Soothe Yourself at a Kagoshima Mountain Hotel
A luxurious resort for the hot spring lover
If you’re looking for an outstanding hot spring experience, consider the luxurious Myoken Ishiharaso hotel, nestled beside the Amorigawa River in the verdant mountains of Kagoshima on Kyushu, Japan's third-largest island.
Drink in the simple, timeless elegance of a traditional Japanese-style room complete with classic tatami mat flooring, or book a modern room with an elegant fusion of Japanese and Western design. Heighten your experience by choosing a room offering woodland views, or one with a private outdoor bath for the ultimate in privacy and solitude.
An in-room outdoor bath isn't the only option, of course. Seek out the hotel’s three outdoor baths situated right by the river. Let the world pass you by as you listen to the sounds of the forest, with the hot springs working their magic to leave you feeling refreshed and invigorated. Be sure to try the large bath and footbath along the river as well.
Ease yourself out of the bath and back to your room for a delectable kaiseki full-course meal with a rotating menu of seasonal dishes masterfully fashioned to bring out the flavor of locally sourced ingredients. Then maybe take just one more dip before you head off to what is sure to be a perfect night's slumber.
Access: From Tokyo Haneda Airport, fly to Kagoshima Airport (about one hour 45 minutes). Myoken Ishiharaso is about 15 minutes from the airport by car.
4376 Kareigawa, Hayato-cho, Kirishima-shi, Kagoshima-ken
1 night, 2 days or more