Kawana Hotel 川奈ホテル
Estate turned world-class golfing destination
Host to many a Prime Minister, Hollywood star and championship golfer, the Kawana Hotel has a long and distinguished history. Its two premier golf courses are considered among the finest in the world. Set on the dramatic coastline of the Izu Peninsula —a favorite getaway among Tokyo sophisticates—this lavish lodging was originally the site of aristocrat Okura Kishichiro's 1920s villa, undoubtedly chosen for its unrivaled views of snow-capped Mt. Fuji across the bay.
As is characteristic of a heritage hotel, the Kawana has a timeless feel and retro charm, with light-filled rooms and cozy spaces including a library and game room creating a family-friendly, “home-away-from-home” atmosphere for guests. The extensive grounds include no fewer than three swimming pools. One of the hotel's fine dining highlights is an exquisitely-presented, multi-course Japanese meal set in a grand, 300-year-old farmhouse.