What is life as a ”Saiou”?
Saiou refers to ladies who served Amaterasu Omikami in Ise Jingu on behalf of the emperor and performed religious act of offering ”Otamagushi (paper hang on Sakaki tree)” to the shrine and has been said to have existed for about 660 years from Kasuga, Nara period to Kamakura period.
Spending relaxing and luxurious time
When you step one foot into the hotel, you will encounter the corridor that reminds you of the Saiou’s age and murals of Saious, and 4 floors each with the theme of 4 seasons. It will feel like you went on a time slip.
- 1165-1 Ikenokami, Souchiho, Ise, Mie Prefecture
- URL https://www.saiounomiya.com/en/