Stay at Shunkōin Temple

Accommodation Service

Shunkoin Temple Guest House "Tetsuryu-Kutsu (the Cave of Enlightened Dragon)"

This is the only temple accommodation in Kyoto which offers its services and Zen meditation class in English. Our temple accommodation facility has eight private rooms.

Each guest room has a 14.6-suquare-meter bedroom with traditional tatami mats, in which 2 - 3 people can comfortably sleep. Each room also has its own shower room, toilet, heater and air conditioner.

The facility has a shared kitchen and dining room. You can make tea, coffee, or basic meals there. The kitchen is equipped with a microwave, toaster, and basic appliances.

Shunkoin is located in the center of the biggest temple complex in Kyoto so you can enjoy peace and silence even though you are still inside the city of Kyoto. Also, there are three UNESCO World Heritage sites (the Golden Pavilion, Ryoanji Temple, and Ninnaji Temple) near Shunkoin Temple.

  • Room Fee
    • One person use: 6,500 yen/person/night + sales tax
    • Two people: 5,500 yen/person/night + sales tax
    • Three people: 5,000 yen/person/night + sales tax
    • Group discount for university groups
    • 500 yen discount for returning guests
    Currently, the sales tax is 8% in 2014.

  • Check-in, Check-out, and Curfew
    • Check-in: 15:30 - 18:30
    • Check-out: 11:00
    • We are not able to accept any late check-in guests.
    • No curfew (After check-in, you can go in and out of the temple as you please)


  • Service
    • Zen meditation class and tour for our staying guests: 500yen/person
    • Free bicycle rental
    • Free WiFi in every guest room
    • Toilets for the physically challenged


    To Make A Reservation

    Please email us to make a reservation.

    Phone:  (075)462-5488 (domestic)   +81.75.462.5488 (international) Office hour: 8:00 - 20:00
    Email:  Rev.Taka.Kawakami@gmail.com

    Your stay will help to fund the restoration works of our historical buildings and artifacts at Shunkoin Temple.

    Shunkoin Temple Prayer Hall Restoration Project


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