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Our hotel, Saio no Miya, recreates the glittering world of the Saio princesses who served the Ise Grand Shrine's Amaterasu Omikami and the Saigu, known as the phantom court, and their imperial culture. Here, guests can become Saio themselves and enjoy a magnificent time trip in the mystical forest o...

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Tales of beautiful princesses from the land of Ise

Saio no Miya offers special accommodation that allows you to experience Japan's ancient culture and history.

Saio (斎王) is an unmarried female member of the Imperial family who served Amaterasu Omikami of Ise Shrine, which has a deep connection to the Imperial family, on behalf of the Emperor. It is said that this tradition lasted for about 600 years, from the Nara period to the Nanboku-cho period, centering on the long Heian period. As a rule, one Saio was chosen for each Emperor, and Ise was home to more than 60 Saio.

Become a Saio and travel back in time to the Heian period

The interior of the building is based on the elegant decorations of the Heian period and the concept of the Saio (Saigū) who existed during the Heian period, with spaces that recreate the court life of that time.

Here, you can become a Saio yourself and enjoy a magnificent time trip in the mystical forest of Ise.

Our staff will be dressed in traditional Japanese hakama to welcome our guests.

In this way, our hotel, Saio no Miya, which is based on the concept of the Saio era, offers a luxurious time immersed in history and culture, and is a special space that allows you to forget the hustle and bustle of modern life. It is sure to become an unforgettable memory for all visitors.

If you are visiting here, we also recommend the Saiku History Museum, which is a 30-minute drive away.

This museum gives you a good understanding of the history of Saigū, so it's definitely worth a visit.

Saiku History Museum

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All rooms have an open-air bath and canopy bed. We also offer a variety of experiences and events unique to Saio no Miya. The dishes made with carefully selected seasonal ingredients from Ise are also attractive. Please spend luxurious time to your heart's content.

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