3月 27, 2019
The 10 Best Luxury Hotels and Ryokans in Izu, Shizuoka
Izu in the Shizuoka prefecture is the setting for Yasunari Kawabata’s novel entitled “Izu-no-odoriko”.In Izu, there are many outstanding hot-springs such as the Ito, Dogashima and Shuzenji. I’m introducing the recommended hotels as well as inns in Izu from the inn from where you can see the superb view with the sea spreading out in front of you, the hotel surrounded by a lot of trees and the inn where you can stay with your small child over night with a secure feeling. Please refresh yourself physically and mentally in the hot-springs in Izu which is full of nature.
1. The hidden inn in the “Izu-no-odoriko” [Fukudaya]
The recommended inn for the people who want to stay over night at the historical inn is Fukudaya which appeared in the novel, “Izu-no-odoriko” written by Yasunari Kawabata. The inn was established in the 20th year of Meiji (1887) and has a long historical background which had been loved by many great writers and celebrities. It is the inn with a charming atmosphere and the room in where Yasunari Kawabata used to stay, even to this day, retains the atmosphere of those years. You may feel as if you are in the world of his novel.
Especially the appearance of the Hitsu-bath which is still remaining just as it was at the time of its establishment is interesting! It is an aged inn, but as it is well-kept and clean, you can stay there comfortably. When you want to stay in the historical atmosphere in Izu, please use this inn.
Address: 236 Yugano Kawazucho Kamo-county Shizuoka prefecture
Time: a 3-minute-walk from the bus stop
Map: map to Fukudaya
2. The 6,000-tsubo (19,800㎡) land full of nature in Izu [Izu Kogen Hotel Mori-no-izumi]
The [Izu Kogen Hotel Mori-no-izumi] is a western-styled building on a huge site in the middle of nature. It is a modern hotel which used to be the old guest house of the Mitsui-Sumitomo Insurance Company and it has been renovated. You can spend a luxurious time among the tranquil forest. They have both Japanese-styled rooms and Western ones. The evening meal is a Kaiseki-ryori (Japanese-styled course menu), using plenty of the locally sourced vegetables.
If you stay at this hotel, please take a stroll in the patio at night after your evening meal! The illuminated patio has an excellent atmosphere. The sulphur hot-spring, [Bijin-no-yu] (the beauty’s bath) of which the hotel is proud is effective for the skin and recovery from injuries. Please enjoy the spacious hot-spring, feeling absolutely carefree.
Izu Kogen Hotel Mori-no-izumi
Address: 901-75 Yoshida Ito-city Shizuoka prefecture
Access: a 15-minute-ride in a car from the Kawana station *courtesy car is available
Map: map to Izu Kogen Hotel Mori-no-izumi
3. The proud gorgeous fresh sashimi arranged in the original shape of the fish!Enjoy the gourmets in Izu! The inn with sashimi and the natural hot-spring [Izuichi]
At the [Sashimi to Tennen Onsen-no-yado Izuichi], you can enjoy the blessings from the sea of Izu until you are fully satisfied. At this inn, you can sample the sashimi on a large plate, using the fresh fish which was landed on the day until your stomach is content. I’m sure that you’ll be comforted not only by their dishes but also by the high quality natural hot-spring.
The inn has a gentle “at home” atmosphere, starting with the young landlady and you will want to come back again if you stay there even once. It is the recommended inn and you can enjoy Izu in the Shizuoka prefecture to the full. When you visit Izu, please make good use of this inn, asking for the delicious gourmet.
Osashimi to Tennenonsen-no-yado Izuichi
Address: 22-6 Arari Nishiizucho Kamo-county Shizuoka prefecture
Access: a 1-hour-ride in a car from the Shuzenji station
Map: map to Osashimi to Tennenonsen-no-yado Izuichi
4. The inn where you can fully enjoy the high quality hot-spring in Izu [Laforet Club Ito Hot-spring Yu-no-niwa]
The hot-spring large bath-room at this inn, [Kenshinyu] was named by the Japanese great man who used to love this hot-spring dearly. This high quality hot-spring is effective for recovery from the fatigue and neuralgia. The happy point of this bathroom, including the family bath-room, is the hot-water is flowing directly from the hot-spring source for 24 hours.
There are 54 premium Japanese and Western-styled rooms which have the private hot-springs in each room apart from the large bathroom. You can take a bath safely with your child at any time. Outside of the inn, there is a foot-bath on the terrace, so you can make good use of it, viewing the patio. Please enjoy their hot-springs for the utmost pleasure!
Laforet Club Ito-onsen Yu-no-niwa
Address: 2-3-1 Shishido Ito-city Shizuoka prefecture
Access: an 8-minute-walk from the Ito station
Map: map to Laforet Club Ito-onsen Yu-no-niwa
5. The cat lovers shouldn’t miss it! The petit hotel in Izu which loves cats [Petit Hotel Fromage]
At the [Petit Hotel Fromage] surrounded by the forest, you can spend time composedly and relaxingly. The appearance of the hotel looks like the one in a fairy tale and you can experience the sensation as if you strayed into the book. The selling point of such a hotel is coming into contact with the cute cats, so called the [Nyanko time]! The cat lovers can’t wait, can they?
The hotel is proud not only of their cats but also their dishes on which they have been laying stress. Each dish, using the ingredients from Izu is very delicious and especially the simmered one whole red bream is exquisite! This is the recommended hotel where you can come into contact with your favourite animals.
Neko-no-iru-oyado Petit Hotel Fromage
Address: 1236-12 Yawatano Ito-city Shizuoka prefecture
Access: a 10-minute-ride in a car from the Izukogen station
Map: map to Neko-no-iru-oyado Petit Hotel Fromage
6. The inn with the superb scenery from where you can view Mt. Fuji This is it, Izu! [Shoutoukan]
From the open-air hot-spring on the top floor of the [Shoutoukan] you can command a view of Mt. Fuji and the Suruga Bay, soaking yourself in the bath! The scenery from the bath-room has captured public interest and it is has been a popular hotel in Izu. Not only from the open-air hot-spring but also from each room, the beautiful scenery is spreading out in front of you.
Also the evaluation of their dishes is high and the elaborate creative dishes with the local products and the seasonal ingredients are all superb gourmets which are enjoyable to your eyes and delicious in your mouth. Why don’t you refresh yourself, enjoying the fresh ingredients which change depending on the season?
Address: 7 Uchiuramito Numazu-city Shizuoka prefecture
Access: a courtesy bus from the Izunagaoka station
Map: map to Shoutoukan
7. Speaking of the hotel where you can enjoy the excellent French course! [Mast lamp Gensen-kakenagashi-no-chiisana Hotel]
The Japanese-styled course cuisine is superb, but the trip target, this time, is the French course. So, the hotel, [Mast lamp] is recommended. You can enjoy the exquisite French course, using the seasonal ingredients. For people who want to enjoy a more luxurious dinner, please taste the hotel’s proud, bouillabaisse where the flavour of the fish and the shell-fish is condensed.
Apart from the standard guest rooms, this hotel has the log-house with the comfortable warmth of the wood. It is a fashionable western-styled hotel, but they have a spacious open-air hot-spring and you can spend a luxurious time, viewing the star-studded sky.
Mastlamp Gensen-kakenagashi-no-chiisana Hotel
Address: 370 Oka Ito-city Shizuoka prefecture
Access: a 20-minute-walk from the Ito station
Map: map to Mastlamp Gensen-kakenagashi-no-chiisana Hotel
8. Children are most welcome! If you travel to Izu with your family, please stay at this inn! [Aoki-nagi-no-yado Meijikan]
I think choosing an accommodation for the trip with your small child will puzzle you. In such a case, please use this hotel. The [Meijikan] has a happy special free offer and a discount service for the pre-school and primary school children!
The amenities for children are sufficient and there are many attractive areas where children can play safely such as the kids’ space and the [Festival Square] where they can enjoy a festival every day. The sea is spreading out in front of you and you can play on the beach straight away. It is a wonderful inn for both adults and children. This is the hotel which all your family can enjoy.
Address: 2849-3 Toi Izu-city Shizuoka prefecture
Access: a 1-minute-walk from the Yunokawa
Map: map to Aoki-nagi-no-yado Meijikan
9. All rooms have the open-air hot-springs! The luxurious time in Izu! [Hanare-yado Yoshizumi]
The [Hanare-yado Yoshizumi] with a hidden inn atmosphere has been limiting to the stay 6 couples per day. You can experience the special feeling which you can’t have at any other usual hotels. The spacious open-air natural hot-spring has been well supplied for each room. If you stay at this inn, you can spend a special time in the tranquil space surrounded by the sea and the woods.
Their established reputation is not only due to its location but also because of their superb cuisine. They offer the Japanese-styled course menu which looks beautiful to the eyes and you can admire the chef’s skill. It is the recommended inn for special occasions for a married couple or a young couple. When you make a plan to visit Izu, please pick up this inn to stay.
Address: 4-24 Minamiomurodai Izukogen Ito-city Shizuoka prefecture
Access: an 8-minute-ride in a car from the Izukogen station
Map: map to Hanare-yado Yoshizumi
10. The hotel for which their hospitality and pursuance of sincerity are glowing [Hama-no-yu]
The [Hama-no-yu] which is a 5-minute-ride in a car from the Izuinatori station is an inn which cherishes its hospitality. Its location is superb and looks as if it is standing on the sea. You may be surprised with the number of their hot-springs! They have 16 hot-springs and each one of them has been set up elaborately to make their customers enjoy the various blessings of nature such as the bath 23m in length from where you can view the sea spreading out and the bath with the underwater illumination.
They are proud of their sufficient evening meal, using plenty of sea products, starting with a red sea bream. I’m sure you will want to come back someday again. Please experience this inn just once when you visit Izu.
Address: 1017 Inatori Izucho Kamo-county Shizuoka prefecture
Access: a 5-minute-ride in a car from the Izuinatori station
Map: map to Hama-no-yu