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When making reservations for our first two nights in Japan, I found something rather odd.

We wanted to stay in a temple in the mountain town of Koyasan, but the one I liked best (because it was near Okunoin, Japan’s largest and most famous graveyard) had a curfew. You had to check in by 5pm—any later and they wouldn’t honour your reservation. Impossible for us as our flight to Osaka arrived at 3pm. With needing to pick up our luggage, our car, our WiFi Buddy and then driving 2½-hours to Koyasan, we’d never make it.

No concerns. Koyasan has 117 temples and 52 of them are shukubos, the ones that take overnight guests. Like the lovely Fukuchi-in with its 7pm check-in that I ended up booking.

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