Have you heard of Keinomatsubara, which is located in Minamiawaji city, Awaji Island?
As well as being the longest swimming beach on the Island, its picturesque scenery is among the best in the country. It has been selected among Japan’s best beaches on several occasions, and has also been selected as one of the country’s top 100 places to see the sunset.
That’s right, this is a special place with superb sunset views.
The sea at Keinomatsubara beach is to the west, so the sun sinks into the sea beyond the horizon.
The Sunset View Hotel Keino Umi is situated in the perfect spot for admiring the sunset.
There are plenty of people who visit just to see the sunset, and regardless of the season, you’ll be shown one or more of its various faces.
Each sunset is completely different depending on the day; there are days with orange-colored sunsets like in the photograph above, some days it’s even yellow, and apparently, at rare moments, it’s even pink!
It’s lovely witnessing the sunset from the beach, but we recommend admiring it from the outdoor baths from where you can enjoy an unsurpassable moment of luxury!
The bathwater is from Awaji Island’s well-known Uzushio Onsen hot spring. It contains plenty of hydro carbonate ions as well as sodium ions, and will make your skin feel silky smooth. It’s a “bath for beauty” with plenty of female fans.
The hotel’s creative Japanese cuisine is served beautifully and colorfully in a Western style.
The dishes are created using seasonal Awaji Island ingredients such as the fruit of the sea, Awaji Island onions and Awaji beef.
From among each fabulous choice, a dish that really stands out is the “Awaji Beef Onion Fondue”.
It is enjoyed shabu-shabu style by dipping the superior-class Awaji beef into a rich soup made with plenty of Awaji onions.
Just looking at it makes me drool…
In spring, they also serve the “Cherry Anthias Onion Fondue”.
As for your room, you can choose either a Western or a Japanese-style room. Each one is filled with a sense of luxury and the air of a resort hotel.
Outside there is a spacious pool.
The wooden building seen in the background is a chapel. The ocean is visible from within the chapel, and you can just imagine the lovely wedding ceremonies that take place there…
A sunset wedding with a view of the setting sun might be quite lovely, wouldn’t you say?!
But first, how about coming and staying over to see the sunset?
A wonderful sunset view that you’ve never seen before will surely be waiting for you!
Sunset View Hotel Keino Umi
Location: 970-76 Matsuhokotsuro, Minamiawaji city, Hyogo prefecture
Setouchi Finder Photo-writer: Daisuke Chiba
Daisuke Chiba / Photo-writer I was born in 1985 in Miyoshi City, Tokushima Prefecture, and now live in Tokushima City. After graduating university, I worked at a publishing company as an editor for various mooks, and in April 2014 I went freelance. I work as a photographer, copy-writer and editor, but also do product development and other stuff as well. If anyone needs me, I can do anything! Except, in spite of my being from Tokushima, dancing - I’m really bad at dancing Awa Odori!
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