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Activities of Wabi-sabi

You can experience 5 activities where you can feel wabisabi at a retro hotel. The freshly caught wild vegetables and river fish dishes, as well as the natural hot springs will make you feel truly relaxed.

Japanese Ink painting & Calligraphy class


You can paint the scenery of Sandankyo Gorge using the ink and water painting technique that was introduced from China in the 12th century and developed uniquely in Japan.

Ink painting is one of the hobbies of literati, and it was introduced to Japan from China along with Zen in the 1200s, and has developed uniquely to Japan. It developed in the Chugoku region around Hiroshima after the Edo period. It is a concept that originally originated in ancient China, and refers to educated people who enjoyed poetry, calligraphy, and painting, etc., and also refers to the way of life and values of such people. In general, it refers to a person who does not seek praise or fame from others, loves poetry, calligraphy, painting, etc., and has a worldview that values elegance based on a sense of elegance and folklore.

The lecturer will be the former president of Hiroshima's most prestigious ink artist association. Her skill is something to behold.

Kimono class

You can enjoy to try the Kimono dress on at the hotel with a retro atmosphere, featuring large windows overlooking the scenery of the gorge.

Kimono is a traditional culture that represents Japan. In Higashiyama, Kyoto and Asakusa, Tokyo, you can try on a kimono and walk around town. But here at Sandankyo, you can take a camera to capture a special moment in rich colors against the backdrop of the beautiful scenery of the gorge which changes its appearance with the seasons.

Japanese tea culture

"Samurai tea"

The etiquette of Japanese tea culture is the best expression of Japan's wabi-sabi worldview. You can experience it in the scenery of nature and the appearance of a Japanese-style room.

The Japanese tea evangelist, whose light-hearted talk and personality have been well-received in places like New York and Paris, will prepare a special Japanese tea just for you. He carries on the tradition of one of the Japan's oldest family of Japanese tea farmers. The knowledge and etiquette regarding Japanese tea that he shows has its roots in the "Samurai tea", which was preserved by the samurai class throughout the Sengoku period and the Edo period.

Buddhism temple tour


A tour of the inside of the temple, which is normally not accessible.

For those who are used to seeing typical temple facades in Kyoto or Tokyo, a tour of the interior of a small temple in Akiota Town will provide a special impression. Listen to stories from experienced monks as you walk through the beautiful golden temple.

Meditation Yoga in Buddhism temple


Meditation yoga while feeling the solemn and special atmosphere of the temple.

Temples are deeply ingrained in Japanese life as places of rest for the mind and body. Practicing yoga at a temple is not only good for your health and beauty, but also promotes meditation and relaxation, and will help you relieve the fatigue of your travels.

Current hours of operations

We can arrange the experience menu and places to visit according to your wishes.




15:00  check-in

15:10      Experience of Japanese tea culture

16:15      Walk in Sandankyo Gorge with Kimono

18:30      Dinner

20:30      Japanese Ink painting & Calligraphy class


10:00     check-out

11:00     Yoga in Buddhism temple

Prices vary depending on activity and season.

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