This time, I would like to introduce “Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan” from Hayakawa Town, Yamanashi Prefecture.
This hot spring inn is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s oldest lodging facility.
The location, charm, rooms, and cuisine are described here for your reference.
Location of Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan
The Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan, one of the oldest ryokan in Japan, was completely renovated in 1997 and offers a classical modern space.
With more than 1,300 years of history, tradition, and prestige, the Nishiyama Onsen Keunkan is a serene place where you can enjoy the nostalgic atmosphere of the past and create memories of your trip.
By car, it takes about 130 minutes from Tokyo via the Fuji Interchange on the Tomei Expressway, and about 50 minutes from Nagoya via the Shin-Shimizu JCT on the Tomei Expressway (calculated from the Nanbu Interchange).
As a hot spring inn located in Hayakawa Town, the most sparsely populated town in Japan, it is a location where you can cherish your private time in an elegant world without the hustle and bustle.
The charm of Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan
Keiunkan has four naturally occurring springs, each of which contains sodium, calcium, sulfate, and chloride (hypotonic alkaline high spring).
Inside the hotel, there are six different types of baths: the open-air baths “Mangkei no Yu” and “Hakuho no Yu,” the private open-air baths “Kawane” and “Sane,” and the observation baths “Matsuka no Yu” and “Sekifu no Yu.
Since 2005, the hot spring has been drilled with its own hot spring water and has the largest amount of hot water in Japan.
Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan Rooms
The hotel offers 35 rooms in a pure Japanese style with the warmth of wood and the importance of Japanese tradition.
One of the features of the hotel is that all rooms are equipped with baths with hot spring water, and the open-air baths offer a panoramic view of nature in all seasons.
After your bath, you can enjoy the view from the terrace while cooling off gracefully.
Cuisine at Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan
In order to make sure that hot food is served warm and cold food is served cold, we offer dishes that have been carefully prepared one by one instead of ready-made dishes.
The dishes served at Keiunkan are Japanese cuisine filled with the blessings of the mountains and rivers, created by Chef Shinji Sato, who has won the Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Award in the local cuisine category.
The restaurant offers a wide range of courses such as “Fukayama Kaiseki” and “Japanese and Western Kaiseki”, as well as special orders such as “Koshu Beef”, “Japanese Beef Tongue”, and “Marbled Horse Sashimi”.
Information and summary of Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan
|Facility Name||Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan|
|Address||Yamanashi83, Yushima-Shirasawa, Hayakawa-cho, Minamikoma-gun
|Approximate budget||About 43,560 yen for 2 persons (tax included)|
What do you think? In this article, I’ve introduced the Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan.
Why don’t you feel the history and tradition of this Guinness-certified lodging facility?
In particular, the hidden hot spring nurtured with a long history is one of the charms that you should enjoy.
Please take this opportunity to visit Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan.