Overlooking the rural landscape of the small fishing town of Taiza, Shorenkan Yoshinoya is a traditional Japanese-style gourmet inn that has been open for 90 years. Chefs here prepare Kyoto seafood cuisine with the utmost passion, including rockfish caught with fishing rods in the spring, iwagaki oysters (also known as sea milk) and Japanese egg cockle (said to be the best of all shellfish in Japan), and Japanese sea urchin eggs from Taiza in the summer. In autumn there is fresh blackthroat sea perch and crunchy abalone, and in winter there is rare crab caught from the Taiza docks using only 5 boats, its rareness earning it the nickname “Taiza phantom crab.” All of the seasonal flavors above are available at Shorenkan Yoshinoya. What’s more, the Taiza Hot Springs here are said to lower blood pressure and lessen pain, and the bath is decorated with the artwork of an American carver.
- 1297-3 Taiza, Tango-cho, Kyotango City, Kyoto
- Train: Get off at Amino Station on the Kyoto Tango Railway. There is a free shuttle service available from Amino Station. (Advanced bookings required, takes about 20 minutes).
Bus: Take the Kyoto station⇔Amino/Taiza highway bus (Tango Kairiku Kotsu bus) towards Amino/Taiza (takes about 3 hours) (stops at Miyazu Station and Amanohashidate Station in between).
Car: Get off the Kyoto Jukan Experssway at Kyotango Omiya IC, then go from National Route 312 to National Route 482.
- Check-in/Check-out Times
- 2:30 p.m. / 11:00 a.m.
- Foreign Language Support
- English, Italian
- Muslim Friendly Information
- Not available