Take a break from your everyday life, and refresh your body and mind with a stay at Kishi-ke.
This traditional, yet modern, Japanese-style inn is located in the charming city of Kamakura and sits along Sagami Bay. With its focus on chisoku—a Zen concept that refers to the feeling of being fulfilled with the now—the establishment aims to connect guests with the present and help them achieve inner harmony through its peaceful design and cultural experiences.
The first floor of the ryokan is home to the heart of the facility—the washitsu, or Japanese room. This open space epitomizes traditional Japanese design and features tatami floors, neutral toned walls, and warm woodwork. With a large window decorating the front of the room and an open deck in the rear, the washitsu has no shortage of natural light. Bask in the healing rays as you look out at the ocean and enjoy the melody of the shifting tide.
Alternatively, stroll through the Japanese garden behind the ryokan, or simply sit on the back porch and admire the beautifully sculpted nature. Across from the garden is a lounge and desk area. The washitsu is the place where guests enjoy meals, as it is home to the kitchen, and partake in Zen experiences.
On the second floor, unwind in a pleasantly-crafted bedroom. As a continuation of the peaceful atmosphere below, the bedroom features a natural color palette, airy design, and handmade crafts. The room has two beds and a hinoki (cypress) bath, as well as bathrobes, samue (traditional Japanese leisurewear), towels, and more. Visit the roof for enchanting panoramas of Sagami Bay against Kamakura’s coast.
Aside from the structure itself, Kishi-ke is best defined by its Zen experiences. With the facility’s 1-day experience package, you can enjoy a number of traditional experiences, including karesansui (rock garden raking), hinoki tub-bathing, shojin cuisine (vegetarian Buddhist food), and a tea ceremony.
Each experience is meant to facilitate mindfulness and help you understand chisoku by fully immersing you in the task at hand. After all, each second is precious, unique, and fleeting. At Kishi-ke, you can learn how to stop and appreciate the blessings interwoven into every moment.
Kishi-ke offers a variety of amenities and services to ensure your stay is comfortable, such as free Wi-Fi, a pick-up service, a baggage delivery service, air conditioning, heating, parking (for one car), and more. The facility is about a 5-minute walk from Hase Station on the Enoden Line.
Take a step back from the daily stressors of life and discover an enlightening lifestyle at this one-of-a-kind ryokan!