Kotohira Kadan is a long-established inn that has been in business for 400 years.
The inn, built at the foot of the Chinju no Mori forest, offers a relaxing stay in guest rooms that combine the delicate Japanese room decor with the Western style of hospitality.
Enjoy the delicacies of the mountains and the sea in a natural environment and an open-air bath overlooking the Sanuki Plain.
In this issue, we will introduce in detail the charm, location, room features, and cuisine of this Kotohira Hanadan in Kagawa Prefecture.
Kotohira Hanadan Location
Located a 15-minute walk from JR Kotohira Station, Kotohira Hanadan is a long-established ryokan (Japanese inn) that has been in business for 400 years.
The nearby Marugame Castle, built in 1660, is said to be the tallest in Japan with its three-story, three-tiered stone walls piled up from an inner moat over 60 meters high.
The 360-degree panoramic view of the entire Seto-ohashi Bridge area is superb.
Visitors can try their hand at fan making, a traditional craft, and there is also a flower exhibition just past the Ote-mon Gate.
Other recommended activities include the Seto-ohashi Sky Tour and Leoma Resort.
The Seto-ohashi Bridge Sky Tour takes visitors on a guided tour of the administrative road where they can get a close-up view of the JR Seto-ohashi Line vehicles, which are normally inaccessible, and to the top of the tower, which is 175 meters above sea level.
And Leoma Resort is one of the largest theme parks in Chugoku and Shikoku.
The park offers a total of 22 attractions, including a roller coaster that can run at speeds of up to 75 km/h and trapeze, as well as a work experience facility called “Gokko Town” and a parade, so you will never get tired of the fun all day long.
Attractions of Kotohira Hanadan
The lobby of Kotohira Kadan offers a panoramic view of the Kanakura River flowing below and the Kotohira Shrine Otabisho surrounded by old pine trees.
You can spend your time as you wish, whether resting on the comfortably designed sofas or browsing the select store section that offers Kagawa’s famous products.
And in the garden lounge, Jazz music plays, and a library and massage chairs make your stay comfortable.
From the terrace, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Kotohira cityscape, and you can also enjoy a footbath while admiring the gardens on the grounds and the greenery of Zotouzan.
Coffee and soft drinks are also served, and a variety of alcohol, including local beer and wine, is available at night during bar time.
In addition, there is an open-air bath and an indoor bath with a view of the Sanuki Plain, as well as a private bath with a stone bathtub.
The surface of the open-air baths reflects the greenery of the forest, and the chirping of birds and the fragrance of the trees will soothe you.
The onsen and the traditional Thai massage, called the most comfortable massage in the world, will awaken the power of beauty and life that lies dormant inside.
Kotohira Flower Bedroom
The guest rooms at Kotohira Kadan include three accommodation buildings located around the garden and a sukiya-style detached guest room.
Guest rooms, including Japanese-style rooms, special Japanese/Western-style rooms, and rooms with an open-air bath, can be selected according to the purpose of your trip. The rooms have the atmosphere of a traditional inn with a long history, and the view from the hillside is outstanding.
Western-style rooms with a sense of openness overlooking the gate town and Sanuki Fuji, and Sansuikaku rooms also offer an emotional view of the Japanese garden, which changes its expression from season to season.
The most prestigious detached house on the premises is a traditional sukiya-style building incorporating tea ceremony room architecture.
The beauty of the house is its elegance of style and aspect.
The quiet annex is a detached house with two Japanese-style rooms, one 10 square meters and the other 7 square meters, surrounded by broad greenery.
The luxurious 84 square meter Japanese/Western style special room incorporating a garden has an open-air bath on the deck terrace of the spacious living room, where you can casually enjoy a hot bath while enjoying the small garden.
The design chairs by the window also create a relaxing atmosphere.
Located in the middle of the garden, the room is filled with soft sunlight and is a peaceful space filled with elegance and tranquility.
Kotohira Hanadan Cuisine
Kotohira Kadan’s cuisine is kaiseki cuisine that uses plenty of seafood from the mountains and the sea, surrounded by a mild climate and rich natural environment.
The Seto Inland Sea, one of the best fishing grounds in the world, is rich in nutrients from the mountains and forests, which pass through many rivers and tap into minerals!
The tidal currents, with their large ebb and flow, make delicious seafood a great attraction.
And Sanuki beef is a tender, flavorful beef with a rich history, produced in the blessed climate.
You can enjoy your favorite course of Sanuki Sanbeef, a brand representing Kagawa Prefecture, fresh seafood from the Seto Inland Sea, and mountain villages in Kagawa.
The main dining room is a cozy space that has been modernly renewed.
We are happy to have counter seats and private room seats where you can enjoy your meal while looking out over the garden.
There is also a guest room type where you can have meals in your room, which is recommended for those who want to spend time without hesitation.
And for breakfast, we offer a rich variety of Japanese breakfast items such as freshly made dashimaki egg rolls and fresh salads.
For those who want to enjoy Kagawa udon, you can choose a set that includes an udon coupon that can be used locally.
Basic Information on Kotohira Kadan
|Facility Name||Kotohira Flower Bed|
|Address||1241-5, Kotohira-cho, Nakatado-gun, Kagawa, Japan|
|Budget||Approx. 41,800 yen for 2 persons (tax included)|
In this issue, we have introduced Kotohira Kadan in Kagawa Prefecture.
Enjoy the mountain and sea foods surrounded by the natural environment and the open-air bath with a view of the Sanuki Plain.
Please visit this long-established inn that has been loved by famous writers and artists.