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New accommodation package for young guests!
In response to many requests from our student
guests, we have created a new Young Stay Package
JPY25, 000/room (Service
included, tax not included)
Can be shared by up to 6 people
Please bring your own washing goods and toiletries
Name of the Guest House
During the Edo
period, the Kirishimaya was a Japanese-style
restaurant, but after the Meiji Restoration
we started up a timber and souvenir business
instead. In 1907 the guest house was established
- Kirishimaya Ryokan. This was when the Kirishimaya
Group was set up.
After the war, the second generation of the
Kirishimaya Group started using the same Chinese
characters as the Kirishimaya Ryokan for their
name. During the present (third) generation
of the Kirishimaya Group, we write the name
both ways, that is, with or without Chinese
characters. The Kirishimaya Group aims to pass
down, research, teach and enlighten people about
the natural, traditional treatments discovered
through years of experience during the long
history of hot spring cures at Kusatsu Hot Spring.
miso, perfected through years of practice, is
something that you can only taste in Kirishimaya
Ryokan. We are also the only ryokan in Kusatsu
to maintain a vegetable garden for our own use.
We have cultivated our gardens ever since the
era of the school evacuee, and use potatoes
and other home-grown ingredients in our hotel
recipes. The rice we serve is a mixture of half
and semi-polished varieties, and is much healthier
than regular Japanese white rice.
We constructed a Shiriyaki (literally "Bottom-burning")
bath so that our customers could bathe easily
in the highly medicinal Kusatsu Hot Spring bathing
style. In hot springs of such a high standard
as these here in Kusatsu, you bathe with your
legs open (this is not permitted in ordinary
hot springs). This is to allow the energy of
the hot spring to directly enter and get to
work inside the body, and the process is expressed
by the term "nonoji" (the Japanese
We are situated in the middle of the hot spring
town, in a bright south-facing spot that receives
plenty of sunlight. All famous places within
the town can be reached within just a couple
of minutes walk. There is a wide parking lot
in front of the ryokan, so there's no need to
worry about bringing your car. The steep sloping
road at the side of the ryokan is the "Old
Shinshu Kusatsu Route", known as the Soshizozaka
(Religious Founders' Route) by the locals. The
spring water which gushes out within the ryokan's
premises is highly regarded within the town;
being odorless it really enhances the taste
of the food's ingredients.
All valued customers
The Director of Kirishimaya Ryokan.
A member of the UN International Federation of
Director of the Kirishimaya Ryokan Archery Dojo.
Kirishimaya Group Practitioner of Chinese medicine,