Ryokan Kato

For visitors intending to visiting Mount Yoshino during the spring high season

Thank you very much for planning to visit Yoshino, one of Japan’s World Heritage Sites.
We would like to inform you that there will be a special traffic restriction from the end of March to the early May on Mount Yoshino, and the area will be extremely crowded. The area between the main car parking and Katte Jinja Shrine will be pedestrians only and no vehicles will be permitted to enter except emergency vehicles.
※Restriction hours: 9:00-17:00 (subject to change depending on the traffic condition)
※Public announcement will be made one hour before the restriction begins and ends.
※Please note that the roads and areas will be extremely crowded during the traffic restriction period.
※No vehicles can go out of the area during the restriction hours.

For our overnight-stay guests


※In Japan, the consumption tax increases from 8% to 10% from October 2019. We will revise the room rate accordingly

▼Cancellation fee list

6 days before the day of stay 20% of the room charge
5 days before the day of stay 40% of the room charge
4 days before the day of stay 60% of the room charge
3 days before the day of stay 80% of the room charge
2 days before the day of stay 90% of the room charge
The day before and the day 100% of the room charge

※In case of cancellation, please contact me one week in advance (7 days in advance). if we let you pass 6 day before the arrival data we will charge a cancellation fee.

About guide of traffic regulation in spring

■From 9 am to 5 pm, the front road of the inn is a pedestrian road with all cars closed to traffic. To customers who come by car, we have sent tranf th staying days.

■To customers who come by train, we will send you a guide of pick-up to the station (currently under construction) set a pick-up time in advance

By Car

For our customers who visit Ryokan Kato by car during the traffic restriction period must park the car at the main car parking and walk to the inn (about 5 minutes walk).
During the special restriction period, security guards will attend around the area. Please tell the security guard that you are staying at Ryokan Kato at Shimosenbon Area, and they will let you enter the car park. Please make sure to put a sign clearly at the front window indicating that you are staying at Ryokan Kato. Please make sure to park your car at the Shimosenbon Car Parking because we reserve a parking space for our guests for free of charge.

By Train

Please note that we are not able to provide transfer service between the inn and station during the traffic restriction period.
Getting off at Kintetsu Yoshino Station, change to the ropeway. Ryokan Kato is located only 5 minutes away from the ropeway station on the top of the mountain.

※We can keep your luggage before check-in or after check-out.
   We wish you have a pleasant stay at Ryokan Kato in Yoshino.

The Ryokan Kato represents a second home for our guests.Simply enter the inn and say,I’m home!

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The Ryokan is located near the Senbon Park at the foot of Mt. Yoshino National Park, and is an easily accessible, two minutes walk from the Cable Sanjo Station making it ideally situated for Mt. Yoshino sightseeing.
The log annex has been constructed from local Yoshino cedar and Japanese cypress.
We hope you enjoy relaxing with us amidst the timeless and silent mountains.


Mt.Yoshino,Bathed in the Distinctive Colors of Each Season

The cherry blossoms of spring, the new verdure of summer, the vibrant colors of autumn that illuminate the mountains. The surrounding scenery has many faces to express the wonders of each season.

Exploiting Local Produce to Provide Delicious Seasonal Cuisine

All of our cuisine is based on natural foods and offers the natural taste of local ingredients. One of our most popular dishes is our Kasumi Hotpot, which features a delicious broth thickened with the starch of kudzu. All of our dishes are painstakingly prepared from seasonal ingredients obtained locally. Can you really afford to miss this opportunity?

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Facility Information

Japanese Rooms
8 (35 occupants)
Rates 43,200 yen (taxes included, 2 persons, 1 room)
*1 night, 2 meals included.
*Please contact us if the number of persons increases
Facilities Tea room, banquet room, communal bath, souvenir shop, vending machines, facsimile machine, room service, wakeup calls, express delivery service
Amenities Television, telephone, tea-making set, hairdryer, face and hand soap, toothbrush set, hand towel, bath towel, yukata, safe deposit box
Check-in/out Check-in: From 3:00 p.m. Check-out: By 10:00 a.m.
* Inform us in advance if your check-in time will be later than 5:00 p.m.
Cancellation Policy Cancelation charges are applied in accordance with the following:
From 9:00 a.m. two-days prior: 20% of accommodation fee
From 9:00 a.m. previous day: 30% of accommodation fee
From 9:00 a.m. check-in day: 50% of accommodation fee
No-show: 100% of accommodation fee
Credit cards UFJ Nicos, MasterCard, Visa
Parking Ten cars (free)


※The ropeway is currently closed.

Click here for details

The day it will be start to working again is still unknown.
A bus is available to the hotel.
We are so sorry for your inconvenience but we appreciate your understanding.

  • access map
  • access route

By Train

Take the ropeway from Yoshino Station to Sanjo Station. The Ryokan Kato is located 50 meteres to the right of Sanjo Station. It is located near the big red bridge.
There is also shuttle bus service from Yoshino Station, but prior reservation by telephone is necessary.

train route

By Car

The Ryokan Kato is 10 minutes beyond the Yoshino Ohashi Bridge (Nishizume intersection) in the direction of Mt. Yoshino.
Parking for up to ten vehicles available.

car route