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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This Ryokan is nicely tucked away from the people packed pier area- it's about a 20 minute walk from the pier. Not that you have to worry about walking it with your luggage, the staff will pick you up, drop you off, or even drop your luggage off while you take the leisurely walk- they are incredibly accommodating- so the...

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Menlo Park, CA
Reviewed January 19, 2017

The last time we visited the Auberge Watanabe it poured and poured rain for our entire visit. (We still had a great time due to our lovely hosts.) This time, the weather was much better and we got to explore much more of MIyajima. There was plenty to do here for the two nights we spent this time, and our...

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Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed January 18, 2017

We were 3 travelers sharing the large Japanese style room, which was more than enough space located in the upstairs of this beautiful inn. Our suite had a lovely bath tub, separate toilet, living room, second sleeping room, and porch. The dinner was a real delight, every course was lovely, especially the local specialty fish cooked simply in soy sauce...

1Thank Leslie S
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed January 13, 2017

My boyfriend and I stayed at Watanabe Inn for one night, and it was lovely. Upon arriving at Miyajima we had been instructed to speak to Information so that the Inn could come pick us up from the pier. The manager was lovely: he spoke English well and engaged in Japanese with me upon learning I had some knowledge of...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 22, 2016

This was our first visit to Japan and we had stayed in one ryokan and not been very excited by the experience. But the Watanabe Inn was like a 5 star hotel in comparison. As all the reviews say, the family are really welcoming and make you feel at home. The accommodation is extremely comfortable- we had a very large...

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Reviewed November 29, 2016

We were once again greeted warmly by the Watanabe family. How fortunate we are to have had the opportunity to return to magical Miyajima...like returning home! Our rooms in this quiet and quaint inn were so comfortable and kept impeccably clean. My furo baths were exquisite! I could have stayed in my room, not left the inn, and been completely...

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Benbecula Island, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

We were picked up from the ferry by the owner. He drove us to the inn and his wife made us very welcome. It was before check in so we dropped our bags and went for a walk. Mrs Watanabe gave us some tips and a map. The ryokan is immaculate very comfortable and great amenities. The food ( dinner...

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Lyon, France
Reviewed November 21, 2016

We had a magical experience at the Watanabe Inn. We checked in around 3PM after hiking Mt Misen and did not leave til we checked out the next day. With the beautiful room (we stayed in the Momiji room), amazing cyprus bath, and great views of the autumn leaves with water running nearby - why would we want to! The...

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Reviewed November 16, 2016

My friend and I thought that our Autumn Japan trip needs to be completed with a ryokan experience, and we were right. This became one of our most memorable stay, as well as highlight of the trip. We were looking through a list of Ryokans to book for Miyajima and then we came across with Watanabe Inn. I guess you...

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed October 31, 2016

We had an excellent experience at this Ryokan. The owners worked so hard to make every facet of our stay special - it was the highlight of our trip to Japan. The food was amazing and the attention to detail was just fantastic. We loved it.

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Address: Miyajima-cho Takimachi 215-1, Hatsukaichi 739-0524, Hiroshima Prefecture
Location: Japan > Chugoku > Hiroshima Prefecture > Hatsukaichi
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Watanabe Inn Japan/Hiroshima Prefecture - Hatsukaichi
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“Traditionally quaint, peaceful, clean and comfortable, overlooking a hillside filled with Japanese maple trees; a koi pond.”
 of 5 bubbles tu2L808, Nov 29, 2016 | Read review
“Watanabe Inn provides 2 way fetching from the pier, both arrival and departure.”
 of 5 bubbles AshleyJae, Nov 16, 2016 | Read review
“Most rooms would be quiet, as its location is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of day trippers.”
  • Balcony area, overlooking the canal.
  • Covered bathtub and shower area.
 of 5 bubbles Scotty2525, Oct 25, 2016 | Read review
“The largest suite in the inn has two rooms and views on two sides; it was fantastic.”
 of 5 bubbles LMF57, Sep 23, 2016 | Read review
“We had a beautiful room at the back , overlooking the little stream. . All have the amazing cedar tubs .”
 of 5 bubbles Donkey01, Apr 17, 2016 | Read review
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