Kotohira Kadan


Perched on a mountainside

above the historical town of Kotohira, the elegant Kotohira Kadan boasts both exemplary service and food, and a tangible link to an illustrious past. Overlooking the 400-year-old Kotohira shrine, one of the most prestigious in Japan, Kotohira Kadan has extended its superlative hospitality to some of the nation's most famous writers and artists, who come for the unique blend of service, luxury and traditional Japan. The ryokan has even been mentioned in some classic works of Japanese literature.

This ryokan boasts several sukiya-zukuri heritage villas, which are available for guests to stay in, both for a unique experience and to get a unique perspective on historical lifestyles. These villas are set amid a Japanese garden, and the whole establishment boasts a stunning environment - one side of the ryokan looks out over the town of Kotohira and the Mt. Sanuki-Fuji mountain range in the distance; the other looks out on the beautifully tended grounds and historical buildings.

And complementing the beauty of the surroundings and the fascinating historical buildings, Kotohira Kadan's friendly service, tastefully appointed rooms and exquisite cuisine keep customers coming back for a one-of-a-kind experience that touches the soul of Japan.