Ryokan The Kayotei is located in the small hot springs village of Yamanaka, in Ishikawa prefecture. The inn is surrounded by majestic trees and lovingly nurtured gardens encircled by thickly forested hills. Inside, original painted screens, fine works of pottery and antique “tansu” (old Japanese chests) adorn the hallways and the common spaces. Kayotei’s 10 suite rooms are arranged in the traditional Sukiya style, the architectural space designed for a tea ceremony. The Higashiyama Rooms have expansive views of Kayotei’s own forests and mountains and feature a tatami room in pure Japanese style. The Japanese Suites are designed in the Sukiya style of residential architecture that has its origins in the 17th century housing of Japan’s aristocracy and affluent classes and feature balconies to enjoy the view of the pristine mountains.
Visit to Yamanaka Onsen starting from Kakusenkei nature walk, a 3 km path along the Kakusenkei Gorge to the namesake bridge. Continuation to Basho-do, named after the famous poet, the rust coloured and S-shaped Ayatori Hashi bridge and the la Magen-an, a samurai villa dating back to Mejii period housing a number of precious art manufacts.
Kayotei offer to its guests the possibility to meet, assist and take part to local communities craftsmen's activities. Visits can be organized upon request and must be pre-booked to wood, china, paper, furniture, tatami or food and drink specialties such as sake, soy and tofu.