welcome to kishi-ke

kishi-ke modern ryokan is a private retreat by the ocean in Kamakura, Japan.

Are you satisfied with your life?

We are more than an accommodation.

We want to make your life a bit better and your travel extraordinary. We have selected activities, experiences, food, people, things for you to feel and explore. If you find during your visit something good for your inner self to take back home, we would be delighted.

Our favorite zen concept is chisoku – to know the feeling of being fulfilled with the now. Everything in kishike is there to bring you closer to feel it.

There are many ways to enjoy your stay at kishike and we do our best to help you have an unforgettable experience.



modern ryokan

The word ryokan consists of two characters – first means ‘travel’ and the second means ‘building, house’. We want kishi–ke to become your house, luxury home during your travel. A place where you can feel Japanese spirit and culture and spend a great time, making wonderful memories and savoring the life of local.

All the space for you with the privacy you need.

Just one group up to 4 people at once.
For people who want something different.

traditional bath

high-quality bedroom

luxury washitsu

Japanese garden

private dining

private lounge


feel chisoku

Chisoku means “to know the feeling of being fulfilled”.
We think of this zen concept more broadly. To be satisfied with the now + gaining a positive attitude toward the future. How to achieve it? We believe focusing on the now, finding the satisfaction can be achieved by many things and that’s why we’ve prepared various experiences which can help you to size the feeling of chisoku. Explore a world that many don’t ever see, gain new experience, skills and connect with local people.

chisoku packages

To help you choose the best unique experiences we’ve prepared several packages. Each consists of private lessons conducted by authentic Masters. This is an exceptional chance to feel chisoku and experience something not many do.

tea experiences

Welcome to the unique world of Japanese tea. Matcha, sencha, bancha, hojicha… Various teas, various ways to drink them. We want to guide you and provide you with the authentic experience of the tea ceremonies. Would you like some tea?

food for body & soul

Shojin cuisine – the plant-based cuisine of Buddhist monks. Water sports. Katana practice with the real sword. Zen meditations. Vegetable sushi. A variety of experiences we believe are the best for our guests. The tasty and outstanding way of experiencing Japan!

1-day chisoku experience

Based on the Zen concept chisoku, 1-day experience package is a perfect starter of Japanese culture – mindfulness activities, traditional cuisine (shojin), tea ceremony. Forget about the whole world and feel the satisfaction with the present moment – the chisoku. Available for kishi-ke guests and visitors.


kamakura & beyond

The old capital of Japan is full of temples, shrines, old buildings, the Great Buddha Statue, seasonal festivals… Kamakura is also filled with many natural attractions – you can enjoy hiking trails, water sports, cherry blossoms, autumn foliage.
A tourist place which remained local.

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wrote about us 

the masters

said about us 

Shoshun Takai

the former head of the office of Kencho-ji temple – the oldest Zen training monastery in Japan

“In everyday life it is hard to focus on yourself, on your life, on the present. By changing the environment, you are able to focus on the now and notice new things about yourself. Chisoku is not only about the satisfaction itself but also it is about realization and accepting where you are in your life. By knowing and specifying what you are facing with at the moment you can achieve deeper satisfaction. It would be great if kishike become a place where people can experience chisoku. I’m glad this kind of place exists and I’m looking forward to it.”

Mari Fujii

the master of Buddhist cuisine

kishike is more than just an accommodation. It’s a place for people who want to experience, learn the Japanese culture. Unfortunately, not many Japanese know Japanese culture nor notice its beauty. I find it wonderful that you want to share the beauty of Japanese culture with the people who want to experience more and I know that you prepared well by learning a lot by yourself. I believe that constant learning is important – I myself learn a lot about food by trying new things. Food is a good chance to experience the culture since the taste is a universal thing. Unless it’s something really weird, tasty foods are tasty for most people.”


We are located in Sakanoshita, Kamakura

Free pick-up available from the airport, hotel located in the Tokyo, Yokohama area

Narita International Airport – approximately 120 min

Haneda International Airport -approximately 60 min

The nearest train station – Hase – 5 min walk

21-5 Sakanoshita
248-0021 Kamakura
Kanagawa, Japan



meet us

Thank you for visiting our website. We believe that there is something we can offer to the world, something more than just an accommodation, food and sightseeing. Through chisoku we want to give you a deeper experience that goes beyond tourism. We are looking forward to having you at our modern ryokan!

岸信 之 Nobuyuki Kishi  

CEO of Kishike Co. Ltd.

I’m born and raised in Tokyo.

I’m descendant of samurai family from Okayama and since 2016 I’m also the 16th head of the family.

At university, I was a part of the windsurfing club and it made me spent a lot of time in Kamakura. After graduating I was working in sales for a trading company and during my work I have met many people working in this hectic world. I started to think if there is a way to achieve peace of mind. Then I remembered what I was taught by my late grandfather – the chisoku.

Ocean and mountains. Zen temples. Samurai families. Kamakura! In the old capital of Japan, I have found all of these.

I fell in love with this place and I decided to establish the kishike modern ryokan here in Kamakura.

I hope people can find their chisoku by the stay at our retreat full of Japanese culture experiences.

岸 仁美 Hitomi Kishi 

I’m born and raised in Osaka.

Since I remember I like drawing and as I was growing the passion for the art also grew.

At the same time as a kid, I was a part of a club run by Toyota where I got hooked on making robots. I’m a nerd, otaku – I like games, anime, manga.

I studied design at the University of Arts and then I worked for Panasonic in the interior material division.  

I also love traditional Japanese culture.

I learned the way of tea from my grandmother and it made me want to make the tea a part of my life. I’m constantly studying about tea, practicing various ways of the tea ceremony, visiting the tea plantations, tea utensils makers. I guess you can call me a tea otaku.  

I want to share my love for tea and the Japanese culture with you!

As the art director of kishike I’m doing my best to provide you with the exceptional and luxury experience at our retreat.  

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