Loisir Hotel Naha Where You Can Enjoy the Sea and Onsen and a Pool Year Round

Review of Loisir Hotel Naha | Nishi 3-2-1
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Loisir Hotel Naha is where the Yomiuri Giants stay for their training camps in Okinawa. With the perfect location of being within Naha City yet seaside, and its onsen and pool which uses those hot springs that allow it to stay open year round, make this a popular hotel destination. With rooms frequently being remodeled and spacious enough for families it is even more comfortable than before! We take a tour of the attractions here at the hotel where you can run into pro baseball players during their training season, and comics during the Okinawa Film Festival.

The comforts of the Loisir Hotel Naha with the airport and Kokusai Street only 10min away

loisir hotel naha where you can enjoy the sea and onsen and a pool year round | the comforts of the loisir hotel naha with the airport and kokusai street only 10min away

The seaside Loisir Naha Hotel is extremely close to Naha Airport being only 7 minutes by car and 10 minutes by city bus. In front of the car park is a 24hr supermarket and is nearby the famous Kokusaidori Street.

Although from 2014 many of the seaside rooms have been remodeled but the already spacious rooms all have windows that allow scenic views of Kerama Islands when the sky is clear, and the bay view of the lights and cruises at night. All bayside rooms have tables and chairs on the verandas for you to enjoy the beautiful Okinawan seabreeze.

There are many types of rooms here such as the Japanese style room popular with those traveling with kids, or the twin room which you can set up 4 beds when traveling with groups of people.

Loisir Hotel Naha’s Miejyo Onsen a natural onsen rare in Naha

loisir hotel naha where you can enjoy the sea and onsen and a pool year round | loisir hotel naha’s miejyo onsen a natural onsen rare in naha

One of the best features of Loisir Hotel Naha is the Miejyo Onsen on the second floor. It is a natural hot spring rare to Okinawa which boils up unaided from 800m below feeding the outdoor, indoor, and bubble baths for you to relax in between 6:30am and midnight!

With sodium, iodine, chloride contained in the 8 million year old fossil seawater and being heated by the earth’s crust, it is also a very rare type of onsen. It is completely different from the mostly volcanic hot springs from Hokkaido to Kyushu.

The fossil seawater contains salt and is clear and has no smell but is salty tasting, and stops your sweat from evaporating heating yet moisturizing your skin at the same time.

In the day time many locals also frequent it and there are towels, shampoos and conditioners making it easy to stop by to relax before getting on the plane or a day trip destination.

A fantastic Orion Beer poured by a master bartender and the setting sun at the top floor bar!

loisir hotel naha where you can enjoy the sea and onsen and a pool year round | a fantastic orion beer poured by a master bartender and the setting sun at the top floor bar!

Inside the hotel are many dining facilities such as the buffet restaurant, or the ones which specialize in Japanese food or Ryukyu cuisine. The place we highly recommend for beer lovers is the Bar Planet located on the top floor. From the bar seats you can watch as the sun sets into the East China Sea right in front of you.

This is one of the few places that are approved to serve the local Orion Beer’s Orion Draft Triple Star! You will be surprised at how different a beer poured by a beer meister really is. They also serve Okinawan cuisine as well as authentic oven baked pizza and other food items.

The many tables and live music also attract many Giants players during their spring camp training after a dip in the onsen! If you are lucky you just might run into a few!

The natural onsen pool open year round and the outdoor pool open April to October!

loisir hotel naha where you can enjoy the sea and onsen and a pool year round | the natural onsen pool open year round and the outdoor pool open april to october!

The outdoor pool which opens with the swimming beach in April was designed by Hanae Mori reminiscent of a butterfly and is a wave pool. It is shallow so that children can enjoy it and is full of family travelers!

The pool takes on a mystical feel at night when lit up and you can even enjoy a pool side BBQ in the warm winters of Okinawa.

The indoor pool is connected by the pool side entrance near the hot tub open year round. This pool uses the Miejyo Onsen water and creates the same effect as thalassotherapy.

There are also areas where you can walk in water and a waterfall area as well as a jet shower zone to enjoy the relaxing natural hot spring pool.

Enjoy the gift shop with the most items in the prefecture at the first floor Loisir Plaza

enjoy the gift shop with the most items in the prefecture at the first floor loisir plaza

On the first floor where the front desk is the prefecture’s largest gift shop where you can buy Okinawan snacks that are only available here as well as chinaware, cloth goods, awamori and other gifts unique to Okinawa.

Not only are there many items but they are also reasonably priced making you visit it many times during your stay. The red yam tart, Ryukyuzome hair accessories and initialed handkerchiefs are popular items that you can buy from 300 JPY.

On the same floor is a convenient store that stocks Blue Seal Ice and Bear Ice ice-creams so take a look if you can.

Loisir Hotel Naha, full of activities

There are many tours that start at the Loisir Hotel Naha such as the Churami Aquarium day trip bus tour, and the Kerama Islands snorkeling tour. Nearby there are jogging and running courses as well as Japan’s first snorkeling only beach, so check out the links below in the memo section for you to make the most of the trip to Okinawa regardless of the season!

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