Established in 1489, Asaba Shuzenji Onsen is a traditional Japanese inn located in a city in the Shizuoka prefecture known as Izu. The location is plentiful in forest areas and has an abundant number of hot spring resorts.

The service of the ryokan was first known as a place of lodging associated with Buddhism. Today, it is a remarkable place that matches the tranquil factor in the area. It has a long history of service dating back to the 15th century and is considered one of Japan’s top accommodations.

Its exterior resounds the look of a temple where visitors could also hear the running sound of the nearby river. The rooms of the inn are designed based on the traditional Japanese style with amenities that complete a ryokan feel. Most of their materials are from bamboo and various wood, which brings a calm and fresh feeling to the visitor.

Asaba Shuzenji Onsen has a total of 17 rooms that cost between 90,000 to 180,000 JPY per night, including hot spring baths and different views of a large pond near the Noh stage of the inn.

Guests can have a mini trip by boat if they want to head for the Noh stage. Visitors can also view the performances done on the Noh stage right in the comforts of their room.

Asaba Shuzenji Onsen has onsen facilities like their outdoor baths and indoor private baths. Their hot springs bring the scent of citrus where guests can have cocktails and other drinks at the lounge. The inn has also a European spa that provides treatments both for the body and face.

Dinner at the Asaba is served in-room, offering the kaiseki dinner, a multi-course meal based on the seasons priding in local products and specialties. Guests can visit sites like the Shuzenji Temple and try to have a footbath on the river.
The inn is accessible by rides coming from the Tokyo Station or the Shuzenji Station. The ryokan has implemented measures against COVID-19 where the staff will be wearing masks and sanitizers will be provided around the area.


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

Local Izu seafood and vegetables. This ryokan has garnered a reputation for good meals from the word-of-mouth advertising of ryokan guests.

A ryokan appearing in various media

This ryokan was used in the movie "Shitsurakuen" (1997, Japan).

"No. 1" ryokan in Japan

With 335 years of history, this long standing ryokan features a 1,983 meter garden and traditional Japanese Noh play performances. The garden, illuminated at night, emits the subtle and profound atmosphere of ancient Japan.

Traditional ryokan - historical architecture

Ryokan with a 335 year history. It is famous for its still active Noh play stage, the Gekkeiden, and the beauty of its Japanese garden.

Year of establishment


Number of rooms

17 rooms.

*All rooms have hot spring baths (except "Ohitoma" room)


Rooms with open-air baths Unavailable

Onsen Area Shuzenji

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

Does this ryokan have private onsen (hot spring)? Yes

Is there a communal shared public bath? Yes

Are there additional rental options? With open-air tubs 0 With indoor tubs 2 With both indoor and outdoor tubs 0 Hours 15:00 - 10:00 Price Free How to book Use when available (no reservation necessary)

Price range (yen) 90,000-180,000

The price includes one dinner and one breakfast