Good times become good memories, and lead to a good life. In the rooms where you'll spend these precious moments, we offer services according to each unique type of occasion.
Pass through the stone gate, and you'll discover an incredible space and a timeless elegance
Junsei Sho-in was built in 1939 by Dutch studies scholar Shingu Ryotei, and construction was completed over the course of three years with the aid of a vast amount of funds. In the garden, a clear stream of blue water flows down from the Kusagawa River in the mountains, which, it's said, was once used to grow herbal plants here. Almost as if they were taken from scenes in an ancient Kyoto guidebook, there are also various markers of ages past within, including a piece of calligraphy at the entrance of the building written by Manabe Akikatsu, the 19th century lord of Sabae Domain; and on the second floor lecture room facing a pond shaped like the Chinese character for "heart," there is a sliding screen painting of pine trees in the snow, and a transom made with a pattern of waves made by Hara Zaichu, a figure at the center of the art world in Kyoto at the time. For this historical significance, Junsei Sho-in is registered as a National Tangible Cultural Property.
A Different Beauty in Each Season
Enjoy the unique beauty of the flowers and plants of the four seasons in our garden: camellia, dogwood, plum, cherry, Japanese yellow rose, Chinese bellflower, lotus, crape myrtle, and more.