Iwaso, Miyajima


Hotel Rating

The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Excellent standards without the big price tag
Good quality service and overall comfort
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Our rating: Premium | Property style: Ryokan

Transforming into a sea of colour in spring, the Iwaso ryokan is situated in a beautiful part of Momijidani Park. Founded in 1893, this classic Japanese inn was the first establishment to open its doors on Miyajima. For a truly Japanese accommodation experience, then Iwaso is the place due to its ‘miya-daiku’ style, built by craftsmen who built Japan’s superb ornate Shinto shrines. The lovely views of the surrounding woodland, ocean and tori shrine gate make for a peaceful atmosphere throughout the ryokan’s three main buildings. There are 38 rooms, all of which are spacious and traditional in style with futon mattresses, tatami flooring and minimal furnishings. Each room is equipped with a private bathroom, air conditioning and useful amenities. Iwaso’s menu includes Western options as well as kaiseki meals using local produce from the nearby waters and mountains. A highlight of your stay at Iwaso will be the Wakamiya hot spring which offers gentle water for the onsen baths surrounded by beautiful nature.


Tours Featuring Miyajima


Classic Japan

From the big bustling cities to quaint rural villages, you can take in all the highlights with this perfectly balanced trip combining cultural experiences, ancient landmarks, natural beauties and historic towns
12 days from A$6,878