Wow, after staying in Tokyo & Osaka this is more or a travelling experience! We stayed here due to my partner working 15 minutes away, it appeared to be off the beaten track but hey I was lost! It also seemed more of a Japanese holiday resort.
We were really the only westerners at the time in the hotel but what a fabulous experience for the children, we had a typical Japanese family room (only available) with the fold away futon style beds, not what we are used to but hey variety is the spice of life! Oh and my what fun those oscillating toilets are! My sons donned the Yukatas for dinner, although I was slightly apprehensive at causing offence but everyone welcomed it warm heartedly in the manner it was intended!
The buffet dining was excellent, from the steak squares cooked to your liking to the fresh seafood in tanks & of course the sticky rice!! The waiters making origami creatures during serving is amazing to watch, so clever.
The Japanese people are so lovely & welcoming, yes it is not a 5* western hotel, it is a good place to practise your Japanese, it is not as usual western tourist haunt but if you are travelling Japan why not take a few days out to experience something a little left of centre?
the Hotel is directly beachside & Tamano Bay is beautiful with turquoise water & pale soft sand and the most amazing view of the Great Seto Bridge.