Taikyourou might very well be called the entrance to Chion-ji Temple, with a traditional look of yesteryear that incorporates the flat terrain of Amanohashidate.
The exterior is true to the inn’s classical name and history, with a nostalgic mood.
Pass through the foyer and you are greeted with a spacious lobby space.
An earthen floor and hearth suggest the traditional Japanese way of life.
Gift shop
Adjacent to the lobby is a stylish gift shop. Find handicrafts made by local artisans -- there is lots to see here! Please do not hesitate to stop by.
Why not try Chieno rice cakes, with a refreshing sweet flavor that will whisk your cares away?
An inn at which Akiko Yosano and many other poets once stayed
Hiroshi and Akiko Yosano stayed at the inn for two nights on May 22, 1930, where they penned many works in the salon. In April of 1940, Akiko, whose husband had died five years prior, again visited with her youngest daughter, Fujiko. She penned many more works at this time. Unfortunately, on her return back from Amanohashidate, cerebral apoplexy, from which she had suffered before, relapsed, and she passed away two years later. After her many tours throughout Japan, Ms. Yosano’s last visit proved to be here in Amanohashidate.
In July 2006, the Association for the Preservation of Amanohashidate erected a memorial plaque to Hiroshi and Akiko Yosano, who were fond lovers of the area. You can find their works on display in “Akiko’s Room.”

Mini gallery: “Akiko’s Room”
The building is home to Akiko’s Room, a miniature gallery space. There you will find scrolls and other works by Akiko and Hiroshi Yosano, as well as paper works by Ujo Noguchi, Fumiko Hayashi, and others.