.6
Service9.4
Value for money8.7
High score for Koya
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9+ Exceptional (27)
8-9 Excellent (3)
7-8 Very Good (0)
6-7 Good (0)
<6 Below Expectation (1)
Time of the year
Mar - May (11)
Jun - Aug (5)
Sep - Nov (9)
Dec - Feb (6)
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10.0
Exceptional
Barbara from United States
Solo traveler
Standard Room
Stayed 2 nights in October 2019

Very refined. ”

The temple was located perfectly, on a quiet side street between two major temple complexes. The staff was very helpful, and the dinner and breakfast outstanding in it’s presentation and taste. A wonderfully meditative stay.

Reviewed October 16, 2019
9.6
Exceptional
René from Switzerland
Couple
Standard Room
Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

Exceptional”

Perfekt location for a longer stay.

Reviewed June 10, 2019
9.6
Exceptional
Brad
Couple
Japanese Standard with Dinner And Breakfast
Stayed 1 night in April 2019

Exceptional”

I really loved this place, high in the mountains - very peaceful.

Reviewed April 09, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Eunice from Malaysia
Couple
Japanese Standard with Dinner And Breakfast
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

5 star!”

Our stay here was nothing short of AMAZING! We felt like we were in a 5 star hotel - spacious and luxurious room, beautiful view of the pond from our room, dinner and breakfast was an art of its highest form (beer was part of the menu), onsen was clean and extremely zen, monks were very polite and helpful.... highly recommended!!

Reviewed March 10, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Kristoffer from United States
Group
Japanese Standard with Dinner And Breakfast
Stayed 1 night in December 2018

Great Stay for Visit to Koyasan”

Beautiful property and great way to experience Koyasan.

Reviewed January 09, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
EY from Malaysia
Couple
Japanese Standard with Dinner And Breakfast
Stayed 1 night in September 2018

Great experience and good food”

We were greeted by Mr. Naka, who guided us to various facilities and to our room. There was also a welcome matcha tea and dessert served during that time. Loved the smell of hinoki in our room, must have been the material used in the building itself. The shojin ryori (buddhist cuisine) was delicious and a feast to the eyes! Souji-in is within 3 minutes walk from Kongobuji-mae bus station. We went for a bath relatively early around 4-5pm, so we got to enjoy the onsen all alone (my husband in men public bath, me in the lady one). There was instruction slip given on onsen etiquette. There was a basin and a private toilet in our room. Really enjoyed the stay.

Reviewed September 26, 2018
8.8
Excellent
Brigitte from Belgium
Family with teens
Suite - Breakfast and Dinner Included
Stayed 1 night in September 2018

Nice shubuko. Good situation in the center. ”

Nice expérience in the monastery Including the ceremony at 6:00 am! Breakfast at 7:20 and dinner at 5:30 pm. Door are closing at 9:00. Nice vegeterian meal . The suite with private bathroom is really big.

Reviewed September 26, 2018
9.2
Exceptional
Wendy from Belgium
Family with young children
Japanese Standard with Dinner And Breakfast
Stayed 1 night in April 2018

Monastery lodging”

Lovely people who make you feel at home. Nice area, walking distance from all temples and evening walk to Kobadashi.

Reviewed April 11, 2018

Thank you for your stay. We are happy to know that you had a good time here in Koyasan. We hope that your experience in Koyasan would be a memory of your trip of Japan.

Responded May 03, 2018
Souji-in
9.6
Exceptional
Tsico from Israel
Couple
Japanese Standard with Dinner And Breakfast
Stayed 1 night in April 2018

Absolutely a must experience ”

I never knew I’ll be giving such high marks for sleeping on the floor... This place is fantastic. It’s beautiful, clean, extremely clean, serves excellent and esthetic food and with the morning service it made our stay an unforgettable one. Ah, yes, we had futon to sleep on...

Reviewed April 08, 2018

Thank you for your comments. We are very glad to know that you had a good time in Soujiin. We are also happy because you were satisfied with our vegetarian cuisine.

Responded May 03, 2018
Souji-in
9.6
Exceptional
emilie from Hong Kong
Couple
Japanese Standard with Dinner And Breakfast
Stayed 1 night in April 2018

Real experience ”

I highly recommend to spend at leat 1 night even 2 if you have sufficient time. This is a real experience and the monk are very welcomed. The vegetarian meals , breakfast & diner , were delicious.

Reviewed April 07, 2018

Thank you for your stay. Our staff would be very happy to know that you were satisfied with our vegetarian cuisine. Your experience in Koyasan will be a memory of your trip to Japan.

Responded May 03, 2018
Souji-in
10.0
Exceptional
Morgan from United Kingdom
Couple
Japanese Standard with Dinner And Breakfast
Stayed 1 night in March 2018

Exceptional”

A truly wonderful place.

Reviewed March 10, 2018

Thank you for your stay. We are glad to know that you had a good time in Koyasan. We hope that you were satisfied with our facility and service.

Responded May 03, 2018
Souji-in
9.2
Exceptional
pedro from Colombia
Couple
Japanese Standard with Dinner And Breakfast
Stayed 1 night in April 2017

Great upscale experience”

Incredible experience all round. Service was very friendly, food is the highlight. Silent and spacious rooms. Morning meditation and ritual very nice also. Location is close to main temples and walkable distance from most places. Overall a great stay. Only complain, its a bit pricey but worth your money.

Reviewed February 07, 2018

Thank you for your comments. We glad to know that you had a good time in Koyasan. We will try to improve our service level in the future.

Responded May 03, 2018
Souji-in
10.0
Exceptional
Trudi
Solo traveler
Japanese Standard with Dinner And Breakfast
Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

Recommend The Soujiin”

Immaculate, beautiful and exquisite! To think that a traveler can stay in accommodation that meets all of the high expectations of a quality hotel, surrounded by the ancient traditions of a monastery. I loved this experience. The monks are incredible hosts, gracious and kind.

Reviewed December 26, 2017

Thank you for your comments. We are glad to know that you had a good time in Koyasan which is a monastic center in Japan.

Responded January 14, 2018
Souji-in
9.2
Exceptional
Kanyarat from Thailand
Couple
Japanese Standard with Dinner And Breakfast
Stayed 1 night in April 2017

Strongly recommended. Peaceful and relaxing place, good location, tasty foods, best services ”

we love this place and very enjoyed our time here, the place (temple) is very peaceful and relaxing, beautiful and calm garden, it is located in a very good location 5 minutes walk to the center city, very convenience . Our room is big and very nice setup with private bath tub. Tasty foods, staffs (monks) are very well educated with best service mind. Strongly recommended.

Reviewed October 18, 2017

Thank you for your favorable comments We will try to improve our service level of our staff.

Responded January 14, 2018
Souji-in
10.0
Exceptional
William from Australia
Couple
Suite - Breakfast and Dinner Included
Stayed 2 nights in September 2017

Pampered in a monastery”

For anyone who ever dreamt of being pampered in a monastery, Souji-in is the place. Food superb, room super-large and overlooking one of the gardens, with its own full bathroom. Though not experts in monastic accommodation, it would have to be safe to say that it can't get much better than this.

Reviewed September 22, 2017

Thank you for your comments. We are sorry for the delay of our reply. We hope that Koyasan will keep on providing monarstic accommodation to the guests from abroad.

Responded January 14, 2018
Souji-in
10.0
Exceptional
TIANKAI from China
Couple
Suite - Breakfast and Dinner Included
Stayed 2 nights in February 2017

Incredible Experience”

This has been an exceptional stay. Conveniently located and exceptional service and experience.

Reviewed August 24, 2017

Thank you for your stay in Soujiin. We are sorry for the delay of reply. We will try to provide good memory of the trip for the guests from abroad.

Responded January 14, 2018
Souji-in
9.6
Exceptional
Jessica from Australia
Couple
Japanese Standard with Dinner And Breakfast
Stayed 1 night in February 2017

Exceptional”

We stayed only one night but it was lovely. The room was basic (tatami mats and a table, and futon beds they set up and pack away for you) but lovely. The dinner was magnificent - all vegetarian but very beautiful and beautifully presented. If you stay, make sure you eat there. They had shared shower facilities in traditional Japanese onsen style so be prepared for that experience and read up on the etiquette! Word of warning - make sure you get the package with the meals included - we had some issues where we booked the 'Japanese Room with Dinner and Breakfast' but it didn't actually have dinner and breakfast included (this was in the fine print). They honoured our booking with food anyway though after some discussion. Not sure if this was an issue with the way it was listed on Agoda. We were also invited to observe a traditional Buddhist ceremony at 6am the next morning. It was a great privilege to be able to do this which we were grateful for.

Reviewed March 03, 2017

Thank you for your stay in Soujiin. We are sorry for the delay of the reply. We are glad to know that you were satisfied with our accommodation service.

Responded January 14, 2018
Souji-in
9.6
Exceptional
Inmaculada from Spain
Group
Suite - Breakfast and Dinner Included
Stayed 1 night in September 2019

En suite, muy limpio y cómodo. La cena y el desayuno muy ricos ”

Estupendo

Reviewed September 19, 2019
8.4
Excellent
Arancha from Spain
Family with teens
Japanese Standard with Dinner And Breakfast
Stayed 1 night in August 2018

Excellent”

Localización perfecta, sitio muy bonito, cena y desayuno vegetariano muy rico. La única pega q no había ducha en la habitación

Reviewed August 17, 2018
9.6
Exceptional
STEphanie
Family with teens
Japanese Standard with Dinner And Breakfast
Stayed 1 night in April 2019

Génial ”

Nous avons adoré le cadre, le repas! Une expérience inoubliable

Reviewed April 28, 2019
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