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#11 of 110 hotels in Izu
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Izu Peninsula, the nation's largest hot springs resort, is about 2-hours train ride from Tokyo. Shuzenji Hot Springs is the oldest resort in Izu. River and its traditional Japanese style wooden structures are scattered in the large garden of about 5,000 ㎡. There is more than 140 years history. Many celebrated writers and painting artist, including Yokoyama Taikan and Kawabata Yasunari, are among the frequent guests. It is located at the center of Shuzenji Hot Springs, a short distance from sightseeing spots. Arai Ryokan is the inn where you can certainly enjoy the every essence of Japanese nature of four seasons, the traditional culture, art and architecture. All guest rooms are the traditional architecture and the rooms themselves overlook either the Katsura River or the garden or the courtyard with its large pond full of carp to enjoy the beauty of each season. Among the main attractions are the baths. The main bath, the Tenpyo Dai Yokudo, are built in 1933, with all cypress, by Nara Era(the 8th century) architectural style. The outdoor bath is located in Japanese garden and the family bath can be reserved for private use. All bath are the natural hot springs. The meal is kaiseki cuisine featuring the local fresh sea food and vegetable. Both dinner and breakfast are served in guest rooms. Meat dish or vegetarian meals are available for dinner also we can serve a continental breakfast. Please make request upon booking. The Bamboo Lane which is ranked ★★ in Michelin Green Guide Japan 2009 and 2011, Shuzenji Temple of 1200 years' history are short distance from the ryokan, 3-minutes walk. Also, you can enjoy the panoramic view of Mt. Fuji and the Suruga Bay from the peak of Mt. Daruma which is 20-minutes drive from the ryokan.
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Free parking
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Free Internet
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Golf course
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Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
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Excellent location. Izu is a very pleasant town (the Hakone Peninsula, in general, is highly recommended). Arai has rooms with a little balcony, overlooking the small bamboo forest (in itself, ideal for evening and early morning walks). The atmosphere is very intimate, you can
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This ryokan has been in operation since 1872 and the authentic atmosphere shows this age in a beautiful way. Its intricate architecture takes guests from one gorgeous corridor to another, winding through bridges, ponds, and the nearby river. Views from each room are great, from
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It is an old place and therefore has good and bad. We could experience a traditional ryokan but for the cold weather it was uncomfortable. The heating is patchy and ineffective for comfort. The room was cold, the baths were cold (unless you were in the water of course), cold
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We arrived at Arai Ryokan after hours, but the staff had our futons set up and welcomed us to the hotel. It was hard to enjoy the hot springs to the fullest during the hottest summer ever recorded in Japan, but the facilities are clean and the staff is attentive. We enjoyed
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My husband and I just spent two nights here on our honeymoon and we had a beautiful time. The grounds are lovely, the service was great and the hot springs were comfortable and relaxing. We enjoyed the old fashioned feel to the place. We had a room with a river view which I
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$317 - $578 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
arai ryokan hotel izu
JapanChubuTokaiShizuoka PrefectureIzuShuzenji Onsen
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