at Setouchi Minato no Yado

-A lovely mountainside home that overlooks the sea and surrounding islands...

On the way up the staircase leading to the Senkouji-temple is a stately home: Shimazui Manor.
It takes its name from a wealthy merchant who built his fortunes in the Meiji period.
Built in 1931, the mansion's architecture has a Western influence. The exterior is finished in earth-tone mortar and there is a round window next to the front door.  The balcony is enclosed with arches.
We've carefully restored the exterior and renovated the inside of the house to make it a cozy space for your friends and family. 

The manor is divided into two wings.
The east wing is called 'Bou' House - a wish for the beautiful view from the balcony.
The west wing is called 'Sou' House - in honour of its humble beginnings as a storehouse.

Guest Rooms

- 'BOU' House

"BOU"House of SHIMAZUI MANOR View of the Onomichi Channel from the terrace

The balcony offers a view of Mukaishima and the Onomichi waterway. 
Relax in th calm breeze coming in frome the Seto inland sea.


- 'SOU' House

"SOU" House of SHIMAZUI MANOR Characteristic open-ceiling store

The entrance retains its store-house origins and leads to an open-concept kitchen and dining area. The living room is in the Japanese Horikomi style and appointed with Bingo Kasuri traditionalcushions. On the upper level is a large room finished in a fusion of Japanese and Western styles.


桐谷 昌寛

Masahiro Kiritani

Trained under Kiyonori Kikutake, at Kiyonori Kikutake Architecture Design Office.
Has overseen numerous projects, both under Kiyonori Kikutake and as an independent architect.
Established the Kiritani Architect Design Office, where he presently works.

1972Born in Takehara City, Hiroshima Prefecture
1995Won the Architectural Institute of Japan's Design Competition Award [Space Recycle]
2004Won a Public Architecture Special Award in the Shimane Town Scenery Competition [Shimane Prefectural Art Museum]
2005Won a Japan Society of Seismic Isolation Award and an Air Harmony & Public Health Engineering Technology Award [Kyushu National Museum]
2008Won a Nikkei New Office Promotion Award [Headquarters Office of Kambara Kisen Co., Ltd.]

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