Dining here is equally considered. Kurayado’s restaurant – positioned right on the coast – looks right out onto the very waters its carefully presented seafood was sourced from. You’ll dine in the kaiseki tradition, with the very best in seasonal produce showcased over several courses that balance everything from flavours to colours. It’s all sourced locally, with fish from the strait, fresh produce from the mainland and beef from only wagyu-grade ranches. For true omotenashi hospitality, take your meal in the privacy of your room, with your hostess guiding you through the dishes.
To round off the indulgent heritage, end your meals with a soak in the ryokan’s onsen hot springs. Kurayado Iroha even features a unique rooftop offering, with views out over the island’s waters and, on a clear day, its famous shrine gate. You’ll also want to head out and explore, perhaps taking the cable car up the island’s mountainous interior to reach hidden Buddhist temples visited by friendly deer.