Kamigoten Ryokan is a traditional Japanese Inn with 100s of years of history located in the isolated Ryujin Onsen hot spring village. It was built in 1657 for Yorinobu Tokugawa, the feudal lord of Kinokuni as a site for bathing and relaxing. The main structure was designated in 1999 as a tangible cultural asset and precious cultural heritage.
The Onarino-ma (the room built for the ruler) is where the feudal lord used to stay, and is decorated with beautiful antique art. There is a private outdoor bath overlooking the Hiki-gawa River.
The silky smooth hot spring water is famous for its beautifying properties.
The Ryujin family has been running this inn for 29 generations, and they pride themselves on serving delicious meals made with the best ingredients from the surrounding mountains.
Rating & Reviews
- Reception & Service
Heritage Building | Supper & Breakfast
Annex Building | Supper & Breakfast
Heritage Building, Onari-no-ma Feudal Lord Room | Supper & Breakfast
Sanitation and Hygienic Measures
|■ This accommodation follows guidelines to reduce the spread of Covid-19.
■ Please follow the advice for the public outlined by the World Health Organization when visiting the area.
|Number of Rooms||11|
●Heritage Building: 5 rooms (no toilets in guestrooms)
●Heritage Building Annex: 6 rooms (all rooms have western toilets)
NOTE: Rooms in the Heritage building are sliding fusuma doors with no locks.
Bath Hours: 15:00～23:00, 6:00～9:30
|How to take a Japanese bath|
|Complete Japanese bath guide.|
|Meals served in guestroom or dining room from 17:30~18:30 (Japanese style)|
|Meals served in guestroom or dining room from 7:00~8:00 (Japanese style or western style, if you prefer western style breakfast, please inform us in advance during the reservation process)|
If you prefer the Western style meals for breakfast, please let us know in advance.
For food allergies, please ask whether we can cater for your request.
Please let us know details of what you cannot eat in advance.
All guests in group may be served the same meal if vegetarian requests are made.
- Vegetarian Meals
: Included : Not Included
Type A Type B Type C Type D Type E
Vegetarianism is not common in the Japanese countryside. Please double-check the Vegetarian Type which the service provider can accommodate to make sure that it meets your needs. Often being able to eat trace amounts of the ubiquitous Katsuo Dashi (fish stock) makes it easier to find options.
NOTE: It is difficult and not culturally sensitive to change meal requests, or make new meal demands, onsite when you arrive at accommodations. Vegetarian types must be confirmed during the reservation process and respected during your visit.
Facilities & Services
- Free Wi-Fi (Lobby)
- Credit Card
- Not accepted
- Traveler's Cheques
- Not accepted
- Very basic English spoken, commmunication sheets used
- International calling
- Access Information
Busses run daily to Ryujin Onsen from Kii-Tanabe Station.
Busses run weekends and some other days from Koyasan April 1st to November 30th (please check the bus schedule carefully)
● ~1 hour 20 minutes by bus from Kii-Tanabe Station (bus timetable 7)
● ~2 hours by bus from Koyasan (bus timetable 7)
● In front of “Ryujin Onsen 龍神温泉“ bus stop
- Shuttle Service
Free parking for 10 vehicles.
Bus parking available.