©Funaya no yado KURA
Spend a Night at a Traditional Boathouse
Unique traditional accommodations with a tranquil bay view in a charming village
Ine is a charming fishing village that sits on a calm protected bay on the Sea of Japan. The village is known for its unusual residential style of funaya, a type of home built right on the water above the family’s boat shed. Funa no Yado: Kura is a renovated funaya made into a delightful inn, with modern facilities in a classic building once used by a local fishing family.
Guests can bask in the warmth of the hosts’ hospitality, as the inn is for the exclusive use of one party. The tatami-floored main guestroom offers great views of the calm waters of the bay. Even the bathroom, featuring a traditional Shigaraki-ware tub, offers a sweeping view of the outdoors and access to sea breezes.
From Kyoto Ine is a little over three hours by train from central Kyoto—and just an hour from Amanohashidate, known as one of Japan’s three most scenic vistas. Reservations can be booked online in English.
Funaya no yodo KURA
863-1 Kameshima, Ine-cho, Yoza-gun, Kyoto -fu