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Best Ryokans In Shizuoka, Japan: Tea Ceremonies, Seaside And Mountain Views Await

Katie
Published Sep 02, 2019

Nestled on the south coast of Japan, Shizuoka boasts incredible sea views, beaches and plenty of historical sites. You can enjoy the views of Mount Fuji, take a cable car to Kunōzan Tōshō-gū, explore Sunpu Castle and learn about the history of the area at the Toro Museum. Shizuoka itself is a medium-sized city and has all the local amenities you need to enjoy your stay, such as delicious restaurants and a plethora of hot-spring baths.

This area is also famous for its tea leaves and tea production, so be sure to witness a traditional tea ceremony during your time here. To help you get the best out of your experience, we’ve found you the best ryokans in Shizuoka, Japan, so you can book today. A ryokan is a traditional Japanese inn that will give you a unique insight into the culture and history of the area. So, scroll below and find the best ryokans in Shizuoka, Japan.

1. Atagawa Prince Hotel (from USD 162)

Nestled in a quiet area, just a short distance from the Atagawa Hot Spring, is the 4-star Atagawa Prince Hotel. This ryokan is popular because of its excellent location and sea views, which can be enjoyed from the privacy of your own bedroom. There is a seasonal outdoor pool which guests can take full advantage of, should the weather permit it. The bedrooms are relaxing and equipped with the necessities, including a private bathroom, a flat-screen television, and air-conditioning. Additional amenities include a terrace area and a daily Asian breakfast.

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2. Ogawa Ryokan (from USD 104)

This stylish and well-decorated ryokan is within walking distance to the Shimoda Floating Aquarium. The rooms all feature air-conditioning and err on the side of modernism, with a kettle, free Wi-Fi and a fridge. It is worth noting that the bathrooms are shared. There is even a small onsen for guests to enjoy, so we’re sure you will have a great time staying here.

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3. Atagawakan (from USD 151)

There are two room options at this stunning onsen and both offer sea views. One of the rooms does not include catering, while the other includes the cost of half board. The meals are carefully prepared using seasonal local ingredients and are served in the comfort of your own room.

As well as being comfortable, the bedrooms are also bright and spacious, thanks to the large windows that allow in plenty of natural light. Guests will sleep on traditional futon bedding on a tatami floor, so you can truly experience Japanese culture. Along with the four public baths, which can be booked privately, you can also schedule a massage.

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4. Ryokan Izuna (from USD 93)

This ryokan is extremely popular for a few main reasons. Firstly, the staff are well known for being particularly friendly, secondly, the Asian-style breakfast is delicious and plentiful. Sea views can be joined from the bedrooms and, finally, they have English speaking staff.

This ryokan is also in an easily accessible location, just 20 minutes walk from the JR Atami. During your stay, be sure to visit the nearby Atami Onsen. The bedrooms at the Ryokan Izuna each have an en-suite and guests can enjoy the communal lounge, which overlooks a garden. During springtime, you can enjoy the cherry blossoms.

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5. Atami Onsen Sakuraya Ryokan (from USD 244)

We think that you’ll fall in love with this property as much as we did. The Japanese-style garden at this 4-star ryokan creates an idyllic scene. The bedrooms are of a good size and are equipped with a private bathroom, Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a fridge, and a flat-screen television. Located within easy access to the Kinomiya Shrine and the MOA Museum of Art, you can spend your days happily exploring the local area. Afterwards, enjoy a relaxing sauna and then, in the morning, eat a delicious Asian breakfast.

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6. Meijikan (from USD 230)

With free onsite parking and a variety of room types, we’re sure that you’ll enjoy your stay at this ryokan. Located just 7 km (4.3 miles) from Koibito Misaki Cape, it is an excellent base from which to explore further afield. Each of the units at this ryokan offers a peaceful environment to relax and unwind, away from the humdrum of everyday modern living. However, you can rest assured that there are still modern amenities included, such as a flat-screen television and a hairdryer. Guests can also enjoy a delicious and hearty buffet-style breakfast.

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7. Tatsuta Ryokan (from 9200)

This ryokan boasts both Japanese and western-style rooms that are completely non-smoking. The bedrooms are bright and some feature both traditional Japanese low table seating and a modern western-style seating area, with a coffee table and sofa. This is a perfect match for those who want to explore Japanese culture, while still enjoying some of the home comforts you are accustomed to.

The bedroom areas also feature heating, a television and a refrigerator. Each bedroom has its own private bathroom, but shared kitchen space. We love that, due to its location, you can also rent skis and take full advantage of the ski storage area – perfect for a winter holiday.

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8. Hiina (from USD 150)

We are in love with the outdoor hot springs at this property – they are absolutely beautiful in the evening. The bedrooms offer both Japanese-style and western-style seating areas. There are two rooms types to choose from, both have a beautiful sea view but, for additional luxury, one has an open bath. Each room has an ensuite and includes a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries. There is also free Wi-Fi onsite and you can enjoy a delicious Asian breakfast, each morning.

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9. Shimoda Yamatokan (from USD 326)

If you are looking for a spot to enjoy both the seaside and a relaxing onsen holiday, look no further than the Shimoda Yamatokan ryokan. Overlooking the Sagami-nada Sea, you can enjoy the view from your private balcony, connected to a Japanese-style bedroom. We love the perfect mix between tradition and modernity at this property. The bedrooms are very relaxing and you can experience a sense of culture with the low-level table and chairs. However, there is also a more western-style area, which includes a coffee table and regular seating.

During the day, borrow some snorkeling gear. Then, in the evening, relax in the spa before watching a movie on the DVD player. Meals are served in the dining room, which specializes in grilled seafood and meat. There is also a separate lounge with a licensed bar.

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10. Hoshi Meguri (from USD 102)

From sea views to mountains views in our next listing, the popular Hoshi Meguri is a welcoming site, where the staff speaks English, so you can have a little bit more peace of mind. There is only one type of room on site and each one features a small seating area, tatami mat flooring with futons, air-conditioning and a private toilet. It’s worth noting that full bathrooms are shared and are not en-suite. There is also free Wi-Fi in the rooms. A fantastic breakfast is served daily and, afterwards, guests can enjoy the hot spring bath and terrace.

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A unique experience

Staying at a traditional ryokan gives you a unique experience and insight into the traditional Japanese way of life. Each of these ryokans that we’ve listed are the best in the area and guarantee a relaxing and peaceful environment. We recommend booking early to avoid disappointment. So, what are you waiting for? Book any one of these best ryokans in Shizuoka, Japan, today.

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