Shima Kanko Hotel/志摩観光ホテル(Mie)

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Shima Kanko Hotel is an elegant hotel built on a hilltop overlooking a peaceful inlet in Ise-Shima, a special place chosen by the Shinto gods 2,000 years ago. Designed by Murano Togo, one of Japan's leading architects, the hotel has welcomed distinguished guests from all over the world with a hospitality that has remained unchanged since it first opened its doors in 1951.

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1. A hotel that offers cool and unusual stays

Having hosted both Emperor Hirohito and Emperor Akihito, Shima Kanko Hotel carries a degree of prestige. In addition to enjoying the patronage of prominent literary figures such as Mishima Yukio, Inoue Yasushi, and Yamashita Kiyoshi, the hotel was also beloved by the author Yamasaki Toyoko, serving as the setting for her novel Karei-naru Kazoku (The Grand Family), which has been adapted several times for both the small and big screens. Leaders of the G7 nations stayed at the hotel during the G7 Ise-Shima Summit in 2016, bringing the hotel's name to prominence around the world.

2. The VIP rooms that hosted heads of state

Shima Kanko Hotel has a special wing called The Bay Suites where every guest accommodation is a suite of 100 square meters or more, including the Royal Suites, which housed the heads of state who attended the G7 Ise-Shima Summit in 2016. Imagine yourself as one of these world leaders, taking a moment to relax and enjoy the splendid view of Ago Bay from this refined space that fuses traditional Japanese beauty with modern design.

3. French cuisine combining the fruit of the sea with traditional techniques

Shima Kanko Hotel offers exquisite French cuisine prepared with the finest ingredients that the Ise-Shima region, which is rich in seafood, has to offer. While holding firm to the techniques and traditions that have been passed down since the hotel was first opened, the chefs exercise creative license on a daily basis, surprising and impressing with innovative approaches to time-honored dishes. The house specialties of abalone steak and Ise lobster cream soup are utterly delectable. Enjoy the traditional flavors while admiring the intricate and delicate scenery of the sea and forest.

4. A full range of activities

Shima Kanko Hotel offers its guests a variety of exclusive activities, such as a cruise that takes you out onto Ago Bay so you can admire the view from a fresh perspective (May-October). At night, a "star sommelier" can take you on a guided tour of the starry night sky whose beauty only reveals itself when you leave the bigger cities. Those looking for relaxation can join a yoga session held under the guidance of a teacher and accessible to anyone, regardless of age, gender or skill level. The Club Music is reserved for the grownups who enjoy listening to music while sipping a glass of wine. These and other activities await the guests at the Shima Kanko Hotel — all you have to do is choose what interests you.

5. Conveniently located for tourism

The hotel is ideally located for those who want to visit the key tourist attractions of Mie Prefecture. Just two minutes removed from the hotel by free shuttle bus is Kintetsu Kashikojima Station, where you can board a train to Toba Aquarium, one of the largest indoor aquariums in Japan, and Mikimoto Pearl Island, where the world's first cultured pearls were made. In just 40 minutes, guests traveling by car can reach Ise Jingu Shrine, the spiritual home of the Japanese people with a history of 2,000 years, while the Kumano Kodo Ise Road, which connects Ise Jingu to Kumano Sanzan, is around 1 hour and 10 minutes away.



731 Shinmei Ago-cho Shima-shi, Mie



About 2 minutes by shuttle bus from Kintetsu Kashikojima Station.
Please take free shuttle bus.

Message from Staff

"A relaxing space created by tradition and nature"
Shima Kanko Hotel opened its doors in 1951 as the first purely Western-style hotel built in the postwar period. Standing at the high point of Kashikojima Island in Ise-Shima, the hotel has welcomed numerous distinguished guests, including members of the Imperial Family.
Guests can enjoy a stunning Ago Bay sunset, recognized as one of the top 100 sunsets in Japan, as well as the lush greenery of the ria coastline and nostalgic pearl rafts floating on the sea, recalling echoes of days long gone.
The French seafood cuisine, such as abalone steak and Ise lobster cream soup, have been passed down through history as the hotel's specialties, continuing to delight guests even after all these years.
In May 2016, the hotel served as the main venue for the G7 Ise-Shima Summit 2016.
As an international resort hotel, Shima Kanko Hotel sincerely welcomes its guests.



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