May 20, 2023New, open-air bath is now available.
The town of Seryo famously features in one of Japan’s most popular Kabuki plays (titled Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami, or Sugawara and the Secrets of Calligraphy). Seryouan is a hotel renovated from a 150-year-old traditional private house in natural surroundings. Summers here are around 10 degrees cooler than in Kyoto, and winters are a wonderland of silver and white. In spring, cherry trees cultivated by master gardener Sano Toemon (known as the Cherry Tree Guardian) make theJapanese garden here a lush riot of greenery. This is the ideal place for taking it easy with family and friends.