Mt. Mifuneyama came into being three million years ago, rising up from the Ariake Sea.
Much later, 1,300 years ago, the monk Gyoki traveled into these mountains
and filled [them/their caves] with hundreds of Arhats.
In the latter part of the Edo period, Shigeyoshi Nabeshima, the 28th feudal lord of Takeo,
created Mifuneyama Rakuen on a 500,000 m2 site at the foot of the mountain.

Mifuneyama Rakuen Hotel opened for business in 1966 amid these longstanding workings of nature and humans.
To this day, we have protected and inherited the unique nature, history, and culture that was nurtured around the mountain.

In addition, in the pursuit of a new kind of space as we move into the future,
we have turned the lobby into a forest of art so that the hotel may connect and become one with the forest,
with "forest and spiral of resonating lamps – one stroke."
As you pass through this fantastic world, natural light gradually starts to shine in to the building.
You will be greeted by our rooms with their white walls that set off the beauty of nature in each of the four seasons.

We welcome you to enjoy a fresh experience of a present that can only be had here in the forest of Mifuneyama,
where you will encounter both the past and the future, nature and art.

Mifuneyama Rakuen Hotel

About the hotel’s lobbyForest and Spiral of Resonating Lamps
in the Forest
- One Stroke
In the lobby of the main building there is an artwork by teamLab, “Forest and Spiral of Resonating Lamps in the Forest - One Stroke.” The lamps respond to the presence of people by glowing, and the light moves from one lamp to another. Be sure to experience it when you pass by the reception desk.
About the buildingsBettei Naigosho
The Naigosho was built to be the Saga villa of Naohiro Nabeshima, the 11th head of the Nabeshima clan, and construction on the villa began in 1916. The villa’s opulence testifies to the traditions of the Nabeshima clan.


  • 御船山楽園
  • 御船山楽園
  • 御船山楽園
  • 御船山楽園


A Nationally Registered Monument. Admission free to those staying at the hotel.

A Nationally Registered Monument.Admission free to those staying at the hotel.


Since the garden was inaugurated in 1845,
it has never stopped marking the passing of the seasons,
right down through history to today

Boasting 500,000 square meters of spacious grounds, Mifuneyama Rakuen is a magnificent pond-promenade garden constructed in 1845, near the end of the Edo period, by the then-lord of Takeo, Shigeyoshi Nabeshima.

Set against the backdrop of the cliffs of Mifuneyama, the garden features hundreds of thousands of colorful trees and flowers that delight visitors by marking the passage of Japan’s four seasons.


The hotel offers two types of accommodations:
rooms in the main building and rooms in the Naigosho, a historic villa with ties to the Nabeshima Domain.


We serve seasonal dishes using the ingredients that are available at that precise time of year.
We are very particular about everything that goes into our food, from the ingredients to the seasonings.
For full information, please consult the details of the individual accommodation plans.

竹林懐石 竹林懐石竹林懐石




Mifuneyama Rakuen Hotel

4100 Takeocho, Takeo, Takeo-shi, Saga Prefecture, 843-0022

Room Availability / Reservation


If you are coming from Fukuoka Airport

Roughly 1 hour
and 10 minutes by car (86 km)

  • Fukuoka Airport

    6 km

  • Kanenokuma Interchange Fukuoka Expressway / Kyushu Expressway / Nagasaki Expressway

    74 km

  • Takeo-Kitagata Interchange

    6 km

  • Mifuneyama Rakuen Hotel

If you are coming from Nagasaki Airport

Roughly 40 minutes by car (40 km)

  • Nagasaki Airport

    6 km

  • Omura Interchange Nagasaki Expressway

    24 km

  • Ureshino Interchange

    10 km

  • Mifuneyama Rakuen Hotel

If you are coming from Saga Airport

Roughly 50 minutes by car (36 km)

  • Saga Airport

    9 km

  • National Route 444

    11 km

  • National Route 34

    18 km

  • Mifuneyama Rakuen Hotel

If you will be getting off the bullet train at Hakata Station and coming from there

1 hour
and 20 minutes by train (84 km)

  • Hakata Station JR Kyushu (limited-express train): 1 hour and 10 minutes

    81 km

  • Takeo Onsen Station Taxi: roughly 5 minutes

    3 km

  • Mifuneyama Rakuen Hotel



Ordinarily 3:00 p.m.
(2:30 p.m. if the reservation was made via this website)


Ordinarily 10:00 a.m.
(10:30 a.m. if the reservation was made via this website)

Hotel facilities

Parking facility & fee

40 spaces, free of charge

Number of guest rooms

37 (counting rooms in main building and rooms in Bettei Naigosho)

Facilities inside hotel

Large communal bath, open-air bath, banquet hall, conference room, vending machines

Bath types

Large communal bath, open-air bath, private bath available by reservation

Cards accepted

Visa, JCB, American Express, Diners Club, UC, DC, NICOS

Complimentary transfer service

We have a shuttle bus that runs between the hotel and Takeo Onsen Station, which you may feel free to use.
* Advance reservation required (until 21:00 the day before the accommodation date)
* Time (14: 00-19: 00)

Full Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is available for free throughout the building.

Getting around in the building

The guest rooms are on the 2nd floor and 3rd floor, and the large communal bath is on the 1st floor. The building is three stories tall, but there is no elevator. We do our best to accommodate the wishes of elderly and disabled guests by means such as the hotel’s wheelchairs and helpers, but please be aware that there will be some inconvenience. Please note that there are also stairs in the large communal bath.

Cancellation policy

3 days or 2 days prior

30% of room rate

Previous day

50% of room rate


100% of room rate


Memorial Gallery

  • His Imperial Highness Crown Prince Akihito (now Emperor of Japan)

    Staying at Mifuneyama Rakuen Hotel (in the Oimatsu Room) while taking a tour of inspection of Saga Prefecture

    平成4年5月12日 天皇皇后両陛下行幸啓

  • Their Imperial Highnesses Crown Prince Akihito and Crown Princess Michiko (now Emperor and Empress of Japan)

    Staying at Mifuneyama Rakuen Hotel (in the Oimatsu Room) while attending the 12th National Disabled Sports Games

    平成8年7月24日 皇太子殿下妃殿下御臨幸

  • His Imperial Highness the Crown Prince

    Eating lunch and resting at Mifuneyama Rakuen Hotel while attending the “2007 Youth” Saga National Inter-High School Championships and taking a tour of inspection of the area. (His Highness dined in the Tsuru Room and rested in the main building’s Western-style room.)

    平成19年7月28日 皇太子殿下御臨幸