Hida Takayama Temple Inn Zenkō-ji

Hostel in Takayama

Good karma washes over this branch of Nagano's famous Zenkō-ji, where donations are accepted in return for accommodation. Private rooms are generously proportioned around a courtyard garden. Even the dorms have temple charm. There's a shared kitchen and no curfew for respectful guests.

Note: the hostel will be closed for maintenance from January 2017 until further notice. Check its website for updates.