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.
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.
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.
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.