Kaneki Inn (金木)- a place to experience traditional Japan

Whole house with 5 bedrooms and private hot springs. The rate (\55000 - \66000) is the same up to 6 people! Up to 16 people can stay with additional payment (\6600 per person).

Our great hot springs and BBQ garden

Our Treehouse


The treehouse next to our parking lot is now being built.  Although the second floor has been completed, the whole house is supposed to be completed by Sep, 2017.


Now is the best season to enjoy the fresh young leaves! You may enjoy taking an afternoon nap or reading a book leisurely with wild birds singing.


Our inn is a rustic traditional Japanese wooden house. about 70 years old. It looks like traditional Ryokan but with an American twist, I speak English and do away with formality. Nothing intimidating for non-Japanese travelers.


Here, cooking plans are not mandatory. You can cook in our roomy kitchen. We can take you to a local supermarket and a winery to get what you need to enjoy your dinner.  You might want to barbecues outside on warm sunny day.


There are hiking trails, caves, waterfalls, a river around our inn. Or you just like to stay inside to relax with a warm wood stove.


There is a public bathhouse across from our inn. Some of you might be uncomfortable with communal baths. Don't worry! Our baths are both private and available 24 hours a day. 



Sawatari Spa ( 沢渡温泉 )

 a hot springs resort with over 800 years of history 


Sawatari spa is on the way to the famous Kusatsu spa but much closer from Tokyo. It is located off the beaten track surrounded by beautiful pristine nature. It takes only 2.5 hours from Tokyo to forget the hustle and bustle of the city. You might feel like you are part of Miyazaki movie here! It might be a good idea to stay with us if you are tired of spending the most of your time in restless urban cities. You will have the quiet and relaxing time here. We will pick you up at the nearest JR station, Nakanojo ( 中之条)


Meet the Business Owner

Hello, I'm Hisako, the owner and the inn keeper of Kaneki. I lived in US for 7 years to study chemistry and pharmacy and had been working for a pharmaceutical company and as a translator in Tokyo till 2014. Then I came back to my hometown with my boyfriend to take over my family's business, an old lovely hot spring inn. The mountains and the river here used to be my playground when I was a little girl. Now I will be more than happy to show you around and help you have an authentic Japanese experience.

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Four Seasons around Kaneki Inn

You will find that each season in our town has its own charm.

We are sure that you will enjoy the rural Japan all year round.





We enjoy hosting people from all over the world!

Beautiful landscape in the countryside 

Our parking lots next to the inn is large enough to enjoy fireworks, bbq, camping and cosplaying!

The lovely costumes go well with the countryside landscapes. You may want to have a nap at our tree house with birds singing. #unknownjapan waiting for YOU to discover!

古民家の宿 金木




電話:0279 (66) 2216