You are greeted by a line of women dressed in kimono, taken to your room by one and fitted out with a Yukata that you can wear throughout your stay. The lady that takes you to your room becomes your room attendant and is the one that fits you with your Yukata and shows you how to wear it. She also serves you tea and a sweet. Your room is like a small apartment where the floors are tatami mats throughout. The living room has a low table where you sit on cushions. There is a separate dining area if you choose to dine in your room where you sit on the floor with your legs in a lower separate section. You can choose to sleep in a western style bed or on a traditional futon. The shower has a deep tub and a shower area that is Japanese style.
A visit to the Onsen, a separate floor separate for ladies and gents, is a must...no swim suits here....you must shower before getting in the onsen and you can do so either Japanese style or Western.
Some may get the feel that this experience might be reminiscent of Las Vegas without the gambling. There are 2 complimentary shows in the evening that change from time to time. While we were there we had a drumming show and a performance by a guitar player and singer grom Paraguay. Each of these shows is only 15 minutes, but well worth it.
An evening meal and breakfast was included for our group so I can't comment on cost of either meal. I can say that both meals were outstanding and were served by women dressed in kimono.
On departure your room attendant comes to your room and helps with your luggage.
A really great experience! Our room was 1117 that had a view of mountains and looked out over the sea.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At Kagaya hotel, all the elegance and beauty of Japan surronds you. The lovely indoor and outdoor gardens offer tranquility all year round.The hotel is graced with a multi-million dollar collection of traditional Japanese artwork. Nothing can compare with the serene beauty of the view overlooking Nanao bay, a masterpiece in itself. The Kagaya provides you with an opportunity to relax and experience the best of Japan. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kagaya Hotel Nanao
- Kagaya Japan/Nanao