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Ichijo Ryokan Opens in Hyogo

Stay in luxury in one of six boutique rooms

By Kim    - 2 min read

Newly opened on September 22nd, Ichijo is a luxury ryokan (traditional Japanese inn) located in the fishing town of Kasumi in Hyogo Prefecture. Home to just six rooms, the ryokan is the work of the Tokyo and Osaka-based Super Maniac design firm, who have won numerous awards in Japan and abroad for their architectural creations.

The Rooms

As mentioned above, Ichijo is home to just six rooms, offering a boutique-style ryokan experience. Tastefully decorated, many of the rooms incorporate chic, minimalist mountain and sea decor in a nod to the surrounding area. The decor in the room below is inspired by the cladding on traditional fishing village houses, but it uses colorful kimono fabric for an eye-catching wall display.

One of the six rooms at Ichijo
One of the six rooms at Ichijo

Dine

Due to Ichijo's location between both mountains and sea, the food on offer here includes top quality seafood, Tajima beef, and ultra-fresh fruits and vegetables grown in the local area. Best of all, a stay here is all-inclusive, meaning you can eat and drink as much as your heart desires.

Seafood and beef feature prominently here, thanks to the ryokan's location between mountains and sea
Seafood and beef feature prominently here, thanks to the ryokan's location between mountains and sea

Relax

Ichijo has designed itself as the perfect spot for a relaxing getaway, thanks to two private onsen and even a meditation room at the premises. The onsen water is said to help with a number of different ailments including poor circulation and muscle aches, and the meditation room is designed in an ultra-minimalist fashion — because of this, users can really slow down and stay in the present moment.

The venue is home to several onsen, which are perfect for relaxing in
The venue is home to several onsen, which are perfect for relaxing in

Getting there

Ichijo is located 4 minutes by taxi from Kasumi Station, which is served by the Sanin Main Line. The hotel also offers a pickup service from the station, so please reach out to them if this service is preferred.

For those who opt to drive, the ryokan is around 3 hours from the Osaka and Kyoto areas respectively.

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Justin Velgus a month ago
This is very cool and a great addition to the luxury market. It looks like the overnight plans range from around 46,000 yen to 54,000 yen per person when 2 people use the same room. The meditation room is the first that I have seen, although a near private onsen is also a good place to relax the body and mind!
Kim Author a month ago
I think the prices aren't too bad when you consider food and drinks are all included! I personally just love the aesthetic...I'm a big fan of the modern looking ryokans!
Elena Lisina a month ago
This is very stylish ryokan and must be quite expensive.