I've been coming to Hotel Mare Takata for almost 10 years - that's how much I enjoy it.
The rooms are very well fitted out, with views over the harbour, or the mountains, the beds are comfortable, and the bathrooms are big, by Japanese standards.
For the little bit extra, it's worth taking a Deluxe room.
All amenities are included in the tariff - toothpaste, tooth brushes, hair brushes, bath sponges, bubble bath, pyjamas, room slippers.
My only criticism would be that the rooms are starting to look a little tired, and need a little bit of money spent on partial refurbishing.
The restaurant on the hotel Reception level provides an excellent range of fresh Japanese, and Chinese food for lunch and dinner, and a western and Japanese buffet breakfast.
Hotel Mare also has a large Function Room that can cater for weddings, and other group meetings, or conventions.
There are several beaches for swimming, and fishing, within 10 to 20 minutes drive, and an interesting museum where the Japanese were repatriated sat the end of WW2, that is a "must see", if you're in the area.
Amanohashidate - one of Japan's most famous scenic spots - is roughly 30 minutes away, by cart, and Tottori, with its desert landscape, another 20 minutes further on.More
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