Charoku Bekkan is situated in front of Shimazaki Park, near Amanohashidate, one of Japan's three great scenic views. Surrounded by hedges, it is a small inn with 11 rooms and beautiful gardens. Built in the sukiya-zukuri style with some shoin(study)-style rooms, everything from the traditional alcoves (tokonoma) to the transom windows were chosen with care. Built with wood and stone bases, the public baths ("Taro no yu" and "Komachi no yu") face the gardens. The two open air baths incorporate famous shigaraki ware pottery, and have great atmosphere. Meals (Kyoto style, formally-arranged kaiseki course meals) use seasonal ingredients from the sea and mountains: isaza (ice goby) and mountain herbs in the spring, flying fish in the early summer, Tango egg cockle and oysters in the summer, snapper and squid in the autumn, and snow crab (a symbol of winter for the Japanese) with yellowtail in the winter. There is also a popular crab feast in the winter. Female visitors will get to choose the color of their yukata.
- 2039-4, Shimasaki, Miyazu City, Kyoto Prefecture
- Train: Approximately 10 minute walk from Miyazu Station on the Kyoto Tango Railway
Car: 5 minutes from the Miyazu/Amanohashidate IC on the Kyoto Jukan Expressway
*Pick-up/drop-off service is available from Miyazu Station or Amanohashidate Station from 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Advance reservations required.
- Check-in/Check-out Times
- 2:30 p.m. / 10:30 a.m.
- Foreign Language Support
- Muslim Friendly Information
- Not available