Iwaso Ryokan

Location: Kyoto, Southern Honshu & Kyushu | Japan

Price guide: £££££ £200-£350 per person per night

The tiny island of Miyajima, famed for the Itsukushima shrine and its centuries-old religious architecture, is among Japan’s most beautiful and tranquil destinations. Iwaso Ryokan lets you take it all in the Japanese way, with mouthwatering kaiseki cuisine, traditional Japanese architecture and hot spring baths all nestled in a peaceful, primeval forest.
Perfect forThose looking to experience peace and quiet in one of Japan’s most picturesque spots.
In the knowSea view rooms offer sweeping vistas over the iconic torii bay, while forest-facing rooms offer a window into Japan’s ancient past.

Recommended for...

  • Cultural Immersion
  • Guesthouse or Inn
  • Honeymoon
  • Peace & Quiet

Hotel Overview


A quiet forest on the beautiful island of Miyajima, famed for its ancient streets and stunning views.

Rooms at Iwaso Ryokan

Rooms at Iwaso are in the traditional Japanese style, featuring futon bedding and tatami mats. Some are in the ancient, ornate original Honkan building, while rooms in the more modern Shinkan annex feature private onsen baths.

Food and facilities

Offering multi-course kaiseki extravaganzas either in your room, in a private dining room or in the Momiji restaurant, Iwaso Ryokan uses only the freshest, seasonal ingredients, including seafood from the Seto Inland Sea.

Activities at Iwaso Ryokan

Iwaso Ryokan is perfectly located for exploring the ‘divine island’ of Miyajima, as famed for its picturesque landscapes as for its incredibly 12th century architecture, including the famous floating tori temple gate. The hotel’s onsen uses water straight from the Makayima hot spring, in a selection of indoor and open air baths.

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