What is a Ryokan? Ryokans are the best way to experience Japanese culture and enjoy the true comforts of Japanese hospitality and service.
Hot springs have a very long history in Japan, and they are an intimate part of Japanese culture. There are over 3,000 "onsen" ,or hot springs, in Japan. Many can be found at the ryokans available on Japanese Guest Houses.
Shizuoka Prefecture is located along the Pacific Ocean, and it is full of mountains, lakes, and a long, picturesque coastline. The most famous of its mountains is Mount Fuji which straddles both Shizuoka and the neighboring prefecture of Yamanashi. Besides Mount Fuji, one of the main attractions of this prefecture is the Izu Peninsula which juts out into the Pacific Ocean west of Tokyo. This area contains over 2,300 hot springs, and the coastline offers some gorgeous scenery and pretty beaches. The east coast of Izu is quite built up, and there are several historical spots to visit such as Shimoda which was the site of America's first consulate. The west coast and central part of the peninsula are less developed, and provide some striking coastal and offshore island scenery.
Welcome to Kona Besso. This Traditional Ryokan is actually a complex of 8 "hanare" (private guest residences), and 2 of the private guest residences are thatched roof "sukiya" Kyoto-style buildings. Each "hanare" has its own private toilet and indoor hot spring bath. There are also indoor and outdoor hot spring baths for both women and men (same gender only) at Kona Besso. The hot spring baths are open 24 hours a day. Traditional Japanese seafood is served to the guests as well as duck an...
Welcome to Ebisuya-Izu. This Modern Ryokan has 15 Japanese-style guest rooms, all with private toilets and 5 with private baths as well. Indoor hot spring baths for both women and men (same gender only) are available, as well as one family outdoor hot spring bath. Traditional Japanese style seafood cuisine is served to the guests at Ebisuya-Izu, and the menu changes every month. Check-in time is after 15:00 and check-out time is before 10:00. Parking is available.
Welcome to Rakuzan Yasuda. This Modern Ryokan has a history of over 100 years, and in 2003 Yasuda-ya was renovated and re-opened as Rakuzan Yasuda. There are 31 Japanese-style guest rooms, and 3 combined Western and Japanese-style guest rooms, and there are Japanese tatami mats throughout the entire ryokan. All guest rooms have their own private bath and toilet, and 13 of the guest rooms have their own private indoor hot spring baths and toilets. There are indoor hot spring baths for both...
Welcome to Sanyoso. This Luxurious Ryokan was build in 1929 by a very famous Japanese garden designer Ogawa Jihei. Sanyoso is surrounded by a beautiful Japanese garden with a small water fall and river. The the fall you can enjoy the gardens momiji maple trees.
Welcome to Ishinoya. This ryokan was renewed recently in 2015 but it still maintains the original feel of the building built in the 1960s. It is comprised of 22 rooms located among 7 different buildings that surrounds a massive Japanese garden. Every room on the first floor comes with oun its private onsen and they have two large shared baths. If you choose your dinner and breakfast will include seasonal fish and vegetables. If it is sunny the day you are there you will be able...
Welcome to Shotoukan. Since it opened in 1911, it has always been said that Shotoukan has the most superb view of Mt. Fuji in Japan. During the day, view Mt. Fuji across the Suruga Bay from Mitsuhama. At night, look out over the fiery fish lures on the horizon from the public viewing bath on the top floor. There are 24 rooms at Shotoukan.
Hyogo-ken Chijitoroku Ryokogyo 3-609
(Hyogo Prefecture Travel Agent License Number 3-609)
10-5-401-1-(2) Sakae-machi, Kawanishi-shi, Hyogo-ken Japan
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