What is a Ryokan? Ryokans are the best way to experience Japanese culture and enjoy the true comforts of Japanese hospitality and service.
Hot springs have a very long history in Japan, and they are an intimate part of Japanese culture. There are over 3,000 "onsen" ,or hot springs, in Japan. Many can be found at the ryokans available on Japanese Guest Houses.
In Southern Japan there is a nice and beautiful place called Kagoshima. The Kagoshima city is the largest city in Kagoshima prefecture and praised as a sister city of Naples in Italian. The city was officially founded on April 1, 1889. Kagoshima is a historical city watched over by the looming bulk of Sakurajima. This active volcano has eruptions over 850 times per year with the more bombastic types of eruption only accounting for about 15 of that number. The home of near-mythical samurai hero Saigo Takamori, it's full of sites related to the Satsuma Rebellion. There are many places to visit in Kagoshima such as the classic Japanese garden "Iso-teien" and several excellent museums of local history and culture. South of Kagoshima visitors can experience the famous hot sand baths of Ibusuki. Off the coast of Kagoshima Prefecture lies a chain of islands stretching to Okinawa and includes the famous island of Yakushima. A 1 hour jetfoil ride from Kagoshima, Yakushima boasts a beautiful sub-tropical rainforest, hiking trails, and huge 1,000 year old cedar trees. Kagoshima City is approximately 40 minutes from Kagoshima Airport, and features shopping districts and malls located wide across the city. Transportation options in the city include the Shinkansen (bullet train), local train, city trams, buses, and ferries to-and-from Sakurajima. For more information about Kagoshima please see our travel content partner Japan-Guide.
Welcome to Ginsho. This Modern Ryokan has 78 Japanese style rooms 69 of which have private baths (not hot spring baths) and private toilet and 9 rooms without private baths but with private toilet. Ginsho also has 2 indoor hot spring baths (divided by gender) and 2 outdoor hot spring baths (divided by gender). If you wish to have some private time in a hot spring bath they also have 3 "Family Baths" which you can reserve during check in. Check-in time is after 15:00 and check-out time is ...
Welcome to Ibusuki Hakusuikan. Ibusuki Hakusuikan is a ryokan of Gosho-zukuri style building with corridors, built and decorated with much cypress and marble. Ibusuki Hakusuikan is a prominent Japanese ryokan with beautifully painted ceilings and fusuma sliding doors. Ibusuki Hakusuikan stands right in front of a beach. Ibusuki Hakusuikan has a variety of baths, Genroku-buro reproducing the history of Ibusuki's special Sunamushi-buro or hot sand bath, an outdoor bath, a sauna and more.
Welcome to Ibusuki Kaijo Hotel. This large Ryokan hotel is waiting for you just upfront the sea shore. At the Ibusuki Kaijo Hotel you will have a unique chance to try the Sunamusi spa (relaxation in warm sand)
Welcome to Ibusuki Seaside Hotel. Ibusuki Seaside Hotel is providing large shared baths and sand baths with a gorgeous view of Kagoshima Bay. Ibusuki Seaside Hotel offers a selection of delicious kaiseki cuisine with local dishes made from seafood freshly caught in the nearby ocean.
Welcome to Nakazono Ryokan. This wooden Minshuku is conveniently located near JR Kagoshima train station. Nakazono Ryokan has Japanese-style rooms, and all bathing and toilet facilities are shared among the guests. Laundry facilities are available as well. Check-in is from 14:00 and check-out is before 10:30. Parking is available.
Welcome to the Ibusuki Phoenix Hotel. This Ryokan Hotel has 148 rooms (140 Japanese-style, 8 Western-style) and each guest room has its own private bath and toilet (not hot spring water). Furthermore, every room has an ocean view. There are indoor and outdoor baths for both women and men (same gender only), open 6:00-10:00 and 15:00-23:00. There is also a public sand bath and hot spring bath at the Ibusuki Phoenix Hotel. Traditional Japanese-style cuisine is served to the guests. C...
Welcome to Amaterasu. This Ryokan Hotel is located at Kirishima Onsen. Each of its 46 guests rooms have a private bath and toilet. Its two buildings, the Kuretake-Sansou and the Ohlin-Sansou, have four and seven floors respectively. From their room, guests will enjoy the view of Mount Eboshi. The culinary specialty of the Amaterasu is black pork. At Amaterasu there is no public bath. There are 8 "Family Baths" (that you can use privately), it's available 24 hours a day; free of charge. I...
Welcome to the Tashiro Bekkan. This ryokan hotel is located on beautiful Yakushima Island, south of Kyushu. There are two floors with 55 guest rooms. 48 of the rooms have their own private bath and toilet; 6 rooms have only a private toilet; and 1 room has neither a private bath nor a toilet. The guest rooms have a view of either the surrounding mountains or the Miyanoura River. Tashiro Bekkan serves mainly seafood such as white sea bream and Asahi crab.
Hyogo-ken Chijitoroku Ryokogyo 3-609
(Hyogo Prefecture Travel Agent License Number 3-609)
10-5-401-1-(2) Sakae-machi, Kawanishi-shi, Hyogo-ken Japan
Part of the Rediscover Group of Travel Companies Rediscover Japan Co., Ltd. (Japanese Guest Houses)
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