​Notice

Partial relaxation of the cancellation policy

Cancellation of your reservation due to the new coronavirus
As a general rule, we used to charge a 50% cancellation fee for 2 to 7 days prior to the event, but for the time being we will not charge a cancellation fee.

Response to the spread of new coronavirus infection

In order to prevent the spread of a new type of coronavirus
From the point of view of ensuring the safety and security of our guests and employees, we take the following measures.

*We check your temperature and identify you when you check in.
*If you have a fever or symptoms of a cold, we will take appropriate measures in accordance with the health center's instructions.
*In case of fever or cold symptoms, the health center will take appropriate action.
*We will thoroughly disinfect and ventilate guest rooms and common areas such as elevators.
*We will make sure that employees wash their hands, gargle and wear masks.
We thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Greeting

Built as a house/shop of a wealthy merchants Ishida family more than 100 years ago, in the area designated by the government as traditional townscape conservation district. Significant features such as “garden corridor” from the kitchen to the backyard, among other features, are maintained well. We welcome you to have a wonderful time in the traditional Yoshii house which has been preserved in its original form for many years. Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of assistance to you in planning your tour.

Ikuha Host

History of town and Ikuha

Yoshiimachi of Ukiha City developed as a post town connecting major cities Kurume and Hita. Since 17C, the town flourished in commerce through manufacturing based on rich agricultural production. The whole town was redesigned after a major fire in 1869 from thatched roof houses to tiled roof and white plastered walls to be fireproof, which still consist the townscape of today. Built as a house/shop of a wealthy merchants Ishida family more than 100 years ago.

In 1996(Heisei 8) the external area of the building was extensively renovated returning it to its original form further to its recognition by the National Preservation District of Historical Buildings. The internal features of the design such as the beams (Hari), Lintel(Kamoi) and wall are in the same condition as when the building was originally constructed enabling you to experience the mood and atmosphere of buildings from the Meiji era.

© 2019 筑後吉井 町家宿 以久波