At first glimpse this place is not a logical stop for foreigners if you have so little time and so many places one wants to visit.
But is is surely worth your attention and in fact rather easy to reach as a stopover on your shinkansen journey between Tokyo and Koyto.
The surroundings are interesting for tea lovers, Shizuoka being the largest tea producing area, and of course it has its historical remnants such as the Horai bridge over the Oi river, and the museum.
But you can skip al these and just stay for one night in this very special place.
This is not a hotel, not even a commercial ryokan, this is an historic place, with a few rooms where the owners welcome guests in an atmosphere of nobility.
And everything was accordingly, the highest standard of comfort, wonderful food, and then the onsen ! I have been spoiled and visited quite a few onsen places (including Yunomine, Arima, Kurokawa and many others), but this was the best quality of water I ever experienced. The bathroom made ready for the visitors by room, so you can fully enjoy it in calm and privacy. I need not tell you that I took the opportunity to go both in the morning and the evening.
The house, and more specifically the large room on the first floor (second for US) is protected as Cultural Asset, and it was not only a pleasure but sincerely an honour to be served an excellent evening there.
I can warmly recommend it, it is worth a little effort to get there.
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- Also Known As:
- Choseikan Fujieda, Japan - Shizuoka Prefecture