About Us

Group of Small Ryokans Born in 1979

The Japanese Inn Group is a group of small Ryokans born in 1979 to welcome guests from abroad and Japan with Japanese hospitality. Our ryokans are homey, reasonably priced, and run by families. The 46 members of our group spread throughout Japan have many fans both in Japan and abroad. It’s our great pleasure to help you make good memories. Please have a wonderful trip!

Let’s try out the Japanese life

What is your image of Japan?

Please make sure of it by experiencing daily Japanese life in our Ryokan, coming in touch with the Japanese Manners and customs, and tasting the charm of rural districts in Japan. We wish that the travellers from abroad would also feel at home in visiting places other than the well-known sightseeing spots. We are sure that several days of lodging in native local areas will help you in knowing and understanding Japan and the Japanese people.Features


  1. Reasonable Room Charge
  2. Good Service
  3. A lot of hospitality with a homelike atmosphere
  4. Japanese-style small-structure buildings
    Guests can experience a traditional Japanese life-style (tatami, futon, etc.)
  5. “With meals?” or “Without meals?” … As you like!
    In general, guests staying in a ryokan are expected to have meals in the ryokan (dinner and breakfast are included in the rate). But those who stay in a JIG’s ryokan have the choice of “with meals” or “without meals”.
  6. We are not chain group. Each inn is different, with its own facilities and services.

*Japanese Inn Group is highly recommended in the following travel guide books.

Fodor’s Guide/ Frommer’s Dollarwise Guide to Japan and Hong Kong/ JAPAN a travel survival kit/ Guide Hachette Visa A Tokyo, Kyoto/ Japan Solo/ Brochures published by Japan national Tourism Orgnizaiton. *We would appreciate it if you would write your impressions and opinions on JIG to the following addresses.

Japanese Inn Group Head Office

c/o Turtle Inn Nikko
2-16 Takumi-cho, Nikko-shi, Tochigi 321-1433 Japan
Email: info@japaneseinngroup.com

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