A grade gourmet
A countryside inn that creates delicious rural cuisine.

Syoubun has been certified as Sakura Quality, TIMELESS YUKIGUNI and A-Grade Gourmet.

Certification schemes such as “TIMELESS YUKIGUNI” and “YUKIGUNI A-grade Gourmet” are part of the criteria for luxury travel. However, our idea of “luxury” does not mean simply being extravagant or exclusive. It is a unique culture and experience that is true luxury. If you are interested in the uniqueness of our region, you may also like to read this article.

A Hidden Cultural Experience In Japan

A hot spring ryokan where you are surrounded by the warmth of wood

Ecolodges Japan in YUKIGUNI

Message from the accommodation

A countryside inn that serves up a taste of the mountains.
We are proud of our cuisine which is representative of this land. The freshness of the fields, the blessings from the soil, the richness from the mountains, and the flavors of the regions all made from scratch for you to savor.

Half board/17,280 JPY〜41,040 JPY

The reason why TIMELESS YUKIGUNI recommend Syoubun.

The ryokans selected to represent TIMELESS YUKIGUNI embody the very best of the Japanese hospitality tradition and the highest levels of comfort. Yet each one of them goes further than this, and all have incorporated influences from the history, culture, and way of life of the area. For those who see travel as an opportunity to broaden their minds and horizons, rather than mere sightseeing, TIMELESS YUKIGUNI ryokans are the perfect choice.
List of 12 ryokans at TIMELESS YUKIGUNI


Syoubun is a newly renovated accommodation close to the river in Minakami that has grown from relatively modest roots to become a stylish ryokan. It has a sense of seclusion even though it is very easy to access.

A Succession Success Story

The young owner of Syoubun took over the family ski lodge unexpectedly at the age of twenty two without any knowledge of what he was doing. Today it is a charming, modern style ryokan with a wonderfully secluded feel. The turning point came when an underutilized large room was reformed into a much nicer offering and became successful. From that time onwards a steady stream of improvements and upgrades have continued to bring Syoubun to its current state. The appearance may have changed but it is true to its roots in its warm hospitality and high quality of ingredients.


Syoubun has come a long way since the days of being a ski lodge by the side of the road. The continual upgrades have improved all the rooms and the public spaces, as well as stretching out the area of the lodge and turning the garden into a delighful showcase for the seasons.

An Oasis of Seclusion

The car park for Syoubun is right by the road but once you enter the impressive entrance gate to the property, all thoughts of the outside stop. It is like stepping into a secret garden with bamboo, maples and ponds with high fences to keep the modern world out. Once inside the ryokan there are plenty of places to sit and admire the garden which has been carefully designed to reflect the seasons.

To find out more, please visit TIMELESS YUKIGUNI report page.

Syoubun is certified as A-grade Gourmet.

A-grade gourmet is a food certification system designed to preserve and pass on to future generations a traditional food culture suited to the climate. The certification is based on the proportion of local products used, including agricultural products and seasonings, efforts made in conjunction with agricultural producers, and taste.
If you would like to know more about the concept of A-Grade Gourmet and its contribution to the community, please read the following articles.
YUKIGUNI A-Grade Gourmet To Pass On Japanese Food Culture To The Future

Critique by A-grade gourmets

Overall rating ★★
  • You can taste the traditional mountain people’s cuisine made with bear, wild boar and venison.
  • Almost all of wild vegetables, mushrooms and vegetables are produced in Minakami.
  • They are proud of their additive-free home-made miso, made from 100% Minakami-grown soybeans in a wooden vat.

To learn more about A-Grade Gourmet (official website in Japanese)

Inspiration and comfort TIMELESS YUKIGUNI
TIMELESS YUKIGUNI | Inspiration Journey in Japan
A grade gourmet of YUKIGUNI
A-grade foods are things that we want to preserve for eternity.
Sakura Quality
Hotel & Ryokan Quality Assurance

277 Tsunago, Minakami-machi, Tone-gun, 10 379-1725 Japan