Spend the Night at an Atmospheric Inn in Yakage Town
A 400-year-old township in Okayama Prefecture that exudes yesteryear charm
Retrace the steps of feudal lords and stay a night in the historic post town of Yakage.
Walk the well-preserved streets and slip back in time to the Edo period (1603-1868), when the town flourished as a stop-over for weary travelers traversing the Sanyo Road. Envision the vibrant processions of kimono-clad samurai and their attendants that once brought hustle and bustle to the now-calm townscape as they made their way to and from the capital.
Rest your head at Yakage-ya Inn and Suites, a revitalized and renovated private residence that dates back more than 200 years. White-washed walls and stone tiles characterize the exterior, while the inn's rooms incorporate both Japanese and Western sensibilities. Admire the mix of aesthetics, encompassing traditional tatami flooring and sliding paper doors matched together with modern beds and chairs for enhanced comfort.
After a day of exploration, unwind with a soak in the hotel's calcium carbonate hot spring baths, and recharge yourself in the sauna fashioned from locally sourced stone.
Savor a sumptuous multi-course Japanese dinner featuring local-grown vegetables and freshly caught seafood from the nearby Seto Inland Sea. Those wishing to journey back in history without sacrificing modern comforts are sure to enjoy the traditional hospitality of this elegant inn.
Yakage-ya Inn and Suites is a 10-minute walk from Yakage Station on the Ibara Line, with pick-up service available from Yakage Station or Shin-Kurashiki Station on the Sanyo Shinkansen bullet train line (advance reservation required).
Yakage-ya Inn and Suites