Japanese Style Standard Room with toilet
Well worth it!
The hosts are very welcoming. Hospitality is amazing. You'll feel right at home and more. We arrived here on our first day in Japan and after hours of sitting on a plane and trains, it was well worth the trip down here. It rained when we arrived and the staff immediately took our luggage, wiped us down and served us tea while they set up our room.
The room was very warm and cozy. Awesome view of a garden. You'll appreciate all the little things while you're here.
The private onsens are to die for! There are many to choose from. It rained but that helped us relax more. It was beautiful. Must do!
The kaiseki dinner was an amazing experience in itself. Every dish was prepared with extra care. I guarantee you'll be satisfied at the end.
Overall, I highly recommend this to anyone visiting Japan. It was a great way to begin our 2 week stay. I wish I I could've stayed a little longer. I will miss this place dearly!
Beautiful hotel, incredible experience!
I spent a night at Hanafubuki and it was one of the most wonderful and unique experiences I've had in any country. It's located on the east coast of Izu, a peninsula southwest of Tokyo with a peaceful, tropical atmosphere. The inn is about 10 minutes on foot from the Izu Kogen station. From the moment I entered the inn's grounds, I felt totally transported - even though it covers a relatively small area, they did a wonderful job making it feel like it's truly a part of the area's natural environment.
The service was impeccable, from the welcome cup of tea I received to the absolutely spectacular dinner - one of the best meals I've had anywhere in Japan. The grounds are gorgeous, including a small forest walk where you can smell the sea and get a view of the local mountain, and there's nothing like exploring in a yukata to make you feel like you've completely left the outside world. There's a variety of spectacular indoor and outdoor onsen, all of which are very thoughtfully equipped with an extra cold water pipe (very necessary in the summer!). My Japanese-style room was also extraordinarily comfortable, with a small balcony looking out onto the forest.
All I can say is, if you have a chance to stay at Hanafubuki during your time in Japan, I can't recommend it enough, even if it's just for one night. It's truly one of the most special experiences you can have in the country, and I can't wait to come back.