What kind of onsen ryokan is Izu Mitohama Shotokan?
This is a luxury authentic ryokan with Mt.Fuji views in IZU. If you are looking for rooms with private hot springs, you should stay here. Once we arrived at the property, the staff escorted us to the lobby, and then we checked in while viewing a beautiful Mt.Fuji and having green tea with Japanese sweets. We felt the luxury and authenticity at once. The ambiance is serene, elegant, and traditional. The ryokan would be nice for couples, family, solo travelers, or small groups. There are 21 rooms only. We almost never met other guests on the property. Absolutely the ryokan completely emphasizes private experiences for each guest.
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Is the location easy to access?
Free shuttle service is available from Izu-Nagaoka Station between 14:00 and 17:00. It takes 15min by car. You need to book it in advance.
Rooms I would recommend?
If you are going to stay here, I would recommend rooms with private hot springs and Mt.Fuji views. Alternatively, I would recommend corner rooms with Mt.Fuji views. It’s well worth staying in the rooms. Then if you don’t want to sleep on Japanese-Style mattresses in tatami rooms, you may want to book rooms with twin beds on tatami mats.
How about toiletries & in-room amenities?
All of the amenities are taken care of including enough toiletries, a Japanese tea set, and yukatas. Also, this is child-friendly. Staff provides amenities, yukatas, slippers, and meals if you request in advance. The free WiFi reception was great. There is a vending machine for milk. There is a convenience store nearby. Room service is not available. Complimentary coffee and tea are available after breakfast in the lobby.
How about In-house Facilities?
The facilities tend to be the latest. The housekeeping was excellent. The exterior of a building tends to be a bit aged, though. Then there are indoor and outdoor communal hot springs. You can chill out at the baths while viewing a peaceful Mt.Fuji in good weather. The spring quality wouldn’t be special. They are open from 14:30-24:30, 5:30-10:00. Also, there is a private family hot spring. You need to book it when you check-in if you want to use it. It costs 1,000JPY for 45min. *If you have tattoos, you may not be permitted to use the communal bathing area. You may want to use the reserved private family bath instead. Then this is pet-friendly. If you bring your dogs or cats, you need to inform the staff in advance as there are some conditions. Then Izu Mitohama Shotokan is a universal design. 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.
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How about meals?
The authentic Japanese food was wonderful. It’s a little challenging for the western palate. The portion tends to be big. Don’t forget to bring your empty stomach. All meals are served in your room or a private room. Then 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 nice restaurants around the property. Most of the local papa-mama shops are closing early. You may want to book a room including meals.
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The staff tends to be professional, elegant, and attentive. If you want to experience signature Japanese hospitality, you should stay here. Overall, Izu Mitohama Shotokan has great value for money if you stay on weekdays. We were overwhelmed by the beauty of the sunset over the sea with a view of Mt.Fuji. At last, if you want to see an amazing Mt.Fuji, you should stay here in the fall or the winter season. There is a high possibility that you can view it. Have a nice trip! Welcome to receive any questions about Izu Mitohama Shotokan from the below space. If you check-in after 17:00, you need to inform the staff in advance. Check Availability and Pricing for the property on Booking.com or Agoda
Info about Izu Mitohama Shotokan
|Check-in and out times
|Estimated Price||54,000 JPY for 2 adults per room|
|Contact||Call at +81 55-943-2311 from overseas
Call at 055-943-2311 domestic Japan
|Internet Connection||Free Wifi in the ryokan
|Facility Information||Wheelchairs are available
Pets are allowed
The free parking lot is available
|Location||Izu Mitohama Shotokan’s MAP|
|Access||Free shuttle bus from Izu-Nagaoka Station
Need to book in advance upon request
|Address and TEL||7-1 Uchiuramito, Numazu-shi, Shizuoka 410-0223
Tel +81 55-943-2311
|Official Homepage||Izu Mitohama Shotokan’s HP|
*All information above is as of the date that I posted on my blog.