THE HISTORY OF TAKENOYA
In the fall of 2016, Takenoya completed the latest renovation adorned by a new artistic rendering of the name contributed by leading Japanese calligrapher Hakko Ishitobi.
In the Spring of 2017 Takenoya proudly celebrated its 140th anniversary and the hotel now passes to the 6th generation of the family. As “The Gateway to the Kingdom of the Gods”, we shall continue to nurture the hospitality traditions we inherited from the first generation and strive to be a beloved ryokan for all guests into the future.
We humbly thank you for your continued patronage.
First Generation Owner
Second Generation Owner
Third Generation Owner
Third Generation Owner and his wife Haru
PICTURES FROM THE EARLY SHOWA ERA
Entrance to Takenoya
We await your arrival at our timeless entrance. Be sure to take your own commemorative photo here.
Soga Special Room in the Main Building
This room has hosted many prominent people including members of the Imperial family. It continues to retain its grace over time.
The Torii Gate of the Ugabashi Bridge
In years past, a large number of worshippers came through the Torii gate from Taisha Station. The large sign for Takenoya Ryokan is on the left.
Picture of the Ridgepole Raising Ceremony of the Main Wooden Building
The main building was built from hand-selected wood by the finest craftsmen and continues to cast its peaceful ambiance today.