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Founded in 1910, Yokikan is a Japanese-style hotel perched on a hilltop overlooking the town of Ito and the ocean beyond. Surrounded by abundant natural beauty, it offers the perfect setting for relaxing and repose.
Yokikan offers open-air bath and natural hot springs with views of the landscape around it and a a cable railway that takes you from the hotel to the top of the hill.


We greatly value your serious concern regarding the spread of COVID-19.At Yokikan, the health and safety of our customers and employees are our top priority, and we are taking the following precautionary measures so that our patrons may use our facilities, services and products without undue worry. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience, and we appreciate your understanding and cooperation.


・In consideration of the health and safety of our patrons and the general public, please make certain you wear a mask whenever entering the hotel premises. Our guest service staff are obliged to wear masks during their hours of hospitality service and when commuting to and from the hotel. As needed, certain staff also wear face guards when attending to our guests.

・In order for all of our patrons to use our facilities without undue concern, we ask that you cooperate and thoroughly disinfect your fingers with alcohol whenever entering the premises. Alcohol disinfection is carried out continuously on areas which are often touched by the public and others, such as door knobs, doors, elevator buttons, toilet doors, etc.

・You are requested to observe body temperature measurement precautions whenever entering our hotel buildings. We sincerely apologize for those who have a fever above 37.5°C or who are not feeling well, but please refrain from entering the building.
*The standard of 37.5°C is based on national administrative guidelines.

・Please be sure to keep ample distance between yourself and other customers when in a queue.

・Should you feel unwell, please be certain to alert the staff nearest to you without delay.

* Note the above guidelines may be updated in the future in accordance with the policies of the Japanese government and related organizations. In such cases, you shall be advised accordingly. Your cooperation is deeply appreciated at this time.

Akihisa Inaba, General Manager

  • garden

    Japanese garden

    After going through the gate, you will see the Japanese garden. It’s a great place to stop and sit awhile, soaking in the uniquely Japanese atmosphere.
  • lounge

    Lobby Lounge

    The lounge is designed in the traditional Japanese style and has a pond full of swimming carp.
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    Yokikan’s Cable Railway

    One of Yokikan’s special features is its cable railway, a real rarity in Japan.
    This unique cable railway offers a 30-meter ride that takes you to the open-air bath at the top of the hill at a 45-degree angle.


The Onsen at Yokikan

Yokikan is famous for its open-air bath, which provides a sweeping view of the ocean and the city of Ito.
A cable railway takes you up to the mountaintop hot springs, ascending its 30-meter length at an angle of 45 degrees.
On a clear day, you can see as far as Hatsushima Island and the Boso Peninsula of Chiba Prefecture. At night, the panoramic sky is filled with stars.The temperature of the water is extremely high so it is cooled in a tank before it flows into the spring.

The fresh and 100% natural hot springs produce a steady flow of water from 400 meters underground.

We provide two different types of communal baths:

1.Roten-buro, open-air bath (Chloride salt spring)

  • • This bath’s chloride salt water offers relief for neuralgia, muscle pain, chronic skin disease, chronic female ailments and more.
  • • Located at the top floor (A cable railway is available to take you to the bath. It is closed between 10:30 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. for safety reasons).
  • • There is no washing area at the open-air bath.
  • • The bath area is for mixed bathing, except 7:30-9:30 p.m. and 6:00-7:30 a.m.,during which only women are permitted (Men are not admitted during ladies' time).

2.Indoor bath (Simple hot spring - Alkaline hot spring)

This bath offers relief for fatigue, neuralgia, cold sensitivity and other ailments. Two separate communal hot tubs are available – one for gentlemen and the other for ladies, both located on the lobby floor. Please note that the two hot baths will switch gender designations at 8:30 p.m. every day, and all baths are closed between 9:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. for cleaning

  • For Ladies
  • For Gentlemen

Ito City, JAPAN


The Guide to Hot Spring Experience


The Rooms at Yokikan

The rooms at Yokikan are designed in the traditional sukiya-zukuri tea ceremony style to offer warmth and a relaxing atmosphere. Done in wood and tatami, each room offers a view of the surrounding landscape. The 21 rooms are spread out over two floors and each has its own unique charm. Staying at Yokikan, you'll find the perfect environment for repose, solitude, and an escape from the demands of daily life.

Standard Rooms


The Standard Rooms are mostly located on the 2nd floor, close to the entrance. They offer views of the mountains, the city of Ito, and Yokikan garden. Each room measures 35 square meters (377 square feet) and the standard rooms do not have their own baths.

Bath Without bath
View Mountain,Ito city or Garden tree
Capacity Approx.35 square meters (377 square feet)


Special room


Special Rooms are located on the upper level and offer spectacular views of the surrounding Ito city. Each room measures 45-50 square meters (485-538 square feet) and include rock baths and other added amenities:All Special Rooms are equipped with bath (natural hot springs) in the room.

Bath Rock bath
View City of Ito and Ocean(partial view)
Capacity Approx. 45-50 square meters (485-538 square feet)


Room Information

  • • Both Standard Rooms and Special Rooms have one housekeeping staff member assigned to it, who attends to cleaning, serving meals, laying out and cleaning up futons (while you're away), and offering other services according to your preference. This housekeeping service follows the traditional Japanese ryokan style and it is designed so that you don't have to lift a finger during your stay.
  • • For maximum comfort, both room types offer a simple traditional Japanese kimono for each guest. This type of kimono is called Yukata and is worn after your nightly bath and in the evenings. There is an obi belt to keep the kimono snug and a heavy outer kimono for use in cold weather.
  • • Both Standard Rooms and Special Rooms also provide bath towel and face towel which are to be used at the hot springs.
    Also, our Onsen provides shampoo, conditioner and body soap in the wash area, so there is no need to bring your own.

In Case of Emergency

  • For your safety, please observe the following instructions.
    Upon arrival:
    Please read the emergency manual in your room.
    To prevent fires:
    Since cigarettes are the major cause of fires in hotels, please do not smoke in the hall way.
    Please do not smoke in non-smoking rooms.
    There are designated smoking areas in the ryokan. Please obtain more information at the front desk.

About Your Stay at Yokikan:

  • • Please read the emergency manual provided in your room
  • • Please refrain from smoking on bed (Japanese futon) and smoke only in your room or designated smoking areas at Yokikan.
  • • The door lock is not automatic, so please keep track of your key.
  • • Each room has a safe for storing valuables.
  • • The front desk accepts major credit cards and Japanese yen.
  • • Free Wi-Fi connection is available in your room and at the Lobby. We will offer you the “access point” and “password” at your check-in.
  • Amenities

    Toilet with bide function. TV. Free Wi-Fi connection. Electric pot and Green Tea set. Refrigerator. Hair dryer (Special Room only). Body soap, shampoo and hair conditioner (Special Room only). Japanese Yukata and heavy outer kimono. Bath towel, face towel and toothbrush set. Slippers.

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Meals and Beverages at Yokikan

Yokikan gives you a chance to try traditional Japanese cuisine, as well as local specialties from the Ito area.
There are two meal choices at Yokikan: The Standard Meal and Chef's Choice Meal.
  • Standard Meal

    The Standard Meal offers a course of 10-12 small dishes that highlight the variety of Japanese cuisine. Dishes include soup, sashimi, a broiled dish, a stewed dish, a hot dish, a vinegar dish, rice and more.Japanese breakfast offers grilled fish, tofu, dried Seaweed, egg, pickled vegetables, miso soup, rice and more.

  • Chef’s recommended
    Japanese cuisine

    The Chef's Choice Meal offers even more variety and elegance than the Standard Meal. The Chef's Choice Meal dishes are truly special and each is chosen especially by the head chef depending on the season. The 13-15 dishes in this course include a combination appetizer plate, more sashimi including the local specialty spiny lobster, steamed abalone that's grilled at your table, a fruit wine aperitif, and more. The Chef's Choice Meal breakfast includes lobster miso soup.The Chef's Choice Meal is available for both Standard and Special Rooms plan.

About your meals at Yokikan:

  • • Each room has a refrigerator where you can buy cold drinks. There are also vending machines selling soft drinks on the lobby floor near the hot baths.
  • • We serve meals either in your room or a private dining room depending on the number of guests.
  • • Dinner is served 6:00-7:00p.m. Breakfast is served 7:30-8:30a.m.
  • • If the dinner is included in your plan, please check in before 6:30 p.m. Guests arriving later than 7:00 p.m. may not be served dinner. Refunds will not be provided in such cases.
  • • If you have allergies or other food requests, please make your request beforehand. We can arrange meals without particular ingredients such as meat or chicken as per your request, but we cannot exclude all ingredients with gluten. If you cannot eat gluten, you can still enjoy our open-air hot springs and spectacular views with a reservation that does not include meals, and we'd be happy to recommend local restaurants that can accommodate you.
  • • We do not provide room service.