What kind of onsen hotel is SHIROYAMA HOTEL kagoshima?

If you have a chance to visit Kagoshima prefecture, you should stay at SHIROYAMA HOTEL Kagoshima.  This large onsen hotel would be one of the best in Kagoshima.  Perhaps if you are looking for hotel rooms with spectacular views and hot springs, I would recommend it.  On the other hand, if you are looking for a traditional onsen ryokan adventure, this is not.  The property would be great for families with small children, solo travelers, business persons, or groups.  The ambiance would be cozy, lively, and relaxed.

Is the location easy to access?

Yes, it would be easy from the center of Kagoshima city.  A free shuttle service is available.  Refer to the timetable.  It takes 40min by bus from Kagoshima Airport to Kagoshima Chuo Station.

Rooms I would recommend?

If you are going to stay here, I would recommend rooms with views of Sakurajima Island.  Some rooms have no nice views.  Also, standard Rooms tend to be cramped.  You may want to book spacious rooms as much as possible.  Check Availability and Pricing for the hotel on or Agoda

How about toiletries & in-room amenities?

All of the amenities are taken care of including enough toiletries, samue outfits, tea bags, drip coffee bags, and water bottles, etc.  Also, this is child-friendly.  Staff can provide some items for small children, such as baby cribs, meals, toothbrushes, and slippers, etc. if you request in advance.  Room service is available from 22:00-24:00.  The free WiFi reception was good in the property.

How about In-house Facilities?

There are wonderful communal outdoor and indoor hot springs on 3F.  You can chill out at the baths while viewing a beautiful Sakurajima island in good weather.  That’s amazing.  Also, there are hot spring saunas.  All of them are open from 6:00-11:00, 13:00-24:00.  Then there is an indoor private family hot spring.  You need to book it in advance.  It costs 2,200JPY for 50min.  The private family bath has no view, though.  It’s open from 8:00-22:30.  *Please note that if you have tattoos and want to use the communal baths, use reserved private family one instead.  Then SHIROYAMA HOTEL kagoshima is a perfect universal design.  There is room for wheelchair users.  Also, wheelchairs are available for borrowing.  If you bring people with weak feet, you may want to inform the staff in advance as they can arrange a room near the lift.  Then there is a small convenience store in-house, a spa treatment shop, and a souvenir shop, etc. but there is no gym, no swimming pool, or no executive lounge, etc.

How about meals?

The buffet-style breakfast was wonderful.  There are so many selections of food using fresh local ingredients, such as Japanese, Western and Chinese cuisine.   We stayed here for 3 nights but we didn’t get tired of the food at all.  Also, the hotel has many restaurants in-house, such as sushi, shabu-shabu, Teppanyaki, Chinese, and French cuisine, etc.  Alternatively, you can go out for meals by free shuttle service as there are many local restaurants in Kagoshima City.

My impressions

All staff tends to be helpful, proactive, and attentive.  The software would be perfect.  Most of the hotels in Kagoshima prefecture wouldn’t be sophisticated but SHIROYAMA HOTEL kagoshima would be exceptional.  Then, the hotel is one of the popular in Kagoshima.  Many local people visit here for family gatherings, big conferences, and wedding parties, etc.  On top of that, there are many return guests all year round.  That’s why I wouldn’t recommend staying during Lunar New Year, late April to early May, the third week of July to late Aug, a weekend in Oct and Nov, and the end of the year and new year holiday.  The property including restaurants, hot springs, lobby, and shops would be crowded during the above periods.  Then the best season to stay here would be except the summer season.  It’s the rainy season between early June and mid-July, and it’s the typhoon season between Aug and Sep.  On top of that, it’s very humid and hot in the summer more than you expect.  At last, don’t forget to check a weather forecast before booking a room.  That’s the most important if you want to view a beautiful Sakurajima Island.   Have a nice trip!  Welcome to receive any questions about SHIROYAMA HOTEL kagoshima from the below space.  If you check-in after 24:00, you need to inform the staff in advance.  Check Availability and Pricing for the hotel on or Agoda

Info about SHIROYAMA HOTEL kagoshima

Style Large Onsen Hotel
Check-in and out times
Estimated Price 30,000 JPY for 2 adults per room
Contact E-mail
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Internet Connection Free wifi in the hotel
Facility Information Wheelchairs are available
Pets are not allowed
The free parking lot is available
Location Shiroyama Hotel Kagoshima’s MAP
Access Free shuttle bus from Kagoshima-Chuo station etc.
Address and TEL 41-1 Shinshoin-Cho Kagoshima-shi
Kagoshima 890-8586  Tel +81 99-224-2211
Official Homepage Shiroyama Hotel Kagoshima’s HP

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

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