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Welcome to Japanese Inn Group

The Japanese Inn Group is a group of small Ryokans born in 1979 to welcome guests from abroad and Japan with Japanese hospitality.

Our ryokans are homey, reasonably priced, and run by families.
The 46 members of our group spread throughout Japan have many fans both in Japan and abroad.
It’s our great pleasure to help you make good memories. Please have a wonderful trip!


Features of our member hotels

Why You Should Stay at a Japanese Inn Group Member Hotel

Inns are located throughout Japan, both in major cities and in the countryside.
Members are modest inns with reasonable prices.
We offer personable service and at-home style hospitality.
At our small, family-run accommodations you can experience the traditional Japanese lifestyle with tatami mat floors and futons for bedding.

You can choose to make your reservation as you like — with or without meals.  (Many ryokans strictly require guests to have meals at the inn, but Japanese Inn Group members are flexible — you can freely decide your stay plan.) 
Each inn is unique and individually owned and operated — we are not a hotel chain with identical franchises.

Recent Posts

Review of Kamesei Ryokan (Nagano)

Great experience off the beaten track We had a wonderful two night stay at the Kamesei Ryokan at the end of of trip to Japan, it was a perfect climax to our journey and just like past reviews have indicated,Tyler was an excellent host, always available to help, particularly with Paul’s gluten allergy. The breakfast …

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Review of Kaziya Annexe Ramatkor Yamaneko Inn (Iwate)

Superb service and breakfast served! The staffs were extremely helpful and friendly. Breakfast was awesome. I left my phone in the hotel and staff was kind enough to deliver it to the train station for me in order for me to catch the earliest train. Location is Close to the train station. Approximately 6 mins …

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Review of Ryokan Bentenkaku (Naruko, Miyagi)

AMAZING EXPERIENCE I was here to photograph the kokeshi festival, so it was a business trip of sorts. Above and beyond incredible hospitality. The owners are so nice and helped me get acquainted with the locals. I can’t recommend this place enough, they really know the true meaning of countryside hospitality. One of the owners …

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Review of Kyounso (Iwate)

We spent four amazing nights at Kyounso. We were warmly greeted upon arrival and the staff were fantastic the whole trip. Beautiful ryokan!! Gorgeous rotemburo. Delicious food. Good place to do some lovely hiking. Try get a room with a toilet which are located close to the onsen. Autumn colours were beautiful. Great place if …

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