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639-3115 Nara, Yoshino, Yoshinoyama 2142, Japan – Great location - show map
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Chikurinin Gunpoen is located in the traditional garden of Chikurin-in Temple and the historical Mount Yoshino area. Guests stay in Japanese-style rooms with mountain views and can relax in the spacious indoor/outdoor public baths. Free WiFi is available at the entire property.
Air-conditioned rooms feature tatami (woven-straw) floors and Japanese futon bedding. Japanese Yukata robes are provided for all guests and each room comes with a private toilet. A flat-screen TV, a fridge and an electric kettle with green tea bags are included.
Massages can be requested and private reservable baths are available for an extra cost. Local souvenirs can be purchased at the gift shop and guests can play a game of table tennis. The on-site historical art gallery can be enjoyed as well.
Guests can enjoy traditional multi-course meals featuring local fresh ingredients. Beverages are available at Café Mahoroba.
Gunpoen Chikurinin is a 10-minute drive from Yoshino Station and a 20-minute public bus ride from Yoshino Jingu Shrine. Other world heritage sites such as Yoshimizu Shrine and Kimpusen Temple are both within a 15-minute walk away. The Kansai International Airport is a 100-minute drive from the property. A free shuttle is available from Yoshino Station.
This property is a ryokan, which is a type of traditional Japanese Inn. Learn more
- What's a ryokan?
- A ryokan is a traditional Japanese inn. They usually feature bathhouses, multicourse dinners, communal spaces where guests can relax, and rooms with woven-straw flooring and futon mats. Like hotels, a range of ryokans (from budget to luxury) is available. What originated centuries ago as a free rest house for long-distance travelers has evolved into a popular destination for relaxation surrounded by therapeutic mineral springs.
- What are the big differences between a ryokan and a hotel?
- Unlike a hotel, where the guest room is just a place to turn in for the night, a ryokan is more than just a place to sleep. In Japan, many travelers journey long distances to relax in a hot spring bath and feast on a traditional multicourse dinner – staying in a ryokan is an experience in and of itself. These ryokans typically have Japanese-style rooms with woven-straw floors and futon beds (no Western beds and carpeting). You should also remove your shoes at the entrance of the room, or before you enter it. Modern ryokans might serve buffet-style meals in a dining area, while more traditional ryokans tend to serve in-room dinners. Some ryokan rooms have a private bathroom, and others might just have a shared bathroom.
- What's a kaiseki meal?
- Kaiseki is the culinary highlight at a ryokan, embodying beautifully presented dishes that delight both the palate and the eyes. Every one of the 10 to 15 dishes that make up the multicourse Japanese dinner is prepared in a way that highlights the unique textures, colors, and flavors of featured seasonal ingredients and local specialties. Most commonly served at special restaurants and ryokans, a traditional kaiseki dinner usually consists of bite-size appetizers, fresh sashimi (raw fish, like sushi), soup, grilled fish or meat, a hot-pot dish, rice with miso soup, and a small dessert.
- What's a yukata?
- A yukata is a casual summer kimono or robe, typically made of light cotton. Many ryokans provide guests with yukata robes during their stay. In some areas, it's common to see guests strolling through the neighborhood in their yukatas. The loose-fitting garment is perfect for sleeping and relaxing in.
- How should I wear a yukata?
- First, put your arms through the sleeves like you would with a robe. Take the right side of the yukata and wrap it across your body. Then, take the left side and wrap it over the right, making sure that the robe is level at your ankles. Pinning the yukata closed on the right side, wrap the sash around your waist a couple of times and then tie a bow. Generally, the bow is tied around the waist for women, and the hips for men.
- What's a Japanese hot spring (onsen)?
- Onsen (literally "hot spring") is a term often used to refer to both the mineral-rich hot springs and the bathing facilities that house them. Whether the bath is public or private, gender-segregated or mixed, indoor or outdoor, soaking and unwinding in the soothing geothermal waters at an onsen is a millennia-old custom deeply embedded in Japanese culture.
- What's standard bathing etiquette?
- At a bathhouse—onsen or not—guests are expected to remove all clothing in their respective changing rooms before entering the bathing area. As a common courtesy, once inside the bathing area, guests should wash and rinse their bodies thoroughly before quietly stepping into the hot water. Whether you relax in solitude or converse softly with others is up to you, but guests should always be mindful of others. Wash towels are often used to cover one’s private areas while walking around. However, note that you should not put towels in the water.
- Why are tattoos not allowed?
- While tattoos have become more popular among Japan's youth, many Japanese people still associate them with outlaws and organized crime. Nowadays, not all businesses ban customers with tattoos, but you might still be refused admission to bathhouses and swimming pools. Small tattoos can be covered up using waterproof bandaids, but keep in mind that each property has the final say on what’s acceptable.
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- What time do I have to arrive for dinner?18:00Answered on December 24, 2019
- What time are the communal baths available?night 16：00～22：30 morning 6：00～9：00Answered on October 21, 2019
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Until 10:00 AM
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Children & Beds
Children of all ages are welcome.
Children 3 and above are considered adults at this property.
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Crib and extra bed policies
There's no capacity for cribs at this property.
This property doesn't offer extra beds.
No age restriction
There's no age requirement for check-in
Chikurinin Gunpoen accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.
Pets are not allowed.
The fine print
Guests with a tattoo may not be permitted to enter public bathing areas and other public facilities.
Guests arriving after 18:00 must inform the property in advance. If the property is not informed, the booking may be treated as a no show. Contact details can be found on the booking confirmation.
You must check in before 19:30 in order to eat dinner at the property. Guests who check in after this time will not be served dinner.
Please note, there are no restaurants within a walking distance from the property.
Please inform Chikurinin Gunpoen of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.
FAQs about Chikurinin Gunpoen
Check-in at Chikurinin Gunpoen is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.
Chikurinin Gunpoen is 3 miles from the center of Yoshino.
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