Basara-tei

​Located in picturesque Mie Prefecture, which is home to some of Japan’s most historical and sacred sites, Basara-tei is a haven for visitors seeking to get away from it all and experience a stay in an upscale hot spring inn with spectacular views.

Located in picturesque Mie Prefecture, which is home to some of Japan’s most historical and sacred sites, Basara-tei is a haven for visitors seeking to get away from it all and experience a stay in an upscale hot spring inn with spectacular views of Ago Bay. The main building houses 15 rooms, while 3 rooms can be found in the neighbouring annex building. Rooms are spacious and beautifully rendered, with high ceilings, modern interiors and completed with every attention to detail. Each room offers a unique design and experience and has an open-air hot spring bath.

In addition to this, there are three larger baths that may be reserved for private use. In-room amenities include a mini-bar with complimentary beverages, a 46-inch TV, espresso machine, hairdryer and iPad. Annex rooms also offer additional amenities, including personal care items, bathroom scales, electric kettle and tea set. Guests can further unwind at the on-site spa, Aranya, which offers an array of treatments in which to indulge for ultimate relaxation - court nirvana with an Ayurvedic Shirodhara treatment.

One of the more unique features of the property is its lounge, which is named the “House of Time,” where visitors are invited to kick back and take some time out to enjoy a tranquil moment. Snacks and drinks are served here in the early evening, and tea and sweets are served in the morning. Visitors will also have the chance to enjoy the sumptuous kaiseki ryori style of traditional, seasonal, multi-course Japanese haute cuisine at dinner time.

Why we like it

  • Sheer relaxation at a traditional ryokan
  • A serene luxury hot spring experience
  • Bright, airy rooms showing typical Japanese design restraint and outstanding views
  • Soak in a traditional Hinoki cypress open-air bath
  • Savour the finest locally sourced seafood and regional produce