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The Sekitei

Miyajimaguchi, Japan

Nestled into the hillside overlooking the inland sea of Japan and out to Miyajima Island, The Sekitei provides the ultimate Ryokan experience. With just twelve rooms, the attention to detail here is outstanding and the service is second to none.

At a Glance

  • Stunning manicured garden and views out to the inland Japan sea

  • Incredible Kaiseki cuisine using seasonal ingredients

  • Intimate and exclusive feel with just 10 beautiful rooms

  • Three separate lounges to relax and unwind

  • Impeccable service and such warm hospitality

Culture, Honeymoon, Spa & health

Insider's View

Enjoy a day trip to Miyajima Island from here, its a must for beautiful hikes up to the top for panoramic views and a stroll around the bustling food market.

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Insider's View

Make sure that you make time for the Sake tasting in the lounge before dinner. Unlikely to see so many different types of sake together again this is definitely an experience not to be missed!

Scott Dunn team

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to The Sekitei or take a look at our itineraries to Rest of Japan


Located just 15 minutes away from Miyajimaguchi station, surrounded by tranquil and beautifully manicured gardens, The Sekitei provides a haven of relaxation. The ten rooms are designed with individual character but what they do have in common is that they all come complete with private onsen baths and incredible views.

Each room is in the Japanese style, with Tatami and a separate living area, dining area and two reading and relaxation rooms in which to enjoy the fantastic views. Seating in dining room is either Western or Japanese in style, depending on your room. The decor is very traditional in style, which adds to the charm with walkways between rooms being open to the elements and close to nature, with natural building materials playing a large role in the design and feel of the entire Ryokan.

To add to the relaxing atmosphere there is of course a public male and female bathing area, or onsen, a lounge where you can enjoy sake tasting before dinner and sweet treats after dinner, two separate salons and a library equipped with a cozy log fire and plenty of books to curl up with.

Dining at The Sekitei is an event in itself with breakfast and dinner served in the comfort of your own room, in the traditional way. The dishes are all as beautiful as they are delicious and the array of different and interesting flavors is outstanding.


With only ten rooms, The Sekitei provides an intimate and traditional Ryokan experience. No two rooms are the same but they are all located in a U-shape around stunning manicured gardens. Each room is Japanese in style with a separate living and dining areas, rainforest shower, enormous bath for your own private onsen and two reading rooms in which to relax and enjoy the breathtaking views. The decor is has an understated elegance in the traditional Japanese style.


Breakfast and Dinner are normally served in your room in the traditional fashion. Dinner is a multi course affair (normally 9 courses) called Kaiseki with each course showcasing a different cooking method and unique set of flavors. Dining at The Sekitei is an event itself with each course being even more inventive and beautifully presented.


Apart from enjoying the public onsen and spending time in complete relaxation there are plenty of interesting and beautiful cultural sites to experience in Hiroshima which is just 30 minutes away or on Miyajima Island which is a short ten minute ferry away.

Location & Directions

Miyajimaguchi, Japan

Surrounding a stunning manicured garden with stunning views out to the inland Japan sea lies The Sekitei, just a short 15 minutes away from Miyajimaguchi station.

When to go

The best time to visit Miyajimaguchi is in the spring from March – May with pleasant warm temperatures and autumn from September – November when days will still be warm. The summer months from mid-June to early July can be very wet with torrential rain and July - August are the hottest months with high humidity. December – February is usually reasonable but temperatures can drop below freezing with snowfall.

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to The Sekitei or take a look at our itineraries to Rest of Japan

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