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The earliest ryokans were free rest houses (called “fuseya") put up by Buddhist monks. Nestled in Mount Koya, Shojoshin-in welcomes pilgrims to observe daily life in the temple. Guests are toured around the grounds and served Buddhist cuisine (Shojin-Ryori, 精進料理). A side trip to Okunoin, the mausoleum of Kobo Daishi (the founder of Shingon Buddhism), is as easy as hopping next door. Life is enjoyed simply and deeply at Shojoshin-in. Unwind in a lush Japanese garden. Sleep on tatami-lined floors; their futons are actually really comfortable. Share a dip in the baths with other guests—both men and women! Their Hanare (private accommodations with a bath and toilet) is also available for a higher price.

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566 Koyasan, Kōya-cho, Ito-gun, Wakayama, Japan

〒648-0211 和歌山県伊都郡高野町高野山566

+81 736 56 2006

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