Located in the storied Bikan Historical District of Kurashiki, Ryokan Kurashiki is a glimpse into bygone days. Located close to the willow-lined canal that winds through the city, guests are in for an immersive experience.
The charming kura in this historic district have been converted from their past lives as shops and storehouses. Your accommodations at Ryokan Kurashiki are set within the former home, office, and warehouse of a sugar merchant.
Here in this secluded haven guests have the choice of eight individual suites. Ryokan Kurashiki has been impeccably styled as a traditional Japanese inn, and that brilliant homage to heritage is evident with every detail. Tatami mats stretch across the floors, sliding rice paper screens separate the spaces, and clean lines abound. At once minimal and inviting, the crisp linens and traditional furnishings impart a feeling of sensible comfort.
Every inch of the structure has been refurbished to accommodate guests in unique spaces. Formerly the sugar storeroom, a second-floor room has been transformed into the Inui Suite. From this elevated position guests have the best view in the ryokan, looking out over the serene canal. The Okuzashiki Suite boasts the most square footage, and the benefit of a bedroom with two double beds. The Kura suite also features two double beds, and two levels. Your Ker & Downey representative can help you select the suite that will best suit your stay.
Meals at Ryokan Kurashiki feature Kaiseki dining, a revered style of cooking known for its multiple courses and its expert display of traditional culinary techniques. The menu changes with the seasons, but the dining experience always celebrates the best local ingredients and fresh traditional flavors. Guests are also welcome to breeze into the terrace for casual fare between explorations. Coffee, a variety of teas, light bites, and tasty Japanese dried confectionery called Higashi are on offer for snacking.
The narrow streets of the Bikan Quarter are kept car-free, and while a stroll through the streets is a leisurely treat, the best way to experience this historic district is by way of a canal boat ride. Your Ker & Downey guide will escort you on your explorations, returning you to the charms and comforts of Ryokan Kurashiki each evening.Request Information