Shukubo (Temple Guesthouse) Information

This shokubo was built in 1190 by Gyouku at the invitation of Kojijyu, during the period of Kounin, it is the place where Kobo Daishi sculptured and enshrined the Jizo Bosatsu, you can stay in the current precincts of Honkakuin and read sutra, and bathe in the light that appears to emit from the statue of Jizo Bodhisattva, a feeling of happyness established from the 12 shokubo, being called Kobo due to always taking the Lotus Sutra. During the Genroku period of the Emperor Higashiyama, Kobo was changed to Hon-kakuin in honor of Kojijyu.

  • Facility information

    Address 618 Koyasan, Koya-cho, Ito-gun, Wakayama JAPAN
    TEL/FAX TEL : +81(0)736-56-2711
    FAX : +81(0)736-56-2784
    URL http://www.hongakuin.jp/
    Experiences ・Sutra Copying(¥1,500)
    ・Ajikan Meditation(¥1,500)
     ※Reservation required
    ・Fire Ceremony (Not every day)

    Morning buddhist ceremonies
    Room type and price


    Normal room(34guest rooms)
    2 people or more ¥11,000~¥16,500


    Room with private bathroom(4guest rooms)
    2 people or more ¥16,500~¥18,700
    ※The price is for one person, night including dinner and breakfast.

    ※The price will be higher in the case one person use one room.
    ※Price fluctuates according to the season.

    Bus guidance Take a bus from NO.2 bus stop bound for Okunoin-mae, and the nearest bus stop is Keisatsu-mae.
    Annotation Check-in / 15:00~17:00
    Check-out / 10:00
    Capacity / 200 individual guests
    Curfew / 20:00
    Facilities / Main temple hall/Japanese garden/Parking Public bath(Men and women are separated) Wi-Fi(Available in all the places)


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