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A Japanese style inn with atmosphere, Jizoan

A Japanese style inn with atmosphere, Jizoan

A Japanese style inn with atmosphere, Jizoan
1-6-4 Aoshima, Miyazaki-shi, Miyazaki prefecture

A Japanese style inn with Jizo

“Jizoan” is a hidden inn, where the guests are limited to six parties per day. The inn is built in the old style of a wealthy farm house, and has quite a nostalgic aura. Inside, there are earthen walls and wooden doors with grids, thick beams, exposed ceramic insulators, a small garden between the “doma” and the annex, all of which conjure create a nostalgic ambience, bringing comfort and relief. There are maisonette type rooms, two adjoining rooms, and rooms with semi-open private baths, all in different tastes. A “”Jizo-sama”” stands quietly in the small garden, which must account for the origin of the inn’s name. It is pleasant to see the local wildflowers that are casually arranged everywhere, a sign of warm hospitality.

There are many famous “”onsen”” in Kyushu including Yufuin, Beppu and Kurokawa Onsen, and Miyazaki is not thought of as a major “”onsen”” resort. However, there is a good “”onsen””, an “alkaline cold spa” which is effective for fatigue and skin conditions. Three private bathing areas, two indoor and one outdoor, are available to the guests, so you can take as much time as you want to enjoy the bath. Another perk of the inn is the “kaiseki” cuisine in “”Jizo-style””. They offer colorful seasonal dishes made from local products. Enjoy the sweet shrimps of Aoshima, Ise lobsters, Miyazaki beef, together with the rice made by the exclusive farmers.


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