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Shimoda Yamatokan

2048 Kisami, Shimoda, Shizuoka Prefecture 415-0028, Japan (Shimoda Onsen)
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Ranked #2 of 32 Shimoda B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014
WoutNeck Sanur, Indonesia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Sanur, Indonesia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Easily accessible by shuttle bus from the train station, this Onsen experience hotel became one of my top experiences in Japan. The rooms are very comfortable and spacious, each with a private terrace garden that overlooks the beach and the surfers in the bay. The hotel also has direct access to the beach. Very friendly staff made us feel welcome,... More

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s-yamatokan, マネージャー at Shimoda Yamatokan, responded to this review

Thank you for your staying to us the other day. We are very happy to hear from you a very nice feedback. We hope you enjoyed and had experienced your memorial time in Shimoda Yamatokan. Looking forward to serving you in the near future again. Thank you! More

Oslo, Norway
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

A great place to discover the best of Japan: the ONSEN. A 2,5 hrs train ride south from Tokyo. Pick up at station. Ok English; always good if you know the basics. Dinner was great, the onsen was very nice - particularly the JP side with a great rotenburo(outdoor) with a view. Comfortable futons made on large tatami rooms. I... More

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s-yamatokan, マネージャー at Shimoda Yamatokan, responded to this review

Thank you for your staying to our Shimoda Yamatokan. We are very happy to hear from your nice feedback. Although it takes 2.5 hours from Tokyo, but you felt it's not so long to come? We hope you enjoyed our seafood cuisine and stunning ocean view and fresh air. Please remember this special trip for you for ever and look... More

Hong Kong, China
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We stayed there for a night and had a good time. Food was great, both dinner and breakfast. We stayed in a room with our private bath and the view from our room is awesome. We also went to the public bath, both are good, one is in western and one is in Japanese style.

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s-yamatokan, マネージャー at Shimoda Yamatokan, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your stay to us. And also thank you for your feedback. We hope you enjoyed our "Food", "View and "Hot spring" . We look forward to see you near future again. More

Lennox Head, Australia
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

I guess the regular traveller to Japan would not know that you can rent a room at the Yamatokan from around 3pm to 9pm and enjoy the facilities. We were lucky to be taken by our friends and had a beach front room in traditional style, given kimonos and we used the wonderful onsens up on the roof, a separate... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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40 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

The HP of the hotel is very deceptive, as the real place is very old. The common areas next to the pool are even in dire condition. The food had nothing fancy. It would have been fine if the place were cheap. But as it is expensive it was the worse value of all the ryokan I have stayed. Most... More

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

We stayed here one night and then escaped. The room wasn't dirty but it smelled old and dusty and the floor, walls, and ceiling had discoloration that made it look gross. We felt stranded when we got there. No restaurants or shops nearby ($15 cab ride in to town). The beach was a bit of a disappointment too. It felt... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

We have stayed in Yamatokan for three times already. We go there mostly for surfing and for that this hotel is perfect. Most of the rooms have tatami floors and sleeping is on futon mattresses, which are quite comfortable. Also the Japanese style rooms look quite authentic and you feel that you are in a different place. The rooms are... More

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s-yamatokan, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Shimoda Yamatokan, responded to this review

Thank you for your staying to our hotel every time. We appreciate your perfect report about our Shimoda Yamatokan. There are many packages for your stay. Why not try to stay the room with private open-air bath on your next trip? We look forward to serving you soon. More

14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2011

Located just next to Tatado beach, Shimoda on the Izu peninsula about three hours train ride from central Tokyo. Booking over mail in English is straight forward, timely and easy to understand. As always you pay per person, not per room, even for kids. Make sure to bring print out of quote to avoid any mishaps when checking out. This... More

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hong kong
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14 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

nice hotel, value for money for room size, onsen & food. Good for foreignes for hotel staff speak English well. But not suitable if you are looking for luxury experience & privacy. Hotel has many rooms & too many people in the onsen area, onsen is also quite artifical.

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Tokyo, Japan
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2011

My wife and I wanted to take a trip outside of Tokyo with our daughter. After researching online I came across this Japanese Style hotel and was very excited. I set everything up online including reservations. I got 2 emails back confirming both my price and reservation: (Exact Wording: KON NICHI WA [Mr-------------] SAMA. **************************************************************************** Your reservation is confirmed. We... More

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Address: 2048 Kisami, Shimoda, Shizuoka Prefecture 415-0028, Japan
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Location: Japan > Chubu > Shizuoka Prefecture > Shimoda > Shimoda Onsen
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Also Known As:
Yamatokan Hotel Shimoda
Yamatokan Resort Shimoda

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Shimoda Yamatokan is located on the oceanfront of beautiful TATADO beach. Make yourself at home while enjoying sumptuous meals and relaxing in the hot springs.Each room is set in traditional Japanese style, with tatami mats and futons. Further, each room has a private balcony for magnificent ocean views and relaxation. Savor the seasonal local delicacies! ... more   less 
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