A superb addition to the creative haven of Naoshima Island, Ryokan Rokasumi brings new levels of luxury to this fascinating region. A traditional ryokan feel is retained in Roka’s classic design features, tatami matting and exemplary Japanese hospitality. The spacious suites all with private open-air baths - as well as outstanding dining options – elevate the experience here above that usually found in even the better ryokans.
Every element of the property’s eleven suites and tranquil grounds has been designed to instil a feeling of serenity, as well as a conscious connection to the natural environment. After a soak in the privacy of your open-air bath, unwind on your deck taking in the gentle island breezes or stroll through the gardens discovering the sculptures hidden in the greenery. Contemporary artworks are dotted throughout the ryokan and grounds, providing a deep-rooted sense of place; Naoshima is, after all, known as Japan’s ‘art island’. A fine collection of galleries can be found within easy reach of the ryokan, as can the charming port village of Honmura.
Dining is an important element of a stay at Ryokan Roka, with Restaurant En’s impeccably executed sushi lunches and colourful kaiseki meals incorporating the freshest seafood from the surrounding waters, as well as waygu beef and other local delicacies. For a change of pace, Roka’s Café-Bar offers an intriguing menu of homemade herbal spirits, and has already become a popular hub for the creative community on the island.
Lovers of art and design
Those seeking nature and serenity
THINGS TO DO AT THE HOTEL:
Enjoy the healing benefits of a soak in your private open-air bath
Discover original contemporary artworks scattered throughout the ryokan and its gardens
Immerse yourself in the flavours of the Seto Inland Sea with a sushi or kaiseki feast at Restaurant En
Sample a handcrafted cocktail from the Café-Bar, blended with the Ryokan’s home-brewed herbal liqueurs
THINGS TO DO NEARBY:
Take the short walk to Honmura to discover the Art House Project and dip into the village’s quirky cafes and restaurants
Enhance your art immersion with visits to the Chichu Art Museum and Benesse House
Travel to the island’s southeastern shore to view the emblematic Yellow Pumpkin and take in the sea air at Gontanji beach
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