Wajun Kaikan in the Chion-in Temple Complex


長年の経験から、ほかの品種では溶けてしまうため、青森産のふじを採用。 撮影/伊藤信、文/婦人画報編集部

Welcomed by a Buddhist monk to Chion-in’s temple accommodation

Chion-in Temple is the headquarters of all temples belonging to the Jodo Sect of Buddhism.  They celebrated the 800th death anniversary of the founder, Honen, in 2011 and the accommodation was fully renovated as one of the celebration projects. Actually, though known as temple accommodation, the building now looks like a contemporary hotel.  The entrance space is decorated with modern art pieces and quality feather beds are a feature in all the rooms.  With their comfortable guest rooms and large shared bath facility, you will feel as if you were staying in a luxurious hotel.  Guests can join the morning service if requested.  The Zen vegetarian dishes for breakfast will surely enliven your body and mind.


Name Wajun Kaikan in the Chion-in Temple Complex
Address 400-2 Rinka-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
Tel 075-205-5013
URL http://www.wajun-kaikan.jp/
Recommended From 7,000 yen/person/night (for 2 people); Check-in: 15:00; Check-out: 10:00; 50 rooms; Western, Japanese or Japanese-Western rooms are available; Curfew: 23:00; Doors open by doorphone during the late night.
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    Fujin-gaho, December issue,2013 ,
    Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC.