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Set in Matsuyama, 650 yards from Joshin-ji Temple, Yamatoya Honten offers accommodation with a restaurant, private parking and a bar. The property is around less than 0.6 miles from Matsuyama Shrine, a 19-minute walk from Miyukiji Temple and 1.5 miles from Ishitegawa Park. The accommodation features a hot spring bath, a 24-hour front desk and free WiFi.
All guest rooms come with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a fridge, a kettle, a bidet, slippers and a wardrobe. The ryokan provides some units that feature a safety deposit box, and all rooms include a private bathroom with a bath and a hairdryer.
An Asian breakfast is available every morning at Yamatoya Honten.
Matsuyama castle is 1.5 miles from the accommodation, while Yasaka Temple is 1.7 miles from the property. The nearest airport is Okayama Airport, 113.7 miles from Yamatoya Honten.
This property is a ryokan, which is a type of traditional Japanese Inn. Learn more
- What is a ryokan?
- A ryokan is a traditional Japanese inn. They usually feature public baths, multi-course 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 travellers has evolved into a popular destination for relaxation in therapeutic mineral springs.
- What are the major differences between a ryokan and a hotel?
- Unlike a hotel, where the guest room is simply a place to turn in for the night, a ryokan is more than just an accommodation place to sleep. In Japan, many travellers journey long distances solely for the purpose of relaxing in a hot spring bath and feasting on a traditional multi-course dinner – thus making staying at a ryokan an experience in and of itself. These ryokans typically have Japanese-style rooms with woven-straw flooring and futon beds, instead of Western beds and carpeting. In addition, you remove your shoes at the entrance of the accommodation, or before you enter the room. Modern ryokan may serve buffet-style meals in a dining area, while a more traditional ryokan serves in-room dinners. Some ryokan rooms may come with a private bathroom, while others will only have a shared public bathroom.
- What is a kaiseki meal?
- Kaiseki is the culinary highlight at a ryokan, embodied in beautifully presented dishes that delight both the palate and the eyes. Each of the 10 to 15 dishes that make up the multi-course Japanese dinner is prepared in such a way that highlights the unique textures, colours, and flavours of the featured seasonal ingredients and local specialties. Served most commonly at special restaurants and ryokan, a traditional kaiseki dinner usually consists of bite-sized appetizers, fresh sashimi (raw fish), soup, grilled fish or meat, a hot pot dish, rice with miso soup, and a small dessert.
- What is a yukata?
- Yukata is a casual summer kimono typically made of light cotton. Many ryokans offer guests yukata robes during their stay. In some areas, it is common to see guests strolling through the neighbourhood in their yukata. The loose-fitting garment is perfect for relaxing and sleeping in.
- How to wear a yukata
- First, put your arms through the sleeves like you would with a shirt. 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 levelled at your ankle. 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 is 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.
- Bathing procedures and etiquette
- At a public bath – onsen or not – guests are expected to shed all their clothes 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 must not put towels in the water.
- Why are tattoos not allowed?
- While tattoos have become more popular among the youth of Japan, many Japanese people still associate them with outlaws and organized crime. Nowadays, not all businesses ban customers with tattoos, but you may still be refused admission to public baths and swimming pools. Small tattoos may be covered up using waterproof plasters, but keep in mind that each property has the final say on what’s acceptable.
Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.
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Most popular facilities
- What time are the communal baths available?5:00〜9:30 / 15:00〜24:00Answered on 11 October 2021
- Do you cater for any allergy or food preferences?軽度のものや苦手食材としてのご対応は可能でございますが、重度のアレルギーに関してはご対応致しかねる場合がございますので、ご宿泊前にお問い合わせくださいませ。 We can accommodate minor allergies and food allergies, but we may not be able to accommodate severe allergies, so please inquire prior to your stay.Answered on 6 July 2022
- What time do I have to arrive for dinner?夕食時間はは17：30～21：00（20：00オーダーストップ）ですAnswered on 11 October 2021
Most popular facilities
15:00 - 20:00
Until 10:00 hours
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.
Children and beds
Children older than 6 years are welcome.
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Cot and extra bed policies
Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.
No age restriction for check-in. (Only children 6 and older are allowed)
Yamatoya Honten accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.
Smoking is not allowed.
Guests must be quiet between 21:00 and 08:00.
Pets are not allowed.
FAQs about Yamatoya Honten
Yamatoya Honten offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):
- Hot spring bath
- Full body massage
- Open-air bath
- Public Bath
Yamatoya Honten has 1 restaurant:
Guests staying at Yamatoya Honten can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.8).
Breakfast option(s) include:
Yamatoya Honten is 1.6 miles from the centre of Matsuyama.
Yes, Yamatoya Honten is popular with guests booking family stays.
Room options at Yamatoya Honten include:
The prices at Yamatoya Honten may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.
Check-in at Yamatoya Honten is from 15:00, and check-out is until 10:00.
From the nearest airport, you can get to Yamatoya Honten by:
- Taxi 30min
- Bus 40min