JAPAN TRAVEL: Shiroyama Hotel Kagoshima
Shiroyama Hotel Kagoshima is a four-star hotel under hotel chain Okura Hotels and Resorts that boasts first-rate facilities and amenities. Situated 108 meters above sea level, the hotel offers exceptional views of Kagoshima’s majestic Mount Sakurajima and Kinko Bay in its unbeatable location amidst the city.
Shiroyama Hotel Kagoshima
Shiroyama Hotel’s sprawling luxury is evident through their 19 room types that each features elegant furnishings. Each room is customized to fit each kind of traveler. Those who fancy the opulent comforts of a hotel room may choose from their suite accommodations.
In the Imperial Suite (¥300,000), guests are treated to an impressive Sakurajima view framed by the hotel’s beautiful glass windows.
Meanwhile, travelers who prefer a comfortable stay without the grandiose features may choose from their other well-appointed room types such as the Ladies Room, Japanese suite, and Family Rooms. The hotel also has a Universal Room that has a barrier-free feature for persons with disabilities.
The barrier-free room (¥45,000). One of these beds can be electrically adjusted.
Those who wish to have a pleasurable staycation will surely enjoy its amenities. The hotel provides 12 dining options offering Japanese, French, and Chinese cuisines, as well as a bar and a party hall.
One of its Japanese restaurants is Rakusui, a traditional restaurant that offers Japanese style course meals.
For relaxation, Shiroyama Hotel takes pride in their outdoor onsen Satsumanoyu that uses underground natural hot spring water from 1000 meters below. The hotel also has a private onsen for reservation.
This outdoor onsen gives a breathtaking view of the skyline with the Mount Sakurajima as the main backdrop.
Other facilities in Shiroyama Hotel include spa, conference and banquet rooms, a Muslim prayer room, shops, and a brewery. For more information, see the details provided below.
How to get here
By train: From Kagoshima-Chuo Station, walk towards the Kagoshima-Chuo Station West Exit for approximately five minutes. Take the free shuttle bus that goes directly to Shiroyama Hotel Kagoshima.
By plane: From the Kagoshima Airport, take the Kagoshima Airport connecting bus service for approximately 40 minutes. Get off at Kagoshima-Chuo Terminal Building, and take the Shiroyama Shuttle Bus that goes directly to the hotel.
By car: It is a 10-minute drive from JR Kagoshima Chuo Station.
Address: 41-1 Shinshoin-cho, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture 890-8586
Contact: +81 99-224-2200 (reservation center)
Check in: 2 p.m.
Check out: 11 a.m.
Payment methods: Cash and select credit cards
*Rates are exclusive of tax
This first appeared in Philippine Primer magazine’s March 2019 issue.
*Images courtesy of Hotel Shiroyama Kagoshima