Ryokan

Difference between Ryokan(Japanese inn) and Hotel

There are more than 80,000 accommodation in Japan. The breakdown is about 10,000 hotels and less than 50,000 ryokan(...
Kashiwaya Ryokan

Kashiwaya Ryokan’s Japanese Style Guest Rooms and What They Offer

Overview :Kashiwaya Ryokanoffers various kinds of rooms. Japanese style rooms, Washitsu, are explained at the end...
Kashiwaya Ryokan

Kame (Turtle) Room Introduction – a Room with an Open-Air Onsen Bath

Shima Onsen Kashiwaya Ryokanunderwent alarge-scalerenovationin March2021.We would like to introduce a newly refurbi...
Kashiwaya Ryokan

Hana (Flower) Room Introduction – a Room with an Open-Air Onsen Bath

Shima Onsen Kashiwaya Ryokanunderwent alarge-scalerenovationin March2021.We would like to introduce a newly refurb...
Onsen

How to Take an Onsen?|8 Rules & Manners of Japanese Onsen

Today, we will be introducing the etiquette of visiting hot springs(Onsen) in Japan. It is no exaggeration to sa...
Cuisine

Onsen Ryokan with Beds and Western Style Meals

Anyone who speaks English probably knows the proverb, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do.” In Japanese we also have a ...
Kashiwaya Ryokan

Shima Onsen Kashiwaya Ryokan will fully reopen with a new appearance in March 2021!

Shima Onsen Kashiwaya Ryokan has been undergoing renovation work for the entire building.It will reopen on March ...
highlights and activities

We Win 2020 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award !

We, Shima Onsen Kashiwaya Ryokan, ranked 7th out of the 25 best Japanese Ryokans, was awarded the Traveller's Choice Be...
Tips and FAQ

How to get the direct round trip bus from Tokyo

Direct bus bound for Shima Onsen departs at from near Tokyo Station. (Tokyo Yaesu street) We have a package plan includ...
Onsen

The Differences Between ‘Spa,’ ‘Hot Spring,’ and ‘Onsen’

When I write about Japanese ‘onsen’ in English, I use the Japanese word ‘onsen’ rather than using any related foreign ...