Shima Onsen Shakuzen

Hot Spring Ryokan
"Sekizenkan, the oldest wooden bathhouse in Japan, was built in 1691 and consists of three buildings: the main building, the ""Sanso,"" a registered tangible cultural property, and the ""Kashotei,"" a fusion of tradition and modernity. The view of the main building from the vermilion-lacquered ""Keiun Bridge"" is reminiscent of the Ghibli movie ""Spirited Away. In 2020, the Yakuzen Restaurant ""Yakuzen Ya Koshin"" opened in front of Keiunbashi Bridge."

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  • Traditional onsen
    4.0 Reviewed : 2022.07.24
    Interesting onsen with several baths and lots of character. We stayed in the middle building in a traditional room, which was nicely decorated and comfortable.The Roman style baths were an unusual...
  • Most expensive room without the quality
    2.0 Reviewed : 2022.01.06
    We have visited Sekizenkan several times and have always been attracted by the history, the lovely baths, the food and the lovely staff who are always so kind and considerate. My wife decided to...
  • Unique experience
    5.0 Reviewed : 2020.08.17
    For our first onsen stay we chose Sekizenkan (intrigued because it is the oldest in Japan and also a source of inspiration for Spirited Away). Earlier in our trip we had stayed in Kioto and in Tokyo...

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