Minami's tradition and hospitality, formed from its long history their
inn, Minami, was originally
an annex of Minamikan, a ryokan established in Matsue in 1888. In Tamatsukuri
carry on a tradition of hospitality and the spirit of good service. A hotel
guest can enjoy the steamy
waters of Tamatsukuri Onsen, one of the best hot springs in the Sanin region,
and tastes their
traditional cooking made from local ingredients. It has over 100 smoke-free
guest rooms, and
a guest may enjoy an open-air bath at the top floor and at the ground floor
of Kasuien Minami.
(L) Exterior of the Hotel (R) A view from 7F of the hotel towards Japan
A Japanese garden of the Hotel
The Japanese garden outside Kasuien Minami
(L) A female staff ( nakai-san ) serving breakfast and dinner$B!!It20?)!!(B(R) A
variety of delicious breakfasts and dinners
(L) Crab dish (R) Conger eel cuisine
(L) Fillet steak (M) Rice, incense thing, pickles (R) After-meal dessert
A special celebration set$B!'(BCrane turtle lucky charm$B!!=K$$A7(B
A breakfast and dinner are prepared in a private room. $B!!It20?)(B
Desktop stove of breakfast
A twin-bedroom with a half-open-air private bath in the room
An open-air bath at the 9th floor$B!!E8K>O*E7IwO$(B
(L) The approach to a public bath at the 9th floor: Be careful for the
High steps in the passage $B!!DLO)CJ:9$KCm0U(B
(R) An electronic display shows the number of people who are using a public bath
at the moment.
A large hot-spring bath on the basement: Open-air bath is located at the
(L) A reception desk (R) A free shuttle bus to the Tamazukuri JR station$B!!6LB$29@t1X$X$NAw7^%P%9(B
Official website of Kasuien Minami
Smoking booth in Kasuien Minami
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I asked for a private in-room meal service, because I was worried about
covid-virus infection. I was impressed by nakai-san
who prepared meals quickly. The amount of food is not too much, and everything
is delicious. There is a celebration event
this time, so a "celebration set" was prepared by the Hotel.
The Japanese garden in the courtyard that can be seen from the
room is also excellent. The public baths are on the 1st and 9th floors,
and the open-air baths are surrounded by garden stones,
and the outside air feels good. The indoor bath on the first floor is very large. The semi-open-air bath, which is built into
the guest room, and flows directly from the hot-spring source, allows you
to take a bath even at night, leading to a deep sleep.
All hotel staff are working lively. It is a facility I would like to visit again.
$B6LB$29@t39!!(BA hot spring town spreads around running water.
Smoke-free Hotels in Japan
A summary of non-smoking-room rate studied in local hotels of Japan
Local Airports in Japan
Smoking Restriction at Hotels in the World: Actual Survey
The ratio of a non-smoking guest room to the total hotel rooms was calculated,
based on-the-spot investigation.
Limited express, Yakumo, which runs between Izumo and Okayama $BFC5^$d$/$b(B
$B!z(BThis Web site is link-free.
This information was provided by the Smokefree Hotel and Travel.
The article was written, and all photography was taken by Dr. Junhaku Miyamoto
in November 2021.
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