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Ryokan Okayama, Myoko: In Myoko, stay at Ryokan with a spa

Absolutely Excellent.

Ryokan Okayama in Myoko Kogen provides dinner and breakfast with a one-night stay. Also, they have a natural hot spring for relaxation. They have 2 hot springs indoors and 1 outdoors.

It is also located within easy view of Mt. Myoko.

Free shuttle services are available from the JR Myoko Kogen Train Station (about 15 minutes by car).

The dinner was excellent and very filling. But, I only ate about 90% of it. I skipped the sazae (sea snail) and chisai ika (tiny squid).

I ate everything else: the various appetizers, the steamed vegetables, the sasasushi (suishi in bamboo leaves), the grilled red fish, the grilled oysters (excellent and my first time), the tenderized grill beef (Wow! That was SO good!!) the Myoko style soba noodles and the coffee-jelly desert with fruit.

Breakfast was good and filling as well.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Spa and Resort, Food and Dining
  • Written May 2, 2014
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  • Reviews: 19

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Ryugon: A very traditional and amazing ryokan

I can recommend this Ryokan, which means a traditional Japanese style hotel. Wonderful local food, 24 hours avilable public Onsen,,,,

The outstanding point is the building. They renovated very old traditional Samurai (maybe) house with nice small gardens.
Onsen (hot spring bath) is 24 hours available both inside and outside. (Gents and Ladies are separated.) All rooms are Japanese style. Very quiet.
The price is a bit expensive as the luxual traditional Japanese ryokan. But it's worth to stay!

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Spa and Resort, Historical Travel, Disabilities
  • Written December 24, 2007

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  • KevinMichael profile photo KevinMichael
  • Reviews: 405

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Shihairu Lodge in Ishiuchi Maruyama: Stay in a Ryokan

To really go for the non-western Japanese Inn experience go for a ryokan. They're pretty different from western hotels but, comfortable enough. They can also be considerably cheaper than the western style hotels. The last time I stayed in one was when we went on a ski trip to Maruyama in Niigata Prefecture.

This ryokan in particular was ideally located right at the ski resort. They also rent skis and ski equipment, sleds, a small restaurant (of sorts) and they have a dinning hall. The dinning hall offers traditional Japanese meals but, they also can offer easier eats for the foreigners that don't have the stomach for Japanese food.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Romantic Travel and Honeymoons, Skiing and Boarding, Budget Travel
  • Written October 21, 2007
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