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Reviewed June 18, 2017

Next to train station and a beach
Nice welcome drink and dessert
Spacious room with a small balcony, facing directly to the sea
Decilious food with good services in the room
Nice onsen, you can hear the sound of sea wave at the open air bath
I enjoy my time here

Date of stay: February 2017
  • Trip type: Traveled solo
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Thank ericyhor
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Reviewed May 20, 2015

This place was once the exclusive, luxurious inn with many historical figures stayed. Not anymore. However, if you are looking for an authentic hot spring inn (Onsen Ryokan) experience, for a reasonable price, this is still a good option.

The rooms are spaces - with a sitting area with a great ocean view, a large dinning / sleeping area, and another small room for changing, etc. Overall, the building is old and showing some age...

For me, as a Japanese national, with many experiences staying at inns in Japan, it was about an average. The service was great. The large public bath was enjoyable, as long as you pick the right timing when it wasn't so crowded. The large bath is filled with everything you need - from cosmetics to massage chairs, and it is really enjoyable.

They charge extra fee for private bath rentals- for those of you who are a little hesitant about taking the bath with strangers. It's usually a great option for a family or a couple. However, their private bath is soaking only - there is a stand-up shower (western style) to wash off, then you enter the soaking tub area. It doesn't really give you an authentic experience. And for about US$30 for 45-minute private use, I don't think it's worth it. (My package included one time use).

Food was ok - I could tell what was pre-made (someone took it out of a bag and plated...), and that was disappointing. There were some tasty dishes - and good portion size.

It was a good value for what I paid for, included one private bath rental, two meals a day served in my room, and 20% discount on the massage. Location is right on the beach, and great for walks and watching surfers.

Wifi access is only available in the lobby lounge area. They offer shuttle service to the train station.

Room tip: Every room has the ocean view.
Date of stay: May 2015
  • Trip type: Traveled with family
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Thank karmamuffin
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Reviewed July 5, 2014

I've been to Japan a handful of times, as a travel professional, journalist, and traveler. I had always wanted to experience the true and authentic Ryokan onsen, and I found it at the Imaiso!

Even though it has a modest appearance, this seemingly independent hotel is part of the large Agora chain. Though not used to many English-speaking visitors (this is a plus!) the staff went out of their way to great and shower a single traveler with hospitality and gracious welcome. From the moment I was picked up at the train station by the shuttle to my evening and morning meals, this was truly a gastronomical experience. The rates are higher than others, but with 17 courses (none of which are translated into English, sadly) it is hardly a "hotel" and more a culinary kitchen with beds. I had a massive corner suite, and most rooms I walked by seemed to be huge by western standards.

It would have been nice to have the evening and morning meals translated into a few common languages for those rare visitors like me. Nonetheless, this is a true slice of Japan rarely found elsewhere.

I do wish that the futons were softer (I'm picky, I admit). The onsen baths could also use a renovation.

Date of stay: March 2014
  • Trip type: Traveled solo
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Thank 92549marc
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Reviewed March 30, 2019 via mobile
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Date of stay: March 2019
Trip type: Traveled solo
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Reviewed March 18, 2019 via mobile
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Date of stay: March 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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