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Once, in Tokyo, there was a ryotei traditional Japanese restaurant that had been pursuing the ultimate Japanese cuisine. “Yagyu” is its name and a ryokan inn taking over the mind of Yagyu stands still in Shuzenji, Izu City now.
A sukiya architecture ( traditional Japanese style mostly used for tea ceremony ) in the bamboo grove ― "Yagyu-no Sho" is the one I introduce today.
Established in 1970, it’s been already well-known as one of the most excellent ryokans in Japan though it has merely over 40 year history which is considered very new in the historic Shuzenji spa resort area.
13 rooms in the main house and 2 separated villas. All rooms are designed full-fledged sukiya style and, in addition, each room has distinctive aspects.
Please open the window to find a spectacular garden. It will surely let you forget your busy days. Just relax yourself.
Your meal will be served in Kaiseki style that has been taken over from “Yagyu”. They stick to selected ingredients chosen among the best place, best quality and the best season to reach the ultimate cuisine. Please feel the sense of tradition to your heart’s content.
Now, let’s see onsen hot spring that Shuzenji boasts most.
The onsen quality of Shuzenji is said to be the plain one； less of smell endemic to hot-spring, smooth to your skin and moisturizing your body. No wonder women love Shuzenji hot spring. The right picture is the communal bath. But this is not the only one. Yagyu-no Sho, believe it or not, provides individually a gorgeous onsen bathroom as pictures below to every single room wanting all guests to fully enjoy its high quality onsen.
Japanese ryokan often use the word “omotenashi”, ( often explained as “hospitality” ) which real definition differs by individual but I simply felt that I had seen various “omotenashi” during being guided in Yagyu-no Sho. I saw rooms, trees of gardens and even brightness of the hallway all ready to welcome coming guests. It was just like warmth of embracing, I instinctively presumed.
“This is the shape of our omotenashi we’ve pursued”
The master of Yagyu-no Sho told me in an interview. I deeply agreed. Supreme omotenashi to all guests. Come and stay at Yagyu-no Sho when you visit Shuzenji to touch the sublime mind of Japanese tradition.
Access ： JR Tokyo → JR Mishima → 30 minutes by Izu-hakone Railway to Shuzenji station
→ 10 minutes by taxi from Shuzenji Station
Reference room-rates ： ￥40,000 〜 ￥120,000／Adult ( with dinner and breakfast ) ※ service fee included, tax not included
Booking and inquiries ： By phone or e-mail（ acceptable in English ）
Website ： http://www.yagyu-no-sho.com
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