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

Celebrating my 10th year anniversary in Japan in May 2018, the country that I call home now. I lived in crazy Tokyo for 6 years and since 2011 I call the Kii Peninsula (Kumano, Koyasan and Yoshinoyama) my home. I have visited all 47 prefectures of Japan and for the last 4 years I have worked as a guide for foreign visitors. My special interest is in Japanese nature and spirituality. I love spending time in the forest and mountains and I love visiting temples and shrines. I am also a licensed guide for the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trails and for Koyasan, the Buddhist monastery, in addition to being a practitioner and guide for Shinrin Yoku (Forest Therapy).   In recent years I have taken visitors to walk the Kumano Kodo trails, the Nakasendo trail, the 88 temple pilgrimage trail around Shikoku Island and to Dewa Sanzan, the three sacred mountains in Yamagata Prefecture. If you look for nature and spirituality in your trip to Japan, then Wakayama, Nara and Yamagata Prefectures are ideal places to get started!

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Kim B a year ago
Looks like the perfect spot to watch the sunrise or sunset!