Azumi Setoda

Azumi Setoda is a contemporary Japanese ryokan located on the tranquil island of Ikuchijima. The property occupies a 19th-century former home of a shipping and salt-farming family, now restored and converted to offer18 suites and four duplexes in a two-story pavilion. Suites and duplexes blend contemporary amenities with traditional ryokan aesthetic, dressed in raw materials such as cedar, cypress, traditional Japanese paper, and granite. Each room is equipped with a cypress wood bathtub, and offers a private garden or generous balcony overlooking the landscaped cedar-framed courtyard. At the hotel’s restaurant, food and drink is a simple yet refined affair featuring seasonal ingredients from the local area to embody the spirit of a family-run ryokan. Both a la carte and the house specialty omakase course is available. Other facilities include a multi-purpose garden room for meditation and a restored public bathhouse located across the road where locals and guests are invited to relax in lemon baths. Ikuchijima is a part of the archipelago of islands in Japan’s central Seto Inland Sea. It is linked by bridges on north and south ends to the Shimanami Kaido, a route that connects Onomichi and Imabari and all the islands in between. 

Why We Love This Hotel

Sense of Place: Azumi Setoda is proud of its roots. The contemporary ryokan is refitted into a former residence of a local merchant family, keeping the integrity of the original structure. It also uses earthenware donated by the family in its restaurant, highlights the island's locally-grown ingredients in its dishes, and even renovated the community's local bathhouse across the street.

Hospitality: An authentic albeit modern ryokan, Azumi Setoda cultivates a homey atmosphere through its selection of natural materials, attentive yet nonintrusive service, and home-style fare.

Destination
Naoshima & Seto Inland Sea Islands, Japan
Hotel Type
Boutique
Location Type
Remote

Amenities

  • 24hr Room Service
  • Concierge
  • Garden
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Boxes
  • Wi-Fi In Public Areas
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