If you are looking for cozy ryokans in Hiroshima, I would highly recommend it. Perhaps, if you love sea food, you must stay here. Are you a gourmet? If so, this is absolutory a lovely place. On top of that, the property has good value for money. Perhaps, if you are looking for a room with a private hot spring, I would highly recommend it. On the other hand, if you are looking for a luxury ryokan, this is not. I would rather recommend Migiwatei Ochi Kochi nearby. Keishokan Sazanamitei would be great for family with kids, solo travelers, couples or small groups. The ambience is tranquil, cozy and friendly. If you are going to stay here, I would highly recommend booking a room with a private hot spring in the main building. You will be able to see peaceful landscapes while soaking in the bath. On the other hand, I wouldn’t recommend rooms in the annex. You need to walk for a while when you move around. It wouldn’t be convenient and you may feel troublesome. On top of that, the views from the annex are not so nice. The building tends to be outdated but some interior, furniture, decorations etc., were renovated. Rooms tend to be bit worn out but well-maintained and clean. If you feel awful when you sleep on Japanese-style mattresses in tatami rooms, you might want to request two mattress layers in advance, or you can book a room with twin beds. Then all of the amenities are taken care of including minimum toiletries, yukatas, a Japanese tea set, a humidifier, etc. There are many colorful yukatas provided for women as you can choose. Then if you bring small kids, you may want to inform staff of it in advance as they can prepare some items for kids in your room, such as yukatas, futons, slippers, etc. Then there is a convenience store nearby. There is a vending machine for drinks. Room service is not available. Wifi reception was good in our room of the main building. Then the property is almost universal design. There are few steps in-house. There is a wheelchair provided for rent. If you bring people with weak feet, you may want to book a room in the main building and inform staff of it in advance as they can arrange a room near the lift. Then there are public inner and outdoor hot springs with nice views on 6F in the main building. They are open from 5:00-9:30, 15:00-24:00. Then there are two private family ones as well. It costs 2,000JPY for 40min. They are open from 15:30-21:00. *Please note that if you have tattoos and want to use the public hot springs, use reserved private family baths, or book a room with a private one attached. Also the swimming pool in the sister inn “Hotel Ofutei” is available from mid July to late Aug. Then sea food kaiseki food using a lot of local ingredients was just divine. All ingredients were very fresh. They can also arrange Hiroshima beef if you request 3 days in advance. The portion tends to be big. After dinner, staff prepared some rice balls for a night snack. All meals are served in a private room or a dining area. Dinner starts from 18:00 or 19:00. Breakfast starts from 7:00. *Please note that inform staff when you book a room with meals if you have any food allergies or dietary needs. Then you need to check in by 18:30 if you have for dinner here. Actually there are few restaurants for dinner around the property. Most of them are closed before 19:00. You may want to book a room including meals. They probably wouldn’t be able to prepare it if you request on that day. Then all staff is very warm, friendly, and proactive. They wouldn’t be sophisticated but if you want to experience signature Japanese hospitality with personal touch, you must stay here. Overall, for this price, the performance of the service, food, staff etc., was way above my expectations. Absolutely it’s worth staying here when you visit Hiroshima. FYI, free shuttle service is available from North Entrance of JR Fukuyama Station at 12:00, 14:40 or 16:10. You need to book it in advance. Then if you drive a car, you might want to inform staff of it as the parking lot is about four hundred meters ahead from the property. Make sure of the location on your map in advance. Have a nice trip! Welcome to receive any questions about the property from the below space. *All information is as of the date that I posted on my blog. **Check in and out times 15:00/10:00 If you check in after 18:00, you need to inform staff of it in advance. Check Availability and Pricing for the property on Agoda or Booking.com
Info about Keishokan Sazanamitei
|Guest Rating||Wonderful 8.6|
|Estimated Price||40,000 JPY for 2 adults per room|
|Internet Connection||Free wifi in the ryokan|
|Facility Information||Wheelchairs are almost available
Pets are not allowed
Free parking lot is available
|Location||Keishokan Sazanamitei’s MAP|
|Access||Free pick-up service provided
from the north entrance of Fukuyama Station.
Need to book in advance.
|Address and TEL||421 Tomocho Tomo, Fukuyama-shi,
Hiroshima 720-0201 Tel +81 84 982 2121
|Official Homepage||Keishokan Sazanamitei’s HP|