Asahikan (Nara) Japanese Inn

Close to a World Heritage site! A restful Inn full of history


Experience offered by Japanese traditional Inn

Asahikan was founded around 140 years ago. It is located in front of the trail entrance to the World Heritage site, Mt. Omine, and has long been popular as a restful Inn for mountain climbers. Cuisine served at the inn features a variety of local seasonal produce, with a wonderful array of dishes from sweetfish grilled with salt and fresh deer sashimi to wild mountain vegetable dishes.

Asahikan, a long-established Japanese Inn, still retains good old-fashioned Japanese traditions. With relaxing guest rooms, dishes incorporating in-season produce, and homely hospitality, Asahikan is full of charm! While staying at the inn, guests can enjoy experiencing the nature characteristic of Kawakami village in Nara Prefecture through activities such as lake kayaking and icefall trekking.

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  • You are welcomed by an attentive proprietress.
  • An exquisite Japanese-style room with a tokonoma alcove is perfect for relaxing.
  • Feel the beauty of  the Japanese style in this mossy courtyard.
  • The beauty of the starry sky is one of the attractions of the area.
  • Situated in the heart of the Omine mountains, midway along the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route.
  • Only available in winter, icefall trekking is something that everyone will want to experience.


  • AI

    Asahikan is rustic mountain lodge which introduces regional cuisine like raw deer sashimi, wild boar hotpot, and barley rice porridge. The friendly owner makes rice using a wood burning stove called a “kamado” and showed us her kitchen.
    The Taisho era glass windows were hand crafted and the building is a traditional inn with paper partitions between rooms, futons, karosene space heaters, and communal bathrooms, and sinks. It’s an authentic experience if you’d like to enjoy a stay in the Nara countryside.

  • Erin

    The building was so pretty full of things of the past. The owner was such a nice lady and the food was amazing!

  • Byz

    The meals and the landscape

  • Spitskaya Maria

    The meals were delicious ♡ also I loved sleeping in the futon

  • Takinami

    Asahikan is a traditional Japanese hotel on a very rural mountainside. The staff are warm and welcoming and do their best to ensure the comfort of their guests. It has a beautiful garden which can be seen while walking to and from the shared washroom on the second floor. The food is prepared with love and are sure to make Japanese foodies very happy.

  • HC93

    Felt really nice to be surrounded by nature and the home made dessert was really delicious. It was great to wear the traditional clothes and the hospitality was brilliant.

  • anna23

    Traditional Ryokan, super super super delicious food, super super super kind staff! In the middle of the mountains, to spend time close to the nature, with the possibility to join many outdoors activities with the local tours staff :D

  • Anna

    The food was very good, but the rooms weren't very well catered too (blankets, heaters, etc.)

Experience information

Name of facility
Name of experience
Experience offered by Japanese traditional Inn
154 Kashiwagi, Kawakamimura Yoshinogun, Nara, 639-3601
Business Hours
Check-in: 3:00 p.m., Check-out: 10:00 a.m.
No holidays
Standard plan (1 night, 2 meals): From 13,000 yen per person
Breakfast only plan (1 night, 1 meal): From 8,000 yen per person
Room only: From 6,000 yen
Experience tours: From 20,000 yen
* 10% Service charge and tax will be added
Accepted payment methods
Diners Club, American Express, VISA, JCB, Mastercard, Wechat Pay, Alipay, PayPal, d Barai, au PAY, LINE Pay, merpay
Number of guests accepted (groups)
From 2 persons
Telephone number
Languages spoken
Japanese only
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)