The former guest house of Kobe City
built in early Showa era

KAGETSU was once called the “Suma Kanko House”, the official guest house of Kobe City built in 1938. Modeling after a Swiss cottage, the building was constructed in the half-timbered style with the structuring timbers exposed on the outer wall. It has been selected as one of the 100 greatest architectures in Japan for the impressive architectural techniques and classy taste.

The interior with the class
worthy of the official guest house

The beauty created by the state-of-art technology of early Showa era still lingers inside the building. The frosted glass window, now a very precious antique, and the lobby and restaurant moderately lit by the elegant gas lamps is full of the Westernized style of early Showa. Providing a good contrast, the guestrooms are all traditional Japanese rooms. Indulge yourself in the slow passage of time in the traditional Japanese setting with the old-fashioned dresser, openwork screen, and tokonoma alcove.


All seven guest rooms at KAGETSU are Japanese rooms.
They are traditional rooms covered by the uniquely Japanese flooring material - tatami.






In case your package has the specific check-out time, it will be honored.


  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Shaving kit
  • Cotton swabs
  • Lotion, makeup remover
  • Bath towel
  • Hand towel
  • Shampoo cap
  • Yukata
  • Short room robe
  • Down quilt


  • Public bath (for male)*
  • Public bath (for female)*
  • Vending machine
  • Karaoke
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Body wash
  • Face wash
  • Lotion
  • Hair dryer

*Can be reserved exclusively for your group (for free) between 16:00~20:30 (1 slot = 50 minutes). If you wish to reserve the bath, please make an arrangement when you check in (until 19:30).You can use the baths as public baths (gender-segregated) after 20:30.


Local vegetables from Tajima, San’in and Awaji Island as well as seafood from the Seto Inland Sea and more. KAGETSU offers the special dining experience with the culinary blessing delivered by the seasonal wind and created by the polished skills and delicate flavoring sense.

Commitment to Ingredients

Local vegetables from our hometown of Kobe and Awaji Island, fresh seafood from the Seto Inland Sea, a wide array of fresh produces grown in the rich nature of Tajima and San’in… KAGETSU offers the special dining experience with the culinary blessing delivered by the seasonal wind and created by the polished skills and delicate flavoring sense. Our specialty is the nouveau Japanese - the fusion of tradition and trend. Our meticulous attention goes not only to the main dishes but also the ingredients that play minor roles. We sincerely hope our commitment to every single item we use and the luxurious experience we offer can tell you what the true essence of Japanese hospitality is all about.

TeaDirectly from “TSUJI RIHEI HONTEN”, the long-standing tea wholesaler of Uji, Kyoto

RiceThe best rice chosen from all over Japan based on the season and the climate of the year

BeefThe choicest domestic wagyu beef, including Kobe Beef

SeafoodAbundance of seasonal fish, mainly from the adjacent water of the Seto Inland Sea

VegetablesMainly the vegetables from agrochemical-free or -reduced culture in local areas

Japanese cakesFrom “Morikamido”, the renowned confectioner in our local town of Suma

Western cakes From “Tooth Tooth”, one of the leading patisserie of Kobe

Dried ConfectioneryElegant higashi dried confectionery from “Kagizen Yoshifusa”, the long-standing confectioner of Gion, Kyoto

7 Aza Testukai, Nishisuma, Suma-ku, Kobe City 654-0068

Access to KAGETSU