welcome to kishi-ke
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
There are many ways to enjoy your stay at
The word ryokan consists of two characters –
In contrast to most
Just one group up to 5 people at once.
For people who want something different.
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.
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.
Welcome to the unique world of Japanese tea. Matcha,
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.
recommendations and testimonials
the former head of the office of Kencho-
the master of Buddhist cuisine
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
Thank you for visiting our website. We believe that there is something we can offer to the world, something more than just
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
I hope people can find their chisoku by the stay at our retreat full of Japanese culture experiences.
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