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Kiunkaku

4-2 Showacho, Atami 413-0022, Shizuoka Prefecture
+81 557-86-3101
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Well preserved old-inn turn to literary museum

Beautifully restored and maintained garden. The rooms some of most famous Meiji-era authors stayed... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
motohachi
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North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Tranquil Japan at its best

Loved this the most in Atami. Wonderful aristocratic Ryokan in a serene atmosphere. Visit the... read more

Reviewed September 2, 2017
hasanarif
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Tokyo, Japan
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  • Average9%
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4-2 Showacho, Atami 413-0022, Shizuoka Prefecture
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautifully restored and maintained garden. The rooms some of most famous Meiji-era authors stayed and pennd their work.

Thank motohachi
Reviewed September 2, 2017

Loved this the most in Atami. Wonderful aristocratic Ryokan in a serene atmosphere. Visit the rooms, pause for a while, relax! Take a green tea/ coffee break in the cafe. Stroll in the tranquil garden. You won't feel like leaving the place. Only regret is...More

Thank hasanarif
Reviewed April 13, 2017

A very nice stop right in the center of Atami. The house was built by a wealthy businessman long ago as a home and place to host guests. It is a very well preserved and still opulent today.

Thank Matthew M
Reviewed February 25, 2017 via mobile

This is worth the visit as it has a very eclectic architecture with areas typically Japanese - including the garden - and yet other parts that are distinctly Tudor and even Roman Bath in style. A number of famous Japanese authors visited during the time...More

Thank ABrummie2
Reviewed February 20, 2017

It's a nice place to visit if you come to Atami. You can see an example of Japanese style design, walk around the building and see the rooms from the inside, and it all surrounds a beautiful Japanese landscape garden which you can also stroll.

Thank Matan K
Reviewed February 3, 2017

For those who want to see great Japanese architecture other than temples and shrines, Kiunkaku is a great example of a grand Meiji Era industrialist's home. The art deco inspired dining room and "Roman bath" are human scale but boast very intricate design details which...More

Thank TokyoSean
Reviewed May 7, 2016

OK, it's an old beautiful house with lovely gardens, but to my OCR (Old College Roommate) it was the staff who was outstanding. We visited the day after the bombing in Paris, so it was a somber day. As it turned out, one of the...More

1  Thank sck007
Reviewed October 7, 2015

Another place to stop by while visiting Atami is the "Kiunkaku" which is a luxury lodge and garden with Japanese and Western architecture constructed in 1919, and was frequented by the literati and dignitaries of the day. Though it no longer operates as a lodge,...More

2  Thank tabibito007
Reviewed September 27, 2015

Hidden gem in Atami. Really great mix of eastern and western styles. This is truly a unique mansion that is unlike anything else I have seen in Japan

Thank homely_planet
Reviewed March 14, 2015

The name of this japanese house translates to "villa of gathering clouds", it consists of a main building and numerous annexes in Japanese, Chinese and Western styles. It has a beautiful Japanese garden the centre of the building that features a large 20 ton rock....More

1  Thank Andrew F
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