Ishinoya

Ishinoya

What kind of onsen ryokan is Ishinoya?

This is a small modern ryokan with traditional Japanese gardens.  If you are looking for modern tatami rooms with private hot springs, I would recommend it.  Most of the rooms have private hot springs.  Ishinoya wouldn’t be luxury, but truly relaxing.  The ambiance is serene, tranquil, and friendly.  There are 22 rooms only.  The property would be great for couples, families, small groups, or solo travelers.

Is the location easy to access?

It would be easy from Izu-Nagaoka Station.  Free shuttle service is available from the station at 14:15, 15:00, 15:55, or 16:40.  You need to book it in advance.  If you walk from the station, it takes 10min.  If you take a taxi from the station, it costs JPY1,100.  Alternatively, you can take an express bus *Izu Hakone Bus from North Exit of Mishima Station and get off at Izunokuni Shiyakusho Bus StopRefer to the info.  It takes 25-30min by bus.  Then just a 10min walk from the bus stop to the property.  If this is your first visit to Izu, you may be worried about where you should get off, so you may want to show the below Japanese sentence to a bus driver when you get on a bus.  Then you wouldn’t miss the bus stop even if you fall asleep.

伊豆の国市役所のバス停に着いたら、教えて下さい。
Please let me know when you reach “Izunokuni Shiyakusyo Bus Stop”.

Rooms I would recommend?

If you are going to stay here, I would recommend rooms with private outdoor hot springs and Japanese cypress wood bathtubs.  We spent a lot of time jumping in and out of our private one until check-out time.  The spring quality is soft, smooth, and moist.  The water temperature tends to be so high.  We added tap water to adjust the water temperature.

How about toiletries & in-room amenities?

All of the amenities are taken care of including enough toiletries, yukatas, pajamas, samue outfits, bathrobes, bottled water, and a Japanese tea set.  There are some colorful yukatas for women that you can choose from.  Also, a DVD player, a Blu-Ray, and an air cleaner were placed in our room.  Free Wifi reception was good in the property.  Complimentary coffee, beer, fruit juice, and snacks, etc., were available at the library.  Room service is available.  There are many dishes on the menu, such as sushi, sirloin steak, eel rice box, deep-fried fish, shabu-shabu, stewed diced pork, and fried chicken, etc.  Also, there is a convenience store nearby.

How about In-house Facilities?

The building tends to be aged, but well maintained.  Facilities are not the latest, but the housekeeping was good.  Then Ishinoya is not a universal design.  There are many steps in-house.  Overall it’s darker than others.  If you bring people with weak feet, I wouldn’t recommend it.  Then there are indoor and outdoor communal hot springs.  They are open from 6:00-11:00, 15:00-24:00.  *If you have tattoos, you may not be permitted to use the communal bathing area.
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How about meals?

Japanese food experience wouldn’t be special.  If you are a gourmet, I wouldn’t recommend it.  All meals are served in a private room.  The portion tends to be small.  *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.  Alternatively, you can go out for meals.  There are some local restaurants for lunch and dinner near Izu-Nagaoka Station.  If you don’t feel like going out, you can request room service. 

My impressions

The staff tends to be not sophisticated, but friendly.  I guess it’s OK.  This is Shizuoka prefecture.  If you cannot find English speakers, you might want to write on paper what you want to say.  Most of the young staff would understand English sentences.  I hope you don’t mind.  Overall, the hardware would be nice including the traditional beautiful garden and the private hot springs.  The property has good value for money.  If relaxation is your main purpose, the property would be a great venue.  Have a nice trip!  Welcome to receive any questions about Ishinoya from the below space.  Check Availability and Pricing for the property on Agoda or Booking.com

Info about Ishinoya

Style Modern Japanese Ryokan
Check-in and out times
15:00/11:00
Estimated Price 45,000 JPY for 2 adults per room
Contact Call at 055-947-0733 from domestic
Call at +81 55-947-0733 from overseas
Internet Connection Free wifi in the ryokan
Facility Information Wheelchairs are not available
Pets are not allowed
The free parking lot is available
Location Ishinoya’s MAP
Access Free shuttle bus from Izu-Nagaoka station
at 14:15, 15:00, 15:55 or 16:40
Need to book in advance
Address and TEL 410-2211 Nagaoka192, Izunokuni-shi,
Shizuoka  Tel +81 55-947-0733
Open *9: 00-19: 00 JST
Official Homepage Ishinoya’s HP

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