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Why we like it
- Situated in the picturesque part of Momijidani Park
- The original part of the ryokan dates back to 1854
- Onsen baths
- Traditional Japanese service
- A stylish and luxurious ryokan
- Experience Hiroshima's local and seasonal ingredients for your meals
- Many of the rooms have views of the gardens or the ocean
Enjoy the famous Hiroshima Oysters a specialty of the region and in season December to February.
Our three guides made this holiday so memorable. Nishiuma Tomoyo in Tokyo, Emiko Ashida (tea ceremony and kimono dressing) and Satomi Miura in Kyoto were fantastic. Their english, knowledge, friendliness and helpfulness could not be faulted. We are so grateful to them all.
- PD, Surrey
Rooms are in the traditional Japanese style, emphasising clean lines and a sense of space. There tend to be few furnishings and soft Japanese futon mattresses are spread out on the tatami floor in place of beds. Situated in a picturesque part of Momijidani Park, the stylish luxury ryokan, Iwaso, has among their guest list members of the Japanese royal family. Each comfortable room boasts creative design, such as flame shape windows, openwork screens, latticework and alcove posts.
The Wakamiya Hot Spring, named after the field surrounding it, offers the gentle water for the onsen baths, transported through nearby primeval forests. At Momijidani you can experience the feeling of becoming one with nature and enjoy seeing the crimson maple leaves of fall, the cherry blossoms of spring, and the new green leaves of spring. Complimentary shuttle bus from Miyajima ferry port to the property.
Best time to be there
Spring (late March to April) for cherry blossom, early summer (May to early June) for warm sunshine, autumn (October to November) for sunny weather and spectacular colours.
Osaka/ Tokyo Narita and Haneda (Japan Airlines, British Airways)
12 hours 30 minutes from London
GMT +9 hours
Not required for UK passport holders
No vaccinations required
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