Must-to-stay Onsen Ryokan (Japanese traditional hotel with onsen) !!  -Tokai region

Must-to-stay Onsen Ryokan (Japanese traditional hotel with onsen) !! -Tokai region

Tokai region consists of Aichi/Gifu/Mie/Shizuoka prefectures. Here are some onsen ryokan of this area with historical and unique characteristics. 

KOHAN-SOU (Aichi prefecture) 

This long-standing ryokan lodging founded in 1951, Kohan-sou is on Chita Peninsula surrounded by the sea. The roof-top open-air onsen, Tenjo-no-Yu, lets you enjoy onsen while watching Chidorigahama, the beach selected as one of top 100 beaches in Japan. This open-air onsen with fantastic view has been featured on media numerous times. 

・Facility Name: KOHAN-SOU 

・Address: 19-1 Okabe, Uchiumihama, Minami Chita-cho,  Chita-gun, Aichi 

・TEL: 0569-62-0033

・Open Hours : Check-in 15:00 Check-out 10:00

・Open everyday 

・Access: 16 min. walk from Uchiumi station

Akame Onsen Secret Onsen TAISENKAKU (Mie prefecture) 

“TAISENKAKU” is a historical ryokan lodging established in the early years of Meiji-era. (around 1900). It is located nearby Akame Shiju-hachi Taki waterfall, one of Top 100 waterfalls in Japan,  in Akame Onsen area. You can enjoy onsen in the open-air bath surrounded by mountains of the region and the lodging provides gorgeous local cuisine using many locally harvested ingredients.

・Facility Name: Akame Onsen Secret Onsen TAISENKAKU  

・Address: 682 Nagasaka, Akame-cho, Nabari-city, Mie 

・TEL: 0595-63-1126

・Open Hours: Check-in 3pm  Check-out 10am

・Open everyday 


・Access: 10 min. drive from Akameguchi station

Okuhida Onsen-gou Yamasato no Iosri SOENE (Gifu prefecture)  

It’s a ryokan lodging in Fukuchi Onsen district with secret onsen. This lodging is a renovated Kominka (old folk house) of 160 years old with the local architectural style, Hida-zukuri. The building is a registered national tangible cultural asset. There are three types of open-air onsen from all of them you get to view the whole landscape of the mountains of Fukuchi, and there is a foot-bath room filled with minus ion. They serve local cuisine using various local ingredients including Hida Beef. 

・Facility Name: Yamasato no Iori SOENE 

・Address: 831 Fukuchi-onsen, Oku-hida Onsen-gou, Takayama-city, Gifu 

・TEL: 0578-89-1116

・Open Hours : Check-in 3pm Check-out 10am

・Closed on: Wednesdays


・Access: 70 min. by bus from JR Takayama station

David li

Male Chinese who works for major advertising agency in Tokyo. 15 years of living in Japan has made him an expert on various Japan related topics. He came to Japan after graduating from high school and now permanently settled in Japan. His hobby is to enjoy local cuisines while travelling around various parts of Japan. He has a personal goal of visiting all prefectures in the country and in the process of achieving it, enjoying trips and dining experiences in the nation on his off-days with his family.

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