The history of the Keiunkan inn dates back 1300 years to the year 705AD (the 2nd year of the Keiun era), when Fujiwara Mahito founded the inn. Because it was founded in the Keiun era, the inn was thus named Keiunkan. The hot spring has flowed freely without interruption since then and is loved by many townsfolk, military commanders and cultured peoples as a secluded place deep in the mountains of the Kai region. Keiunkan, to this day, still embodies the unchanging hospitality of the heart of Japanese harmony for all of our guests.
The Nishiyama Hot Spring, Keiunkan is said to have had many townsfolk and military commanders of the warring period visiting it. Amidst the unification of Japan after the warring period, it is said that Tokugawa Ieyasu visited twice. Later, it was called the secret hot spring of Takeda Shingen and Tokugawa Ieyasu. No matter how much time has passed, Keiunkan embodies the unchanging hospitality fueled by the spirit of Japanese harmony towards our guests.
Keiunkan is located in Yamanashi Prefecture, the same region as the World Heritage-listed Mt. Fuji. View the grand sight of Japan's greatest sacred mountain, Mt. Fuji, while you make your way to the world's longest-standing inn, Keiunkan.
*Mt. Fuji is not viewable from our facilities.
|Mountain view, River view, Gorge/Valley view
|Toothbrush, Towel, Bath Towel, Razor, Hair dryer, Yukata
|Toilet, Washlet (bidet), Air conditioning, Heating, Refrigerator, Television, Safe-deposit box, Open-air baths
|From 62,000 yen (tax included)
Keiunkan has four open-air baths and two indoor baths for a total of six baths.
There are four different sources of the natural hot spring, and the water has the
properties of sodium, calcium nitrate and chloride spring (low alkaline properties)
and is sourced from the chasm of the Earth, Fossa Magna,
cultivated over eons of time. Please enjoy the hot springs;
we also have a terrace setting for you to enjoy the view of the
Yukawa ravine afterwards.
|Sodium, calcium nitrates, and chloride spring
(low alkaline properties)
muscle pain, constipation, fair skin
Suite, Kitadake with free-flowing open-air bath
Most guest rooms have a spacious twelve-tatami mat area
with cozy Japanese decorations. The furnishings are of tradi-
tional Japanese tastes, bringing pleasantry to one's heart.
Suite rooms are of utmost luxury with their calming designs.
Outside are the mountains of Kai resembling shan shui
paint-ings, and the beautiful view of the Hayakawa and Yukawa
ravines can be seen out of any window.
The limited banquet, "Mountain Kaiseki Banquet," has the highest
quality of ingredients in season and is prepared with the utmost
care by the chef, and served with prized dinnerware. Warm dishes
will be served warm while cold dishes will be served cold one by
one. Please enjoy the freshness and color of the seasonal ingredi
ents in the Mountain Kaiseki Banquet.
The meat has a soft texture and has an elegant color. Please enjoy
the plentiful flavor and wonderful texture.
The World Heritage-listed Mt. Fuji, with its wonderful views, has been an object of faith and a source of much artwork, and it's peerless value has been recognized. The nearby area has shrines, caves, lakes and marshes that all have historical and cultural significance.
|From the hotel
|2 hours and 30 minutes by car
Zenko-ji Temple has a massive worship hall built in the unique shumoku-zukuri style in front of the main temple. It prides itself as the largest scale of middle Edo period Buddhist architecture of Eastern Japan. The main temple of Zenko-ji Temple is designated as a national treasure.
|From the hotel
|3 hours and 30 minutes by car
The Jigokudani Monkey Park is a treasured place where the interesting ecology of the Japanese monkey can be viewed year round. It is loved by many people and monkeys can be seen bathing in hot springs during the cold winters.
|From the hotel
|3 hours and 50 minutes by car