Stay in a Piece of History

Inase (ee-nah-se) is a small yet uniquely special inn, as its building is a registered Tangible Cultural Property.

On the historic road to Imperial Kyoto, Otsu-juku was that last lodging town just before Kyoto. At one corner of the town stood a local rice seller’s shop and residence.

As this building slowly deteriorated over time, demolition was eventually planned. However, it was instead transformed into a lodging facility to preserve the beauty and history of this structure for a new generation.

Step inside and you’ll be welcomed by warm scent of wood, and a rich atmosphere to enjoy your stay at our inn. As you relax, you may even drift back in time to the old era!

Access & Location

Great Location. As quick as 30 minutes from Kyoto!

  • By Car: See map below for possible routes. No parking available at Inase, but there’s paid public parking just across the street, and more nearby. Contact us for more details.

    JR Line: From Otsu Station, 20 minutes on foot or 5 minutes by taxi.
    Keihan Line: From Biwako Hama-Otsu Station (25 min from Kyoto’s Sanjo Sta.), 5 minutes on foot.