Fodor's Expert Review Myoken Ishiharaso

4376-Kareigawa, Hayatocho, Kirishima, Kagoshima-ken, 899-5113, Japan Fodor's Choice

Situated amongst the trees beside a river, Myoken Ishiharaso is the perfect rural escape. Most of the rooms are new and modern and overlook the river, so you can always hear the rushing waters. There is a rotemburo (outdoor hot spring) for mixed bathing that sits on the edge of the river and another private outdoor hot-spring pool that you can book in advance—both are wonderful. After bathing, enjoy an incredible multicourse Japanese dinner that along with breakfast is included in the room rate. The ingredients in both meals are fresh, seasonal, and cooked to the highest standards. Vegetarian and vegan options are available.

PROS

  • modern building
  • beautiful hot spring
  • incredible food
  • reasonable weekday rates
  • beautiful hot springs
  • incredible food
  • fantastic staff

CONS

  • requires transportation
  • very high rates on weekends and holidays
  • more accessible by car than public transport
  • higher rates on weekends and holidays
  • cheaper moutain view rooms do not overlook the river

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Romantic
Trendy
Remote
Local Flavor
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0995-77–2111

HOTEL DETAILS

19 rooms
Rate Includes: All-inclusive

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