What is DEN-PAKU?
It is a coined term combining [伝統(DEN-TOU): Traditional] or [伝説(DEN-SETSU): Legendary]
It is a term referring to the systems and activities that help to hand over
the architectural heritage to the next generation.
“To reserve the traditions of the Amami Islands, and its beauty to the world.”
That is what lies in the heart of DEN-PAKU.
Be a guest at a traditional AMAMI architecture
I – Experience traditional Amami architecture.
We offer lodging in traditional or even historical styles that are at least 50 years to 200 years old in some cases.
Then we install new plumbing and bathroom etc. that are suitable for contemporary needs without damaging the traditional values of the buildings.
We would like you to discover Amami and have a wonderful and spacial experience through your stay at one of our traditional lodging.
II – Meet with People
Please know the customs and culture unique to the island in the exchange with local people.
Amami still has a good tradition and culture.
Please enjoy encounter with people of Amami who will welcome you warmly.
III – Enjoy Amami food
You will find Amami food culture to be full of originality.
We can introduce you to restaurants that offer you the home-made taste of Amami.
We also encourage you to experience local food cooked in house by or with local people.
It will surely be a rich cultural experience to cook the local material with the local people.
We are preparing to offer the opportunity for you to learn how to cook the Amami cuisine.
IV – Relux
Amami has a unique time flow that you will not experience elsewhere.
Please enjoy the atmosphere and nature of the island in a relaxed Amami time.
V – Explore the Villages
Please enjoy exploring the island, know the culture and history.
Amami people will welcome you warmly.