A mountaintop retreat with a spectacular view

Washu Highland Hotel

The rooftop open-air bath at sunset


Located in the southern portion of Kurashiki City near the Seto Inland Sea coast, this hotel takes pride in its Japanese cuisine featuring just-caught seafood. Guests can also enjoy a view of the Seto Ohashi bridge from the natural hot spring located on the rooftop.

The hotel offers special overnight plans for families, couples, ladies only, and special occassions; also on offer is a day-only plan which includes lunch and/or dinner plus access to the hot spring.

Washu Highland Hotel offers both Japanese rooms (with all ‘tatami’ mat flooring and traditional ‘futon’ bedding)  and western bedding with adjoining ‘tatami’ mat rooms.

ABOUT kurashiki city

Kurashiki City is a popular regional, national and international tourist destination. The city offers visitors history, recreation, shopping, and nightlife in a vibrant setting.

The newly renovated JR Kurashiki Station is impressive in its own right; there are a variety of shops, restaurants and cafes that welcome thousands of travelers and commuters each day.

From the south exit of Kurashiki Station, a short walk will bring you to the authentically preserved Bikan Historical district. This area has a large number of wharehouses and merchant houses that date from the Edo period (1603-1868). Although a number of the houses in the back streets are still used as private residences , the majority of the wharehouses and buildings lining the canal have been renovated into museums, craft and souvenir shops, cafes and small eateries, and galleries.

The Ohara Museum of Art and Ivy Square form the foundation of the Bikan district.  The willow-lined canal leading up to the museum provides the perfect backdrop for viewing works by the some of the master Impressionists in its collection. The ivy covered brick buildings of Ivy Square creates a brilliant contrast to the white and black patchwork design that dominates the main area of the Bikan district.

Kurashiki AEON Mall and Ario Shopping Center / Mitsui Outlet Mall are two of the city’s hotspots. AEON is a short bus ride from Kurashiki Station and the Ario / Mitsui complex is right in front of the north exit.

If you want to explore other areas of the city, try Kojima. This town on the Seto Inland Sea is the place to go for textiles, including world-famous Kurashiki denim.

Accommodation Services & Amenities

Cancellation Policy

1) Detailed tour information & conditions will be given after application is made; please read and confirm the final itinerary before the departure date.
2) Reservations: Fill out the application contact form; application is complete upon payment. Reservations accepted by phone, mail, fax, online, or other communicative methods. The contract is not valid at time of reservation; the customer will be asked to submit an application form and payment within 3 days from time of reservation. If application form and payment are not submitted within the term, the reservation shall be considered void.
3) Items not included in tour price: Transportation costs not included in itinerary, optional tour fees, excess baggage fees, any fees of a personal nature (phone bills, meal costs, etc.) Items excluded from the tour will be stated in the tour information.
4) Cancellation fees: When the application is cancelled by the customer or when payment has not been made by the specified date, Ryobi Tours shall receive a percentage of the per person tour fee as a cancellation fee, or a penalty fee. Differences in room charges that result from one person in a group cancelling shall be charged to the participating person(s).

Cancellation Date Up to 21 days prior 20-8 days prior 7-2 days prior Day prior to start of tour Day of tour After start of tour/non-participation with no contact
Cancellation Fee No charge 20% of tour fee 30% of tour fee 40% of tour fee 50% of tour fee 100% of tour fee