Established in 1967, Migiwatei Ochi Kochi is a traditional Japanese inn located in Fukuyama. Situated in the Seto Inland Sea, the ryokan has its rooms equipped with balconies with the purpose to overlook surrounding sceneries.
It has a total of 17 rooms that cost about 45,000 to 65,000 JPY per night, including outdoor hot spring baths. The interior of the rooms is inspired by contemporary Japanese design.
For pampering and relaxation, guests can enjoy massage and facial treatment. The restaurant can also be visited during one’s stay and taste seasonal Japanese cuisine.
Miyajima island is currently a place restricted for traveling due to COVID-19, but tourists are welcome to plan their activities once border restrictions are lifted. A free shuttle is provided by the inn when coming from Fukuyama Station.
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Book Migiwatei Ochi Kochi in Tomonoura Onsen (Hiroshima) – This onsen ryokan is located at Tomonoura, which is a port town known as the inspiration for Ponyo, a famous animated film by Studio Ghibli. Each guest room comes with a wood deck and a private open-air onsen bath that face the expansive ocean.
There are also two sea-facing rental open-air baths outside the rooms for private use. Guests here can enjoy spa hopping at two nearby onsen accommodations of the same group, called Hotel Ofutei and Keishokan Sazanamitei. As to dining, you can eat authentic Japanese meals making use of seafood from the nearby waters, like red seabream and abalone, while looking at the fabulous view of the sea.
Access: around 25 min by JR Shinkansen from Hiroshima Station to Fukuyama Station, then 30 min by shuttle bus
(1) All rooms have open-air hot spring baths
(2) Rental hot spring baths for private use (outside guest rooms): 2 baths
Tourist spots nearby
Tomonoura, Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Atomic Bomb Dome), Miyajima Island (Itsukushima Shrine)
Year of establishment
Number of rooms
Rooms with open-air baths
Is this place ryokan only or ryokan with an onsen?
Does this ryokan have private onsen (hot spring)?
Is there a communal shared public bath?
Are there additional rental options?
With open-air tubs 2 With indoor tubs 0 With both indoor and outdoor tubs 0 Hours 3:00 pm-10:45 pm, 6:00 am-9:45 am Price Free / 45 minutes How to book Reserve upon check-in
Price range (yen)
45,000 – 65,000
The price includes one dinner and one breakfast
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Total rating: 4.5
Now what is the Japanese for “marvellous”? 素晴らしい
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Migawatei Ochikochi. From the “wide view” room, lovely staff and great food and interesting location, we can only say 素晴らしい or marvellous!
I particularly loved the furniture and my breakfast!
Beautiful, relaxing ryokan on the Inland Sea
We stopped here for two nights towards the end of a two week trip, with the aim of chilling for a couple of days before the bright lights of Tokyo and the trip home. This beautiful hotel really delivered, with beautiful rooms, amazing service, delicious kaiseki meals and the most amazing tranquil views. It has all the features of a traditional ryokan, with one or two of the conveniences of a truly modern hotel which we really enjoyed - for example dinner and breakfast are served in the dining room rather than in your room, beds were permanent rather than futons, and there was flexibility around timing which we really appreciated.
Each room had it's own private onsen tub on a private deck with a view over the sea to Sensui Island. We also used the bookable private onsens on the top floor, but at 45 min per session the time was a little short here, and it was much more relaxing just to use the room. Each room was beautifully decorated, with amazing views, private balcony and wonderful bathroom / onsen facilities.
Not much to do in Tomonoura, though it is a pretty little village - we did struggle a but just to find some snacks for lunch on our second day between Japanese feasts as it was mid-week and many places were closed.
Public bus to and from Fukuyama station was great, regular and easy to use so can't comment on the shuttle bus.
Overall a luxurious and amazing experience. Not cheap but you wouldn't expect it to be!
Perfect for one night
This is a top notch place. You know that you're in for a treat when a whole cadre of staff comes out to meet the shuttle bus from the train station. They take your luggage, usher you inside, and know who you are!
This is a gorgeous hotel-cum-ryokan set right on the Inland Sea. They serve a delicious Kalseki dinner in the dining room (not in your room). But it was by far the best of the 3 high-end dinners we had to end our trip. The rooms are luxurious and face the sea. Each room has a small traditional bath set up on the outside deck, joined with the bathroom, that enables you to take a private bath in total privacy while still enjoying the view from your room.
In the morning, the breakfast is just as elaborate and sumptuous as dinner.
The small town of Tomonoura is well worth a few hours walking round, visiting its port and many temples.
Of course, all this luxury is not cheap.
Very nice hotel with spectacular view and service
The hotel is located in the centre of Tomonoura, a small fishing village in the Hiroshima prefecture not to far from Fukuyama.
At first, and from the outside, the hotel appears to be quite ordinary, but never have we been this much mislead by a facade. When inside, the delicate appearance from the entrance to the reception area gives a promise that something special is about to happen. We were astonished by the friendliness of the staff meeting us, but the view from the reception area through a large window was what really took our breath away.
While the staff completed the check-in, we were placed in two delicate and high rise chairs with a glass a refreshments (sparkling wine) with this amazing view. Fabulous treatment and just a pointer to how the rest of our stay would be.
The rooms are spacious with ordinary and western beds, while the floor in the room is typical Japanese (rice mats). Shoes inside the room is tabu and these were therefore always left in the small hallway.
The rooms all have a view towards a small island with a very nice temple. They are delicately decorated, and includes all you need for your stay. The hotell offers yukata and haori, including traditional socks and slippers for all guest that is to be used while inside the hotel. In addition they offer pyjamas and a morning robe that are to be used in your room only.
The bath is delicate and very functional, with a small hot tub located just outside on the terrace, also with a view to the already mentioned temple that is lit after dark. We used this quite a lot and truly enjoyed having this feature readily available 24/7.
The foods is spectacular and consist of local food. It is presented and served at a gourmet standard, both the breakfast as well as the dinner (the latter being specially nice). That said, if you are not custom to a variety of Japanese food (seafood in particular), some of the dishes might be slightly awkward and/or difficult to eat. The service is, however, outstanding, and the staff try their outmost to please every guest and whatever desire you may have. The hotel offers a large selection of sake, and the kitchen also changes/adjusts dishes to fit various allergies guests may have.
At breakfast guests typically dress in yukata unless they are to depart shortly after breakfast, while the attire for dinner is normally yukata with the hoari west, all provided by the hotel.
In addition to the above mentioned, the hotel also offers an onsen spa department (two separate rooms) that guests can use for 45 minutes every day. This is a treatment many couples use, and we found it quite relaxing. The staff will ask you what is your preferred time, and schedule your preferred time according to availability.
This hotel is not cheap, but given the treatment you get, the fantastic food, the outstanding service, which all are presented with a spectacular view, it is well worth the money.
If you are looking for something special in japan, and at one village that is not yet over-populated by tourists, this is the place to go. This hotel is highly recommended.
A small town (Tomono Ura) with not much to see (a small wharf) but to spent a day to rest. The ryokan was fabulous and the room wonderful: hot tub outside overlooking the sea and the islands. Very nice room attendants and a japanese dinner with many souvenirs!