An accommodation where you can experience LOHAS life|Ayabe Yoshimizu

【Report by the foreigner who knows Ayabe well.】

Name of facility : Ayabe Yoshimizu Visit date : 2020/10/27 Visitor name : Nathaniel Hoy

Yoshimizu ryokan


Located a little over 30 minutes from Ayabe Station

is the Ayabe Yoshimizu Inn.

The approach to the inn really sets the mood for your stay.

The only road goes through a narrow valley,

up a small hill with only a few small homes along the way.

At the very end of the road you turn into the yard in front of the inn

and find yourself in the middle of the woods.

The stillness in the air will take your breath away.


A friendly neighbor


The small inn is run by a lovely couple who also farm the local land,

raise free range chickens which you will find running around the yard

as well as pigs (which won't be running around the yard!).

All food is organic and almost all locally sourced.

The Japanese sake options at dinner were also all organic.

The few ingredients that do not come from the local area

come from friends of the couple from around Japan.


Delicious tofu steak


Dinner and breakfast were both fantastic.

The eggs served at breakfast came from their chickens

and were laid that morning. Talk about fresh!

The inn is very traditional and has a wonderful hot bath heated by firewood to relax in after dinner.

Outside the inn walking trails lead deeper in the woods

and offer hours of options to enjoy.


One of the bedrooms


Quite unique to the inn is their one group policy.

Even with four rooms they only ever allow a single person/family/group to stay at a time so you will have the entire inn to yourself!



▼Click here for details of this facilityーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーー


https://www.kyoto.ayabenouhaku.com/stay-en-/ayabeyoshimizu



▼Visitor profileーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーー

Nathaniel Hoy

From United States of America, came to Japan in 2005

He likes Japanese countryside, Japanese sake, Japanese food,

onsens and Shorinji Kempo.

His hobbies are running, reading and, Japanese sake.