My wife and me made here the base for a weekend hike along the waterfalls of the Kawatsu Gorge and up to the Amagi Mountain. This is a Japanese style hot spring guesthouse, with a modern touch. The guesthouse is set just next to a temple with a graveyard on the back and its entrance is right through the temple’s front courtyard. The guesthouse must have been recently renovated. The interior decor is modern and very simple, yet beautiful and essential. Tatami straw mats and wooden floor, no need for slippers. We were given a kind of Japanese style pajama instead of the usual “yakata” vest and introduced to a very beautiful room on the second floor, with a partial view over the hills. The room was very spacious, with new tatami floor and perfectly clean. It is provided with a sink, while shared toilets are on the corridor. Aircon and small fridge work perfectly.
The bathhouse at the ground floor is really nice, The bath is of natural thermal water. There is an indoor big tub, a smaller and slightly hotter wooden tub outdoors and a sauna room too. Three reclining chairs outside are just perfect for cooling down after the warm bath or the sauna and watching the sky. The guesthouse also offers a private bathing room for couples, or families.
We had the simplest of the menus on offer for dinner. It was absolutely fantastic. A kind of modern Japanese cuisine, with some western dishes (delicious seafood chowder and cuts of roasted chicken breast with stirred peppers and eggplants), cooked very lightly in the Japanese style and an amazing kind of sorbet at the end made with local citrus fruits. A group of guests next to us were enjoying a steamed big red fish that looked gorgeous.
The group of ladies who are running this guesthouse and the kitchen are doing a wonderful job. They are full of smiles, kind, welcoming and so efficient!
The only drawback of the guesthouse is that is located just on the main road, so the interference of the car and truck traffic on this exquisite environment is unavoidable.
Overall it was a most pleasant stay. I look forward of being back one day to enjoy the red fish!
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Priceline, Odigeo, Agoda and Recruit Holdings Co Ltd (Inbound) so you can book your Zennoyu reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Zennoyu Kawazu-Cho, Japan - Shizuoka Prefecture