Yoshida Sanso

Yoshida Sanso is a traditional ryokan located near Mount Yoshida. It belonged to one of the members of the Imperial Family.

Built during the 1930s, it was first known as the home of the Emperor’s relative. Around the 1940s, a little more than a decade, Yoshida Sanso was introduced as an inn. In the present day, it is a notable property of Japan and is protected by the government.

The rooms of the inn are based on traditional Japanese design with complete tatami mat flooring, and rooms that have the influence of Western touches.

Yoshida Sanso has a total of five rooms, which cost between 55,000 to 150,000 JPY per night, equipped with windows that show off beautiful scenery like Mount Hiei.

Guests can also witness the different aesthetic of seasonal changes. The inn has also a garden that blends with its surroundings and where visitors can have a truly tranquil experience.

The inn offers guests kaiseki, a multi-course dinner that they based on the seasons and come with gifts from the “house mother” or the “Okami”, which is classical poetry written on washi paper in a rare calligraphy style.
In the morning, guests can visit nearby tourist sites like the Nanzenji Jingu and the Honenin garden.
The location of Yoshida Sanso is accessible by car, train, or bus coming from Kansai International Airport, JR Kyoto Station, Hankyu Railway Kawaramachi Station, or the city subway. Guests can contact the ryokan for a taxi from the airport.

Yoshida Sanso has now launched an online store where guests can purchase their products more easily and safely due to the coronavirus.

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

Does this ryokan have private onsen (hot spring)? No

Is there a communal shared public bath? No

In or near Kyoto

Price range (yen) 55,000-150,000