Kyoto by the Sea

Pure Japanese Style Ryotei, Hekisui Gyoen

  • Traditional inns (ryokan)
  • Onsen/Public bath
  • Shuttle

Hekisui Gyoen is a Japanese-style ryokan inn located on the Kumihama Peninsula, which is designated as one of Japan’s scenic views and part of the San'in Kaigan National Park. The building is an exquisite example of sukiya-zukuri style architecture, built on a 33km2 plot, with a total of 14 rooms. The inn also has access to many outstanding tourist destinations, including one of Japan’s three famous views, Amanohashidate, the boathouses of Ine on the Kyotango Peninsula, Izushi Castle Town, Kinosaki Onsen, and Kinoshita Marine World. The 100% natural hot spring water in Hekisui Gyoen's baths includes minerals like sodium and calcium sulfate, which are thought to be beneficial for neuralgia, stiff shoulders, and circulation. Day trip bathing is also available. The abundance of minerals from the surrounding mountains, the Kumihama Peninsula and the rough waters of the Japan Sea side means that you can enjoy rich seafood and seasonal produce from the Kyotango region. Our seasonal specialties include isaza (a kind of goby) in spring, rock oysters in summer, black throat sea perch and matsutake mushrooms in autumn, and matsuba crabs and magaki oysters in winter.

1452 Minatomiya, Kumihama-cho, Kyotango City, Kyoto Prefecture
Train: Approximately 7 minutes by car from Kumihama Station on the Kyotango Railway. There is also a free shuttle bus service available (advanced bookings required).

Car: Approximately 45 minutes after the Kyotango Omiya IC exit on the Kyoto Jukan Expressway / San-in Kinki Expressway, follow National Route 312 to National Route 178, then to Prefectural Route 11, and then to Prefectural Route 49.
Check-in/Check-out Times
3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. / 10:00 a.m.
Foreign Language Support
Translation tablet service
Muslim Friendly Information
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