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8.3

Excellent

655 reviews

655 reviews

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8.2

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - 70 meters to the beach
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Kawazu Nanadaru Waterfalls 15.3 km
Michi-no-Eki Amagigoe 21.6 km
Joren Waterfall 23.4 km
Koibito Misaki Cape 27.8 km
Toi Kinzan 30.3 km
Chikurinnokomichi 34.3 km
Shuzenji Temple 34.5 km
Shuzenji Nijino Sato 34.9 km
Michi-no-Eki Izu no Heso 38.9 km
Cycle Sports Center 39.6 km
Nearby landmarks
Tatadohama beach 70 m
Murakami Gasshozukuri Mingeikan 960 m
Shimodakaichu Aquarium 1.2 km
Shimoda Aquarium 1.3 km
Higashihongo Shimoda Park 1.4 km
Chorakuji 1.4 km
Ryosenji 1.4 km
MoBS Kurofune Museum 1.4 km
Shimoda Kaikoku Museum 1.4 km
Perry Road 1.4 km

Shimoda Yamatokan

2048,Kisami, Shimoda, Shimoda, Izu, Japan, 415-0028 - See map

This ryokan features free Wi-Fi in all rooms for easy connection, and car park free of charge. Conveniently situated in the Shimoda part of Izu, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Joren Waterfall. Rated with 4 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and hot tub on-site.

Highlights

Front desk [24-hour]

Free airport transfer

70 meters to the beach

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Hot tub

Hygiene Plus

This property has self-selected and self-certified the following hygiene measures.Learn more
Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call

Facilities

Valet parking

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Swimming pool [indoor]

Spa

Bicycles

Luggage storage

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Izu every 11 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.0
Distance to city center2.8 Km
Location rating8.2

Rooms available at Shimoda Yamatokan

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.2

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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Ocean view
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
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Japanese-Style Room - Upper floor - Room Only
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 8 futons
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Corner Suite with Private Open-Air Bath
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 5 futons
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Japanese-Style Room - Upper Floor - Dining Room Dinner Included
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 5 futons
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Japanese-Style Room with Private Open-Air Bath
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 5 futons
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Japanese-Style Room - Upper Floor - In-Room Dinner Included
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 5 futons
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Japanese-Style Room - Ground Floor
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 3 futons
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 5 futons
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 8 futons
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Shimoda Yamatokan?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The ryokan offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Shimoda Yamatokan?

A stay at Shimoda Yamatokan also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the ryokan. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Shimoda Yamatokan has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is free for guests. Parking options include a full-service valet for total ease. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Izu with private transportation, the ryokan can arrange taxi service.

Is breakfast offered at Shimoda Yamatokan?

Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 3300 JPY if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the ryokan.

What is the smoking policy at Shimoda Yamatokan?

Shimoda Yamatokan does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Shimoda Yamatokan?

The closest train, metro, or bus station to Shimoda Yamatokan is Izukyushimoda, 2.1 km away.

What restaurants are nearby Shimoda Yamatokan?

Shimoda Yamatokan’s neighborhood is Shimoda which includes popular restaurants such as Kisaku, Tsuboya and St-Jacques.

What popular shopping places are close to Shimoda Yamatokan?

Shopping options in Shimoda Yamatokan’s Shimoda neighborhood include Surf Shop Real, Ogiso Shoten Honten and Yamatsuru Uotonya.

What are popular attractions near Shimoda Yamatokan?

Shimoda Yamatokan’s location in the Shimoda neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Murakami Gasshozukuri Mingeikan, Shimodakaichu Aquarium and Shimoda Aquarium.

What popular beaches are close to Shimoda Yamatokan?

Shimoda Yamatokan’s Shimoda neighborhood also includes Nabetahama Beach, Tatadohama beach and Kisami Ohama Beach.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Shimoda Yamatokan?

Shimoda Yamatokan’s nearby natural sights include Shimoda Park, Ryugu Sea Cave and Ryugu Park located in the same Shimoda area.

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What people love about Shimoda Yamatokan

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "Pros --> If your purpose is for surfing, this place is perfect."

    Darrell

    |

    January 9, 2021

  • 8.8

    Excellent

    "I went there with my wife for a weekend getaway, it was amazing."

    ADHIKA

    |

    August 5, 2019

  • 8.8

    Excellent
    Staff 

    "The staff of the restaurant area were excellent!"

    ADHIKA

    |

    August 5, 2019

Property ranking|Compared to 506 Izu properties
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Value for money score
8/10
Room comfort score
8.2/10
Cleanliness score
8/10
Location score
8.2/10
Better than
90
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of Izu properties
Better than
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of Izu properties
Better than
88
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of Izu properties
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Overall rating:

8.3

Excellent
655 reviews
Cleanliness
8.0
Facilities
8.2
Location
8.2
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More about Shimoda Yamatokan

More about Shimoda Yamatokan

Shimoda Yamatokan

Find yourself in a truly relaxing place and fulfill yourself with all that Izu has, with a refreshing stay at Shimoda Yamatokan.
All offerings provided by Shimoda Yamatokan help to ensure a pleasant stay for all travelers. Free internet access provided within the ryokan keeps you connected throughout your stay. Exploring Izu is made even more convenient with the taxi and shuttle services available at the ryokan. For guests arriving by car, parking is provided free of charge.
Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including concierge service, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. For longer stays or whenever you need it, the dry cleaning service and laundry service keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available. Feel like doing nothing? Available services like room service and daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your time at the Shimoda Yamatokan. For health reasons, smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the ryokan.
For guests who would like to smoke, the designated smoking areas are available.


Dining and things to do

Don't start your vacation days without your morning coffee, available every morning in the café. A number of great dining options at the ryokan assures that you'll always have convenient and delicious choices. A great night out couldn't be easier! Enjoy a fun evening without traveling outside at the bar. At any time of the day or night, you can serve yourself a snack at the ryokan's vending machines.
A day in will be as fun as a day out with ranges of recreational activities offered at Shimoda Yamatokan. A beach that's accessible right from the ryokan puts you close to the ocean during your stay. A relaxing end to every day is possible with a visit to the massage, hot tub and sauna. Don't forget to make a visit or two to the ryokan's pool.
Beat the hot weather with cooling water activities like fishing, non-motorized water sports, surfing, diving and wind surfing. Fun in the water is easy with aquatic activities available, like canoes. Available in-house recreation activities include horse riding. Family time on relaxed evenings is easy with the ryokan's shared lounge and TV area.
Got someone special waiting for you back home? Then easily pick up a memorable gift at the shops and souvenir shops.


Reasons to stay here

Find rooms here that are cheaper than 95% of all other options in the city.
Find incredible value for money here, which is ranked better than 90% of the city's accommodation.
Compared to the city's accommodation options, this ryokan scored higher than 92% of them for food and dining.

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Amenities and facilities

Excellent
Facilities

8.2

Most talked about facilities

Beach

6 mentions

Food & Dining

3 mentions

Breakfast

2 mentions

View

2 mentions

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Japanese
Outdoor
  • Bicycles
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Canoeing
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Game room
  • Horseback riding
  • Hot tub
  • Massage
  • On-site entertainment
  • Pool with view
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Surfing lessons
  • Swimming pool [indoor]
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Water sports (non-motorized)
  • Wind surfing
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • First aid kit
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Happy hour
  • Restaurants
  • Room service
  • Vending machine
Swimming & soaking
  • Hot spring bath
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Heating in public area
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Salon
  • Shops
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace
For the kids
  • Family room
  • Kids meal
  • Playground
  • Swimming pool [kids]
Access
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms
Getting around
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Shuttle service
  • Taxi service
  • Valet parking
Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
  • Free bottled water
  • Non-smoking

Food and dining

Breakfast options
  • Asian

Location

2048,Kisami, Shimoda, Shimoda, Izu, Japan, 415-0028
Excellent
Location

8.2

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Kawazu Nanadaru Waterfalls
    15.3 km
  • Michi-no-Eki Amagigoe
    21.6 km
  • Joren Waterfall
    23.4 km
  • Koibito Misaki Cape
    27.8 km
  • Toi Kinzan
    30.3 km
  • Chikurinnokomichi
    34.3 km
  • Shuzenji Temple
    34.5 km
  • Shuzenji Nijino Sato
    34.9 km
  • Michi-no-Eki Izu no Heso
    38.9 km
  • Cycle Sports Center
    39.6 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Tatadohama beach
    70 m
  • Murakami Gasshozukuri Mingeikan
    960 m
  • Shimodakaichu Aquarium
    1.2 km
  • Shimoda Aquarium
    1.3 km
  • Higashihongo Shimoda Park
    1.4 km
  • Chorakuji
    1.4 km
  • Ryosenji
    1.4 km
  • MoBS Kurofune Museum
    1.4 km
  • Shimoda Kaikoku Museum
    1.4 km
  • Perry Road
    1.4 km
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Others
  • The property does not permit food from outside.
  • Guests with a tattoo may not be permitted to enter public bathing areas and other public facilities.
  • Outdoor pool will be open from Mid-July to Mid-September. No swim wear or towel rental provided.(towel is available for sale)
  • For the room reservation without dinner, no luggage service, nor futon setting service is provided.
  • There are no restaurants around the ryokan. The nearest convenience store is 1 km away.
    There are 2 restaurants serving Spanish dishes and local seafood dishes by Izukyū-Shimoda station.
    The restaurants on site cannot accept walk-in customers.
    Please make reservation upon check-in or if guests arrive after 6 PM, kindly make pre-reservation by writing down 06:00 on the Special Request section.
  • Shuttle bus from Shimoda Station to the property is available. Kindly contact the property for more details.
  • Guests who reserved a room with dinner must check in before 06:00 PM or dinner cannot be served and no refund provided.
  • Children 6-12 years old will be charged 50-70% of the adult price.
  • Children under 6 years old will be charged JPY 2200 per child per night when using existing bedding.
  • Futon for children is available at JPY 1,100 for adult size futon.
    For infant, there would be an additional charge of JPY 550 for the half size futon.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-out until11:00
Getting around
  • Airport transfer fee0 JPY
  • Distance from city center2.8 Km
Extras
  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)3300 JPY
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 JPY
The property
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors5
  • Number of rooms 60
  • Room voltage100
  • Year property opened1966
  • Most recent renovation1990
Parking
  • Daily parking fee0 JPY

Reviews of Shimoda Yamatokan from real guests

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Cleanliness8.0
Facilities8.2
Location8.2
Room comfort and quality8.2
Service8.6
Value for money8.0
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7-8 Very Good (28)
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10.0
Exceptional
Darrell from Japan
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in September 2020

Perfect location with a private entrance right to the beach”

Pros --> If your purpose is for surfing, this place is perfect. I've never been to a hotel specifically for surfers. They have a direct entrance to the beach, as well as showers and surfboard storage at the beach entrance. Cons --> A little pricey, but I got a great deal during their 'GoToTravel' campaign.

Reviewed January 09, 2021

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9.6
Exceptional
Athena from Thailand
Group
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

will rebook this hotel!!!”

everything was perfect and all the staff were so warm but the dinner was different as the picture

Reviewed March 30, 2019

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Thank you very much for staying at our hotel. We will continue to promote better service in the future. We sincerely look forward to your next visit.

Responded August 21, 2019
Shimoda Yamatokan
8.8
Excellent
ADHIKA from Japan
Couple
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

Was Amazing”

I went there with my wife for a weekend getaway, it was amazing. The staff of the restaurant area were excellent!

Reviewed August 05, 2019

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Thank you very much for staying at our hotel. We look forward to seeing you soon on your next visit.

Responded August 21, 2019
Shimoda Yamatokan
8.0
Excellent
Man from Hong Kong SAR, China
Couple
Luxury Ocean View Japanese-Style Room with Private Open-Air Bath
Stayed 1 night in January 2020

A quite good hotel”

Good: - The private onsen is good (we booked a room with private onsen) - The service is very good - Not close to JR station but there is free shuttle bus provided Could be better - The CP ratio for the dinner is not very high

Reviewed January 30, 2020

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6.8
Good
Yasuhiro from United States
Group
Japanese-Style Room - Upper floor - Room Only
Stayed 1 night in June 2019

Renovation?”

I stayed here about 7years ago in January, and it’s was amazing . Good staff good food and very good value. Most of all . It was situated in a nice little private like beach. Good for surfing too. I’ve returned in late June of 2019 and thought they sent out emails stating it has been renovated but didn’t look like anything has changed except for the price and food. Room rates were pretty expensive on the weekend and food was quite different from what I had in the past. . It was a lot better before. Maybe it could of been seasonal dishes. It’s still a great place though. Just wish the kaiseki was like before. Alohas \nnn/

Reviewed June 30, 2019

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Thank you very much for using our hotel hotel. Also, thank you again for giving us your thoughts at that time. We will continue to make efforts to encourage your satisfaction with customer's . I and all staff are looking forward to meeting you again .

Responded August 21, 2019
Shimoda Yamatokan
7.7
Very good
ROBERT from United States
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in December 2015

Seclude Beach Front Property with wonderful views.”

The food and service in the restaurant, location, quietness

The hotel was a very nice property considering the remote location on the Izu Peninsula. there are a number of items that you should know and perhaps put into you hotel description of services. 1. The hotel offers free shuttle service to the Shimoda Train Station at certain hours of the day which I was not aware of when I booked through this website. 2. Upon checkin my wife and I were directed to the front desk for checkin. However, other Japanese guests that were checking in were taken to the lounge on the side of the lobby to fill out their registration forms. They were brought tea and snack as they sat and filled out forms. I felt this was not appropriate being a foreigner from Hawaii. (gaijin) Japanese guests were treated differently that gaijin. I saw this with 2 other gaijin couples also at other times during our stay. 3. There are a number of other items that are not explained correctly when checking in. We made dinner reservations for the 1st night which was a wonderful experience. when we returned to our room, our futon was nicely laid out, and a pitcher of ice cold water was also placed in our room. we didn't make reservations for dinner the 2nd night thus our room was NOT made up or water brought to the room. this was not clear when we checked in. If you don't have dinner reservations in the hotel then you do NOT get any turndown service. It makes you feel like if you don't eat at their ONE restaurant then you don't get the same service... 4. Although I speak Japanese and my wife is Japanese also, they could use someone in the hotel that speaks a little more English that would help out nicely for foreigners of English speaking background. 5. They give guests a sheet of paper with some explanations of services, but it is not written clearly enough to understand all that they have on property.

Reviewed December 15, 2015

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10.0
Exceptional
Kejian from China
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in June 2018

Best Onsen Hotel I've stayed in”

The location is a little away from the train station, but the town of Shimoda isn't too big anyway. The hotel facilities are great! My room had a beautiful view of the beach and an outdoor bathtub with onsen water. The public onsen, especially the outdoor one that's on top of a trail walk, was also just wonderful! The staffs didn't speak too much English but they offered great hospitality! A great vacation place

Reviewed October 29, 2018

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Thank you very much for having us stay at our hotel. Thank you for choosing our hotel from among the hotels in Japan. We will continue to devote ourselves to striving to give impression and satisfaction to many customers in the future. We look forward to your continued use.

Responded August 21, 2019
Shimoda Yamatokan
9.7
Exceptional
cassidy from United States
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in October 2012

Fantastic location and very friendly staff”

Great location. The staff were friendly and helpful.

The room was very clean and the view was fantastic. Close to the beach and the sights in Shimoda. It is also in a convenient location for traveling to other points of interest as the major roadways are not terribly far. A train station is about a mile from the hotel. The food was also fresh and tasty. The only negative I can possibly think of is that parts of the hotel were outdated. Great hotel. We are planning to stay there again in the future.

Reviewed October 16, 2012

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7.7
Very good
diana from United States
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in October 2013

Stunning view of the sea”

The view from the balcony was breathtaking. The baths were excellent. Dinner and breakfast were delicious. Lots of fish, local vegetables, everything fresh.

My husband and I stayed at the Yamatokan for 2 nights to celebrate our anniversary. We chose a room with the outdoor bath on the balcony. It was a great choice. The view of the ocean was breathtaking. It felt so luxurious to sit in our own private outdoor bath looking out at the sea, sipping on champagne. We loved being able to open the screen doors at night and falling asleep to the sound of the waves. We went in late October so it was the off season, we couldn't actually swim in the ocean but it was fun watching the surfers, waves were pretty high as a result of the passing typhoon. We enjoyed walking on the beach. We had overcast days but no rain. Nothing to do in the immediate area, so if you are not a fan of onsen, you would be bored. We tried out the onsen and spa, massages, it was great. Our plan included breakfast and dinner, both were delicious and served in the dining room overlooking the beach. The hotel is a little old, so starting to show some wear and tear. Also, they need to do something about the music in the dining room. It is on a continuous loop of elevator music which repeats itself about every 20 minutes. In the hallways, too, they have the beachy Hawaiian music throughout the day. Too much of a good thing. The staff are young and attentive, friendly and ready to help. I felt they nickled and dimed you: extra 500 yen for coffee with the dessert, also 500 yen for coffee at breakfast. All in all, I would go back again.

Reviewed October 26, 2013

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9.3
Exceptional
JudithAnne from United States
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in May 2015

Beautiful...”

The location, property and private onsen access were amazing!

We enjoyed our stay! This is close to lots of hot spots in Shimoda. The beach is just down the hill and the staff was amazing. We had difficulty finding good food access since we did not purchase the reservation that included meals. There are not a lot of options close by.

Reviewed May 26, 2015

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9.2
Exceptional
Shu from Hong Kong SAR, China
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in November 2016

Nice Hot Spring Hotel”

On a beach in Shimoda. A wonderful experience looking at and listening to the sound of the waves while taking a hot spring spa in the private bath inside the Japanese Style Room.

Reviewed November 16, 2016

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8.3
Excellent
Nick from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in May 2013

Great location, warm staff, relaxing atmosphere.”

The hotel is perched right above a secluded surf beach. The area is quiet and locals welcoming and open. With a car, you're able to reach most of Izu's sights in under an hour.

Starting and ending the day with a beautiful open air, ocean view onsen is the perfect way to wind down. Make sure you book meals at the hotel restaurant ahead of time - there are no restaurants in walking distance. You'll need to get a bus or drive to Shimoda for a good meal.

Reviewed June 08, 2013

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9.3
Exceptional
Gerald from United States
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in June 2012

A most memorable hotel stay!”

Private onsen bath on patio deck, VERY clean.

The private onsen bath was the selling point, and we were not disappointed. We stayed in a large room (upgraded by our son) and it was extremely enjoyable. All rooms of this hotel have ocean views and ours was spectacular. The meals were elaborate and most impressive - although we became tired of fish part way through the second day of our stay. We were there off-season so it was almost deserted, but all the amenities - other than the swimming pool - were available for our use. The large onsen bath on the roof was nice, but we spent our soaking time in our own private bath just outside the sliding doors of our room. We thoroughly enjoyed this facility and I would not hesitate to go back there again some day.

Reviewed June 11, 2012

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7.0
Very good
Peter from Australia
Family with teens
Stayed 1 night in October 2014

Great experience but hotel needs some attention ”

View Onsen and the beach

We had a fabulous stay with our adult son over from work in Korea. We stayed on the first floor and a room was alittle musty at first but opened the balcony doors and wow the view. Didn't book into restaurant which was a mistake as no other ones in near so caught a taxi into shimoda and had a great seafood dinner. the hot spring baths were very relaxing! A few areas needed alittle TLC ..

Reviewed October 24, 2014

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6.3
Good
Teri from United States
Family with young children
Stayed 2 nights in May 2014

great location!”

private onsen room! great beach!

this hotel is old, needs renovations however the room was great! We had a private onsen room, just like the pictures! the beach is great! not as dirty as the more popular shimoda beaches. we were surprised to learn there was about a 5 minute walk to the beach (we thought it was a walk out, but the hotel is on a hill) Downfalls: no food allowed inside, and no resteraunt without the meal package. we had breakfast- American. it was eggs, bread, soup and meat- good but basic. However, I would stay here again.

Reviewed June 01, 2014

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8.7
Excellent
Joshua from United States
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in April 2014

Incredibly large room, beautiful scenery”

room size, view of beach, quiet area

The hotel was fantastic, it's not new and shiny but certainly charming. The Japanese room for single traveler was incredibly spacious with a private balcony, a tub overlooking the beach and plenty of room to stretch out. It is a bit distant from the train station so if you miss the free shuttle, you either walk 30 minutes or take a 1300 yen taxi. Also, there wasn't any food aside from pre-ordered meals so it's best to eat in town. But highly recommended place and I plan to go back as soon as I can!

Reviewed April 29, 2014

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8.4
Excellent
Ning from Hong Kong SAR, China
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in February 2017

High recommended”

A great resort to spend the night. The price is not cheap, but definitely worth it for the tranquil environment, the 10-course dinner, the outdoor onsen under the stars, free-to-use massage machines, helpful staff and the unbelievably large rooms (complete with a sofa, a garden terrace, a pacific ocean view and star-gazing manual). The atmosphere does feel a bit dated but on the other hand provides a nice traditional Japanese experience.

Reviewed February 21, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
Joseph from United States
Couple
Stayed 1 night in November 2013

We wish we had stayed longer”

Service, Service, Service

Free bus from the train station to the hotel and vice versa. AMAZING, ATTENTIVE, COURTEOUS, and FRIENDLY service. Big room with amazing views. Great Japanese onsen...Western Style (so so). The dinner was amazing! We wished that we had stayed longer.

Reviewed November 20, 2013

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6.7
Good
Jesse from United States
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in May 2013

An OK stay at the Yamatokan”

access to the ocean, nice onsen, quiet

My husband and I returned to visit Japan after living in Japan for three years six years before, so we've stayed at many Ryokan style hotels. Some parts of our stay were superb: nice hot springs baths with a beautiful view of the ocean and a fairly sizable room. This is also a great place to go if you are looking for a place where the staff can communicate well in English. Unfortunately, the staff didn't seem to greet us as foreigners with the same respect they had for the Japanese. When we got off the shuttle, we were led to the counter to receive an explanation in English while the Japanese people were brought to have tea and sweets near the ocean. This may have been because we didn't have meals included (I didn't inquire), but after that we were not even led to our room, simply handed a key. This is quite normal in the States, but not in Japan. Also, without the meal plan, they do not set out your futon for you. Again, maybe not a big deal if you aren't expecting it, but certainly was surprising and a first time for us to experience this at a ryokan. I would, however, recommend visiting the gassho (Japanese farm house) in the area where you will receive beautiful Japanese hospitality by a great English speaker. You get tea service AND English!

Reviewed June 12, 2013

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10.0
Exceptional
NG from Hong Kong SAR, China
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in November 2013

Pretty place for relaxation”

Nice staff, excellent environment, reasonable price

It is a bit far away from the city centre, so you can really enjoy the natural scene and the traditional hot spring in the hotel. The food is really amazing which is cooking in a natural way with fresh food. You can reach different spot easily by driving. I will definitely stay in this hotel again when i come again.

Reviewed January 13, 2014

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