When you think about Japan, Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto are easily on your mind to visit, but today I would like to introduce one of my favorite hotels, located in my hometown Shizuoka. The hotel is called Yaghu-no-sho.
When we walked in, we were welcomed by their warm lights and Koi fish. Their welcome-drink was matcha with Japanese sweets (my favorites).
The hotel has only 15 suites available. We chose the one with an outdoor bath. The room was very comfortable and quiet. I loved their traditional Japanese style. It even has a beautiful individual garden, and the view from the window was outstanding.
Even if you don’t choose the room with a private outdoor bath, don’t worry! There are outdoor baths available for everyone who stays at the hotel. The bath was surrounded by the beautiful garden.
The meals were traditional Japanese cuisine, and they were absolutely delightful. We had multi-course meals with gorgeous presentation and flavor. Each course was light enough so that we weren’t stuffed early. My favorite dishes were sashimi, kobe beef cooked on hot rocks, and grilled and salted fish. The entire meal took about 2 hours and the drinks were flowing nicely.
The check-in time is 2pm so arriving early allows you to walk to the town and see their small bamboo forest and beautiful temple.
Overall, this hotel was OUTSTANDING! If you are looking for an unforgettable experience in Japan, 柳生の庄 Yaghu-no-sho is the best place to stay. It’s in a great location halfway between Tokyo and Kyoto (very easy to access to both locations).
Hope you will visit there soon!