Just A step away from the beach !!
What are minshuku?
Minshuku are Japanese inns with a time-honored tradition of hospitality.
Originally they were homes where a comfortable room and home-cooked meals were offered to travellers.
Today, they still maintain that homey atmosphere by offering Japanese-style rooms and two meals a day:
breakfast and dinner.
Onsen and Minshuku Otsuka, located in Usami on the Izu peninsula,has all a minshuku offers and a good deal more.
Imagine, after taking a relaxing, , hot bath in the onsen(hot spring) , slipping into a comfotable yukata,
and strolling on the beach , literally a few step away.
Or , relax in your room while gazing upon the ocean or the lovely hills.
The Izu peninsula is a beautifull , relaxing area where many Tokyo-ites seek relief from a hectic life .
The scenic shoreline and gently rolling hills give Izu a peaceful atmosphere.
Within thirty minutes of Minshuku Otsuka , a variety of activities can be enjoyed.
Shoreline trails provide vistas of both the sea and the rocky coast,while ocean offers swimming,
surfing, wind surfing, and fishing.
Pick-your-own fruit farm yield mikan during the fall and winter , and in spring , strawberries.
And if this isn't enough , a cactus garden , a Cycle Sports Center , and a golf course are all within easy reach.
Usami can be reached easily by rail or car.
The Shinkansen , named Kodama , leaves from Tokyo and stops at Atami.
There , transfer to a local train on track one for Usami . IT takes about 55 minutes.
A limited express ,named Odorikogo, can be boarded from Tokyo or Shinagawa .
In summer , they stop at Usami; at other times take it to Ajiro and transfer to the local train on track one for Usami.
The limited express takes about 2 hours.
Local trains leave from Tokyo or Shinagawa and go directly to Usami , taking about 2 1/2 hours .
By car , from Tokyo take the Tomei Expressway west to the Atsugi Interchange , and then travel south on Route 135 to Usami.
This takes about 2 hours .
Minshuku Otsuka's rates per day are as follows:== Rooms ==
\8,000 for adults
\6,000 for children between 6 and 12
\1,500 for children under 6
Rates include breakfast and dinner.
The eight-course dinner featurs local seafood ,sasimi , an array of tasty vegetable dishes , and regional specialties.
Breakfast includes an egg dish , salad , seafood , rice , and other delicious selections .
Western style meals can be prepared upon request ; special diets can be accommodated
Usami1757-9 , Ito-city , Shizuoka-ken
Onsen Minahuku Otsuka
URL = http://www.izu.co.jp/~otsuka
Reservation with meal
電話0557-48-8839 FAX 0557-48-8748