CARTOOMEI EXPRESSWAY:From Numazu Interchange
(TOKYO:From Yooga Interchange to Numazu Interchange approx 1 hr 30 mins)
approx 40 mins
(From TOKYO Station to Mishima Station approx 1 hr)
approx 30 mins
TOOKAIDOOSEN:From Numazu Station by Taxiapprox 20 mins
TOOKAIDOOSEN:From Numazu Station by Busapprox 30 mins
IZUHAKONE RAILWAY:From Izu Nagaoka Station by Taxi
(SHINKANSEN:Change at Mishima Station)@@@@@@@@@
approx 15 mins
* Parking space is available at the AWASHIMA HOTEL Waiting Salon(Uchiura Shigedera)
* From the AWASHIMA Hotel Wating Salon to AWASHIMA HOTEL 5 mins by cruiser (No charge,no booking neccesary)
* HOTEL Shuttle Bus service from Mishima Station and Izunagaoka Station to AWASHIMAHOTEL Waiting Salon (Mishima Station/North Gate 13F20,14F50,16F20, Izu Nagaoka Station 14F00,15F00 )
HOTEL 186 Uchiura Shigedera,Numazu-shi,Shizuoka 410-0221
Telephone 055-941-3341 Facshimile 055-941-3021
Telephone 055-941-3136 Facshimile 055-941-3725

It is believed that the island of gAwashimah came into existence around 7,000 years ago. At that time, gAwashimah, still under water, was part of the Izu Peninsula. As the earth underwent climatic changes over the centuries, the island emerged while the open plain in front of the island became submerged under the body of water now known as Suruga Bay. Awashimafs recorded history dates from the beginning of the Edo period (1603-1867). The island was originally used as a quarry, supplying building stone for various shrines and castles throughout Japan. The Sunpu-jo (Imperial Palace) in Tokyo and the 1156 stone steps of the Kunozan-Toshogu shinto shrine in Shimizu City used stone quarried from Awashima. According to official records, the quarrying of Awashima dates from the third year (1646) of the Shouhou period. However, it is believed to have begun earlier. In addition to being famous as a source of building stone, Awashima is also known for the abundant fish and shellfish which inhabit its surrounding waters. Except for the once manned gUomih lookout post, Awashima has always been thought of as an uninhabited island.

The Awashima Shrine is dedicated to the gHappi Benzaitenh goddess of fortune. Legent has it that during the Edo period, a wholesaler from the Nihonbashi area of Tokyo by the name of gIzumiya Niheijih commissioned the Awashima landowner and villagers of Shigedera to erect the shrine in an attempt to recuperate from illness. The original Awashima shrine was constructed during the fifth year (1707) of the Houei period as a divine guardian over calm seas and prosperous fishing. The present shrine was erected in the early years of the Taisho period (1912-1925). Every year on the third of April a festival is held at Awashima where residents of Shigedera come to worship at the gHappi Benzaitenh shrine. Along the path to the shrine, the magnificence of nature is exemplified by the striking gGoshinbokuh, or holy trees, which line the pathway.

In the evening, dine upon a dazzling array of european cuisine; whether choosing a la carte or following our specially selected course menus, there are dishes to suit every palate. Indulge in an epicurean dining experience while watching the golden sunset over Mount Fuji.

At the Japanese Restaurant gKAIh, a variety of Japanese cuisines are available for guests to sample. The freshest, top quality produce from Suruga Bay and Izu Peninsula are combined with the cheffs delicate artistry to produce traditional Kaiseki seasonal cuisine and sizzling Teppanyaki grilled cuisine. No one could tire of this delightful food.

Start the day with a sunlit Continental Breakfast, which includes fresh bread piping hot from our bakery. At midday feel at ease in the casual dining atmosphere of the gLe Phareh while enjoying a light meal of Mediterranean cuisine. During warmer weather lunch is served alfresco with our Awashima Garden Barbeque.

Select from an extensive array of world renown top quality beverages offered at La Plage. Relax with the drink of your choice in the comfortable surroundings while admiring the view across the Bay.

The only hot spring (Onsen) in the city of Numazu is found at Awashima. Soaking in a hot spring bath is not only invigorating but also good for relieving minor ailments such as stress, muscular aches, joint pains, cuts and bruises, or just everyday fatigue. Relax in the soothing waters of the indoor hot spring today and feel refreshed, vigorous and energetic tomorrow.

The outdoor hot spring at Awashima is fed by an abundant supply of mineral rich waters rising from 1,000 meters deep within the seabed. Facing Suruga Bay the view is breathtaking: Awashima Hotelfs white cruisers ploughing the waves whilst further in the distance snowcapped Mount Fuji provides a stunning backdrop. Relax in this outdoor hot spring and have a truly memorable experience.

Odyssey Hall combines the gaiety of the medieval ages with the ornate style of Italian Baroque architecture. Small yet acoustically perfect, Odyssey Hall is the ideal setting for guests to fully experience live music in an atmosphere redolent of a glorious bygone age.

The Awashima Hotel Art Gallery contains a wonderful collection of original art works. Many of these paintings and sculptures are on display throughout the Hotel, with a large body of work on view at the Art Gallery in the second floor.

The Boutique, on the second floor, offers a selection of luxury imported European goods ranging from glassware to jewelry. On the first floor, the Gift Shop can be found where a wide variety of accessories and small items make ideal presents for family and friends.

Fish: The Awashima Aquarium is a colorful kaleidoscope of over one hundred different species, ranging from iridescent tropical fish to schools of horse mackerel. Sea anemones, members of the octopus and sea urchin families and other inhabitants of coral are also represented in this diverse display of marine life.

Birds: There are over five hundreds species of bird life inhabiting the Japanese Archipelago. Seventy species alone have been recorded on Awashima, of which thirty are varieties of water birds such as seagulls and cormorants. The abundant bird population provides a true bird-watchersf paradise amid a spectacular natural setting.

Plants: The lush vegetation of Awashima includes the gMatsubaranh plant, which is thought to resemble a fossil in shape. Curiously the western slopes of Awashima are forested only by gUbamegashih trees, which in contrast, the trees on the eastern flank of the island are of a wide variety.

Admire the beauty of nature while strolling or cycling along the 2.5 kilometer Awashima Promenade which taken at a gentle pace enables one to walk around the island within forty minutes. Be sure to visit the Awashima Observation Point which lies along the gOchudoh (middle path), where the view is said to resemble an ancient Buddhist scroll painting.

The Awashima Aquarium recreates an underwater world by displaying marine life collected from the surrounding waters of the island. An exception to this is the sea presented to Awashima by the aquarium of Otaru, a city located in the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido.


The lively open-air performances of the dolphins and sea lions are an absolute delight to watch. Their humorous tricks and gravity-defying leaps are a result of many years of long training so be sure to give them a warm round of applause!
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