It is possible to stay on the temple grounds in a building called Omuro Kaikan Hall. Information about staying at the temple in Japanese can be found here, and in this post I will be explaining accommodation at Omuro Kaikan Hall in English. Foreign visitors are of course welcome to stay at Omuro Kaikan Hall, but please understand that English-speaking staff may not be available at all times during your stay.
By staying overnight at the temple you will have the special opportunity to attend the morning service with the monks in Kon-do. You will also be treated to a free pass to enter Goten, the palace area.
Omuro Kaikan Hall is located toward the eastern side of the temple grounds, it contains 12 guest rooms of various sizes and can be occupied by up to 66 people. All of the guest rooms are Japanese-style with tatami mats. The nightly rate for Omuro Kaikan Hall is dependant on the age and amount of guests, not on room size. Restrooms are separate from the guest rooms and are shared between guests of the same floor. All guests share one of two public bath facilities (separated by gender) with open showers on the first floor, there are no showers or baths in the guest rooms.
Room Sizes & Max Number of People per Room
All rooms include a television, refrigerator, air conditioner, and a safe.
Yukata, face towel, tooth-brush set, 2-in-1 shampoo-conditioner
Middle school students and up are considered adults. Elementary school children qualify for child rates, children under elementary school age stay free. There is no nightly fee for small children, but upon request, bedding (¥2,100), dinner (¥2,000), and/or breakfast (¥800) for small children can be provided at the prices listed.
|One night, dinner & breakfast included||¥9,500||¥7,500|
|One night, breakfast only||¥6,000||¥5,500|
|One night, no meals||¥5,200||¥4,700|
※All prices include tax.
Please note that the meals served at Omuro Kaikan Hall are Japanese cuisine, but are not vegetarian. You will be treated to Kyoto cuisine, which includes fish and occasionally meat. You can see some sample photographs and read about the meals served at Omuro Kaikan Hall in this post.
Please contact the temple using this online form for information about availability.
You may also refer to this page for availability for stays within the next few months. This page should be used only for gauging the general availability of rooms, contact Omuro Kaikan Hall for the most up-to-date information.
○ Available △ Limited availability, contact to verify × Unavailable ※ Closed
Making a Reservation
Using the same online form linked above, fill in the “inquiry body” with your desired option (breakfast, breakfast & dinner, or no meals), number of guests (adult/child), and desired length of stay. You should receive an e-mail confirming your reservation. If you have any trouble, feel free to contact me through this blog or e-mail and I will help put you in touch with the right people.