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Located in Minobu, within 23 miles of Lake Shojiko and 27 miles of Lake Saiko, Temple Lodging Shukubo Kakurinbo has accommodations with a garden and free Wifithroughout the property as well as free private parking for guests who drive. This 2-star ryokan offers luggage storage space and daily room service. The accommodation provides a public bath, live music and family rooms. Rooms come with a shared bathroom with slippers, while some rooms include a terrace and others also feature garden views. The rooms at the ryokan have air conditioning and a tatami. The daily breakfast offers Asian, vegetarian or vegan options. The restaurant at Temple Lodging Shukubo Kakurinbo specializes in Asian cuisine. The nearest airport is Shizuoka Airport, 58 miles from the accommodation.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.9 for a two-person trip.

Temple Lodging Shukubo Kakurinbo has been welcoming guests since May 16, 2016

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Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.9)

Breakfast Info

Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Asian

Free Private Parking Available On Site

Public Bath


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Guest reviews


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  • Alma
    Lovely staff, family, friendly and caring. Dinner was excellent! The public bathroom and toilet were super clean.
  • Lawrence
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The staff were amazing. The food was incredible. The scenery was exactly what we were looking for. It was quiet and serene.
  • Denise
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Beautiful accomodations. Set it a lovely area. The food was wonderful, beautiful presentation. Everything was clean, the onsen was great. Stay here if you can.
  • Andrei
    The stuff is friendly, the facility is clean and beautiful. It's a bit far from Minobu station, but you can travel here from Shinjuku Bus terminal or on local bus from Minobu station, so I can't say it's a problem. Moreover, it's located near...
  • Tram
    Feels like living in the olden times. Very clean and friendly staff. Beautiful scenery indoors and outdoors. Food was good and attention to detail was great.
  • Joseph
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The staff were all incredibly friendly and the place was so nice and very clean.
  • Denise
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Beautiful location, quiet. Bath is. Lean and so nice. Rooms are large w plenty of space. Traditional Japanese rooms. Staff is great. They picked us up late from train station. We only had dinner there and it was beautiful. Look out into a...
  • Francesca
    It is just amazing, the location, the surroundings, the food, the staff. It felt good for body and soul to be there, peaceful and relaxing. I will certainly come back if I will be in Tokyo again, an oasis of peace not fare from Tokyo. Thanks...
  • E
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    More than expected at a 2 star hotel. Very friendly staff, very clean. The onsen bath tub was nice. The Food was very tasty.
  • C
    Food was excellent, sophisticated while using simple and fresh local ingredients, and beautifully presented! The baths were very pleasant with an amazing view on their garden (very relaxing). Staff was incredibly helpful and polite (they even...

Property questions and answers
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  • Do you cater for any allergy or food preferences?

    Yes, vegan, vegetarian and gluton-free
    Answered on 13 October 2019
  • What time do I have to arrive for dinner?

    Dinner is served at 6pm
    Answered on 13 October 2019
  • If I plan a return trip from Tokyo to your temple, on the way, I’d like to see Mount Fuji. Is it possible for 2 days? Any recommendations on the way?

    You can view Mt. Fuji from the top of Mt. Minobu or, by vehicle, visit Lake Motosu (see reverse of 1,000-yen note). However, seeing Mt. Fuji depends o..
    Answered on 5 March 2023
  • Hi, is there a small fridge and tea facilities in the room?

    Kakurinbo is a traditional temple lodging. As such, there is no refrigerator in the room. Green tea, teapots, cups and a hot/cold water dispenser are ..
    Answered on 27 March 2023
  • Hello, we are arriving to area around 11am from Osaka. Can you hold on our luggage while we explore the city? what’s the earliest time to check in?

    Thank you for your message. We can certainly offer to hold on to your luggage while you look around (Minobusan is a village). We can also offer you ea..
    Answered on 25 July 2022
  • Hi im going to stay there this summer. Should i bring my cleaning products?(such as shampoo, conditioner or body wash) or you sell these thing there?

    We have such products for free.
    Answered on 25 July 2023
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Managed by Junko and guest

Company review score: 9.4Based on 403 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Company info

Welcome to Kakurinbo, one of the oldest shukubo in the Minobusan area and one of the very few to have retained its traditional structure and décor. The atmosphere at Kakurinbo is a far cry from that of Tokyo and other urban centers. We offer a warm, down-to-earth and home-away-from-home environment but with the exacting service and standards that Japan is so famous for. Our proprietor Junko Higuchi is the wife of the resident priest and an award-winning cook. She is responsible for crafting the exquisite vegetarian meals at Kakurinbo. Our staff members live locally and are well-versed in Minobu culture and tradition. We do our best to accommodate special requests so please do not hesitate to ask.

Property info

Kakurinbo is a historic Buddhist temple guesthouse, or shukubo, located in the foothills of Mt. Fuji and easily accessible from Tokyo. It is one of a number of satellite temples belonging to Kuonji, the head temple and spiritual center of the Buddhist Nichiren Shu sect. At Kakurinbo, we offer a traditional temple environment, exquisite cuisine, a warm welcome, and peace of mind in an area steeped in religious history. Kakurinbo is one of the oldest shukubo in the Minobusan area and one of the very few to have retained its traditional structure and décor. All rooms are separated only by fusuma, a style of sliding door. Fusuma allow for various party sizes to be accommodated by simply opening or closing the doors to adjoining rooms. Kakurinbo is built around an elegant garden and koi pond designed by Muso Kokushi (1275 to 1351), a famed Zen master, calligraphist, poet and landscape gardener. As such, the garden is now recognized as a local cultural asset. A traditional breakfast is served each morning and tea is available throughout the day. A multi-course kaiseki dinner is also available. Minobu is famous for its yuba cuisine and locally grown Akebono soybeans.

Neighborhood info

Kakurinbo is located at the foot of Mt Minobu and only 30 mins by walk from Kuonji, the head temple of Nichiren Shu Buddhism. One of the highlights of a visit to Kuonji is to attend morning prayers, first climbing the 287 stone steps through ancient cedars and the dawn silence. From Kuonji there is a ropeway to Mt Minobu’s summit (1,153m). On a clear day there is a spectacular view of Mt Fuji. On overcast days the cloud cover below the peak can be stunning. There are hiking trails up and down the mountain that are accessible to walkers of all abilities. In the evening guests are encouraged to bathe in Kakurinbo's wine-scented bath, try on one of 10 authentic wedding kimonos and relax with drinks on the outdoor Sakura Terrace. Kakurinbo offers various alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, including an extensive selection of Yamanashi wines and locally produced sake and fruit-based soft drinks. Beverages and desserts can also be ordered to the room. Kakurinbo helps to promote the local arts and crafts industry through its small gift shop. Buddhist paraphernalia is also available.

Languages Spoken


Area info *

1 Restaurant On Site

  • Sakura Terrace
    • Cuisine
    • Dietary options
      Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free

Amenities of Temple Lodging Shukubo Kakurinbo
Great facilities! Review score, 8.7

Most popular amenities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Family rooms
  • Towels
  • Slippers
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Room Amenities
  • Tatami (traditional Japanese flooring)
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Live music/Performance
  • Temporary art galleries
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Baggage storage
  • Packed lunches
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Safe
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Chapel/Shrine
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Yoga classes
  • Public Bath
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Japanese

House rules

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From 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM


Until 10:00 AM



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Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

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Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

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Smoking is not allowed.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Please inform Temple Lodging Shukubo Kakurinbo 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 Temple Lodging Shukubo Kakurinbo

  • Room options at Temple Lodging Shukubo Kakurinbo include:

    • Family
    • Suite
    • Chalet

  • Temple Lodging Shukubo Kakurinbo offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Temporary art galleries
    • Yoga classes
    • Public Bath
    • Live music/Performance
    • Bicycle rental

  • Guests staying at Temple Lodging Shukubo Kakurinbo can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.3).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free
    • Asian

  • Yes, Temple Lodging Shukubo Kakurinbo is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Temple Lodging Shukubo Kakurinbo is 0.9 miles from the center of Minobu. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Check-in at Temple Lodging Shukubo Kakurinbo is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • Temple Lodging Shukubo Kakurinbo has 1 restaurant:

    • Sakura Terrace

  • The prices at Temple Lodging Shukubo Kakurinbo may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.