Large guest rooms, buffet brkfst, car-taxi access
Posted Dec 11, 2015 on Hotels
Need a car to get there, or a taxi from a somewhat distant train station. The TALL "kannon-sama" (Buddhist Goddess of Mercy) is the landmark to look for. The hotel is also tall, but the entrance is on a back road from the main road so a little tricky to find. Entrance driveway not marked well when arriving at night. Look for the Golf Course entrance (same entry point) but even then it is a bit tough to find at night. All you can eat buffet breakfast. Lobby bar with beer on tap, various whiskies, Japanese sake, simple mixed drinks (gin-tonic), but limited if you want a mixed cocktail (no manhattans; that elicited only a pained look on the bartender's face which means "no" in Japan). No large communal bath (ofuro/rotemburo). NOT an "onsen" hotel. Beautiful view of the golf course, mountains, etc. from the hotel rooms. But, not a scenic neighborhood when you drive out onto the streets.