A unique concept with 5 residences.
Iizukatei is a ryokan with a unique concept. Not only you will stay in one of the private residences, plus the staff of Iizukatei will show you around this beautiful rural town. In a spacious residence, you will find a living room with a sofa and a dining room with a full kitchen. Each residence has two bedrooms with two semi-double beds and is capable of accommodating a group of four to five guests. Up to three groups can occupy these residences at the same time. In these historic buildings with a spectacular design, feel the history, enjoy each moment of the slow flow of time, and unwind yourself.
Restaurants around the town serve special meals to Iizuka-tei guests. There is a restaurant street five minutes away on foot from the hotel. Among them is a great Western food restaurant that serves rice omelet, sautéed pork, and hamburger steaks. There are also Japanese food restaurants that use local resources to serve sweetfish dishes, handmade soba, Yamizo shishimaru (wild boar), and willow gudgeon dishes. You may choose to use the catering service to have food delivered to your room. There are three kinds of dinner to choose from: Japanese, Western, and vegan. Breakfast will be delivered to your room.
The Naka River runs through the center of the town. This river, the origin of the name of the town, is the clearest river in east Japan. Enjoy activities like sweetfish fishing, rafting, cycling, game meat hunting and dining, hot springs, golfing, and many more in the magnificent natural environment around the clear river. There is also an optional activity to have dinner with farmers at their house near the hotel.
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Jeff was born in a south suburb of Chicago named South Holland and lived in Japan for 14 years. He now lives in Commerce Township, Michigan with his wife Yoshimi, son Shota, and daughter Mina. He enjoys playing with his kids, volunteering with his daughter’s marching band, cycling and training and teaching Aikido.
Michiyo was born in Noboribetsu, Hokkaido Prefecture though currently lives in Takarazuka, Hyogo Prefecture. Her main passions in life is traveling all around the world and enjoying their cultures.
Izumi has spent most of her life in the Kansai region, except for the 10 years that she enjoyed in the UK. Living abroad has made her appreciate her own culture and local beauty even more. She currently lives in Osaka with her family, including two cats and two dogs.
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