Takayama Hostel Zenkoji – Welcome

Zenkoji is a traditional Japanese Buddhist temple located in the historic and scenic city of Hida-Takayama.

Zenkoji is conveniently located within walking distance from the Takayama train station and the main Takayama sightseeing attractions.

We accept donations to the temple in exchange for accomodation.

We welcome guests from all countries and creeds who wish to learn about Japanese culture and Buddhist traditions. We are a non-profit organization, and our goal is to give guests a chance to learn about Japan. Those who wish to stay in our temple will sleep in Japanese-style rooms with futon and tatami, in an authentic Buddhist temple.

Room Examples:

To make a reservation, e-mail us at:

Or if you have any questions or would like to speak with us, please call:
Telephone Number: (domestic) 0577-32-8470  (international) +81-577-32-8470

We operate on Donations:

We are a non-profit religious organization, but if you wish we will allow you to stay in the rooms of our temple.  All donations are used to maintain the temple. We accept donations from guests using our rooms.

Many guests have asked for guidelines about suggested donations. We suggest the following guidelines about donation amounts (cash only):

Private rooms: range from 3,000 yen per person

Check in 4pm or later – Check out 9:30am Please advise if you will check-in after 7pm

*You are welcome to leave your bags at the front before check-in and after check-out

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