What kind of resort hotel is Nippondaira Hotel?
This is one of the best places to view Mt.Fuji in Japan. If you want to get much of an immersive Mt.Fuji view experience, I would recommend it. If this is your first time viewing Mt.Fuji, it truly worth staying here. Access to the property would be easy from JR Shizuoka Station. On the other hand, if you are a hot spring freak, I wouldn’t recommend it as there is no hot spring in-house. Nippondaira Hotel would be great for couples, families, groups, business persons, or solo travelers. Also, this is child-friendly. Staff provides samue outfits, amenities, and futons if you request in advance. The ambiance is serene, friendly, and livery. If you stay here, you might want to check in earlier and explore on-site. There is a wonderful large garden with the Mt.Fuji view. Also don’t forget to view Mt.Fuji, Suruga Bay, and Shizuoka city on the terrace on 6F, next to the lounge on the top floor. That’s truly amazing.
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Is the location easy to access?
Yes, free shuttle service from the South Entrance of JR Shizuoka Station or JR Higashi-Shizuoka Station is available. It takes around 40min by bus. Refer to the timetable. You need to book it in advance. If you take a taxi from JR Shizuoka Station, it takes 25min. It costs around JPY4,000.
Rooms I would recommend?
If you are going to stay here, I would recommend rooms with views of Mt.Fuji and balconies. Others wouldn’t be special. Some rooms are facing the parking lot. We were overwhelmed by the beauty of the views from the property. This is like a landscape museum. I admired Mt.Fuji many times from various locations in my life, but the views from the property were truly special and I could watch it forever. Our room with a spacious window was functional, modern, and stylish. The housekeeping was excellent.
How about toiletries & in-room amenities?
All of the amenities are taken care of including enough toiletries, pajamas, drip coffee bags, tea bags, bottled water, and green tea bags, etc. There are ALGOTHERM amenities in the bathroom. You can travel light. Then there is no convenience store within walking distance. You might want to buy your necessities before coming here. The free WiFi reception was good in our room.
How about In-house Facilities?
Unluckily, there is no communal bath, no lounge, no swimming pool, no gym, etc. Then, Nippondaira Hotel is a perfect universal design. There are some accessible rooms. Wheelchairs are available for borrowing. If you bring people with weak feet, you might want to inform the staff in advance as they can arrange a room near the lift.
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How about meals?
French food experience for dinner was good, but it wouldn’t be special for the price range. The hotel has two restaurants only, one is French, and the other is Japanese kaiseki cuisine. They can offer children’s meals as well. You need to check-in by 20:00 if you have dinner in the hotel. Then there is no restaurant near the hotel, so basically there are only 2 options for meals unless you have a car. Alternatively, you can go to JR Shizuka Station by TAXI as there are many restaurants, but it takes 25min. You may feel troublesome. Then breakfast is a western and Japanese buffet-style. The food presentation is not extensive, but each dish tends to be a good quality. We enjoyed breakfast while viewing a beautiful Mt.Fuji.
Some staff tends to be not sophisticated. The front service was patchy. If you expect 5-star hotel service, this is not. If you cannot find English speakers, you might want to write on paper what you want to say. Most of the staff would understand English sentences. I hope you don’t mind. Overall, the property has good value for the money. If you want to appreciate a breathtaking Mt. Fuji, the hotel would be one the best in Japan. Perhaps, if you plan to visit Osaka, Kyoto, or Kobe from Tokyo by Shinkansen, you should get off midway and stay at the hotel. Absolutely, it will be your best memory. Anyway, the best season to stay here would be except for the summer season. Mt.Fuji wouldn’t wear makeup with snow in summer. If you want to view a magnificent Mt.Fuji, you should stay in the fall or the winter season. There is a high possibility that you can view a dynamic Mt.Fuji. Have a nice trip! Welcome to receive any questions about Nippondaira Hotel from the below space. Check Availability and Pricing for the hotel on Booking.com or Agoda
Info about Nippondaira Hotel
|Style||Modern Resort Hotel|
|Check-in and out times
|Estimated Price||21,100 JPY for 2 adults per room|
|Internet Connection||Free WiFi in the hotel|
|Facility Information||Wheelchairs are available
Pets are not allowed
The free parking lot is available
Valet parking is available
|Location||Nippondaira Hotel’s MAP|
|Access||40min free shuttle bus from Shizuoka Station|
|Address and TEL||1500-2 Mabase, Shimizu Ward
Shizuoka City, Shizuoka 424-087
Tel +81 54-335-1131
|Official Homepage||Nippondaira Hotel’s HP|
*All information above is as of the date that I posted on my blog.