Forest Retreat Guesthouse
The historical city of Kasama is known for Kasama Inari Shrine, one of Japan's three greatest Inari Shrines. Likewise, it is a flourishing pottery center specializing in Kasama-ware.
During the summer, the town is abuzz with local festivals and the sounds of Euterpnosia chibensis, an endangered cicada species designated as a natural heritage. Forest Retreat Guesthouse is a seven-minute drive from central Kasama. The guesthouse's hilltop location and forest surroundings make it ideal for anyone looking to relax and unwind.
From spring to summer, you can hear soothing songs of the Japanese nightingale. On summer days, listen to the crying cicadas at dawn and dusk. Autumn welcomes foliage, while winter is when snow-covered hilltops fill the view. In other words, Forest Retreat is the perfect place to experience the seasonal beauty of the Japanese countryside.
- 416-21 Minamiyoshihara, Kasama City, Ibaraki
- Kasama Station (3km), Tomobe Station (6km)
- TEL: 029-672-9245
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This simple seaside hotel is known for its hot spring baths. The meals feature homegrown rice and vegetables alongside local fish from Oarai Seafood Market. Guests can also choose an Italian meal option served in the hotel's annex, Pension Celeb.
English-speaking staff is available, so there’s no need to worry about any communication issues during your beachside getaway.
The hotel’s natural hot spring contains sodium chloride. The soothing water is said to ease muscle and joint pain, bruises, sprains, mild burns, and alleviate perpetual coldness or chills.
Please note that guests staying at annex Pension Celeb also use hot spring baths.
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