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We stayed in a few ryokans during our trip to Japan and this was our favourite. It’s very traditional and peaceful, a few metres from the sea with lovely views. The women who run it are wonderful hosts, very helpful and welcoming. There is a...More
We were beyond delighted with this ryokan in Setoda. It's an old old house built around a 300 yr old Japanese garden courtyard. The rooms are fairly traditional with shoji screens, tatami mats, and futon beds with rice pillows. The bathing areas are only open...More
Very traditional stay in the Japanese countryside where one can easily store bicycles. Everything is clean and the hostess very pleasant. If one is looking for chic as opposed to traditional accommodations, then probably don't do the bicycle ride and plan to stay overnight en...More
My wife and I cycled the Shimonami Kendo. We had read that Suminoe was a good place to stay. Today was a perfect day. Good weather for the ride, magnificent scenery and arrived in Setoda early afternoon. The local gallery with an exhibition of local...More
Such a special place to stay. The gracious hostess and staff are warm and welcoming even if they have little English. Great bath and beautiful private garden, lovely to walk around. Clean and comfortable traditional rooms. Real old world charm with lovely water views.
There was a toilet and wash basin in the room. The showers and onsen (hot bath) are communal, one for men and one for women. Think this is quite typical of many ryokans. It’s a gorgeous place if you want a truly traditional... More
There was a toilet and wash basin in the room. The showers and onsen (hot bath) are communal, one for men and one for women. Think this is quite typical of many ryokans. It’s a gorgeous place if you want a truly traditional experience.
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