Inspired by history and nature, Kotohira Kadan is set in beautiful gardens in Kotohira. Offering a quintessentially Japanese welcome, this friendly ryokan offers upmarket accommodation with a traditional twist.
Set in lovely Japanese gardens, the ryokan makes use of natural wood and stone features
Relax in the open-air hot springs
Close to cultural attractions, such as Kotohira-gu Shrine and Konpira Grand Theatre
A choice of rooms, some with open-air baths and others with four-poster beds
Kotohira Kadan is a ryokan with an elegant and traditional style in Kotohira. The hotel makes use of natural wood and stone throughout, drawing on historical influences to create a unique and special place, full of local character. Set amidst stunning gardens, the ryokan has inspired Japanese authors such as Ogai Mori, Hakushu Kitahara and Akiko Yosano. Ogai Mori was an influential Japanese writer, most famous for his novel The Wild Geese, and stayed at one of the Japanese houses at Kotohira Kadan.
Accommodation blends traditional and contemporary styles to create tasteful and restful rooms. Guests can choose between Japanese style rooms with tatami mats and futon beds, or western style beds. Some rooms have open-air baths. Upgrade to a Japanese house and you will be treated to a four-poster bed, an elegant and spacious seating area, and an outdoor hot spring bath. Some rooms keep watch over the town, whilst others enjoy views of the gardens.
Locally-inspired food is served in the restaurant, with friendly Japanese hospitality. You can treat your taste buds to delicately flavoured seafood, which is well-presented and perfectly seasoned. The ryokan is located in Kotohira, convenient to the train station and local cultural attractions such as Kotohira-gu Shrine and Konpira Grand Theatre.
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