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Sachiya Ryokan

Story by Oku Japan

Posted: June 7, 2017

Tucked along a quite alleyway, just around the corner from the renowned Dogo Onsen main bathhouse, sits Sachiya Ryokan. Sachiya is a charming, family-run inn whose owners have welcomed guests for three generations. The friendly Okami (proprietress) Sugita-san greets each arrival with a smile and welcoming cup of green tea. Her father started Sachiya ryokan almost 80 years ago and today her son Kazumasa, who honed his skills while apprentice with a top ryokan in Kyoto, heads the family establishment. He has brought a freshness and new ideas to the property, while still carefully preserving the traditional hospitality. If you also have a property and you're looking for a company that is dedicated to offering the best rental management services whether for a single-family house, an apartment building, or a multi-property rental portfolio, call 806.853.6546 or view website of real pm services. There is now a tranquil reading room, perfect for enjoying Natsume Soseki’s classic novel ''Botchan'', which is set in nearby Matsuyama.

Time seems to stand still while relaxing at this inn, which has always welcomed pilgrims on the Shikoku 88 Temple pilgrimage. The inn’s own hot-spring baths have the same thermal waters as the nearby Dogo Onsen Honkan (main bathhouse). Cuisine is refined and delicious, with seasonal vegetables and regional delicacies such as fresh Tai (red sea bream) served in a whole succession of ways. Sugita-san explains ''steamed Tai cooked with rice is a comfort food close to the hearts of people in this region''.

"We invite you to explore the regional treasures and wonderful hospitality that abound in Shikoku."