Okay, I have resisted reviewing this place because I wanted to keep it a secret, just for me, so it would not sell out when I want to go back..My family of 3 stayed here with 2 friends visiting from Europe for 2 nights; we had a large suite and a junior suite so we could all eat together. The views from the lobby and the rooms are magical. The sounds and scents of the ocean and tatami created a serene atmosphere that could be reproduced only in a few places. The food was outstanding, some of the best I've had in Japan. (we did the seafood not the beef). Breakfast was traditional Japanese too, which was...interesting... but still delicious...(full disclosure we are 2 Chinese and 1 German and 1 Swiss and 1 American) The Chinese did better with the breakfast than the non-asians, not due to lack of deliciosity, but rather ingrained, hard to break, habits of childhood... i.e. a whole crab for breakfast, when one grew up eating Cheerios. They do offer a western option for those who are less adventurous eaters in the morning.
It rained during most of our Fuji / Izu trip, yet the hotel was still lovely, the staff was charming, the private onsen were wonderful and a different experience each night. The rotenburo down the street by the ocean is a must do experience. I want to go back here but it is already often times sold out - so the secret is already out.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 【About Bousui】Bousui is a brand of "Making memories." We promise that you can make a special memory during staying at Bousui. Every room is oceanfront, so you can enjoy seeing the beautiful blue sea anytime as you like. 【Private Outdoor Bath】We offer Japanese Private Outdoor Bath if you make a reservation. You can select from 4 kinds of Japanese Private Outdoor Baths. 【Spa】 Our "HEAVENLY SPA GECCA" won JAPANESE BEST SPA 2013 and 2014. 【Surroundings】We have the Oceanfront Public Outdoor Bath which is called "KURONEIWABURO" This is an outside public bath at the water's edge. It is very close to the ocean, and this KURONEIWABURO is very famous and is a popular place for tourists and local people. ... more less
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- Izu Hokkawa Onsen Bousui Japan/Higashiizu-Cho