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Suzumeno-Oyado Isobekan

雀のお宿 磯部館

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.""


English support

Some English-speaking staff


Natural hot spring baths

Daytrip bathing

Baths open to non-staying guests


Free Wi-Fi available

Luggage storage

Temporarily store luggage

Luggage delivery

Can send bags via courier service

All Western-style toilets

All toilets are Western style

Chair seating

Dining in chairs (not directly on floor)

Private dining

Private dining rooms available

Ingredients list

Ingredients list for meals


Vegetarian meals upon request


Halal meals upon request

Prayer amenities

Muslim prayer items, support, room, etc.


Non-smoking facility

Smoking area

Smoking room(s) and/or area(s)

Free parking

Free-of-charge car parking

Shuttle bus

Shuttle bus service available

Basic Information


1-5-5 Isobe, Annaka ( Map)


About 5 minutes on foot from Isobe Station

About 15 minutes by car from Matsuida-Myogi IC of Joshin-Etsu Expressway

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