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by kitsya Online Now Mar 1, 2006 at 11:20 AM

hello - my husband and i will stay in miyajima for one night
here are the options we're down to
does anyone have any experiences with these?

> www4.ocn.ne.jp/~kawaguti/E.i...
6,500*2

www5a.biglobe.ne.jp/~jukeiso...
----- 20 minute walk on foot? otherwise, VERY nice view...
13860*2

www5d.biglobe.ne.jp/%7Eyamai...
> ----- sounds friendly and somewhat conveniently located
6300+(3675+1050)*2

http://www.morinoyado.jp/e/index.aspx (has best reviews)
> ------- they 'rent' towels!?!
(8,400 to 11,865) * 2

> gambo-ad.com/miyajima/englis...
> ---- like the facilities, a little far away from the action?
12,000*2

> gambo-ad.com/miyajima/englis...
> ---- surroundings is pretty, but seems away from the action. about 1/2 km
13,500*2

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    RE: miyajima lodging

    by Phantasm Online Now Mar 2, 2006 at 1:39 AM

    I just finished booking a reservation at a Miyajima ryokan. After looking at the same website you looked at and also japaneseguesthouses.com/db/m... I tried to book a reservation at Momiji-so but they said they were booked for my date despite their gambo-ad website saying it was available. I tried Watanabe Inn, but they are closed (?) for my date. I had to eliminate a couple of them because I'm travelling solo and some places want to double occupancy so they can charge more. I endded up booking at Jukeiso for a total of 16170 for one night including both meals and taxes. A bit pricier than I wanted to spend, but the pics look nice and I've "googled" plenty of good reviews about them. They may be a 20 min walk from the ferry station, but they do have a pickup service and apparently you can ask people at the dock to call the ryokan for you.

    Good luck with your booking!

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    RE: RE: miyajima lodging

    by Phantasm Online Now Mar 2, 2006 at 1:52 AM

    I forgot to add that part of the reason I decided to go with Jukeiso was because they have onsen that looked quite nice. Alot of the ryokan seemed much cheaper because their prices didn't include meals and/or taxes. From what I've read it sounds much easier to get meals at the ryokan you're staying at since many of the ryokan will serve only their guests dinner esp. if they're fully booked. Apparently most things are closed by 17:00 since most of the island's visitors are only daytrippers.

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  • RE: RE: miyajima lodging

    by kitsya Online Now Mar 3, 2006 at 7:16 PM

    okay, we're down to the following:

    Momiji-so
    gambo-ad.com/miyajima/englis...
    This one looks very pretty, but I read on some site that they have a 9PM curfew so I e-mailed them to ask if this is true

    Morinoyado
    http://www.morinoyado.jp/e/index.aspx

    Yamaichi Bekkan
    www5d.biglobe.ne.jp/%7Eyamai...
    I e-mailed this one for clarification on pricing

    Jukeiso
    www5a.biglobe.ne.jp/~jukeiso...

    anyone stayed at any of these? thanks in advance!

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  • RE: RE: miyajima lodging

    by kitsya Online Now Mar 4, 2006 at 11:34 PM

    Phantasm,

    Where did you see that Jukeiso has an onsen? From the website, it looks like they have a nice bath, but no mention of it being a hot spring.

    Here are the 3 choices I'm down to now:

    Jukeiso
    www5a.biglobe.ne.jp/~jukeiso...
    13860*2 = 27720

    YAMAICHI-BEKKAN
    www5d.biglobe.ne.jp/%7Eyamai...
    6,500*2+tax (5%?) = 13650 + food (5000 maybe?) so about 24000 total?

    Morinoyado
    http://www.morinoyado.jp/e/index.aspx
    "rate per person will range from 8,400 yen, 9,555 yen, 10,710 yen, 11,865
    yen. Which includes meals, tax and service charge."
    so 16800 to 23730 total

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    RE: RE: miyajima lodging

    by Phantasm Online Now Mar 5, 2006 at 2:53 AM

    Kitsya, sorry I meant to type public bath and not onsen. Looks like the ryokan with onsen are the most expensive ones:

    Iwaso japaneseguesthouses.com/db/m...
    Hotel Itsukushima japaneseguesthouses.com/db/m... and Kinsuikan japaneseguesthouses.com/db/m...

    They're also much bigger than the others with about 40 rooms each. I decided to go with a slightly smaller one. Jukeiso only has 13 rooms. I was looking for onsen, but for me they weren't worth the added expense if I as a single guest was even allowed.

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