Ryokan Kashima Honkan was built in the 'Taisho' period� (1912-1925) based on the special architecture by the shrine carpenters from Kyoto. We call this type of architecture 'Sukiya-Zukuri' which represents the elements of a Japanese tea ceremony 'sado'.
Our building was registered as ' Tangible Cultural Property' by Japanese government in May of 2007 because of the excellent and traditional Japanese architecture.This is the first time for Fukuoka city.
We have our own enclosed Japanese traditional garden and here you can feel real and old Japanese atmosphere.
Located in center of downtown Fukuoka City, you can get to the main attractions easily on foot. For instance, we are very near one of the biggest amusement centres in Kyushu Island 'Nakasu' as well as 'Canal City Hakata', which has various shops and many restaurants in the mall. There are also many old Buddhist temples and a very famous shinto shrine in this area.
'Shofukuji Temple' is the oldest Buddhist Zen temple of Rinzai sect in Japan, which has a nice and authentic Japanese garden.
'Kushida Shrine' is very famous for the summer festival 'Hakata Gion Yamakasa', which is held in the first half of July every year. This festival is very exciting.
You can walk to 'Hakata Folk Museum' easily from
us. You will experience old period of Hakata town here.
Yukata (Japanese night clothes),towel ,bath towel,tooth brush set are prepared in a guest room and there are liquid body soap and rinse in shampoo in common bath and private shower room.
You can use private shower rooms for 24 hours except cleaning time.
There is coin laundry with clothes dryer in our building.
There are two personal computers in our lobby for our guests. You can use Internet with thoes PC here free of charge. Free web access in our lobby is also available with your own personal computer by our wireless Ian router. Free drink service (coffee, tea and green tea ) in our lobby will be convenient to you.
We have no curfew. So you can completely enjoy yourself at night in Fukuoka.
You can order next morning breakfast after check in at the cost of 800 yen for Japanese style, Visa and /Master cards, and cash are accepted for payment.
We are two minutes' walk north-east of exit 2 of Gion subway station.
It takes 12 minutes by walk to come to our Ryokan from JR Hakata Station and 15-20 minutes by taxi from Fukuoka Airport.
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