Nestled in the countryside of Inunakiyama Onsen, Fudouguchikan has been welcoming guests to their business since 1932. The current owner, Chiaki Kawahara, is the third generation of her family to run the inn, and her son is currently training to become the fourth generation owner.
When it initially opened in 1932, the business started as a tea house where visitors could rest and relax. Regular customers had started to request different services from the owner, such as adding food to the menu and providing accommodation for the night. Keen to please their customers, requests were regularly met, and eventually the business shifted towards establishing a traditional inn (ryokan) in 1955.