ProloguePeep at the romantic stories of the gorgeous princesses
in the Kingdom of Ise
Our resort is themed “Saio”-
the female members of the Imperial Family sent to Ise to serve at Ise Grand Shrine in ancient Japan.
“Saiounomiya” is the gorgeous palace of the Saios revealing their luxurious worldview.
Here in our resorts, our guests are Saios back then in the ancient romance,
Deep in the mysterious woods of Ise.
Set the stage for a truly memorable experience here.
CuisineCreative Japanese cuisine-
The contemporary twist with modern essence
on the elegant classics of the Heian Period
Proudly presented by our chefs,
who honed their inventive style of cooking,
Fabulous cuisine made with quality Ise-Shima local ingredients.
The culinary odyssey is especially loved by female guests.
ExperienceCheck into a world of elaborations…
You are invited to travel back to the ancient times
In a soothing and elegant resort
Modern representations of the Saio period,
A heart-warming retreat into your private sanctuary.
Traditional crafts, Ise katagami paper stencils, and various patterns from the Heian period…
Here, every moment of your stay is a thoughtfully curated experience.
Are you ready for an elegant time travel?
Discover the soothing extraordinary world
Have a taste of the Heian elegance within
For you to see the world in a new light,
We have a huge number of Saio programs
to push the boundaries of your imagination.
Accommodating guests all have exclusive rights to join.
Kai-awase (ancient Japanese game with shells)
Sugoroku (“double-six”, Japanese board game)
Junihitoe (Heian period formal court dress)
Photo shoot experience in traditional “junihitoe” (Saio’s formal court dress)
Create a mini photo album as your precious memory (with a charge, by reservation only)
Facilities & services
To color the memories of your trip
All guest rooms and suites come with their own open-air baths and canopy beds.
For your utmost luxurious and extraordinary vacation experience.
Meals are served at our restaurant.
Come and enjoy true, real relaxation at the beauty salon "Moon Pearl Spa".
Beauty salon & Relaxation
Senya, the lounge
Tokinoka, the dining restaurant
Our LocationGetting here
Approx. 1hr & 30mins from Nagoya by public transport.
Approx. 7km from the closest railway station (Kintetsu Ujiyamada Station)
We also have a shuttle bus service (by reservation only)
We also send our guests to Ujiyamada Station and Ise Grand Shrine (Naiku/inner shrine, Geku/outer shrine).
Approx. 1hr & 45mins drive from Nagoya
Approx. 1hr & 30mins from Nagoya by public transport
Approx. 2hrs & 10mins from Central Japan International Airport by public transport
Approx. 2hrs from Osaka by public transport
Approx. 3hrs & 10mins from Tokyo Haneda International Airport by public transport
Approx. 4hrs & 30mins from Tokyo by public transport
Photo galleryClaiming the wonders of the Saio Palace your own!