Many tales gather in a camp so that it may be protected by the nature which breathes in the garden of 10,000 tsubos.

In Jinya's traditional Japanese garden,depending on the season,one can experience cherry blossoms in full bloom,river crabs scampering about,fireflies pulsing,and birds singing.
In our 8.2-acre garden, a variety of events have been staged in the pure elegance of nature.
Feel free to take in the flower,trees,and other living creatuers oh the garden while imagining some of the colorful stories that make up oour long histry.
It's all part of another relaxing day at JINYA.


Once you step into our 8.2-acre garden, you will be transported into a whole new world. Here you will experience some of Japan's treasured and preserved natural beauty. Strolling though the garden, you will be struck by sights such as a drinking-water spring, the "Totoro" camphor tree, a 300 year old chinquapin tree, a large silk tree, a path lined with bamboo trees and a small shrine dedicated to Oinari, one of the Shinto deities.


The location of Jinya has had historical significance since the times of the Kamakura Shogunate. Many historical artefacts, such as the armor given by Mori Motonari and the sword used by Musashi Miyamoto for his duels, are displayed in the lobby. Jinya is also known as the site for competitions in the Japanese Chess Master Title. As a result, you will find that a number of calligraphy works by well-known Japanese chess players are displayed in the lobby.

Yoshimori Wada, military commander

Originally, the Jinya property was a base of operations for Yoshimori Wada, one of the four closest aides of Yoritomo Minamoto, the founder of the Kamakura Shogunate in the 12th century. He was renowned for his valor, loyalty and courage in battle. The Jinya property was attractive to the military for its hot springs as well as its bambooーa component for making arrows.

Samurai sword or katana

This katana is an heirloom of the Terao family of the Kumamoto clan (a former group of lords) who lived in southern Japan. The Terao family formed a close friendship with Musashi Miyamoto, one of Japan's most famous sumurai (1584-1654). A friend of the Terao family, Miyamoto gave them his most precious belongings, including his books on swordsmanship. He also instructed them in advanced fighting techniques, such as dual swordplay. The katana pictured may have been used by Miyamoto in his later years.

Shogi and Go events

Shogi and Go events

In 1952, an event that came to be known as the "Jinya Happening" rocked the world of shogi, a Japanese game similar to chess. Master Yoshio Kimura was due to defend his title a against Kozo Masuda, who was ranked 8th. However, Masuda never showed up for the match. According to him, nobody came to welcome him and he left insulted. Yet Jinya staffers were apparently waiting at the entrance for him. Thus, the Jinya Happening, was a shogi showdown that failed to materialize, but no one knows what really "happened."

Jin daiko drums

a jin daiko battle drum,formerly used to order troop movements,is located at Jinya's front entrance. We bang the drum to welcome or send-off our guests,and as a reminder of the extraordinary experience of staying at Jinya. See if you can notice the difference between welcome and farewell drumming.

Sketching of Jinya


Hours: 8: 00-20: 00
Regular closing day:
Tuesday, Wednesday


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