Migiwatei Ochikochi
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Migiwatei Ochikochi

629 Tomocho Tomo, Fukuyama 720-0201 Hiroshima Prefecture
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Migiwa-tei OCHIKOCHI is, our smaller institutions, such as all 17 rooms All rooms are open-air bath rooms. Located in the middle of the Seto Inland Sea, Sea of Tomo flow may change by tides from the terrain. Inn nestled in Tomonoura "harbor of Shiomachi". Moments gently unravel the mind to sound pleasant to the ear, which is far played nearby. Enjoy the comfort of adults.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Restaurant
Shuttle bus service
Spa
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Parking
Wifi
Massage
Shops
24-hour front desk
Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Safe
Telephone
Coffee / tea maker
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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4.0 of 5 stars
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Languages Spoken
Japanese

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629 Tomocho Tomo, Fukuyama 720-0201 Hiroshima Prefecture
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Great for walkers
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Hiroshima Intl Airport
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Okayama Airport
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MEKW1 wrote a review Dec 2023
Houston, Texas105 contributions68 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Small and beautifully appointed ryokan/onsen set in the fishing village of Tomonoura about a p mins from Fukuyama. The rooms have balconies that look out to sea. Each room has its own private onsen. Complimentary drinks, Yakutia's to be worn to the dining room and other public areas. The set breakfast and dinner menu was extraordinary. Beautifully presented with some unique and different dishes served by very attentive and respectful attendants. A fantastic experience which will make for wonderful memories!
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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IFDtravel wrote a review Oct 2023
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg33 contributions38 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A perfect stay on a Friday night from the welcoming staff to the comfort of the private oven to a fantastic dinner (with French wine !). Excellent night , great Japanese breakfast and then a bicycle ride in this beautiful coastal town with many temples . Not to mention the incredible sea view from my room. The staff has a limited practice of English but it only adds to the uniqueness of the experience and they could not have been nicer
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Stig K wrote a review Aug 2016
Finstadjordet, Norway240 contributions103 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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.
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Date of stay: August 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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JHD1986 wrote a review May 2013
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania22 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This inn was a gem! It was a little offputting to come down a small alley to get to the entryway, but once inside the service was exemplary and the rooms were lovely. The view from our room over the bay to the shrine on the temple was fantastic! The private bath could be reserved whenever you wanted and it was a beautiful, traditional Japanese style bath. Take the meals included package because the meals were the best we ever had, and I'm a picky diner! Seven course traditional Japanese cuisine for dinner. Absolutely worth the price, and it wasn't cheap.
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Date of stay: May 2013
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Room with a private bath overlooking the bay!
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343rickh wrote a review Mar 2014
Louisville, Kentucky6 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed at Ochi-kochi in Tomonura for 2 nights. We had a room on the 3rd floor with a private hot tub and shower on one side with views of water. On other side was balcony with view of water. The Japanese dinner was amazing and best we had in Japan (they do serve a Western breakfast). The town of Tomonura is wonderful forgotten gem from the Edo period Highlight of our trip to Japan. It worth a side trip and about 15 kilometers from Fukyiama train station. We were the only non-Japanese, and the no one seemed to speak English which turned out fine because service is excellent. If you visit Japan, a MUST experience along with Kyoto..
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Date of stay: March 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Get a room with a private hot tub overlooking water
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wobbs1 wrote a review Jan 2017
Ascoli Piceno, Italy254 contributions204 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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.
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Date of stay: November 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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holidayz2015 wrote a review Aug 2016
Paris, France14 contributions22 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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!
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Date of stay: August 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Il0veItaly wrote a review Jul 2016
New York52 contributions121 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This place was recommended by my friend for a long time. So, when I decided to stay with my mother and my daughter, I was really excited with high expectations.
There was a pick up spot at Fukuyama station less than 3 min walk.
Driver was very quiet but friendly. Took about 20 min through narrow roads, which you can enjoy what local area look like.
The room was just like the one you dream of !
Private ROTENBURO (outside bath) was our highlight. The view from your room (And bath) was absolutely beautiful !
Food was fantastic (KAISEKI STYLE). Chef Suga came to our room to Say hello.
Dinner was mainly seafood (Who wouldn't have seafood here anyway) each dish was beautifully decorated.
There were 2 large bath on the top floor where you can LOCK the door for private use. which was nice for me and my mother.
Breakfast had choice of Japanese or western. Western style had a cup of delicious soup choice of egg, bacon or ham with tasty croissant etc. Japanese was typical fish, rice and miso soup...but not an ordinary way.
After the breakfast before departure, we strolled OLD fishing village with shops, which was only less than 5 min away used for Movie "Wolverine " (Hugh Jackman and some of the crew stayed at this ryokan ) . Walking through the village Made me feel like went back to that time.
Overall, I rate this ryokan a top class of everything !!

I heard they opened a restaurant in Tokyo recently...?
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Date of stay: March 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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KI-NRT wrote a review Mar 2022
Ashiya, Japan2,140 contributions447 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
While looking for a place to break up our Western Japan road trip and unwind for 2 nights in a small, luxury property, we settled on Migiwatei Ochi Kochi, a high-end ryokan in the port town of Tomonoura. Pouring through articles and reviews (mostly in Japanese), we felt that it would offer large, comfortable rooms with great views, easy access to (leisurely) sightseeing and great food. As we had hoped, Miguwatei Ochi Kochi perfectly fit the bill for us.

The ryokan is a relatively small property with just 17 rooms, but comes with all of the amenities one would expect from a much larger luxury hotel. It was built in 2010, so it's still relatively fresh and new, with very little sign of wear and tear. While it lacks a tranquil garden that some luxury ryokans have (think Asaba in the Izu Peninsula), its calling card is the view from both its common area and all of its guestrooms - they all have unobstructed views of the Seto Inland Sea, as well as of the Bentenjima and Sensuijima Islands not far away. It's makes for a really relaxing vibe, which combines well with the modern Japanese architecture and decor, which suits this ryokan very nicely.

We stayed in an "Upper Suite Room", the top room category at the ryokan, and features a bedroom and living room as well as a very nice open-air Onsen (hot springs) bath on the room terrace. It's sufficiently large enough to relax and not feel cramped, and - as a bonus - we had meals served in our own room (which is something that is slowly disappearing from even the top ryokans), which we love. The room was stylish without being cluttered, and its earthly tones gave us a warm, welcoming feeling.

The property also has two private baths that can be rented - free of charge - by guests. It's obviously larger than the Onsen bath in the guest rooms, so it was a nice change of pace to try it out.

Our first night's meal was otherworldly. This ranks among the top 10 meals we've had in a Japanese ryokan. Sure, they have the advantage of getting access to the bounty of seafood, vegetables and meats from the area, but the kitchen staff then take it and make it truly memorable. Yes, it's technically Kaiseki (like at most ryokans), but Migiwatei Ochi Kochi's dinners are exquisitely presented, uniquely prepared and flavored, and meticulously explained (in Japanese to us, mind you) by the servers. We loved the Conger Eel sashimi, which was a first for us. Conger Eel is a delicacy in Japan, but not so unique that it's not offered in many restaurants. But to be served Conger Eel Sashimi, along with the raw liver of the Conger Eel, was definitely a privilege... often in Japan, along with Sashimi comes the liver of the seafood (especially Eel, Abalone, Octopus, etc.), which means that it's FRESH. One seafood that I generally do not like is Mantis Shrimp, but here, it was pretty darned good, which is saying a lot - I've tried liking it before, but never had one that didn't gross me out. Here, it didn't. Even less exotic ingredients were prepared in a way that was greater than the sum of its parts. There was a small custard-style dish that contained two types of Tofu mixed with Usui (a type of Pea) and Sesame, which was spectacularly creamy, rich, tasty and not heavy at all. The Pepper-grilled "Taoshita Wagyu Filet" from Takehara (a nearby town) was tender, perfectly seasoned and cooked just right. I can go on and on... it was truly a culinary feast. One thing to note, however - dinner on the second night was less spectacular and merely "very good." Were it not for the awesomeness of our first meal, we would've loved the second one. I'm not sure if the cooks ran out of ideas, or if the executive chef was out that day, but it was a bit less unique, less pretty to look at, and less stimulating on our palates.

Overall, we loved Migiwatei Ochi Kochi. The staff were warm, knowledgeable and on-the-ball, the room was terrific, the Onsen baths were soothing to our skin, the food was phenomenal, and it's centrally situated in Tomonoura.

Speaking of location... as an "old town," there are prettier, better preserved, more grand, and/or older and more historic ones in Japan (Takayama, Tsumago and Kyoto's Gion district immediately come to mind.) However, Tomonoura is not without its charms. There's a boat dock just an arm's length away from Migiwatei; boats will take you to Sensuijima Island, which offers some nice, short hikes as well as great views of Tomonoura and the Seto Inland Sea from its hilltop. The port area itself is pretty, there are a few nice temples and shrines (most within walking distance) that also offer amazing scenery, and it's generally a really nice place to spend a day or two just taking it slow and exploring some of the cafes, restaurants and gift shops in the area. There are no UNESCO-inscribed sites and it's less Instagrammable than some of the more blingy locations, but we enjoyed our time there.
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Date of stay: March 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Lyn&MarkfromOz wrote a review Oct 2017
Melbourne, Australia1,100 contribution245 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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!
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Date of stay: October 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Chris wrote a tip Aug 2017
Livingston, United Kingdom45 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms have beautiful views of the sea and islands. Corner rooms with private onsen were great."
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Arthur K wrote a tip Jun 2016
Glen Head, New York, Usa12 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose a room with a balcony facing the sea and a indoor outdoor hot tub."
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343rickh wrote a tip Mar 2014
Louisville, Kentucky6 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get a room with a private hot tub overlooking water"
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JHD1986 wrote a tip May 2013
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania22 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room with a private bath overlooking the bay!"
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Frequently Asked Questions about Migiwatei Ochikochi
Which popular attractions are close to Migiwatei Ochikochi?
Nearby attractions include Tomo no Ura (0.2 miles), Fukuzen-ji Temple (0.05 miles), and Ryoma no Kakure Heya Masuya Seiemontaku (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Migiwatei Ochikochi?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a spa.
Which room amenities are available at Migiwatei Ochikochi?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Migiwatei Ochikochi?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Migiwatei Ochikochi?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Migiwatei Ochikochi?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tomonoura Uodokoro Taitei, Chitose, and Sabotabuchiya.
Are there any historical sites close to Migiwatei Ochikochi?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ryoma no Kakure Heya Masuya Seiemontaku (0.2 miles), Ota House (0.2 miles), and Io-ji Temple (0.4 miles).
Does Migiwatei Ochikochi have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Migiwatei Ochikochi accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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