A hiding Onsen for modern-day “Ninja”

By Kikki - Last updated: 火曜日, 8月 31, 2010 - Save & Share - Leave a Comment

Renewed Miyano Onsen wholly open




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A Cozy Japanese Inn “Miyano Onsen” in the “ninja” town.


Miyano Onsen in Koka celebrates its 110th anniversary this year. The small Onsen inn with only 10 guest rooms has started construction for its renovation and expansion since last year. Its outdoor grand bath, as a part of renovation, was begun remodeling on January 20 and finished in the end of February. Their project was stepped into the next stage of accommodation expansion plan with all Japanese-style 13 guest rooms on February 4.

New annex “Zenrinbo” (善住坊) was completed on August 15, 2010. The first floor is used for dinning area and three guest rooms are laid out on the second floor.


guest room A 


“Koka”, known as the cradle of “Koka-ninja”, is a small town far from 1.5km south-west of JR Konan Station in Shiga Prefecture. A small remote bathhouse “Miyano Onsen” is located in this “satoyama” town. Satoyama is a Japanese term applied to the border area between mountain foothills and arable flat land. 

The small Japanese inn is elegantly laid out in this grassy remote “satoyama” town and can accommodate only 45 guests now. The chef changes his original menu seasonally and serves characteristic and tasty local dishes to his clients.





Most visitors to Miyano Onsen usually visit “Koka-ryu Ninja-yashiki” or old residence of “koka ninja”. It used to be a residence of Mochizuki Izumo-no-kami, one of the ninja readers among the 53 Koka Families, built in the Genroku Era (1688-1703).


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“Koga-ryu Ninja-yashiki” is looked like an ordinal house.


“Ninja-yashiki” looks quite ordinal on the outside, but is strategically designed to trick and entrap against any enemy broking into inside, such as “donden-gaeshi” or a reversal door, “otoshi-ana” or a pitfall, a set of “Kakushi-bashigo” and “Kakushi-beya” or a hidden ladder and shelter, and other devices.


Khoka ninja yashiki set 

It is recommendable to stop by and enjoy Onsen after sightseeing of “Koka-ryu Ninja-yashiki”.

General Information

Name Miyano Onsen Japanese Inn
Tel +81-748-86-2212
Fax +81-748-86-2574
Address 364 Sugitani, Khonan, Kohka, Shiga, Japan
URL http://www.miyanoonsen.com/


Tariff for 1 person

Main house

13,800 yen-16,950 yen


19,050 yen-26,400 yen

*The above prices include two meals, service charge, and tax, but exclusive 150 yen local tax for bathing.


For quick bathers

Entrance fees for grand bath

Adult & Student upper junior high

800 yen/person

Primary school student

600 yen/person

Child under school-age

400 yen/person

*    The above fees do not include 50yen local tax for bathing.


inner and outdoor baths 


Entrance fees for private bath in 1 hour


4,500 yen/couple


5,000 yen/family

*    The above fees do not include 50yen local tax for bathing.


 Family bath set


As a certified guide-interpreter in English and also a writer of the website “Cool Japan Guide”, I will be very happy to accompany you to this wonderful ninja world in Shiga.

Thank you for your kind cooperation, I am looking forward to your contacts.

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