Last updated: May 21, 2021
Privacy and luxury in Isobe Onsen
This historic ryokan has been an inn since the Edo period (1603–1868). Isobe Onsen is the setting of the Japanese fable, ""Shita-kiri Suzume,"" which translates as ""The Sparrow with the Slit Tongue."" The theme runs throughout the hotel, with sparrow motifs throughout the property.
The ryokan's comfortable Japanese-style tatami rooms overlook the property's tranquil garden, where you can appreciate the seasonal changes and spot real life sparrows flitting among the branches. Opt for a room with a private, open-air bath or slip into one of the ryokan's two mineral-rich garden onsen. Book in advance to enjoy the exclusivity of eating in a private dining room, sampling hearty Japanese cuisine, including the local specialty, ""mineral spring tofu.""
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