Enjoy Delicious Oyster Dishes and Hot Springs by the Ocean in Ako City
Their hot springs are effective for sensitivity to cold.
Ako Onsen is an onsen resort with a hot spring that comes from the Ako Gishi land that has numerous historic landmarks. In Ako Misaki, which stretches out to Harima Nada, there are many Japanese ryokan with outdoor baths where you can enjoy the view of the vast ocean. The hot spring water is said to be effective for sensitivity to cold and neuralgia. You can also try the famous Sakoshi Oyster here, which grows by eating a lot of plankton. In this article, let us take you around the must-visit places in the beautiful city of Ako, Japan.
Zekkei Rotenburo no Yado Gimpaso
Oyster Nabe with the richness and umami of the soup, soft steamed oyster, oyster rice, and more.
From the outdoor bath, you can get a great unobstructed view of the Seto Naikai Sea. When you sit in the tub, the horizon is at eye level, so it feels like you're floating in the sea. Enjoy seasonal ingredients like oyster dishes in the winter, sakura red snapper in the spring, and Iwa Oyster during summer.
At Tenkai no Yu bath, you can get a panoramic view of the ocean.
Enjoy lunch at Setouchi Dining, a Japanese style space where you can see the calm sea.
Zekkei Rotenburo no Yado Gimpaso is located at 2-8 Misaki, Ako City, Hyogo Prefecture and is open for day visits from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Onsen entrance fee is ¥1,800 for middle school students and older, ¥1,000 for elementary students (fee includes a towel set). It is a 15-minute drive from Sanyo Highway Ako IC. You may contact them at +81-791-45-3355.
Shiosai Kirara Shokichi
Dishes are filled with oysters like oyster nabe, oyster fries, and oyster rice.
The Oyster Kaiseki in this hotel is very creative. This year, they will serve different kinds of oyster dishes like oyster fries, oyster rice, oyster nabe with white miso, and the Oyster Puri Teki (Puri Puri Steak). Their two outdoor baths will definitely move you with its breath-taking view of the sea.
The baths are right next to the big sea.
Shiosai Kirara Shokichi is located at 2-8 Misaki, Ako City, Hyogo Prefecture and is open for day visits from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Onsen entrance fee is ¥1,500 for middle school students and older, and ¥800 for those 3 years old and above (fee includes a towel set). It is a 15-minute drive from Sanyo Highway Ako IC. You may contact them at +81-791-43-7600.
Umi to Saka to
Strawberry and Pistachio Parfait (¥1,155, available until the end of May)
The strawberries and cream match very well. It comes with strawberry rusks.
This café was renovated from an old house by the owner who is an architect. Here, you can enjoy lunch and sweets made with seasonal ingredients.
Umi to Saka to is located at 2-1 Misaki, Ako City, Hyogo Prefecture and is open from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (until 6 p.m. during summer season). They are closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays. It is a 15-minute drive from Sanyo Highway Ako IC. You may contact them at +81-791-56-5210.
In the park, you can see the sea and hear the sound of Suikinkutsu. Ashiyu (Feet Bath) Suikinkutsu is ¥350 (towel included).
In this museum, Unka Yaki, a pottery produced during the Edo period in Ako, is exhibited. You can bring in food like pizza from a famous restaurant within the neighborhood but you must order a drink first. You can also get a “Couple Certificate” here which lets you enjoy various services in Ako Misaki if you are visiting with your partner.
Momoi Museum is located at 634 Misaki, Ako City, Hyogo Prefecture and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily except on Tuesdays. Entrance fee is ¥500 for highschool students and older and ¥200 for elementary to middle school students. It is a 20-minute drive from Sanyo Highway Ako IC. You may contact them at +81-791-56-9933.
Provided by Japan Walker™, Walkerplus™, and Kansai Walker™ (5 March 2020)