Traditional Aesthetics and Modern Sensibilities Reflect the Best of Japan

Once known as the land of Totomi, the Enshu region of western Shizuoka Prefecture embraces both the history and culture of Japan. At the heart of this fabled region stands the distinctive Katsuragi Hotel Kitanomaru, an extraordinary modern-day Japanese castle created and developed by the Yamaha Group.

This is exquisitely Japanese; a standard you may have never experienced before. It was created from a historical home built long ago by skilled craftsmen and transported to this site. With attention to every detail, it has been transformed into a facility that combines traditional Japanese aesthetic ideals with discreet modern conveniences, creating a destination of unrivaled luxury and comfort.

This is the Japan from which Yamaha arose, and we are delighted to be able to share this sensibility and culture with others. Relax your body and mind amidst the peaceful beauty of an extraordinary resort in every season. We look forward to welcoming you into the incomparable experience that is Katsuragi Kitanomaru.

Tranquil Surroundings Refresh the Inner Self


Kitanomaru is surrounded by mountains and enveloped in a peaceful tranquility. Its tiled roofs and ‘Enshu Kawara’ design evoke a feeling of timelessness. Inside, the graceful natural shapes of ancient trees and timber support the structure, and the corridors are paved with quince wood bricks. The spirit of both modern and traditional Japan is expressed in the exquisite art and décor at every turn.

This is a place where nostalgia for days long past can renew your strength and determination for the future. Come refresh your mind and spirit in this atmosphere of peace and rejuvenation.