Monjusou Shourotei

Monjusou Shourotei

Monjusou Shourotei

What does Monjusou Shourotei look like?

This is top-notch.  Once we entered the property, we felt the authenticity and luxury at once.  The property has a special heritage value.  Monjusou Shourotei would be great for couples, solo travelers, family, or small groups.  A minimum age requirement of 12 applies.   The ambiance is serene, traditional, and elegant.  I love the stillness of this place.  The property felt solemn and mysterious.  The experience is pure Japan and should definitely be tried.  If you love Japanese culture, you must be so impressed by the property.  If you are a connoisseur of Japan, I would highly recommend it.  On the other hand, if this is your first time staying at ryokans, I wouldn’t recommend it.  Facilities tend to be a bit outdated.  The housekeeping was amazingly excellent, though.  Also, there is no room with western beds in tatami rooms.  You need to sleep on Japanese-style mattresses on tatami mats.  Check Availability and Pricing for Monjusou Shourotei on Booking.com or Agoda

Is the location of the ryokan good?

Yes, the location is awesome with an amazing view and an incredible traditional garden surrounds you everywhere.  Free shuttle service is available from Amanohashidate Station between 8:00 and 18:00.  You need to book it in advance.   Then, there are local papa-mama shops only around there.   Most of the shops are open during the daytime only.  There is a convenience store nearby, though.  Check Availability and Pricing for Monjusou Shourotei on Booking.com or Agoda

How about rooms?

All rooms have views of the ocean.  We were overwhelmed by the beauty of the evening while chilling out at our room.  The décor is “Japan minimalistic, but truly relaxing.  There is no western element here at all.  We could directory go outside from our room and took a walk in the beautiful traditional garden while viewing Amanohashidate.  That’s precious time.  This is a spectacular place to stay with attention thought of every detail.  The architect who designed the property though of every element to bring a beautiful harmony to each room.   Words cannot describe this property.   There is no room with private hot springs on-site.  There are 11 rooms only.   Check Availability and Pricing for Monjusou Shourotei on Booking.com or Agoda

How about toiletries & in-room amenities?

All of the amenities are taken care of including enough toiletries, yukatas, pajamas, coffee bags, sweets, and green tea bags, etc.     A Free Wi-Fi reception was available.  Room service is not available.  Check Availability and Pricing for Monjusou Shourotei on Booking.com or Agoda

How about In-house Facilities?

There are small indoor and outdoor communal hot springs.  All of them are available from 11:00-10:00 the following morning.  If you have tattoos, you may not be permitted to use the communal bathing area.   There is no private family hot spring.  Then this is not a universal design.  If you bring people with weak feet, I wouldn’t recommend staying at the property.  There are some steps.  I would rather recommend staying at the sister inn, Monjusou.  There is a room for wheelchair users and there are some western-style modern rooms with private hot springs.  Then you can rent bicycles at JPY400.  You should go cycling around there in good weather.  Check Availability and Pricing for Monjusou Shourotei on Booking.com or Agoda

How about meals?

Kyoto-style kaiseki cuisine is also top-notch.  It may be challenging for the western palate, but if you are a gourmet, you must be happy.  All meals are served in your room.  Staff can arrange tables and chairs in your room if you request in advance.  Dinner starts from 18:00, 18:30, or 19:00.  Breakfast starts from 7:30, 8:00, or 8:30.  After dinner, the staff can send you to the bar in the sister inn if you request.  *Please note that inform the staff when you book a room with meals if you have any food allergies.  They probably wouldn’t be able to prepare alternative food if you request on that day.  Then, as far as I know, there is no nice restaurant around the property.  You may want to book a room with meals.  Check Availability and Pricing for Monjusou Shourotei on Booking.com or Agoda

How about the staff?

All staff is professional, welcoming, and sophisticated.  If you expect a 5-star hotel service, you should stay here.   Absolutely, you can experience signature Japanese hospitality during your stay.  Check Availability and Pricing for Monjusou Shourotei on Booking.com or Agoda

My impressions

Overall, the property has great value for money if compared to other top-notch ryokans.  This is a 5-star experience.  Monjusou Shourotei left a lasting impression.  If you want to get much of an immersive authentic top-notch ryokan experience, you should stay here.  The visit to the property will be something that you remember for the rest of your life.   At last, if you stay here on the weekend, you may want to book a room as soon as possible.  There are many return guests all year round.  Have a nice trip!  Welcome to receive any questions about Monjusou Shourotei from the below space.  *You need to inform the staff in advance if you check in after 17:00.  Check Availability and Pricing for Monjusou Shourotei on Booking.com or Agoda

Info about Monjusou Shourotei

Style Traditional Japanese Ryokan
Check-in and out time
14:00/11:00
Estimated Price 60,000 JPY for 2 adults per room
Contact Call at 0772-22-2151 from domestic
Call at +81 772-22-2151 from overseas
Internet Connection Free WiFi in the property
Facility Information Wheelchairs are not available
Pets are not allowed
The free parking lot is available
Location Monjusou Shourotei’s MAP
Access Free Shuttle bus from Amanohashidate Station
Need to book in advance upon request
Address and TEL Monjudoumisaki amanohashidate
Miyadu-shi KYOTO 626-0001
Tel +81
Official Homepage Monjusou Shourotei’s HP

*All information above is as of the date that I posted on my blog.

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