Umi Akari: Relaxed Toyama Bay Hotel

Onsen hotel with ocean view and great seafood

By Alena Eckelmann    - 2 min read

Spacious rooms, onsen and gorgeous seafood dinners, what else can you want from your accommodation? This all and more you will get at Umi Akari, a hotel located at Toyama Bay in Himi City.

Toyama Bay’s panoramic views are not to be missed. What’s more, on clear days you can see the Tateyama Mountain Range on the other side of the bay. This breath-taking scenery, in combination with well-developed cycle routes, have recently attracted many cyclist.

Umi Akari’s rooms are Japanese-style, with large windows to enjoy the ocean views. Siting by the window and gazing out while sipping on a cup of tea is surely a relaxing way to end a day of sightseeing or cycling. Sunrise in the morning, watched from you room, is spectacular!

Dinner at Umi Akari contains the freshest seafood and fish, beautifully presented. Amongst the Japanese Himi City is known for its delicious fish and seafood. It comes fresh each morning straight from the fish market at Himi Port. Cold and warm ocean currents meet in the ocean off-shore, hence there is a great variety of fish and seafood.

If you fancy something sweet after dinner, then look for the illy coffee corner in the lobby where you find a soft ice cream machine. Of course you can also fetch a cup of illy coffee here.

If you come from Kansai or Kanto, come to Shin-Takaoka Station first on the Hokuriku Shinkansen, change to JR Johan Line to Takaoka Station where you catch the JR Himi Line to the terminal, Himi Station. The last stretch of the 30 minutes journey follows the seashores of Toyama Bay with great views of the ocean.

Whether you travel by rent-a-car following Route 160, by bicycle, or you come by train, a night by the seashores of Toyama Bay is well worth your yen.

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Alena Eckelmann

Alena Eckelmann @alena.eckelmann

Founder of Kii Monogatari, my story and the story of the Kii Peninsula of Japan. Originally from East Germany, I came to Tokyo, via Berlin and London, in 2005. In summer 2011 I moved by choice to remote Kumano in the south of the Kii Peninsula where I live, work and play now, and explore every day.The whole of the Kii Peninsula is a Healing Hub for me with its abundance of forest, mountains, rivers, waterfalls, the ocean, friendly rural communities and sacred places. This is where nature meets spirituality, and tradition meets sustainability, the new paradigm for travel post-pandemic. My deep interest is in Japanese nature & spirituality. I love being in nature, in the forest and in the mountains, and I love spending time at temples and shrines.  I am building my life and my work around these two passions. I am a Licensed Forest Therapy (Shinrin Therapy) Guide and a Licensed Kumano Kodo and Koyasan Guide. I am also a Licensed Retreat Facilitator and I am planning retreats on the Kii Peninsula. Last but not least, I have been the Japan Travel Partner for Wakayama and Yamagata since the conception of the platform in 2011! These two prefectures are close to my heart because they are the centers of Shugendo, a spiritual tradition of mountain ascetism. I am a Shugendo Practitioner for over ten years now and received Tokudo in 2016 at a Shugendo temple on Yoshinoyama. Please kindly connect via my Facebook Page Kii Monogatari. Take care, keep well, stay safe! 

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Kim 3 years ago
Looks like the perfect spot to watch the sunrise or sunset!