About Us

Welcome to KIGUSURIYA

Our cosy little Japanese style inn is full of history and a real treat for anyone interested in Japanese culture. We have been living on this plot of land for at least 15 generations. Currently 3 generations live here together and run the inn together with a relaxed family atmosphere. As well as a comfy Japanese style room the price also includes a full Japanese style breakfast and dinner as well as a hot tub which is water taken from the mountain stream behind the inn and heated up.

Welcome to KIGUSURIYA
Welcome to KIGUSURIYA
Welcome to KIGUSURIYA
History

Our inn lies on the “Saba kaido” or mackerel road, a famous route which used to connect Kyoto and other inland cities with various fishing villages on the Japanese sea to the north. Without roads and with several mountains in their path the fish carriers would strap a heavy load of mackerel on their backs (wrapped to stay cool and fresh) and set off at a jog to cover they 70 kilometres to Kyoto city in one day.
After a night in Kyoto they would often stay at Kigusuriya on their slower (no doubt nursing sore legs) more relaxed return trip to the coast.

In Meiji period(about 100 years ago), we were pharmacy (in Japanese called Kigusuriya). That is why our name is KIGUSURIYA. Now we still have old books and notes about medicine.

In 1919, we established as a Ryokan. So many guests enjoyed our traditional Japanese foods and healed theirselves until now.

Saba kaido
Saba kaido
Saba kaido
[NOTICE]

It takes about 90 minutes from central Kyoto to come here.
We don’t recommend our Ryokan for guests who want to enjoy Kyoto city’s area on their trip.
Staying here would be very inconvenient if you wish to sightsee in the city.
But we really recommend it to guests who want to enjoy rural Kyoto.
You will be able to see ordinary Japanese way of life and beautiful untouched scenery.

Rooms & Facilities

Room AArea: 25m²
Room A
Room BArea: 54m²
Room B
Dinning
Room
Dining Room
Bathroom
Bathroom
AnnexArea: 91m²
Annex
Annex
[ROOM & FACILITY DETAILS]
Equipment
TV, Telephone, Tea sets, Dryer, Iron (rental),Toilet with a bidet
Amenities
body-wash, shampoo, toothbrush set, razor, towel
Check-in time
3 p.m.
Check-out time
10 a.m.
About meals
Meals will be served in your room or in the dining room
Bedding
Bedding is basically Japanese Futon mattresses
Parking
Free parking

Meals & Prices

1 night stay + Kaiseki dinner + Breakfast
[Prices per person]
  • Adult ... JPY ¥18,360
  • Child ... JPY ¥8,640 (Children 6~12 years old)
1 night stay + Kaiseki dinner + Breakfast

Kaiseki dinner example

1 night stay + Chicken Sukiyaki dinner + Breakfast
[Prices per person]
  • Adult ... JPY ¥17,280
  • Child ... JPY ¥8,640 (Children 6~12 years old)
1 night stay + Chicken Sukiyaki dinner + Breakfast

Chicken Sukiyaki dinner example

1 night stay + Special Kaiseki dinner + Breakfast
[Prices per person]
  • Adult ... JPY ¥21,600
  • Child ... JPY ¥8,640 (Children 6~12 years old)
1 night stay + Special Kaiseki dinner + Breakfast

Special Kaiseki dinner example

Multiple night stay discount
Stay + Chef’s recommendation dinner + Breakfast
[Prices per person]
  • Adult ... JPY ¥16,200
  • Child ... JPY ¥7,560 (Children 6~12 years old)
[Dinners for consecutive night stays]
  • First night: Kaiseki dinner
  • Second night: Chicken Sukiyaki dinner
  • After third night: Chef’s recommendation dinner
Multiple night stay discount Stay + Chef’s recommendation dinner + Breakfast
[NOTICE]

We will do our best to accommodate dietary needs such as food allergies and vegetarians, please notify us when you make your reservations.

Access

Ryokan KIGUSURIYA

8-1 Imayasu
Tsurugaoka, Miyama-cho
Nantan city, Kyoto Prefecture
Japan 601-0762

About getting here
[Public tranportation]
Take JR Sagano line to HYOSHI STATION. From there, take the Nantanshi public bus to TSURUGAOKA bus stop. It is about a 15 minute walk from the bus stop to Kigusuriya.
[Sightseeing transportation suggestion]
Take the No.2 bus from Sonobe station to Miyama Thatched Village. After sightseeing, take the No.8 bus from Miyama Thatched Village to our Ryokan. After check-out, take the No. 1 bus to Sonobe Station.
[By car]

Car is by far the easiest way to come here. Although it’s out of the way and takes time to get here, we offer a unique experience to our visitors.

Take Kyoto Jukan Jidoshado Expressway to SONOBE I.C. From the interchange it is about 45 minutes to us.
We have complimentary parking for guests.

[From Kyoto city area]
It takes about 90 minutes by car & about 80 minutes when arriving by JR line and bus.
[From Osaka]
It takes about 110 minutes by car & about 120 minutes when arriving by JR line and bus.

Sightseeing

Sightseeing recommendation
Sightseeing recommendation
Sightseeing recommendation
Sightseeing recommendation

We recommend the following website to learn about sightseeing in Miyama.

Kyoto Miyama promotional video