Established in 1974, Ryugon is a hot spring ryokan located in a city in the Saitama Prefecture called Sakado.

The historical background of the inn was that it was previously built on the Ryugan-Ji temple, which was of the Sakado Castle at that time.

Now it is an accommodation dedicated to serving its guests, with the Okami of the inn welcoming its guests. Ryugon has been considered as one of the top ryokans of Japan and continues to operate with precautionary measures due to the Coronavirus.

The rooms of Ryugon are categorized into types, which are the Villa Suite Premium, Villa Suite Standard, and Classic, just to name a few. Its rooms are based on traditional Japanese design and some also feature Japanese-Western style rooms.

The ryokan has a total number of 33 rooms, which cost around 60,000 to 100,000 JPY per night, including yukata robes and open-air baths that face the garden. The other rooms of Ryugon also feature a pond by its side.

Dining at the inn is more intimate with their meals served in the guest rooms. Their dishes pride in local delicacies and locally sourced ingredients depending on the seasons.

Ryugon offers guests its hot spring public bath, which is ideal for relaxation and skin benefits. Guests can take a dip in the rich hot spring waters with minerals and healing properties while viewing nature and Mt. Sakado.
Visitors can also try out their spa and do activities like cycling and walking.
The ryokan can be reached by car or bus coming from Tokyo and Echigo-Yuzawa Stations. Ryugon is currently in full operation while observing precautionary measures to prevent the rise of COVID-19.

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

Local Japan Sea seafood and the nearby river fish.

A ryokan appearing in various media

Filming spot for the NHK historical television drama "Tenchijin" (2009, Japan).

"No. 1" ryokan in Japan

This ryokan consists of an expansive complex of magnificent traditional Japanese estates. The ryokan property is home to a 13,000 square meter Japanese garden

Traditional ryokan - historical architecture

A tranquil ryokan with only 33 rooms on a 52,000 square meter property. The building is a regal structure relocating the traditional Japanese architecture of a local influential personage. It features a 13,000 square meter Japanese garden.

Year of establishment



Rooms with open-air baths Unavailable

Onsen Area Muikamachi

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 2 With indoor tubs 0 With both indoor and outdoor tubs 0 Hours 11:00 - 22:30, 06:00 - 10:00 Price 1000 - 2000 yen / 40 minutes

Price range (yen) 60,000-100,000

The price includes one dinner and one breakfast