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Hotel Iyaonsen

3.5 of 5 Ryokan   |   367-2 Ikedachomatsuomatsumoto, Miyoshi, Tokushima Prefecture 778-0165, Japan
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Ranked #2 of 11 Miyoshi B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dublin, California
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106 reviews 106 reviews
16 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this hidden-away Onsen Hotel by combing through Google Map. It is about 22 km south of Awaikeda train station and can be reached by a small bus traveling through windy and often single-lane road in the mountains. We stayed in Okayama the previous night and took the train to Awaikeda by Ltd Exp Nampu 5, from 10:05 to... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

You stay here for the views and the novelty of taking a cable car to the onsen. Certainly the food is quite nice and the rooms are stylish but beyond that it's a tourist hotel with underwhelming not particularly friendly service, lacking basic necessities such as an elevator and hygenic in-room amenities for guests use - it's simply too expensive... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We stayed at the Iya Onsen Hotel on the island of Shikoku in Japan for only one night. How we wished we could have stayed longer. The hotel is perched over a precipitous ravine and has a funicular railway down to the natural hot spring beside the river at the bottom of the gorge. Our room overlooked this gorge and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
22 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

I didn't plan it very well. My projected arrival time at Iya Onsen was about 9pm. By the time I got on the last road there, it was very dark. The road was one of the most winding I've ever taken. Add the darkness and the many times the narrowness of the road is many places, and I knew I... More

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Sydney, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

After arriving at Oboke Station, baby, toddler, parents and grand parents were happy to be picked up by already waiting hotel bus. When entering our room, we were stunned by the view and for once did not jump subito into our yukata to get as quick as possible into the onsen. The view out of the window is amazing, Yo-Yo... More

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71 reviews 71 reviews
40 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

The moment I stepped into the room, the feeling of relaxation was immediate. Although this ryokan is about 40 years old, it is very well-maintained and has lots of new modern renovations and fittings. It preserves the traditional feel of a ryokan but has lots of little touches which make it luxuriously comfortable and yet does not take away any... More

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

We made a reservation about a month before our trip. As the hotel was making a 40th anniversary promotion, we decided to pick a promotion package in which we only needed to pay 22,000 yen for a person to get a stay in a room with private onsen (of course, dinner and breakfast were also included). The hotel was absolutely... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
52 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013 via mobile

Hard to fault this amazingly sited hotel atop a canyon of native forest and an iconic river bend in a gorge. Top that with the funicular from reception down to the gorge floor onsens (a perfect 38 deg and suitably mineral filled) and wonderful tatami rooms with comfortable futons and this is a great stay option in Iya. The half... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

When we decided we were going to hire a car and drive to Iya Onsen for an overnight stay, we made the executive decision to ignore the "as cheap as possible" budget for accommodation and go well and truly to the other end of the scale for a night in supreme luxury. The room we booked at Hotel Iya Onsen... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

We stayed here as a couple in April this year for two nights and it was one of the highlights of our trip to Japan. We were touring around Japan via train with the rail pass, and this was the only part of our trip where we wondered if we should have hired a car, and in hindsight we probably... More

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Address: 367-2 Ikedachomatsuomatsumoto, Miyoshi, Tokushima Prefecture 778-0165, Japan
Location: Japan > Shikoku > Tokushima Prefecture > Miyoshi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Iyaonsen 3.5*
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