This was a special treat as part of our holiday. I booked with Booking.com and got a deal which included 'half board' i.e. breakfast and dinner. We got the 'twin room with tatami area' which meant that we could sleep in western beds but have a Japanese style room to enjoy. Our room came with an outdoor area that looked towards the sea for stunning views of the Tori Shrine and surrounding mountains.
We were picked up from the ferry by the shuttle bus and were driven off through the beautiful hills. The shuttle bus route made it feel as if the hotel was quite remote, however, this was not the case. The location is fantastic. The walking route from the lower level of the hotel takes you straight out towards the main viewing area for the Tori (the 'floating gate'), shops and easy access to other landmarks e.g. the cable car and temples. The hotel is beautifully appointed and the staff could not do enough for us. Our Japanese dinner was truly stunning with numerous courses carefully explained and beautifully displayed. It was a unique experience. The hotel features 'public baths' (men and women bathe separately). You are provided with yukata style dressing gowns and there are lovely bathing products to use before entering the public bath. It was a wonderful Japanese experience.
I would love to come and stay here again, possibly to see this stunning island during a different season. The hospitality combined with the magic of this special location has made for a memorable stay.
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- Also Known As:
- Miyajima Grand Hatsukaichi
- Miyajima Grand Hotel Arimoto Japan/Hiroshima Prefecture - Hatsukaichi