• Hitoyoshi Onsen’s oldest inn, dating to the Edo period Natural hot springs -- the historic bath of beauties Founded in 1829 Hitoyoshi Onsen Nabeya Honkan
  • Hitoyoshi Onsen’s oldest inn, dating to the Edo period Natural hot springs -- the historic bath of beauties Founded in 1829 Hitoyoshi Onsen Nabeya Honkan
  • Hitoyoshi Onsen’s oldest inn, dating to the Edo period Natural hot springs -- the historic bath of beauties Founded in 1829 Hitoyoshi Onsen Nabeya Honkan
  • Hitoyoshi Onsen’s oldest inn, dating to the Edo period Natural hot springs -- the historic bath of beauties Founded in 1829 Hitoyoshi Onsen Nabeya Honkan
  • Hitoyoshi Onsen’s oldest inn, dating to the Edo period Natural hot springs -- the historic bath of beauties Founded in 1829 Hitoyoshi Onsen Nabeya Honkan

Hitoyoshi Onsen’s oldest inn, dating to the Edo period Natural hot springs -- the historic bath of beauties Founded in 1829 Hitoyoshi Onsen Nabeya Honkan

The inn still uses the same noren curtains that were installed in 1829, when it was first founded.The inn still uses the same noren curtains that were installed in 1829, when it was first founded.

Nabeya Honkan was founded as an inn in Sagara Domain in the 1800s.
All rooms boast an exquisite location looking out on the Kuma River and the remains of Hitoyoshi Castle.
The naturally-occurring hot springs are beloved by hot springs connoisseurs for being all-natural and not having artificially-added water or heat.
The authentic kaiseki course meals make use of local ingredients and are well-regarded by patrons.

Nabeya Honkan

Hitoyoshi Onsen, considered the “southern doorstep” of Kumamoto Prefecture, is an 800 year-old castle town with boundless vistas. It is located centrally along the Kuma River, which exhibits many beautiful faces with the changing seasons.

Sincerity and trust

Since 1829, the inn specialized in trade in weights and measures, pots, kettles, and ceramics, acting as an inn for travelers to Sagara Domain. It later evolved into a touristic destination, improving its facilities over the years and shoring up its services. The noren curtains at the entrance have persisted for 180+ years, and we take every step to meet our patrons’ diverse needs. Thank you for your continued patronage and support of our inn. 

Nabeya Honkan

Japanese heritage

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Japanese heritage

Kumamoto/Hitoyoshi tourism