Shizuoka (静岡) is a beautiful prefecture in central Japan, boasting warm weather and home to the iconic tallest mountain in the country, Mt. Fuji (富士山). The southern peninsula, Izu (伊豆), is famous for its gorgeous beaches and hot spring resorts. Shizuoka is easily reachable from Tokyo (東京), and is popular among visitors for its breathtaking views and summer activities.
Relux has compiled a list of 77 hotels and Japanese inns, known locally as ryokan (旅館), in Shizuoka that offer luxurious and comfortable experiences to make the most of your trip to this lovely area. Check out this list, including information on facilities, location, and what to expect.
Hotel Kazeno Kaori (LUXURY和HOTEL 風の薫) is the first on this list and provides an ocean view and an open-air bath in every room which you’re free to use anytime you like. The ingredients served at the hotel’s restaurant are seasonal, and for breakfast, you’ll enjoy fish cooked Japanese style.
Enjoy a body detox or facial at the beauty spa, and listen to the lapping waves while relaxing in the hot tub.
Futari Towani EN (ふたり とわに 縁) is especially for couples and has ten private cabins for two where you can relax in your own private open-air bath and see Mt. Fuji from across Suruga Bay (駿河湾). The on-site chefs provide seafood from the bay and special, seasonal ingredients from the mountains, ensuring delicious flavor. Each cabin has its own, unique interior design that you can choose when you book. Aromatherapy is also available.
This resort hotel is located in Izu and overlooks some beautiful landscape, including a Japanese garden seen from the lobby. There is a pool made with seawater and a beauty salon especially for guests of the hotel. The ocean water in the private hot baths found in each room will soothe and revitalize your skin.
Have a massage or get some skin treatment at the guest-only beauty spa. This luxurious resort guarantees a relaxing and satisfying experience.
This hotel combines Japanese and western style to bring you a quiet and hospitable place to stay. The lingering Japanese fragrance gives you a sense of authenticity. The outdoor spa’s water is fed from a nearby natural hot spring and as privacy is Ginsuiso Gin-no-Shiori (稲取銀水荘 銀の栞)’s priority, meals delivered straight to your room is available. Food is served the Japanese “kaiseki (会席)” style with fresh, local seafood.
The ocean view from the hotel is beautiful, and staff ask you to take note of the moon reflecting off the surface of the sea, making it look like a “moon road”.
With a sea breeze, a magnificent view of Sagami Bay (相模湾), and the natural Izusan Onsen (伊豆山温泉) hot spring, consider staying at Atami Sekaie (ATAMI せかいえ). It has an open-air terrace where you can sip original cocktails while gazing at the sunset. Wine and Japanese sake (酒) is available to sample, and the Japanese dishes are carefully prepared with ingredients of the season.
As well as the above, Atami Sekaie offers various programs to help you get the most of your stay. The hotel’s personal staff with help you make a schedule where you can choose from walking in the mountains and morning yoga or pilates.
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Only four groups per night can stay in Atami Kaihourou (ATAMI 海峯楼) per night. All four rooms available have an ocean view and by staying here, you can rent to take a dip in the hot spring said to be effective for smooth skin. Choose between a Japanese or western breakfast, and enjoy a free drink after relaxing in the semi-outdoor baths.
Nestled between Yugashima (湯ヶ島) forest and a river is an established luxury Ryokan. Ochiairou Murakami (落合楼 村上) breathes traditional Japan with craftsmen’s artwork decorating the interior.
Relax by the river or the lounge and enjoy local ingredients prepared for you by the ryokan’s chefs. There is a public bath or a private outdoor spa if you’d prefer. Try mud massage therapy or explore the surrounding forest land at this classy inn.
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This hotel is located at the foot of Mt. Omuroyama (大室山), where the blissful nature and quiet scenery makes time pass slowly and peacefully. All of the rooms have great views of the landscape and the ocean, and all have a private open-air hot spring to use whenever you feel like it.
Locally grown vegetables compliment each meal served at this hotel.
This luxury hotel boasts spectacular views of the sky and ocean from its rooms, where there are scenic baths replenished with hot spring water. French cuisine, including wine, is served at this hotel, and your booking fee includes an all-inclusive drinks package.
Awashima Hotel (淡島ホテル) is on a small, inhabited island on Suruga Bay. This adults-only resort has large glass windows beside the baths, so you can appreciate the views of starry skies or Mt. Fuji on a clear day while taking a soak. The outdoor hot spring also provides excellent views of the bay and the mountains.
French and Italian cuisine is served here using local ingredients. Dine in style at the Japanese restaurant and sip some drinks in the evening at the hotel’s bar La Plage (ル・ファール).
If you’d prefer to stay in your own cottage rather than a hotel, try Atami Sekitei (あたみ石亭). 30 private cottages dot the scenery, where the resort prides itself on its tranquility and peace. Atami (熱海), meaning “hot sea”, is abundant with natural hot springs said to help heal wounds and improve your skin’s condition.
A cafe, a library, and a spa are also available at this resort, and sights of the Japanese garden and Atami’s night lights are visible from your cottage. For the ultimate experience of relaxation with the one you love, try Atami Sekitei.
At this hotel, you can feel the breeze from the mountains and the bamboo forest. A large public bath is available, or you can have a private dip with your group for 50 minutes per reservation. Your dining space is private for relaxation and comfort, and there is also a beauty spa service for an additional fee.
Gyokuhokan (玉峰館) got a facelift in 2013, yet keeps its traditional style. Take a dip in each of the three hot springs and sample the innovative food available, a mix of traditional Japanese cuisine with western influences.
If you’re stressed and in some serious need of relaxation, there is a relaxation room with body aroma oil for an additional fee to help you leave your worries behind. There is also a Japanese garden with changing seasonal views, beautiful all year round.
Rated as having the best ryokan cuisine in the nation, Ryokan Hamanoyu (食べるお宿 浜の湯) is a must-visit for foodies. Red sea bream and abalone complements most of the meals, which are served in the privacy of your room overlooking the ocean.
There is a rooftop infinity pool, an outdoor hot spring, and a spa available for reservations.
Nestled in the woods is Hotel Grand Bach Atami Crescendo (ホテルグランバッハ熱海クレッシェンド). You can choose between a room with a standard bath, a bath with a view, or an open-air bath. From the grand bath, you can enjoy a panoramic view from the sea. There is also a sauna available from the afternoon to late evening.
Get a massage in the special aesthetic room or get some exercise with the fitness room and free golf simulator. You may also relax in the lounge or play pool. A fusion of French and Japanese cuisine is served here.
Yoshina Onsen (吉奈温泉), said to help with fertility, is the oldest hot spring in Izu and surrounded by majestic mountains. Tofuya Resort gained a new annex in 2013 called Villa Suite Kura (ヴィラスイート蔵) and aims to bring you an always improving service. Try out the famous hot spring, inhaling the fresh air as you leave you busy life behind you for a while. Private open-air baths are also available.
Wifi is available in all the rooms and there is also spa treatments for both men and women. Make the most of your time in Shizuoka at Tofuya Resort and Spa Izu (東府や Resort＆Spa-Izu).
This luxury ryokan overlooks Sagami Bay and their open-air baths consist 100% of fresh spring water. The chefs prepare fresh meals prepared with local vegetables and seafood. Enjoy the ryokan’s free wifi service and the bedroom is western style, giving you a modern feeling.
If you’d prefer something more authentic, try Sagasawakan (嵯峨沢館) and choose from their four types of modern Japanese style bedrooms. This inn is in the woods and faces Kanogawa River. Try the hot spring pool in the warmer months suitable for children, a private hot spring bath for groups and families, and the bedrock bath with heated stones said to improve metabolism and blood circulation.
This famous hotel offers its guests one of eight private villas with large baths and great views of the sea. Each accommodation has a garden and a roten-style bath. The hotel’s restaurant, which serves high-quality and attractive dishes such as lobster and red snapper, faces a bamboo forest.
If you like the saxophone, you may enjoy a free concert by Jimmy Nakayama (ジミー中山) (booking required), a professional saxophone player.
With river-view dining and seven unique rooms, you can enjoy a balance of mountains, the river, and the sea here at Tsukigase Onsen Ufufu (月ヶ瀬温泉 雲風々). Each room has a private hot spring, and various treatments such as acupuncture, a vitality body massage, and shiatsu (指圧) massage is available.
This pretty hotel is located close to Yaizu port (焼津港) where you can smell the sea breeze and see black-headed gulls. The restaurant, which has been in business for over 150 years, serves local food with Japanese sake. Take a dip in the relaxing rentable bath or explore the surrounding bay area. Please keep in mind that some of the rooms are for adults only.
Renewed in 2013, Nippondaira Hotel (日本平ホテル) looks like a modern art museum. With its stunning views of Mt. Fuji and the sea, a restaurant offering both authentic Japanese and French cuisines, and an extra lounge on the topmost floor, it’s a great choice for those looking for a little of everything during their stay in Shizuoka.
This hotel also has a spa service.
Recommended for anniversaries, the Suishotei (粋松亭) boasts fantastic views of the sunset from their hot spring. Near to the hotel is a cafe and a shop selling products of the local area. Aromatherapy is also available for booking in the afternoons and early evening.
Shoutoukan (海と富士・絶景の美食宿 松濤館) opened more than 100 years ago, and has been a place to stay for many artists. Enjoy the view and the feel of a comfortable breeze while you soak in the open-air bath. Taste the creative and colorful dishes by the chefs while drinking in the spectacular views of nature around you.
This hotel has the feeling of being located in old Japan. You can climb a green hill road and even spot old residences of samurais (侍) of long ago.
Two public baths and a mist sauna are available at Katsuragi Kita no Maru (葛城北の丸), and there is the opportunity to play golf at the nearby course.
This brand new inn opened in August 2015 and is on the coastline of Izu Inatori (伊豆稲取). Its open-air baths overlook the ocean, and meals are served in the traditional dining space. This is a great place to visit alone, as a couple, large group, or as a family.
Auberge Fontaine Bleau Atami (オーベルジュ フォンテーヌ・ブロー熱海 ) is a resort where guests can enjoy gourmet food, great views, and free flowing hot springs. Wine and French dishes are available at this hotel made from local ingredients. The modern rooms are decorated with simplicity as well as style in mind to create a peaceful and calming atmosphere.
If you’d like to travel with your dog, look no further than Ubudo-no-Mori Izu-Kogen (ウブドの森 伊豆高原)! Dogs of all breeds and sizes are welcome here with spaces for them to play, sleep, and eat. Rooms are prepared with both Japanese elegance and exotic style for a unique atmosphere.
Italian food is served with local ingredients and food is prepared for your pet, too. Stay here if you want to visit Shizuoka and don’t want to leave your dog behind!
With beautiful views of the sunrise and the sea of Sagami, Chikurinan Mizuno (竹林庵みずの) is said to be “in the lap of nature” among bamboo and trees. All of the guest rooms are different and come with a private spa overlooking the sea of Sagami. Fish and vegetables locally produced and free of additives are purchased daily to ensure only the freshest flavours for its guests.
Umi no Hotel Isaba (海のほてる いさば) seems to float on the ocean with a magnificent view of Suruga Bay from every window. Dip in the public hot springs on the rooftop or private baths, and enjoy seasonal delights such as abalones, Ise lobster, and longfoot crabs. There is also a beauty salon offering body and face care, and a foot massage after relaxing in the hot spring. If you choose Umi no Hotel Isaba, you will surely be in the lap of luxury during your visit.
Nestled at the foot of the Amagi Mountains and surrounded by beautiful nature, one can’t help but get a sense of freedom when they stay at Japanese Inn with secret bath “Unryu” (地魚の宿 運龍). There are nine different kinds of natural hot springs to choose from, and from the lobby, you can see koi fish lazily swimming by. Two meals are part of the plan with this hotel.
Located in the Izu Highlands mountain park, this ryokan inn is also worth considering. You are greeted with a soothing cup of tea upon arrival before you are shown to your private villa. Take your pick of seven different styles of hot spring in the forest and feel one with nature.
With three Japanese-style restaurants to choose from, staff recommendations, and the opportunity to stay in a place where nature can soothe your soul, Izukogen Hanafubuki Ryokan (伊豆高原 花吹雪) is also an excellent choice.
Writers and artists have come to stay at Kutsurogi-Biyori (くつろぎ日和 伊東遊季亭) to get refreshed and relax. It overlooks Matsukawa (松川) River, which is stunningly beautiful during cherry blossom season and illuminated with lights. This hotel has a bar lounge, natural hot spring water baths, and a beauty salon.
This is an inn especially for couples wanting a romantic vacation, especially if they’re celebrating their anniversary. Families and groups, however, are still welcome. This inn has an observatory to see the stars on the second floor, private open-air baths, and great views of Izu Oshima (伊豆大島) and Sagami Bay. Please note you can only stay here for one night.
This European-style hotel has an outdoor spa with the opportunity to see some wild birds and even squirrels. The cuisine offered here is made from local ingredients from the mountains, rivers, and the sea, combined with a western spin. Pets are also welcome at this hotel.
This spacious hotel is filled with natural beauty and each room has queen size beds and semi open-air baths. There is also a natural hot spring outside shaded by trees. Dinner here is served “kaiseki” style with a teppan-yaki (鉄板焼き) grill and Italian cuisine to choose from. A private spa treatment is also available to book.
This hotel, with its tatami (畳) mats and Meiji Era (明治時代) chests, has an authentic Japanese feel. Auberge prides itself on the chef’s excellent cooking and the cedar wood bathtubs. Auberge Hanagoyomi (オーベルジュ花季) is surrounded by mountains and its guests enjoy excellent hospitality.
Nestled in a 6600 square metre Japanese garden is Izunagaoka Hanare-no Yado Ishinoya (伊豆長岡 はなれの宿 石のや). Each room has a private natural hot spring bath, and fresh seafood is served at mealtimes. There is also a “book cafe space” for relaxing. The staff encourages you to visit this hotel with your partner for a relaxing and romantic time.
Yumenoya (離れ御宿 夢のや) stands on a hill overlooking the ocean and forests. Each of the six guestrooms, separated into individual annexes for privacy, has a semi open-air bath. Locally grown vegetables compliment the traditional cuisine, and two meals a day are included in this plan.
Arai Ryokan (文化財の宿 新井旅館) has been around since the Meiji Era and is located close to one of the top 100 hot springs in Japan on the Izu Peninsula (伊豆半島). Watch carp swimming in the pond beside the hot spring and relax in the serene bamboo garden. Both private and public baths are available here, and children as well as couples are welcome.
With stunning views of hot springs and Sagami Bay, this relaxing hotel offers a luxurious stay. Sample Japanese, French, and teppanyaki dining and get a treatment of “thalassotherapy” – healing your body’ fatigues using a mix of seaweed, mud, and seawater.
You can choose which aroma from several scents is set in your room, such as “sakura (桜)” (standard),lavender, rose, grapefruit, and more. Check out the three types of baths or get a hand treatment at the spa.
Yamaai no Yado Ueda (山あいの宿 うえだ) is a valley inn surrounded by nature. It has a huge open-air bath as well as private rentable baths, and seven Japanese style guestrooms. The vegetables are grown in the hotel’s garden and the proprietor catches the ayu (鮎) fish served at mealtimes. Leave the stress of city life behind you and relax at this peaceful hot spring hotel.
Yu Meguri no Yado Yoshiharu (湯めぐりの宿 吉春) is another great choice if you’re looking for a choice of different kinds of hot springs and nature. This cosy hotel boasts spacious differently styled baths available to rent privately, including a bath that includes a garden called “Komorebi no Yu”, and a herbal scented bath called “Herb no Yu (はーぶの湯)”.
Seasonal ingredients compliments the food served here and it is encouraged that you visit with a romantic partner to make the most of the romantic atmosphere.
This comfortable hotel is carefully decorated with Japanese style in mind for a relaxing atmosphere. From the terrace, you can see the seven Izu Islands stretched in front of you in a panoramic view. Also on the terrace is a roten (露天)-style hot spring with an ocean view.
You can get some relaxation therapy here at Zekkei no Iyashi including two types of massage.
Stay in one of two private villas, “Kan (閑)”, meaning serenity, or “Yu (悠)” meaning eternity, here at Hana no Kumo Bessou (花の雲 別荘) with your own open-air bath and a bath with a great view of the landscape. Enjoy the nostalgic old Japanese feel of your own private place to stay and enjoy the serene atmosphere.
Described as “samurai paradise”, you can feel the culture and historical atmosphere at this ryokan inn. The pince tree that welcomes you is said to be the guardian of the inn as it looks like a dragon. Furuya Ryokan (古屋旅館) has one of the most famous hot springs in Atami, “Kiyozaemon no Yu (清左衛門の湯)”, as well as your own private outdoor spa included in your room.
You can bring your dog to this hotel as long as it fits the requirements. There is also an option to have meals in your room.
Did you know President Carter of the USA visited this resort in 1979? With a mixture of traditional Japanese and modern styles, this hotel is a high-class stay in Shizuoka. The hot springs offer medical benefits, such as helping blood circulation and relieving muscle pain. This hot spring inn also has a bar, beauty treatment room, saunas, and a garden spa.
Located 59 metres above sea level and offering views of wild birds and the sea, you can watch a spectacular view of the sunset at Dogashima New Ginsui (堂ヶ島ニュー銀水). Rare lobsters and abalones are served at this hotel. The hot spring here grants positive and medical effects such as soothing cuts and burns, nerve pain, and muscle pain.
At this hotel, you can also enjoy the swimming pool, the nearby private beach, a beauty salon, a massage, and the amusement zone on the first floor during the summer season.
Toutei (浜辺の宿 濤亭 TOUTEI) is a Japanese inn on the shore with a beach where you can rent a yukata (浴衣) and stroll on the white sands. It has both a public and private spa for your enjoyment and relaxation. Izu-style dishes are served here with fresh ingredients and the staff encourages its guests to find the ultimate relaxation with the changing season colours and the sound of the waves lapping the shore.
This hotel’s concept is the “luxury of doing nothing”. It has a garden open-air bath surrounded by trees as well as a public hot spring, where the times for men and women is rotated. Beauty treatments are also available to inquire about when you make a reservation. ABBA RESORTS Zagyosoh(ABBA RESORTS 坐漁荘) does not accommodate children under twelve years old.
For those who prefer mountains to the sea, consider Shimoda Central Hotel (里山の別邸 下田セントラルホテル). Remodelled in 2013, each of its 14 rooms have open-air hot springs and a terrace to drink in the view. Spring is especially beautiful at this hotel. Using seafood, ingredients from the mountains and Japanese sake, the meals served here are recommended. There is also an outside pool and a beauty salon at Shimoda Central.
The hot springs here at Kyofu Ryotei are said to ease joint and muscles pain and improve your skin’s health. With a beautiful Japanese garden and architecture and both an indoor and outdoor public bath, this hotel is a great choice if you’re looking for a place to stay that’s relaxing and traditional. Parking is free for guests and you will get a complimentary amenity kit upon arrival.
This lovely inn is right beside the beach, and every single bedroom and bathroom faces the sea. Enjoy the ocean breeze on the terrace or stroll on the beach just minutes away from your room. Children are welcome here, and there is even a smaller hot spring especially designed for kids.
A private spa closest to the beach is also available to rent. With plenty of children and baby facilities, this inn is ideal for families as well as groups and couples.
Described as “close to the city, far from the routine”, Atami Tensui prides itself on its quality atmosphere and high quality cuisine. Each of the nineteen rooms has a unique work of art, and the relaxing baths overlook Sagami Bay in the distance.
Each room in Isaribi (いさり火) has its own design and scenery, and has a private natural outdoor bath where you can relax and gaze at the view of Izu Bay. The bay is also where fresh fish is caught and delivered to the hotel daily for the freshest flavours possible. Isaribi prides itself on its guests’ ability to relax and leave their problems behind during their stay.
Facing the Pacific Ocean is Inatori Tokai Hotel Yuen (稲取東海ホテル湯苑). Rooms with their own private outdoor spa are available, and all have different kinds of public baths including jacuzzi, waterfall, herb bath, low-heat sauna, and an outdoor rock bath. If you book through Relux, reservation for the private baths are free. Meals are included in this plan.
This villa is on a hill in Atami and has a 245 square metre yard with barbecue facilities, a half-open air bath, and even a golf simulator. With this, you not only have a room to relax in, but a sense of freedom in a large shared garden. As well as standard bedrooms, there is a larger Japanese-style room for larger groups of up to eight people. This hotel doesn’t serve meals but it does have a kitchen space.
Boasting natural hot springs and stunning ocean views from all guest rooms, Senoumi (石花海) also prepares fresh fish for all its served meals. Each hot spring has views of the sea and sky for a calming atmosphere. Children are welcome at this inn, and it is possible to reserve some aromatherapy at the spa.
Seasonal flowers in the Japanese garden and a spa greet you when you enter your room, and the natural outdoor bath has adjustable temperatures (“hot spring”, “non-hot spring” and “plain”) for your comfort. The “kaiseki” style dining is served with not only fresh ingredients but with aesthetic charm taken into consideration for great presentation.
You can eat breakfast and dinner in your room for extra privacy, and you’ll be given herbal tea and homemade sweets when you arrive.
With spectacular views of Atami, Ajiro Bay (網代湾), and the mountains, this detached deluxe villa has private outdoor spas and aromatherapy for an extra fee. Especially for adults who want to spend a relaxing time away from the pressures of everyday life, Hanare Morinoyu is a great place to go to bathe, drink in beautiful scenery, and enjoy being pampered.
Please note that children under ten years old are not allowed, and that the villa is located on a slope with many steps and uneven surfaces.
This smaller inn has only seven rooms and is within walking distance of the Yumigahama (弓ヶ浜) coastline, rated as one of Japan’s top 100 seaside locations. Meals served here include ingredients that the local area is famous for, such as Ise prawns, spiny lobster, and a special clay pot dish.
Natural hot spring water complements the baths and are said to help relieve muscle pain, nerve pain, and stiff shoulders. Relax here at Hanasato.
Rooms at Okura Act City Hotel are either the exquisite suite, or rooms with views of Enshu-nada (遠州灘) or Mt. Fuji. Enjoy the great view from the bars and restaurants on the 30th floor, dip in the swimming pool after a workout at the fitness centre, or see the panoramic view of Hamamatsu City (浜松市). For a modern and vibrant stay with all the facilities you need, consider Okura Act City Hotel Hamamatsu (オークラアクトシティホテル浜松).
Choose your own design of room to fit your trip plan at Hotel Micuras (ホテル ミクラス). Some have an ocean view, baths, facilities for families, and more. Gaze upon the view of the ocean while taking a soak, watch fireworks, and enjoy romantic moments like the sunset with your loved one. French cuisine is served at this hotel with minimal seasoning so you can appreciate each ingredient carefully prepared.
Hotel Seashell (ホテルシーシェル) is located in the heart of Shimoda (下田) and all rooms have an ocean view. Islands and beaches are the theme here, and meals are prepared with a fusion of Japanese and western style. The hotel has an open deck, where you can have a barbecue if you visit in the summertime. There is also a natural hot spring for you to enjoy at your leisure.
A surfing course and sea kayaking course is available for hotel guests. After kayaking, you can enjoy udon (うどん) noodles and then see a dolphin show at an aquarium. This is one of the few hotels in the area that offers extra activities.
Nanraku is a homely countryside area, and this hotel overlooks the river. Southern Izu ingredients are the main delight in the cuisine, and many different kinds of hot springs for you to try at no extra cost. Try a local countryside breakfast, or relax in the special lounge with a cup of green tea and Japanese “wagashi (和菓子)” sweets. A Japanese-style bar is also available serving homemade fruit alcohol and cocktails. Drinks can also be delivered to your room if you wish. Enjoy a countryside relaxation at Nanraku.
“Maguro (鮪)”, meaning Japanese tuna, is served fresh and delicious at Maguro no Oyado Ishigami (鮪の御宿 石上). Local sakes and other kinds of food are also available for you to try at your leisure. Blooming trees surround this inn for a sense of comfort and serenity. The hotel offers a lot of information for visitors to make the most of your visit around the local area. Children are welcome here.
The seven rooms at this inn have luxurious space in traditional Japanese style with outdoor spas of natural hot spring water. You can have the fresh seafood delivered to your room for extra privacy while wearing a rented yukata. During summer, you can take a dip in the outdoor pool. Enjoy the simple beauty of Ito Ryokuyu (伊東 緑涌).
With a huge 1000 square metre garden and a private open-air bath in your room, Yubata Kagetsutei (大地の彩 花月亭) offers a luxurious experience where you can relax among nature. A various selection of seasonal food is served in the dining area made with quality and great presentation. Shimoda’s old hot spring, Rendaiji Onsen (蓮台寺温泉), is available to relax in as you watch the sunset. Soothe away muscle and joint pains as well as bruises, digestion problems, and cold symptoms.
Selected as a national tangible cultural property in 2014 and with guest rooms surrounded by rich culture, history, and nature is Senbonmatsu Numazu Club (沼津倶楽部). It is now a hotel dedicated to providing luxurious experiences for its guests. Relax in a private rentable bath or stone bath and let your stress melt away. Children under six years old are free of charge.
This hotel is nicknamed “House of Oni” because in the Taisho (大正) and Showa (昭和) era, it housed many famous writers. Detached guest rooms guarantee quiet and privacy and are designed with the themes of flowing water, rocks, and stone lanterns. Fresh food is prepared daily in harmony with the current season and the meals change daily. Nearby is a bamboo grove for a lovely walk and Niji no Sato (虹の郷), a collection of Canadian, English, and Japanese gardens.
An outdoor spa, medical spa, sand bath, steam bath and six more types of relaxing baths greet you at this hotel. All rooms have a semi-open air bath with natural water for ultimate comfort. Delicious food is served here with fresh ingredients and the whole hotel has a nostalgic feel of old Japan.
Atami Korakuen Hotel (熱海後楽園ホテル) is less than an hour from Tokyo (東京) and is surrounded by nature. With views of Sagami Bay and city lights from its private outdoor baths, it’s a luxurious experience in Shizuoka. You can enjoy a banquet style dinner and a choice between western or Japanese for breakfast. You can get a shuttle bus from the station to this hotel and travel with peace of mind. Relax here at Atami Korakuen and appreciate the stunning views of the night sky and the sea.
This resort hotel overlooks the islands of Izu and the beach. Soak in the hot spring as you gaze at the night sky, or even play golf or dip in the swimming pool. There is a bar lounge as well as a steakhouse and a French-style breakfast at the hotel’s restaurant Shangri La (シャングリ・ラ). A jacuzzi, sauna and the chance to get some aromatherapy treatment makes this a luxurious experience.
Atami Taikanso (熱海大観荘) mixes western and Japanese style and offers guests a choice of rooms based on their preference of a garden or sea view. A foot hot spring grants views of the starry skies at night and great care is put into the food served to the guests, choosing seasonal flavours to bring something new and interesting each day. The outside bath has a man-made waterfall, and there is a rentable family bath for privacy.
Mt. Fuji is clearly visible from this hotel and boasts light-filled, airy space. Big groups as well as couples are welcome as the rooms can accommodate both. Original cuisine is served and three types of open-air baths are available, including a private spa for families. You can also get a massage at the salon. Relax here and let yourself be pampered.
One of the top 100 places in Japan to see the sunset is Zekkei no Yado Dogashima Hotel Tenyu (絶景の宿 堂ヶ島ホテル天遊). This spacious hotel has a huge communal bath and an outdoor bath with a view of the sea. If you would like to see some stunning views of the scenery while you relax in luxury, this hotel is a great choice.
Finally, the last on the list is Taikanso Hotel (割烹の宿 大観荘). This hotel prides itself on its high quality dishes and the opportunity to “relax in the moonlight” in its outdoor spa pool made of cedar wood under the stars, as well as a bath inside a small cave. Children are welcome during certain parts of the year. Why not try out this homely hotel?
The warm and beautiful prefecture of Shizuoka is well worth a visit for its serene beauty and views of Mt. Fuji. With these 77 hotels and inns to choose from, you’re surely spoilt for choice on places to stay for a luxurious and worthwhile visit with hot springs, spa treatments, and fantastic local cuisine. Choose well, and have a gorgeous stay in Shizuoka.