Watanabe Ryokan

You will find this small family-run ryokan at the end of a narrow alley lined with old wooden buildings, minutes away from the World Heritage site of Itsukushima shrine.

All rooms have traditional Japanese baths made of fragrant cypress wood, but what really makes Watanabe Inn stand out is the delicious Japanese kaiseki cuisine served in the rooms and impeccable, friendly service – no wonder it has such a good reputation and gets booked months in advance!

This very friendly, family-run ryokan is situated in a great location, just 10-minutes from Itsukushima shrine. The ryokan is packed full of character and history, and with just 5 rooms, it's truly a personalised experience for those looking for a unique place to stay in Japan.

Reviewed by Karan