Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan Hotels & Ryokan

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Yamaguchi Prefecture Hotels & Ryokan

Yukei-no-yado Umi-no-yurikago Hagikomachi
This hotel was remodeled in July, 2006 with the addition of Hagi onsen (hot springs). Guests can admire the magnificent view of the Sea of Japan, and enjoy the natural stone baths and open-air baths.
How to get there?
By car: Exit the Sanyo Expressway at Hofu-Higashi IC and continue along Route 262 for about 70 min (78 km).
From Hagi Iwami Airport: Take a bus bound for Hagi Bus Center and get off at Higashi-Hagi Station. It is about 7 min by taxi from there.
ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Ube
Located in the center of Ube - the city of green, flowers and carving. Convenient for those here on business, tourism or for golf.
How to get there?
From Yamaguchi Ube Airport: 10 min by car.
From JR Shin-Yamaguchi Station: 30 min by car.
From Ube-Shinkawa Station: 5 min on foot.
Green Rich Hotel Iwakuni Ekimae
This hotel is conveniently located just three minutes on foot from JR Iwakuni Station, 20 minutes by train to the Itsukushima Shrine World Heritage Site, and 20 minutes by car to Kintai Bridge. Great choice for both business travel and sightseeing.
How to get there?
From Iwakuni Station (JR Sanyo Line), West Exit: About 2 min on foot.
By car: Exit the Sanyo Expressway at Iwakuni IC and continue along Route 2 for about 20 min (8 km). From JR Iwakuni Station, head down the main market street.
Hotel Wing International Shimonoseki
Located about a 2-minute walk from the west exit of JR Shimonoseki Station, this hotel prides itself on its cleanliness, service, and food. It also has a parking lot that can hold 40 vehicles, including large-sized cars.
How to get there?
From Shimonoseki Station (JR Sanyo Main Line), West Exit: About 2 min on foot.
By car: Exit the Chugoku Expressway at Shimonoseki IC and take Prefectural Route 57 for about 3 km (about 8 min), then Prefectural Route 9 for about 3 km (about 7 min).
Hotel and Resort Sunshine Sazan Seto
This spa and resort faces the warm Seto Inland Sea. You can relax in the comfortable guestrooms in the southern European style buildings. The open-air bath is surrounded with flowers and there is a view of the white sandy coast spread out below.
How to get there?
[From JR Hiroshima Station]
(1): Take the Shinkansen to JR Shin-Iwakuni Station (20 min). It is about 80 min by car from there.
(2): Take a train to JR Obatake Station via JR Iwakuni Station (75 min). There is a free shuttle bus service available from JR Obatake Station (approx. 30 min, reservation required).

*To JR Hiroshima Station:
- From JR Tokyo Station: 240 min via Nozomi Shinkansen.
- From JR Kyoto Station: 100 min via Nozomi Shinkansen.
- From JR Shin-Osaka Station: 90 min via Nozomi Shinkansen.

By car: Exit the Sanyo Expressway at Kuga IC and continue along Route 437 for about 60 min.

Shuttle Bus
- Pick-up: departs from JR Obatake Station at 9:45 / 14:10 / 15:45
- Drop-off: departs from hotel at 8:45 / 10:40 / 15:00
*One-way trip takes about 30 min.
*To use this service, please contact the hotel in advance and make a reservation.
Shimonoseki Grand Hotel
This hotel looks out onto the Kanmon Straits. Conveniently located just a minute's walk from Shimonoseki Aquarium Kaikyokan, Karato Fish Market, and Kamon Wharf. Guests can also take a 5-minute boat ride to the Mojiko Retro Area from the wharf just in front of the hotel.
How to get there?
From Shimonoseki Station (JR Sanyo Line), East Exit: Take a bus bound for Karato to the Karato bus stop (about 10 min). It is about 1 min on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Chugoku Expressway at Shimonoseki IC and continue along Prefectural Route 248 Shimonoseki-ko Yasuoka Route for about 10 min (2 km). Head towards Shimonoseki Aquarium Kaikyokan.
Hotel New Gaea Ube
This hotel is in a great location about a 5-minute walk from JR Ube-Shinkawa Station and about a 10-minute drive from Yamaguchi Ube Airport, the aerial gateway to Yamaguchi Prefecture. The entire hotel is equipped with Wi-Fi so it is very convenient for business trips.
How to get there?
From Yamaguchi Ube Airport: About 13 min by taxi at around JPY 1,500 (as of May 2016).
From Ube-Shinkawa Station (JR Ube Line, Onoda Line): About 5 min on foot; about 3 min by taxi at around JPY 560 (as of May 2016).
From Shin-Yamaguchi Station: About 45 min by expressway bus.
By car: Exit the Sanyo Expressway Ube-Shimonoseki Line from Ube IC and take Route 490. Landmark: ANA Crowne Plaza Ube.
Yumoto Kanko Hotel Saikyo
Guests can enjoy bathing in Nagato-yumoto's soft hot springs and taste delicious Saikyo cuisine, prepared with seasonal ingredients caught from the Sea of Japan. The hotel also features relaxation and amusement facilities.
How to get there?
From Asa Station (JR Sanyo Shinkansen): Take a JR Mine Line train bound for Nagatoshi/Senzaki to Nagato-Yumoto Station (about 50 min). It is about 6 min on foot or 1 min by taxi from there.
By car: Exit the Chugoku Expressway at Mine IC and continue along Route 316 for about 30 min (25 km).
Iwakuni Kokusai Kanko Hotel
Located near the famous Kintai Bridge! Guests at this hotel can enjoy viewing cherry blossoms in spring, ukai (Japan's traditional fishing using cormorants) in summer and colored leaves in autumn. Enjoy a selection of delicious cuisine and take advantage of the many services on offer.
How to get there?
From Shin-Iwakuni Station (JR Sanyo Shinkansen), Main Exit: Take a bus bound for Iwakuni Station at Shin-Iwakuni Bus Center and get off at the Kintaikyo bus stop (about 15 min). It is about 1 min on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Sanyo Expressway at Iwakuni IC and continue along Route 2 for about 5 km (about 8 min).
APA Hotel Yamaguchi-Hofu
Reopened after remodeling on December 26, 2015! Newly added barrier-free, wheelchair accessible rooms on the first floor. New first-floor laundromat.
How to get there?
From Shin-Yamaguchi Station (JR Sanyo Line): Take the JR Sanyo Line to Hofu Station (about 15 minutes). About 8 minutes on foot from the Tenjinguchi Exit.
By car: Exit the Sanyo Expressway at Hofu-higashi IC or Hofu-nishi IC and continue along Route 121 for about 3 minutes (2 km), then Prefectural Route 54 for about 2 minutes (1 km). Turn left at the fire station, then take the street on the right.
Izumiya Ryokan (Tawarayama Onsen)
For visitor's health and relieving fatigue, a biwahayuatsu (loquat leaf water-pressure) masseur is permanently stationed, and this hotel offers natural health foods, mainly based around brown rice or natural unpolished rice, that are chosen by the visitors.
How to get there?
From Yamaguchi Ube Airport: Take a Sanden Kotsu bus bound for Shimonoseki from the Yamaguchi Ube Airport bus stop to the Ozuki Yubinkyoku-mae bus stop. From there, take a bus bound for Omijima/Tawarayama Onsen to the Tawarayama Onsen bus stop (50 min). It is less than 1 min on foot from there.
Yadomaru Mine
Offers great access to factories in Mine City. All rooms feature double-size beds, and use a code number lock without key. Internet connection available in the entire hotel (wired LAN, free Wi-Fi).
How to get there?
From Mine Station (JR Mine Line): about 19 min on foot or 5 min by taxi at around JPY 630 (as of Sept. 2017).
By car: Exit the Chugoku Expressway at Mine IC then turn left. Take Route 435 for about 4 min heading towards the Shimonoseki area. The hotel is across from the Chugen Clinic.
From Shimonoseki area, take Route 435 heading towards Akiyoshido area. From the Kunigyo set of traffic lights, continue for about a minute and it will be on the right hand side.
Hotel Sunroute Tokuyama
This hotel offers convenient access to transportation, situated only a 2-minute walk from Tokuyama Station's Shinkansen Exit. Ideal for business and leisure.
How to get there?
From Tokuyama Station (JR Sanyo Line) Shinkansen Exit: About 2 minutes on foot.
By car: Exit the Sanyo Expressway at Tokuyama-higashi IC and continue along Route 2 for about 10 minutes (5 km).
Hagiyaki no Yado Senshunraku
This lodging's rooms offer scenic views of Kikugahama Beach's white sand and the Sea of Japan from just beyond the local pinewood trees.
How to get there?
From Higashi-Hagi Station (JR San-in Line): 7 min by car.
By car: 60 min from Chugoku Expressway Mine IC.
Kokusai Hotel Yamaguchi (Formerly: Sunroute Kokusai Hotel Yamaguchi)
Located in the center of Yamaguchi City, the hotel faces the Park Road which ranks as one of the 100 best roads in Japan, and is surrounded by major sightseeing destinations. Easy access to the prefectural government office and cultural facilities including museums.
How to get there?
From Yamaguchi Ube Airport: Take an Ube Airport Limousine Bus to Shin-Yamaguchi Station. Then take the JR Yamaguchi Line bound for Yamaguchi/Masuda to Yamaguchi Station (about 25 min). It is about 10 min on foot or about 5 min by taxi from the Main Exit.
From Komeyacho bus stop: About 3 min on foot.
By car: Exit the Sanyo Expressway at Houfu-higashi IC and continue along Prefectural Route 262 for about 15 km (about 20 min), then Route 9 for about 3 km (about 5 min) towards the Yamaguchi Prefectural Office.
Shuho Royal Hotel Shuhokan
Located right next to the Karst Akiyoshidai Observatory, this hotel offers a peaceful environment all year round. The hotel has a large communal bath with maifan stone (called bakuhanseki) and a sauna, which are open 24 hours.

Akiyoshidai is filled with nature!
-Akiyoshido (2 minutes away by car): One of the largest limestone caverns in Japan.
-Akiyoshi Observatory (2 minutes away on foot): Get a look at Akiyoshidai. The night view of the stars is also beautiful!
-Safari Land (15 minutes away by car): Meet various animals.
-World Heritage Hagi!! (40 minutes away by car): Visit this important place which gained significance during the Meiji Restoration
How to get there?
From Shin-Yamaguchi Station (JR Shinkansen): Take a Bocho-Kotsu Bus bound for Akiyoshido to the Akiyoshido bus stop (40 min). It is about 30 min on foot or 5 min by taxi from there.
Kanponoyado Hikari
Located on a hill overlooking the Suo Sea, this hotel provides great views of Zoubigasaki and other natural features. The staff are happy to provide guests with warm hospitality and cuisine made with fresh local seafood. Conveniently located, only a 20-minute drive away from the station.
How to get there?
By car: Exit the Sanyo Expressway at Kumage IC and continue along Prefectural Route 8 for about 10 min (5 km), then Prefectural Route 144 for about 15 min (10 km). Head towards Shinnittetsu-seimon.
From Hikari Station (JR Sanyo Line): Take a Hikari route bus bound for Kanponoyado Hikari to the Kanponoyado Hikari bus stop (about 28 min).
Yamaguchi Grand Hotel
This hotel is situated in front of Shin-Yamaguchi Station, the station for the Shinkansen (bullet train) and the entrance of Yamaguchi Prefecture. It is very easy to access and is the perfect place to stay for business and sightseeing as well as weddings, parties and conferences. It is a city-hotel with a great wedding church and reception.
How to get there?
From Shin-Yamaguchi Station (JR Sanyo Shinkansen), Shinkansen Exit: 1 min on foot.
Hagi Grand Hotel Tenku
Located in the center of the castle town of Hagi, this hotel offers seasonal views overlooking the castle town and features relaxing hot spring baths surrounded by spacious lush green gardens.
How to get there?
From Shin-Yamaguchi Station (JR Sanyo Shinkansen): Take a bus bound for Sanyo Shinkansen Higashi-Hagi Station to the Higashi-Hagi bus stop (about 70 min). It is about 10 min on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Sanyo Expressway at Hofu-Higashi IC and continue along Routes 262, 9, 262 and 191 for about 70 min (60 km). Head towards Higashi-Hagi Station.
International Hotel Ube
Reopened in March 2011 following a renovation. Hotel staff support guests' stays and provide a comfortable space for a restful night's sleep.
How to get there?
From Ube-Shinkawa Station (JR Ube Line): 7 min on foot.
By car: Exit the Sanyo Expressway at Ube IC and take Route 490 for 15 min.
Akiyoshidai Youth Village
The hotel is located at the entrance of Akiyoshidai and quietly surrounded by greenery. It is convenient for visiting Akiyoshido cave which is ten minutes away on foot. It is best suited for family or small group stays. The handmade dishes are also popular.
How to get there?
From Yamaguchi Ube Airport: Take a bus bound for Shin-Yamaguchi Station. From Shin-Yamaguchi Station take a Shin-Yamaguchi Shuhodo Line bus bound for Shuhodo Bus Center. It is about 20 min on foot or 5 min by taxi from there.
Yamamura Annex
This hotel stands in the Yumoto Onsen region, richly endowed with beautiful nature. Guests can enjoy the changing colors of the surrounding area throughout the year, and relax in this authentic Japanese-style inn.
How to get there?
From Asa Station (JR Sanyo Shinkansen): Take the JR Mine Line train bound for Nagatoshi and get off at Nagato-Yumoto Station (about 60 minutes). The hotel is about 10 minutes on foot, or 3 minutes by taxi from the station.
By car: Exit the Chugoku Expressway at Mine IC and continue along Route 316 for about 30 minutes (28 km).
Smile Hotel Shimonoseki
This hotel offers excellent access, located right in front of JR Shimonoseki Station! Smile Hotel Shimonoseki staff hope to make each guest's visit to the Kanmon Straits a memorable one, offering warm hospitality and heartfelt smiles.
How to get there?
From Yamaguchi Ube Airport: About 75 min by bus at around JPY 1,460 (as of Feb. 2016).
From Shimonoseki Station (JR Sanyo Line), East Exit: About 2 min on foot.
From Shimonoseki Bus Stop: About 2 min on foot.
By car: Exit the Chugoku Expressway at Shimonoseki IC. Head towards Shimonoseki Station.
Hotel Route-Inn Tokuyama Ekimae
A 3-minute walk from JR Tokuyama Station. Parking lot available at JPY 300/night. This hotel offers free breakfast and features large shared baths each for men and women.
How to get there?
From Tokuyama Station (JR Sanyo Line): About 3 min on foot.
By car: About 15 min (5 km) after exiting the Sanyo Expressway at the Tokuyama-higashi IC.
Hotel Route Inn Ube
Located along Route 190, which connects the cities of Ube and Sanyo-Onoda. It is a 15-minute drive from Ube IC or Onoda IC. On site is a free parking lot that accommodates 142 vehicles.
How to get there?
From Yamaguchi Ube Airport: about 20 min by car.
From Tsumazaki Station (JR Onoda Line): 11 min on foot or 6 min by car.
Hotel New Tanaka
All rooms are furnished with semi-double beds. This urban hotel offers rooftop open-air baths (38 meters above ground) with water drawn from an underground hot spring source.
How to get there?
From Yudaonsen Station (JR Yamaguchi Line): About 8 min on foot.
By car: Exit Chugoku Expressway at Ogori IC and continue along Route 9 for about 10 min (8 km). Head towards Yuda Onsen.
Iwakuni Kokusai Kanko Hotel Bekkan Kaikatei
This little inn is surrounded by lush greens and clear streams, nestled cozily in the Kintaikyo and Iwakuni Castle area. The area is rich in fish like Seto fish and Nishikigawa River ayu fish, which the lodging proudly uses in their cuisine.
How to get there?
From Shin-Iwakuni Station (JR Sanyo Shinkansen), Main Exit: Take a bus bound for Iwakuni to the Kintaikyo bus stop (about 15 min). It is about 10 min on foot or about 5 min by taxi from there.
Tokyo Daiichi Hotel Shimonoseki
Situated in the center of Shimonoseki City, visitors can take advantage of its convenient location for sightseeing and business. This ryokan (traditional Japanese-style inn) is built on the site of the Osakaya, where Shinsaku Takasugi (famous samurai) and Hirobumi Ito (first prime minister of Japan) gathered for the Meiji Restoration.
How to get there?
From Yamaguchi Ube Airport: Take an express bus bound for Shimonoseki Station to the Karato bus stop. It is about 5 min on foot from there.
Yumoto Highland Hotel Fuji
There are open-air baths for men and women (separate bathing) and chartered open-air baths for family use all on the 5th floor. They are all popular among guests.
How to get there?
From Asa Station (JR Sanyo Shinkansen): Take a JR Mine Line train bound for Nagatoshi to Nagato-Yumoto Station. It is about 8 min on foot or 1 min by taxi from there.
By car: Exit the Chugoku Expressway at Mine IC and continue along Route 316 for about 30 min (26 km).
Hagi Royal Intelligent Hotel
Located only 1 minute on foot from Higashi-Hagi Station, this hotel suits as a perfect base for both business and leisure. The hotel features large communal baths with open-air bath and sauna, as well as a stone sauna. All guest rooms feature free Wi-Fi.
How to get there?
From Shin-Yamaguchi Station (JR Sanyo Shinkansen) Ekimae Exit: Take the bus to Higashi-Hagi (about 70 minutes). The hotel is about 1 minute from there.
By car: Exit the Chugoku Expressway at Mine IC and continue along Routes 490, 32 and 262 for about 50 minutes (40 km). Head towards Higashi-Hagi Station.
Hagi Ichirin
This is the closest hotel to Kikugahama Beach, which is a famous sunset-viewing spot. The hotel offers a private open-air bath and open-air bath with views of the Sea of Japan. There is also an observatory and foot bath overlooking the Hagi six islands and Mt. Shizuki.
How to get there?
From Shin-Yamaguchi Station (JR Sanyo Shinkansen): Take a Hagi bus bound for Higashi-Hagi Station to the Higashi-Hagi Station bus stop (about 70 min). It is about 30 min on foot or 8 min by taxi from there.
By car: Take the Chugoku Expressway, then Mine-higashi JCT, and exit at Edo IC. Then continue along Routes 490, 32 and 262 for about 20 min.
Yanai Cruise Hotel
The hotel is especially confident of their food. They provide delicious original dishes and that is why they call themselves the house of gourmet. It is only 5 minutes on foot from JR Station and 20 minutes from the highway.
How to get there?
From Yanai Station (JR Sanyo Line): 7 min on foot or 3 min by taxi.
Yuda Onsen Ubl Hotel Matsumasa
This hotel offers a new level of hospitality and comfort to their guests.
How to get there?
From Yudaonsen Station (JR Yamaguchi Line): 10 min on foot.
By car: 10 min from Chugoku Expressway Ogori IC / Yamaguchi IC.
Suo-Oshima Onsen Hotel Daikanso
Come visit this hotel and enjoy the Enka-bath facing the whirling current of Seto, and fresh seafood dishes.
How to get there?
From Obatake Station (JR Sanyo Line): About 5 minutes by taxi.
By car: Exit the Sanyo Expressway at Kuga IC and continue along Route 437 for about 25 minutes (20 km). The hotel is near the Oshima Ohashi bridge.
Hagi-no-mikuriya Takadai
This long-established hotel where guests can enjoy the style and fine flavors of Hagi is renewed with features of Hagi-bamboo and Hagi-ware. Located at the center of the town, this hotel offers guests the chance to immerse themselves in the rich history of Hagi with its delicious local cuisine and traditional hot springs.
How to get there?
From Shin-Yamaguchi Station (JR Sanyo Shinkansen) 1F Shinkansen-guchi Exit: Take the JR Bocho bus bound for Higashi-Hagi and get off at the Hagi bus terminal (at least 70 min). Less than 1 min on foot from there.
Ryokan Howaso
With a history of over 100 years, this ryokan (Japanese-style inn) is designated as one of the Structures of Landscape Importance of Hagi city. Also within walking distance of World Heritage Sites such as Hagi's Castle Town and Shoka Sonkjuku private academy.
How to get there?
From Higashi-Hagi Station (JR San-in Main Line): 5 minutes by car, or 15 minutes on foot.
From Shin-Yamaguchi Station (JR San-in Shinkansen): 90 minutes by bus to Hagi Bus Center.
By car: Exit the Ogori-Hagi Expressway at Edo IC.
Green Rich Hotel Yamaguchi Yuda Onsen
This hotel features a relaxing, natural hot spring spa and a warm, stylish ambiance that conveys a sense of class. It also offers special, original bedding which has been refined over many years and is sure to provide a good night's sleep leaving guests refreshed in the morning.
How to get there?
From Yudaonsen Station: About 10 min on foot.
Plaza Hotel Shimonoseki
This hotel is located between Shimonoseki and Karato, ideal for both business and leisure. Guests dining at the panoramic restaurant will enjoy a spectacular view of the Kanmon Straits.
How to get there?
From Yamaguchi Ube Airport: about 60 min by bus at around JPY 1,460 (as of Feb. 2016).
From Shimonoseki Station (JR Sanyo Main Line): about 20 min on foot or 3 min by taxi at around JPY 630 (as of Feb. 2016).
By car: Exit the Chugoku Expressway at Shimonoseki IC and continue along Route 9. Landmark: Idemitsu gas station past the Kaikyokan (Shimonoseki Marine Science Museum).
Hotel Nagato Harada
The facade is notable for a tall pillar at the entrance hall. Guests can enjoy delicious meals mostly prepared with local fish (parrot fish, black sea bream, flatfish, striped pigfish, horse mackerel, globefish, etc.) accompanied with homemade regional sake (Japanese alcohol).
How to get there?
From Asa Station (JR Sanyo Shinkansen): Take the JR Mine Line and get off at Nagato-Yumoto Station. From there it takes about 7 minutes on foot or about 2 minutes by taxi.
By car: Exit the Chugoku Expressway at the Mine IC and continue along Route 316 for about 21 minutes (21 km). The hotel is right by the Yumoto Onsen 3-forked road with traffic lights.

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