Dinner at Loquat 西伊豆

Dinner at Loquat 西伊豆

at LOQUAT西伊豆 on 24 November 2022
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In search of Japan’s best Onsen Ryokan —
Loquat 西伊豆 (Shizuoka)

Access: 7/10
Setting/surrounding area: 8/10 (ocean, mountain)
Activities: 7/10 (hiking, cycling)
Rooms: 9/10
Onsen: 10/10 (private outdoor onsen)
Other facilities: 8/10 (restaurant, bakery, gelato shop, spa, bar)
Food: 8/10
Wine/sake list: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Foreigner friendliness: 10/10 (English speaking staff)
Overall: 84/100

Pros: an Edo era mansion renovated ryokan with modern, well appointed rooms; intimate setting, 3 groups per day max; large terrace with private outdoor onsen; free spa treatments (1 hour per guest); free flow gelato and local beer; sophisticated Italian cuisine with interesting wine/sake pairing; free nightcap at the bar
Cons: not easy to get around without a car; a bit pricey but well worth it





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