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Wandering Mel
Minato, Japan389 contributions
Aug 2020 • Friends
I really enjoyed the tour of this traditional inn. The thoughtful touches in each room and the architecture and craftsmanship is well worth a visit. Right in the heart of Ito, on a charming historic street and the river, the location is well worth a stop.
Written August 30, 2020
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Unaju
Shinjuku, Japan382 contributions
Apr 2020
とても美しい外観と共に、中のお部屋が私の田舎の部屋を見ているようで懐かしく、本当に素晴らしいお部屋でした! This really attractive building is worth going inside. It's only about 2 Euro/dollar. You can take a big bath with some extra change. Rooms are traditional ryokan type which gave me much nostalgia. Worth dropping by for a look.
Written April 25, 2020
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Julian F
Mitcham, UK42 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Lovely beautifully preserved ryokan. If you’re not staying in one then go see this! Even if you are then this is a massive place with impressive traditional halls worth a visit.

You can stay overnight at the left side of the house, which is an impressive hostel!!
Written May 24, 2019
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JCC15
Chicago, IL8 contributions
Oct 2011 • Couples
A slice of old Japan and how holidays are spent in Japan
Written November 5, 2011
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John
Leavenworth, KS1,300 contributions
Nov 2018
Superlatives cannot describe the beauty and charm of the Tokaikan, an Ito iconic early Showa era hot spring inn (built in 1928). This is the type of inn where whole families and where rendezvousing couples took multi-day vacations to enjoy the medicinal benefits of the Ito hot springs. The inn was in business until 1997 and reopened as a museum in 2001. If you arrive at the right time of the day you can join a docent-led tour (Japanese only) throughout the building. I really enjoyed the tour and highly recommend it. Many rooms have static displays depicting life in earlier times and some are set up in the style that they maintained when famous guests, including naval officers and authors, lived in parts of the inn for extended periods of time. There is a large hall on the third floor with a stage where entertainers performed for the guests, a bygone era delight at Japanese inns. Admission is 200 yen and walking by the inn is worthwhile even if you don't tour the museum - the front door and genkan is build in the style of hot spring hotels in the early Showa era. Worth seeing even if you are staying next door at a similar innj - K's House. Visited 19 November 2018.
Written October 30, 2019
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hfot2 🌸🍁🌸
Vermont6,983 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
We spent three nights at K’s House which, to be honest, was just as interesting as Tokaikan. For ¥200 this museum is worth a visit, but at K’s House and you can really feel as if you are returning to an older more genteel time.

There are interesting public and guest rooms open for viewing here in this former onsen ryokan museum. After a while it all begins to look very similar, however. The large public rooms offer a glimpse of life back then with life-sized figures dressed in period garments enjoying music, dancing, and relaxing with tea. Some of the guest rooms include displays of arts and artifacts including ships and dolls. Wandering around the place and going up the narrow stairways is intriguing. We think that most of the rooms open to the public and most of the displays were in the newer wing of the building.

The cupola on the top floor will give you a good view up and down the river. Be sure to open the glass windows which are dirty and hard to see and photograph through.

The onsen, for which the ryokan was famous, is not open to the public visiting the museum, but it is open as an onsen on specific days and times.
Written December 30, 2018
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Jane W
Kyoto, Japan11 contributions
Sep 2017 • Solo
Even though I stayed next door at the similarly built and remarkable K's House, this museum was really impressive. If you are interested in a bit of history, architecture or interior design you must EXPLORE this museum. Make sure to go up to the top to get a really nice all round view of the area. The staff were very friendly and there's a little gift shop where I got some cool holiday postcards of the area.
Written August 24, 2018
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mae k
Shibuya, Japan4 contributions
Aug 2018 • Friends
Only ¥200 admission, it's a beautifully preserved historical ryokan that was in business until the 1990s. You can look in all the beautiful rooms of the three-story building, which are bare but with some minimal furniture and decorations. At the top is an observation room with large open windows where you can feel the breeze and look out at surrounding Ito and the sea. It's a lovelt place to spend 45 minutes or an hour.
Written August 18, 2018
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Sonascu
Susono, Japan21 contributions
Jun 2016 • Couples
Built back in 1928, it give you the filling of stepping back in time.
If you have seen the movie The Memoirs of a Geisha, you will look into dark corners to find the magik...
Written June 11, 2016
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Mark H
Eindhoven, The Netherlands90 contributions
Jun 2016 • Couples
Nice ryokan exemple. But if you stay in K's house, there is hardly any purpose to go there. The view from the tower must have been stunning 100 years ago. Now there are larger buildings around. The large hall is really nice.
Written June 2, 2016
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