Founded in 1716, Charoku Honkan is a traditional Japanese inn located in Amanohashidate that sits in nature, placing in one of the known “three scenic views of Japan”. Noteworthy to mention, the ryokan is tangible cultural property.

Its interiors display the classic cultural feel of a true ryokan, giving a comfy ambiance and refreshing feel of a stay. It has 13 rooms that cost between 5,000 to 25,000 JPY per night.

Dinner and breakfast are provided at a separate fee. Its dishes pride on locally sourced ingredients, providing guests authentic Japanese cuisine during their stay.

Guests can also enjoy hot spring baths, which can be used by men and women separately. Rental baths are also available upon reservation.

Near the inn are attractions like the Old Mikami Family House, which is a 2-minute walk. The Miyazu Catholic Church can also be reached around a 6-minute walk.

Charoku Honkan is accessible by rides from Kyoto Station. Guests are required to practice safety and precautionary measures while traveling to prevent the spread of coronavirus.


Book Charoku Honkan in Kyoto Amanohashidate Onsen – A traditional wooden Japanese inn that stands three stories tall. Near Amanohashidate, which is one of Japan’s three most scenic views. 115 min by JR Limited Express from Kyoto Sta. (Miyazu Sta.)

Traditional ryokan – historical architecture

A historic and traditional Japanese inn established in 1716 – 1736. Specified as a tangible cultural property.

Japanese ryokan food, dinner and breakfast – a ryokan providing local foodstuff

Known for the crab during the winter (November – March).

Number of rooms

13 rooms.

Year of establishment

1716 – 1736


Rooms with open-air baths

Is this place ryokan only or ryokan with an onsen?
Onsen Ryokan

Does this ryokan have private onsen (hot spring)?

Is there a communal shared public bath?

Are there additional rental options?
With open-air tubs 0 With indoor tubs 0 With both indoor and outdoor tubs 0

Price range (yen)
5,000 – 25,000

The price includes one dinner and one breakfast



Charoku Honkan

Total rating: 4
Beautiful Atmospheric Ryokan
This is what a ryokan should be. Dark wood, clean tatami rooms, delicious and well-presented food and an onsen bath with good atmosphere. The staff were also welcoming. I could feel the 300 years of history that this location has as an inn. Once merchants stayed here, and you could feel a bit of that history in this neighborhood. My only complaint is that the futon was on the harder side which isn't great for side sleepers. The location is also in a walkable neighborhood with some old homes and there is a bus nearby to take you to Amanohashidate. There are even rental cycles if you wanted to just travel up the coast that way (it's really not far- 30 min. walk or so). The JR station is about a 12 min. walk away.

avatarCyril G
Great !
It was great. The staff is very very nice and helpful. We ve got a bathroom in our room. The breakfast was delicious. The hotel is closed to the bus station and to a commercial center. The owner gave us a present at the end of our stay. Everything was perfect.

avatarDaniel W
A highlight of our trip
Charoku Honkan and the Chadani Family were fabulous. The building is absolutely charming and the family looked after us so well that we felt like we were part of their family, we felt said to leave. I would return every time I visit the area. Their food was superb and beautifully presented. I am a huge fan of sushi and sashimi but my parents are a little more conservative so Mamasan went to extra lengths to buy beautiful beef for a delicious meal of sukiyaki, absolutely wonderful. I'm afraid we made the ryokan smell of grilled beef for the other guests! Sorry about that! Their own hot spring bath rooms were lovely and clean, I felt so relaxed after a day of sightseeing at Amanohashidate. This was a wonderful experience for my family. Arigatiou gozaimashita Chadanisan. Yoroshiku onegaishimasu.


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