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Minibar, in-room safe, desk, bed sheets
Minibar, in-room safe, desk, bed sheets

Overview of Iwaso


3.5 out of 5

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Business services
  • Room service

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
739-0522, Hiroshima-ken, Hatsukaichi, Momijidani Miyajima

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationItsukushima Shrine3 min walk
  • Popular LocationMachiya Street6 min walk
  • Popular LocationMiyajima Ferry Terminal13 min walk
  • AirportIwakuni (IWK)26 min drive

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About this area


Located in Hatsukaichi, Iwaso is in the historical district and near the beach. Itsukushima Shrine Treasure Hall and Museum of History and Folklore are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Miyajima Ferry Terminal and Momijidani Route. Miyajima Aquarium and Hiroshima Shokubutsu Park are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Itsukushima Shrine - 3 min walk
  • Momijidani Park - 3 min walk
  • Five-Story Pagoda - 4 min walk
  • Machiya Street - 6 min walk
  • Miyajima Ferry Terminal - 13 min walk


  • Momiji – Serves lunch.

Getting around

  • Hatsukaichi Hiroden-miyajima-guchi Station - 1 min drive
  • Miyajimaguchi Station - 1 min drive
  • Hiroshima Airport (HIJ) - 51 min drive

About this property


3.5-star ryokan, walk to Itsukushima Shrine
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free ryokan has a meeting room and a 24-hour front desk. Free WiFi in public areas, free self parking, and a free area shuttle are also provided. Additionally, tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and a garden are onsite. All 38 rooms feature thoughtful touches like bathrobes and slippers, along with conveniences such as refrigerators and coffee makers. Guests will also find TVs, minibars, and room service.
Iwaso offers 38 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided.

Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers, bathrobes, slippers, and toilets with an electronic bidet. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is offered daily and in-room massages can be requested.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
Services include massages. Public bath/onsen services include an indoor mineral hot springs (Japanese-style onsen) and a yukata (Japanese robe). These services feature separate men and women areas. The ryokan bathing area is open from 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Free area shuttle
  • Free ferry terminal shuttle

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Hot springs

Family friendly

  • Free area shuttle
  • Refrigerator


  • Elevator
  • Front-desk safe
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Japanese

Business services

  • Meeting room


  • Garden


  • 2 hot springs
  • Hot springs open from 6:00 AM - midnight
  • Indoor mineral hot springs (onsen)
  • Massages
  • Outdoor mineral hot springs (onsen)
  • Public bath open from 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Separate men/women areas in public bath
  • Yukata (Japanese robe)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets


  • Bathrobes
  • Electronic bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste


  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Minibar
  • Refrigerator


  • Desk
  • In-room massage
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Slippers

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Check-in from 3 PM - 7 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 20


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
Please note: Same-day requests to change menu items cannot be accommodated.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Children 2 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A bathing tax, collected at the property, may be charged. The bathing tax applies to properties with hot springs and ranges from JPY 150-500 per person, per night based on local regulations. Please note that further exemptions may apply.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards and cash
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
Guests with dietary restrictions or food allergies should contact this hotel in advance.

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the ferry terminal; guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Hot springs access available from 6:00 AM to midnight
Children 2 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare requires all international visitors to submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels, etc. ); additionally, lodging proprietors are required to photocopy passports for all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file

Property is also known as

Iwaso Hatsukaichi
Iwaso Inn
Iwaso Inn Hatsukaichi
Iwaso Hotel Hatsukaichi
Iwaso Japan/Hiroshima Prefecture - Hatsukaichi
Iwaso Ryokan
Iwaso Hatsukaichi
Iwaso Ryokan Hatsukaichi

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 121 out of 165 reviews
5 - Excellent 73%
Rating 4 - Good. 36 out of 165 reviews
4 - Good 22%
Rating 3 - Okay. 4 out of 165 reviews
3 - Okay 2%
Rating 2 - Poor. 4 out of 165 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 165 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
This had been on my radar for years, having stopped in to check it out in the past. The entrance/lobby area is wonderful and the staff members are also wonderful - I guess that is what sold me on it. I finally had a chance to stay there, so made the reservation. I have been in many high end and low end ryokans. In low end things are tattered and food isn't memorable or even very good, but they charge $75-150 per person per night, so I don't expect more. High end ($250-500 per person/night) generally are much nicer with better rooms (with new, nice smelling tatami), nicer baths, and superior food. The price here was about $500-600 before extras for a night for 2 people and I expected much better food. It wasn't bad, but just wasn't special. The room was somewhat tattered and small. The tatami mats must have been old, since there was no nice smell. We had just come from a different ryokan that cost the same and had nicer facilities, a room twice the size and incredible food, so I expected more here. It is older (I think they said 150 years old), but that should be no excuse. The service was very nice and the staff was caring and friendly. I really enjoyed all of the staff members with whom I had any contact. I just expected a nicer room and better food for the price.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very helpful staff; took time to answer a myriad of questions that I’m sure they’ve been asked hundreds of times before. He’d never stayed in a ryokan so enjoyed the room and the onsen.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Relaxing stay
Service is great, location is fantastic, food is amazing especially the dinner. Definitely a must stay.
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
IWASO was recommended by a friend and it did not disappoint. The onsen baths were very relaxing with indoor and outdoor baths (separate male and female). The meals were also very good, and the location was beautiful.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019