Skip to content
Please select your location:

Tentoku-in Shukubo

Known as 'Shukubo', the accommodation here was originally designed for the Buddhist monks and worshippers who visited the temple for training or worship. However, it is now open to members of the public and tourists. The food served here is Shojin, which is vegetarian food in accordance with the Buddhist practices.

Few foreign visitors make it here and guests who do make the effort will be well rewarded with a memorable experience. The rooms are quite small and basic, but quaintly Japanese in style with tatami flooring and sliding rice paper doors. Your futon bed is made up in the evening and some guest rooms have views over the Japanese garden — accredited to master garden designer Kobori Enshu — at the centre of the temple. There is a small 'onsen' in the complex, for bathing before dinner (wear the 'yukata' dressing gown and the short over-jacket provided in the room to walk through the complex) and the toilets are communal.


Speak to someone
who's been there
Audley Travel specialist Alice

Start planning your tailor-made trip by contacting one of our Japan specialists

Tour ideas in Mount Koya

Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at Tentoku-in Shukubo as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.

Location & places nearby

Places & hotels on the map

    Alternative places to stay nearby

    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can't be bettered.

    Mount Koya and nearby places