Jyoseikan - 140 years of history

Our heart toward hospitality has remained unchanged since our foundation in 1874 ( Meiji 7 ).

Offering subtle yet heart-warming services… This dedicated spirit has been carried into what we have become today.

Jyoseikan the time of its founding
Jyoseikan the time of its founding

140 years have passed since the our founding in the Tosa area. Jyoseikan has welcomed the royal family as well as a number of luminaries in various fields since its foundation in 1874 (Meiji 7). Many festive events like wedding receptions have also been held in our hotel, allowing us to strengthen our bonds with local people.

Serving as a hotel as well as a gathering place, we cherish all the encounters with our beloved guests. We always have gratitude in our hearts, and offer sincere hospitality to everyone. Offering subtle yet heart-warming services… This dedicated spirit has been carried into what we have become today.

Pictorial history of Jyoseikan

Chronology

1874 (Meiji 7) Foundation
1950 (Showa 25) Became a limited partnership company. Has been a member of the Japan Ryokan Association since its establishment.
1955 (Showa 30) Built a wooden extension: 11 guest rooms and a banquet room
1956 (Showa 31) Princess Chichibu stayed.
1957 (Showa 32) Princess Chichibu stayed.
1958 (Showa 33) Built a reinforced concrete extension: 20 guest rooms and 2 banquet rooms. Selected as a government-registered tourist ryokan.
1959 (Showa 34) Princess Takako Suga stayed.
1963 (Showa 38) Built a reinforced concrete extension. Became 3 story building, and added 16 guest rooms, a banquet room, a dining room.
1966 (Showa 41) Prince Takahito Mikasa stayed.
1968 (Showa 43) Built a reinforced concrete extension. Became 8 story building, and added 35 guest rooms, a large banquet room, a regular banquet room, meeting room, lobby, front desk.
1972 (Showa 47) Prince Tomohito Mikasa stayed.
1976 (Showa 51) Crown Prince and his Consort stayed.
1977 (Showa 52) Received award from the Health and Welfare Minister as an institution with an excellent food sanitation.
1978 (Showa 53) Showa Emperor stayed, (Emperor visited Kochi for a tree-planting ceremony.)
1979 (Showa 54) Princess Chichibu stayed.
1980 (Showa 55) Prince Hitachi and his Consort stayed.
1982 (Showa 57) Prince Hiro stayed.
1984 (Showa 59) Extension and reconstruction of the building.
1985 (Showa 60) Selected as "Ryokan with excellent service" by Japan Tourist Bureat (JTB)
1986 (Showa 61) Crown Prince stayed.
1987 (Showa 62) Princess Takamado stayed.
1988 (Showa 63) Prince Aya stayed.
1989 (Heisei 1) Crown Prince stayed.
1992 (Heisei 4) Prince Hitachi and his Consort stayed.
1992 (Heisei 4) Crown Prince stayed.
1993 (Heisei 5) Emperor and Empress stayed.
1994 (Heisei 6) After an extension and reconstruction, the new annex Senju opened.
1994 (Heisei 6) Selected as "Ryokan with excellent service" by Japan Tourist Bureat (JTB) (Jyoseikan ranked first of 553 Ryokans in Chugoku, Shikoku area.)
1997 (Heisei 9) Prince Tomohito Mikasa stayed.
1998 (Heisei 10) Selected as "Ryokan with excellent service" by Japan Tourist Bureat (JTB) (Jyoseikan was one of the top 15 Ryokans in Japan selected for this ranking.)
Selected for "Guests' satisfaction +90% Ryokans ranking" 5 years in a row.
2002 (Heisei 14) Prince Takamado stayed.
2002 (Heisei 14) Prince Takahito and Tomohito Mikasa stayed.
2002 (Heisei 14) Prince Akishino and his Consort stayed.
2002 (Heisei 14) Emperor and Empress stayed.
2002 (Heisei 14) Princess Mikasa stayed.
2002 (Heisei 14) Prine Hitachi and his Consort stayed.
2002 (Heisei 14) Crown Prince and his Consort stayed.
2002 (Heisei 14) Prince Takamado and his Consort stayed.
2003 (Heisei 15) Prince Tomohito's Consort Nobuko stayed.
2004 (Heisei 16) Built vistaed open-air bath.
2004 (Heisei 16) Prince Takamado stayed.
2004 (Heisei 16) Princess Takamado stayed.
2005 (Heisei 17) Introduced as a ryokan with +80% guest satisfaction in Japan reader survey.
2005 (Heisei 17) Ranked third nationally in service section among premium hotels.
2005 (Heisei 17) Built a wedding chapel.
2006 (Heisei 18) Ranked ninth nationally in the "ladies' choice: we love these hotels/ryokan ranking" in a survey conducted by Rakuten Travel.
2006 (Heisei 18) Ranked first among hotels in Chugoku, Shikoku area in a monthly comprehensive ranking conducted by Rakuten Travel.
2006 (Heisei 18) Ranked first among hotels in Chugoku, Shikoku area in December premium hotels bath section.
2007 (Heisei 19) Selected as one of the top 100 Ryokans chosen by professional critics.
2008 (Heisei 20) Ranked second nationally in staff section, in a survey conducted by Nippon Travel Agency.
2008 (Heisei 20) Selected as one of the top 100 Ryokans chosen by professional critics.
2008 (Heisei 20) Princess Takamado stayed.
2009 (Heisei 21) Selected as one of the top 100 Ryokans chosen by professional critics.
2010 (Heisei 22) Prince Akishino and his Consort stayed.
2010 (Heisei 22) Selected as one of the top 100 Ryokans chosen by professional critics.
2012 (Heisei 24) Selected as one of the top 100 Ryokans chosen by professional critics.
2012 (Heisei 24) Princess Takamado stayed.
2012 (Heisei 24) Renovated Chapel & Banquet Dining Taiyo.
2012 (Heisei 24)
December
Ranked third in Chugoku, Shikoku area in a popular hotel ranking conducted by Jaran net.
2013 (Heisei 25) Prince Hitachi and his Consort stayed.
2013 (Heisei 25) Selected as one of the top 100 Ryokans chosen by professional critics.
2013 (Heisei 25)
May
Received the "Bronze Award" at JTB, Rurubu Travel Award 2012.
2013 (Heisei 25)
September
Warayalo Tatalo Kobo completed.
2013 (Heisei 25)
October
Renovated Banquet Nichirin.
2013 (Heisei 25)
December
Renovated Kujaku (3F) and the lobby.
2014 (Heisei 26)
May
Received the "Silver Award" at JTB, Rurubu Travel Award 2013.

are guests related to the royal family.

U.S. ambassador to Japan (Mr. Reischauer), U.K. ambassador to Japan (Sir Hugh Cortazzi), the late prime minister Yoshida, the prime ministers Ikeda, Sato, Miki, Tanaka and Fukuda have stayed and had banquets with us.