Chikurinin Gunpoen

Japanese-style Inn (Ryokan) in Yoshinoyama, Japan



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The inn where you can enjoy history and its garden.

The noble front gate of "Chikurinin Gunpoen" built with old trees has a historical air. This inn has been running over a thousand years and it was popular as 'shukubo'(visitors' or pilgrims' lodgings in a temple) in ancient times and appeared in Michelin Guide and Lonely Planet. Now, it is a standard Japanese-style inn with a 'shukubo' atmosphere.

The main entrance and the lobby are like the garden of woods and fountains of Yoshino cedar. The main features of this inn are large square pillars and wooden floor made of Yoshino cedar. A poem monument of YOSANO Akiko, a folding screen and a lunch box given and used by TOYOTOMI Hideyoshi when he had a cherry-viewing party are decorated in the building. These are worth while seeing.

The old and the new are mixed well at this inn. The guest room of the main building has traditional beauty and that of the new annex has modern facility. The inn prides itself on the gorgeous circuit style garden which is said to have been rebuilt by SEN no Rikyu in the Momoyama period. You can see mountains of Yoshino and Zao-do Hall from the hill top and white flowers of crape myrtle and a flower of cotton rose which changes its color from white to pink in the afternoon in some season.

Why don't you go on retreat and learn history while reflecting on the forerunners? It makes your trip memorable if you take 'Blue Symphony', the sightseeing limited express departs from Kintetsu Osaka-Abenobashi station which started its operation in September, 2016.

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Chikurinin Gunpoen

Chikurinin Gunpoen

Room | Chikurinin Gunpoen
There are four types of our main guest rooms (all rooms have their own private bathrooms); a basic Japanese-style room of the east and the south building, a retro Japanese-style room of the main building, a new and large room of the west building and a Japanese-style room with an open-air bath of the west building (new annex).

Chikurinin is the temple which is said to have been built by Prince Shotoku. Many people including writers and artists have stayed here ever since. It was a 'shukubo' when it opened, but now it has as good rooms as other inns over time.
Mushrooms, sweet chestnuts and Yoshino arrow roots from mountains, Japanese trout from Yoshino river are cooked and served as your dinner seasonally. Please enjoy the sophisticated taste of the local foodstuffs unique to Yoshino.
Dinner | Chikurinin Gunpoen


Garden | Chikurinin Gunpoen
Chikurinin is the temple which is said to have been built by Prince Shotoku. Its garden is also said to have designed by SEN no Rikyu and renovated by HOSOKAWA Yusai. It is one of the three outstanding gardens in Yamato region. (appeared in the 2013 Michelin Guide to Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe and Nara) Please enjoy historic interior and seasonal view such as cherry blossoms and maple leaves. Our guests can appreciate the garden for free.


Standard Rate
(with breakfast and dinner included)
2 pers. / a room 3 pers. / a room 4-5 pers. / a room
Room of the Southeast Building weekday 13,000 yen 12,300 yen 11,000 yen
before holiday 14,000 yen 13,300 yen 12,000 yen
Retro Room weekday 15,000 yen 14,300 yen 13,000 yen
before holiday 16,000 yen 15,300 yen 14,000 yen
Room of the West Building weekday 18,000 yen 16,000 yen 15,000 yen
before holiday 20,000 yen 18,000 yen 17,000 yen
Room with an open-air bath weekday 26,000 yen 24,000 yen 23,000 yen
before holiday 28,000 yen 26,000 yen 25,000 yen
The rate for children
(elementary school student and under)
elementarry school student: 70 % of adult rate
Infant: 50 % of adult rate


check Credit Card JCB, VISA, MASTER
check Welcome and Send off Please let us know your intention beforehand.(Kintetsu Yoshino Sta.)
*However, there services are not available in April, the cherry blossom season due to the traffic control.
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check Group Tour for 250 guests
check Parking for 40 cars
check Handicapped Person Please let us know your intention beforehand.

Information    Chikurinin Gunpoen

[Accommodation] for 180 guests
[Number of rooms] 44
[Hotel Rate(with breakfast and dinner)] 11,000 yen -
[Location] From the Kintetsu Yoshino sta., 10 min. by car
Check in 3:00 p.m. Check out 10:00 a.m.

Chikurinin Gunpoen
- Chikurinin Gunpoen -

Yoshinoyama, Yoshino-cho, Yoshino-gun, Nara-ken, Japan
TEL 0746-32-8081

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