Naoshima Ryokan ROKA

Opened in 2022, Roka is a stylish and modern ryokan where guests can enjoy contemporary art while relaxing amidst natural scenery. There are eleven all-suite rooms, each equipped with open-air baths that look out to the island’s natural landscape. The suites are dressed in a mix of natural materials such textured woven fabrics, delicate mulberry paper, cypress wood, and earthenware, stylishly appointed in hand with contemporary Japanese aesthetic. En, the main restaurant, is run by a small team that delicately prepares modern kaiseki and sushi multi-course feasts - each with a vegan option - for lunch and dinner. Local ingredients are highlighted on the menu, including the superb seafood of the Seto Inland Sea as well as regional delicacies like Nagi Wagyu beef from northern Okayama and olive-fed Wagyu from nearby Shodoshima. A sumptuous Japanese-style breakfast is served here as well. For relaxed gatherings, the cafe-bar Moya serves lunch and after-dinner drinks into the late night. Built as an art project itself, the ryokan is also a gallery and venue for art lovers and artists from around the world to gather and mingle. Artwork is tastefully displayed across the ryokan, in public spaces as well as adorned within the guest rooms. Other facilities include a landscaped garden of Asian plants and a firepit with wrap-around bench seating to be enjoyed in the evenings. The ryokan is a short 10-minute walk from Honmura Port.

Why We Love This Hotel

Ryokan Refinery: Japanese “ryokan” inns represent the oldest style of hotels still in use today. Refined and luxurious to a virtually unparalleled degree, it is clear why they have survived the test of time.

Total Relaxation: With its serene natural surroundings and each room having its own private open-air onsen, there’s no reason not to feel completely relaxed here.

Art: This hotel exhibits a collection of artworks by Japan’s emerging talent. All the artworks are curated by Shigeo Goto, a professor at Kyoto University of the Arts, who actively shares information about domestic contemporary art.

Naoshima & Seto Inland Sea Islands, Japan
Hotel Type
Location Type
Urban Retreat


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