Opened in 1928, Keishokan Sazanamitei is a traditional Japanese inn located in Tomonoura. It is known for being the inspiration behind Ponyo, which is one of the most popular animated films in Japan by Studio Ghibli.

The hotel has a total number of 26 rooms, which cost between 30,000 to 50,000 JPY per night, with some of the rooms having an open-air hot spring bath. Some of the rooms also offer a view of the sea while others show off the calm of the garden.

The hotel offers large public baths that can be enjoyed by men and women separately while appreciating the ocean view.Guests are invited to taste authentic Japanese cuisine, whose ingredients are sourced from the nearby ocean.

Guests are welcome at Keishokan Sazanamitei, provided that they take precautionary measures and follow policies implemented due to the coronavirus. The location is near to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial and Itsukushima Shrine, which are World Heritage Sites officially listed by UNESCO. A shuttle bus can be taken from Hiroshima Station.

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Book Keishokan Sazanamitei in Tomonoura Onsen (Hiroshima) –  This purely Japanese-style onsen ryokan is located at Tomonoura, which is a port town known as the inspiration for Ponyo, a famous animated film by Studio Ghibli. All the 26 guest rooms, some in the “Honkan” (main building) and some in the “Bekkan” (annex), are washitsu (traditional Japanese-style rooms).

Seven rooms come with open-air hot spring baths, four of which face the sea and three face the garden. In the gender-segregated large public onsen baths, there is a boat-shaped open-air bath and a large cypress barrel bath, and both of them command a spectacular view of the expansive ocean.

Two rental baths outside the rooms for private use are also available. Guests here can enjoy spa hopping at a nearby onsen accommodation of the same group called Hotel Ofutei.

It is just a five-minute walk from Keishokan Sazanamitei. As to dining, you can eat authentic Japanese meals making use of seafood from the nearby waters, such as red seabream which is a specialty of Tomonoura, at a cabin restaurant.

Access: around 25 min by JR Shinkansen from Hiroshima Station to Fukuyama Station, then 30 min by shuttle bus

Private Onsens  (For couples, families, tattoo wearers)

(1) Rooms with open-air hot spring baths available
(2) Rental hot spring baths for private use (outside guest rooms): 2 baths

Spring quality/qualities

Radioactive spring

Tourist spots nearby

Tomonoura, Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Atomic Bomb Dome), Miyajima Island (Itsukushima Shrine)

Number of rooms

26 rooms

 

Rooms with open-air baths
Available

Onsen Area
Miyajima

Is this place ryokan only or ryokan with an onsen?
Onsen Ryokan

Does this ryokan have private onsen (hot spring)?
Yes

Is there a communal shared public bath?
Yes

Are there additional rental options?
With open-air tubs 0 With indoor tubs 2 With both indoor and outdoor tubs 0 Hours 3:30 pm-9:30 pm Price 2200 yen / 40 minutes How to book Reserve in advance

Price range (yen)
30,000 – 50,000

The price includes one dinner and one breakfast

 

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Keishoukan Sazanamitei

Total rating: 4
avatarTerance_Bubble
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Beautiful onsen
Private onsen inside room given us extra comfort and relaxing. The Hotel is convenient to the nearest tourist spot such as the famos lighting tower and various temples. Also in the morning we can visit the opposite island.

avatarGarga2
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Delicious dinner
Located in the area with associate hotels - transfer from near station can be arranged through these hotels. Quiet place and within walking distance there is small town facing sea ports with old houses. Spa is also good with ocean view of Setonaikai.

avatarAdrien N
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Wonderful ! ^^
My girlfriend and i were looking for a good ryokan but not too expensive (can go to 300 euros in Kyoto...) So we've been looking for something on our way from Miyajima to Kyoto (we had a Japan Rail Pass) and found this place in a city nobody seems to care about, as well as japanese people as tourists. And what a surprise ! The city in itself is ugly but the Ryokan is heaven ^^ Everybody was very nice to us, the meal was THE BEST MEAL I EVER ATE IN MY WHOLE LIFE !!! I was told kaiseki ryori was awesome... But i didn't expect something so good, so tasty and so light... The room was incredible, we also spent one of the best nights of our lives in real japanese futon, not the one you get in any hotel in Japan. The private bath & the common bath were really good and relaxing, nothing to say about those. We enjoyed walking in yukata in the hotel and being just the two of us. I'd do it again if i was in Japan !!

avatarDiscerning_Patron_GB
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Very comfortable Japanese-style hotel
Pros: - indoor and outdoor onsen/sento (hot baths) overlooking the inland sea - very good service - reasonable English language support Cons: - the building and corridors are not attractive - Western breakfast not available

avatarMag R
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A taste of luxury
We had a sea view room with hot tub/onsen included and this was such a treat. We aren't comfortable with the public onsens so this made our stay so wonderful by being able to soak in the hot tub and gaze at the beautiful islands alongside the coast. The staff at the hotel might not speak much English but they try their best to assist in any way they can. We had a particularly helpful server (Manami Oki) in the dining room who made meal times so enjoyable with our endevour to understand what is being served. We filled our bellies with amazingly fresh and beautiully presented food at each meal (we had the breakfast & dinner plan) that was more than enough to fuel us each day. The quality of the meals plus the superb tradional room with onsen made the value of the package so worthwhile. Highly recommended for couples seeking a nice relaxing treat in this peaceful fishing port town.

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