Genmyoan Ryokan's exclusive hill-top position overlooks the famous Amanohashidate land bridge, whose unique shape inspired the ancient tale that Amanohashidate is a fallen bridge to heaven. Inside, Genmyoan emanates by-gone elegance through our exceptional attention to traditional detail. Experience a sense of past evoked by service staff in kimono, old artistic treasures on display, and exquisite tea-house craftsmanship. In 1393, the shogun Ashikaga came on a pilgrimage to this hill and was greatly moved by the view. He thereupon suggested the name "Genmyo" for the spot, as it means a feeling beyond the earthly or ordinary. When Genmyoan Ryokan was founded in 1937, the idea came naturally of creating an atmosphere in which one's everyday life and cares could be left behind. The inn has drawn many distinguished guests over its history, from artists and literary figures to the Imperial family. Come experience the serenity of the location, noticed by the shogun so many years ago.