In addition to the hot spring discovered in 705, the Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan is a popular ryokan where you can enjoy more than 1,630 liters of fresh hot spring water per minute, which was excavated in commemoration of the 1,300th anniversary of the opening of the hot spring, from the room baths to the hot water supply.
Here we introduce the charms of Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan and more.
Location of Keiunkan
From the Tokyo area, it is approximately 90 minutes from the Kofu Minami IC.
From the nearest station, Minobu Station, it is approximately 90 minutes by shared-ride bus.
Access to Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan may not be the most flattering.
However, it is a popular inn that many people wish to visit even if it takes that long to get there.
Driving along the road with a view of the Southern Alps, the inn appears along a valley.
With all due respect, one might be surprised to find such a magnificent inn deep in the mountains. The inn’s imposing appearance is surprisingly impressive.
In fact, Keiunkan was founded in 705.
It has been certified by Guinness World Records as the “world’s oldest lodging facility.
Attractions of Keiunkan
The attraction is the hot springs.
When a hot spring was dug to commemorate the 1,300th anniversary of the opening of the hot spring, it is said that more than 1,630 liters per minute of self-heating hot spring water was dug.
Combined with the amount of hot spring water that has been gushing out from the spring, the total amount of fresh hot spring water is over 2,000 liters, which means that not only the six baths and guest room baths, but even the hot water supply and showers are free-flowing!
The hot spring is neither watered nor heated, making it a perfect environment for hot spring lovers.
The spring is a sodium calcium sulfate/chloride spring with a pH of 9.36, highly alkaline, and has a slight sulfur smell.
It is popular for making the skin smooth and warm.
For those who want to enjoy the hot spring while listening to the flow of the river, please visit the open-air bath on the first floor.
The “Hakuho no Yu” bath, which is made of local Hakuho stone, gives you a stronger sense of unity with the mountain stream.
If you want to enjoy the view of the mountain stream, go to the top floor (4th floor).
There is a “Mokei-no-yu,” an open-air bath with a beautiful Takanomaki cedar bathtub, and two large baths with a view, giving you a wide selection of baths to choose from.
Rooms at Keiunkan
Japanese Style Standard Room
Japanese-style room (12 tatami mats + moon-viewing terrace)
Japanese-style room (main room: 12 tatami mats + secondary room: 6 tatami mats)
The meals are deep mountain kaiseki meals, which do not use any products from the sea.
Each dish is made with seasonal ingredients from the mountains and the river, with a lot of time and effort put into each dish.
For example, rockfish is served in sushi, grilled with salt, or sake made from the bones of the fish.
Koshu beef is grilled on lava rocks.
Yuba, a local specialty, is served as sashimi.
You can taste the richness of the mountain’s delicacies.
Keiunkan Basic Information
|Address||83, Yushima-Shirasawa, Hayakawa-cho, Minamikoma-gun, Yamanashi 409-2702, Japan|
|Budget||2 adults: from 46.200 yen|
How was it?
Here we have introduced you to the Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan.
The hotel is nestled between two valleys and has a deep mountain atmosphere.
You can enjoy the hot spring that is the blessing of the mountain 24 hours a day, whenever you like at Keiunkan.
It is worth the trip! It is a recommended inn.