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Reviewed 27 November 2016

Everything was almost perfect. Welcome was impeccable with check-in in our own room comfortably seated enjoying delightful small bites, which included ice cream, and a detailed and very helpful guide to the amenities. The room was beyond charming with its own japanese garden and sake onsen. The two 'public' onsens were intimate and thoughtful affairs. The ryokan grounds were inviting for exploration and generally just chilling around, and home-made liquor was readily available at the lobby. Dinner was one of the best we had that was equally delicious as it was informing. The sake list is also impressive with only the best junmai daiginjo's from the region and slightly beyond. Sake was also served from a bamboo carafe and in bamboo cups made from their own bamboo from the garden. The entire dinning experience was superb! Most importantly, they have friendly, helpful and well-trained staff who could speak intelligible English!! I would visit Shodoshima again just to stay here.

  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled with family
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Thank lowyingliang
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Reviewed 29 March 2015

I heard that shimayado mari is one of the best ryokan in japan and it's always fully booked, so me and my family book 4 month before our departure.
We stay at room 'す' with a relaxing zen garden and a privat tradisional ofuro at second floor.
The place is so beautiful and relaxing, they have a really nice natural onsen too.
And for dinner we have 13 kind of japanese kaiseki, all healthy, very detail presentation and of course delicious. They even prepare 4 kind of home made soy sauce base of the level of fermentation and they use shodoshima olive oil which is the best in japan. The vegetables really fresh from they own garden, and the fishes ( Hamachi and tai for sashimi, karei and fugu for main ) are really good. That was one of my best japanese kaiseki ever. And at the morning they serve us a really nice japanese tradisional breakfast before we check out.
Over all this place is highly recommended, definetely one of the best ryokan in japan with real omotenashi.

Stayed: March 2015, travelled with family
1  Thank erickindo
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Reviewed 24 November 2013

Was pleasantly surprised they have an English speaking staff although Reservation was made via call in Japanese initially.

The whole place was nicely done up in a modern way. Room was spacious with our own spring bath, beds, tatami living space and an outdoor terrace. Room booked was "Na" な in Japanese for 3 adults. Check in was very thorough with all the facilities explained. We were surprised to receive a bottle of sake to add into our hot spring bath. According to them, sake and the spring waters will heat up and beautify the body. Indeed, it was true and there was a nice sake aroma in the bath initially.

Dinner was a 13 course with 4 different rare soy sauce as condiments. Out of the 4 types of soy sauce, only 1 type is being sold commercially. The other 3 are from the different stages of fermentation. We all liked the most unrefined soy sauce as it is thick and taste sweet.

They also served freshly picked vegetables from their own garden. They were so sweet and juicy! We could choose which of the vegetables we like for second helping.

More surprises await us after dinner. In house Sake and fruit sake were served as after dinner drinks and we were free to choose 2 flab ours each. We all had the local plum sake on the rocks and the Mikan sake with soda. Unanimously, the local plum sake won hands down. I asked for their grape vinegared drink too. That was yummy as well.

There were 2 private hot springs for use. System was on a first come first served basis. We got to try one of them and could have the whole place to ourselves. All these we're without additional charges.

Breakfast was healthy and scrumptious as well. We could not finish the whole pot of rice and they made it into onigiri for our road trip! What a thoughtful gesture! As we had a ferry to catch, they even rushed it out for us. This was really the epitome of Japanese service!

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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  • Stayed: October 2018, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile
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Stayed: September 2018, travelled as a couple
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