What kind of onsen ryokan is Sagasawakan?

This is a small luxury modern ryokan in Izu. There are 28 rooms only.  If you are a hot spring freak, you should stay here as there are a variety of communal hot springs in-house.  Also, each room has a private hot spring.  On the other hand, if you are not so keen on hot springs, you may get bored.   The ryokan would be great for family, groups, or couples, but not solo travelers.  The ambiance is tranquil, lively, and cozy.  It seems that there are many families with children on the weekend.  If you are a couple, you may want to stay here on weekdays.
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Is the location easy to access?

The location is a bit away from Shuzenji Onsen.  It would be inconvenient.  You need to take a Tokai Bus for Kawazueki, Showa no Mori, or Yunoshima Onsen/Mochikoshi at Shuzenji Station.  Then get off at Sagasawa Hot Spring Bus Stop.  It takes around 25min from the station.  Then just a 3min walk to the property from the bus stop.  If this is your first visit around here, 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.

Please let me know when you reach “Sagasawa Hot Spring Bus Stop”
A free shuttle service is not available from Shuzenji Station.  Staff can send you to the station after check-out only.  Alternatively, you can take a taxi from the station.  It costs around 3,500JPY.

Rooms I would recommend?

If you are going to stay here, I would recommend rooms with private outdoor hot springs on 2F or 3F.  You can relax in a private bath while viewing a peaceful rural landscape and enjoying white noise from the river.  Overall, facilities tend to be a bit outdated, but well-maintained, very clean, and modern.

How about toiletries & in-room amenities?

All of the amenities are taken care of including enough toiletries, samue outfits, yukatas, and tea bags, etc.  Free Wifi reception was good in the property.  Room service is not available.  There is a convenience store nearby.  There is a vending machine for drinks in-house.  Complimentary coffee is available at the lobby lounge from 15:00-17:00.  Then, this is child-friendly.  Staff can provide meals, yukatas, and amenities for small children if you request in advance.

How about In-house Facilities?

Sagasawakan is not a universal design, but a wheelchair is available for borrowing.  There are some lifts.  If you bring people with weak feet, you may want to request a room near the lift.  Then there is a swimming pool using hot spring water.  It’s open between July and Sep only.  You need to bring your swimwear, swim-caps, and swim-rings, etc.  Then there are wonderful indoor and outdoor communal hot springs.  You can enjoy going on a hot spring hopping in-house.  Each bath is amazingly unique.  You should try all of them.  The spring quality tends to be thick, soft, and like a skin location.  They are open from 14:00 to 10:30 the following morning.  On top of that, there are three private family hot springs.  You need to book two of them in advance when you check-in if you want to use them.  All of them are available for free.  Also, there is a bedrock bath.  You can use it at an additional charge.  *If you have tattoos and want to use the communal hot springs, use the private family ones instead.
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How about meals?

The kaiseki food experience for dinner and breakfast was simply wonderful.  The food tends to be sophisticated.  The portion tends to be average.  All meals are served in a private room.  Dinner starts from 18:00 or 18:30.  Breakfast starts from 8:00, 8:30, or 9:00.  You can choose Japanese or western cuisine for breakfast.  *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 wouldn’t be restaurants around the property.  The location is out of the way.  You may want to book a room including meals.

My impressions

Overall, the price range would be reasonable.  If relaxation is your main purpose, the property would be absolutely perfect.  Then the best season to stay here would be except the summer season.  There would be many bugs around outdoor hot springs in summer as it is surrounded by rich nature.  Have a nice trip!  Welcome to receive any questions about Sagasawakan from the below space.  *All information is as of the date that I posted on my blog.  You need to inform the staff of your expected arrival time in advance.  **As of May 8th, 2020, due to the coronavirus, the property is temporarily closed for the time being.  Check Availability and Pricing for the onsen ryokan on Agoda 

Info about Sagasawakan

Style Luxury Modern Ryokan
Check-in and out times
Estimated Price 60,000 JPY for 2 adults per room
Contact Fill the form in
Internet Connection Free wifi in the ryokan
Facility Information Wheelchairs are available
Pets are not allowed
The free parking lot is available
Location Sagasawakan’s MAP
Access 20min by TAXI or bus from Shuzenji Station
Address and TEL 400-1 Kadonohara, Izu-shi, Shizuoka 410
Tel +81 558-85-0115
Official Homepage Sagasawakan’s HP