oito (inn)

This is a complex of a coffee shop and an inn. Up to 4 adults per day can stay at the inn.

The building is one of the oldest townhouses of the “Kawaramachi Tsumairi merchant houses,” which is a national preservation area for traditional buildings, that were built at the end of the Edo period, approximately 200 years ago. It has an elongated structure like an “eel bed*”, as seen in machiya houses in Kyoto. There is one room at the far end of the building and one room on the second floor over the coffee shop.

*Metaphor for a land or building with a narrow frontage and an elongated depth.

The walls are made of dried earth, the floor is covered with Oya stone, and traditional furniture and equipment are installed. In the coffee shop, chairs produced by Matsumoto Folk Craft Furniture are used.  The counters and tables are manufactured by furniture artists and craftsmen who respect traditional methods.


The overall tone of the furnishings is prestigious and the view from the courtyard is refreshing. The natural light from the skylight and the view of the Tsuboniwa* garden recreate the mindful lifestyle of the people who spent their time here in those days.

*a Japanese garden designed for a tiny space


The facility also serves as a coffee shop, where guests can enjoy flannel drip coffee and local craft beers during their stay.


Basic information

Postal code 〒669-2325
Address 186 Kawaramachi, Tambasasayama City, Hyogo
Address description As a landmark, please come to the Tamba Kotokan (Old Pottery Museum).
Phone number +81-70-8594-2748 (10:00am – 5:00pm)
Parking Coffee shop customers, please use the municipal parking lot.
Access (train/bus) From JR Fukuchiyama Line ‘Sasayamaguchi’ Station  take the Wing Shinki Bus  bound for Sasayama Eigyosho , get off at ’Hon Sasayama’ bus stop 、and 1 minute walk  from bus stop. (18 minutes from the station)
Access (car) About 10 minutes by car from Tannan Sasayamaguchi Exit
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