The Charms of Sanjiro

The Charms of Kappa no Yado Ryokan Sanjiro
For 300 years, this historic ryokan has grown alongside Zao.
Relax and take it slow as though this ryokan surrounded by the majesty of nature is your own vacation home...
Take a moment to rejuvenate your mind and body.

The Origin of the
"Kappa no Yado" Name

300 years ago, the ancestor of the owners of this ryokan, Omiya Sanjiro, saw a deer bathing in the mountains. Thinking it strange, he did some research with knowledgeable people in the local community, and found that there was a high-quality hot spring there.
Under protection of the feudal lord of the time, the onsen village was built, and people flocked there.
That was the beginning of this therapeutic hot spring. It became famous as a place of relaxation for commoners, but was also used by samurai within the domain as a place to heal from wounds received in battle and hunting.
After that, many pilgrims going to Kattamine-jinja Shrine began using the onsen. Because their umbrellas and straw raincoats made them look like "kappas" (mythical water-dwelling creatures), the rumor spread that the ryokan was "lodging where kappas appear."

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Facility Information

15:00 (Last check-in: 18:00)
By 10:00
Lounge, snack corner, karaoke rooms, banquet hall, meeting rooms, large baths, sauna, open-air baths
after-bath salon, shop, vending machines, cafe, fax available, delivery service
Free Wi-Fi available
We have English-speaking staff.
Credit cards accepted
JCB, VISA, MasterCard, AMEX, UC, DC, NICOS, UFJ, Saison
Cancellation Policy
Cancellation fees are as listed below.
The day of your stay
100% of the accommodation fee
The day before your stay
50% of accommodation fee
Two days before your stay
30% of accommodation fee
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