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Shima Kanko Hotel The Classic

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This is my fourth time but the first since the refurbishment for the G7 Summit. The hotel still maintains its original character but modernized with a Japanese DNA. The rooms were brilliant good size and comfortable. The hotel has an amazing club lounge and library which would be a gem on wet days. We loved all the settings of the G7 including the table setting in the dining room. This hotel is a must with the amazing views over the bay and the grounds which are kiddy friendly. Ise the most powerful shrine in Japan is not far from this hotel. This whole area from the shrine is a power spot and after a few days it was one of mind and body relaxing hotel. 5 plus stars for this hotel and the most well trained staff I have ever come across in any hotel in the world.

This has to be the best hotel I've ever been to. The views are fantastic, the room is enormous with every possible attention to detail. The lounges were amazing and the complimentary snacks and drinks were most welcome. After a couple of weeks touring Japan, a few days here in this tranquil atmosphere, with the beautiful aromas around the building, were just what I needed. I've never experienced a hotel with a Listening Room before and it was magnificent. The staff were extremely attentive and polite. If you get the chance go and experience the Shima Kanko magic. (Shame the pool wasn't open though !)

My husband and I had the opportunity to stay at this hotel to celebrate our anniversary. We arrived early and were treated like royalty from the moment we arrived until our departure next day. The Hotel Classic and the adjoining the Bay Suites both exceeded our expectations in terms of beauty, sophistication and hospitality. Both hotel’s grounds were exquisitely manicured. The resort had been recently renovated for the 2016 G7 Summit which it also hosted. On check in, our room was surprisingly upgraded at no additional cost. The room was spacious, nicely appointed with commanding views of Ago Bay. The decor was stunning. The bathroom, equally spacious, was handsomely tiled and included all of the necessary amenities. We especially appreciated the man-sized towels that were super soft and absorbent. Ladies would appreciate the Mikimoto brand beauty supplies. We chose to have dinner at the world famous La Mer French restaurant at the Classic. Local Abalone and Ise lobster bisque were a recommended “must try”. We ordered a six course meal that was elegantly prepared and efficiently served. At the end of our meal, the restaurant surprised us with a special cake and champagne in honor of our anniversary. A benefit unknown to us before we arrived were the hotel lounges that provided coffee, beverage and snacks for all the guests in a large library type settings again with views of Ago Bay. The Bay Resort’s lounge on the top floor included a large open patio where the G7 attendees had group photos. I whole heartedly recommend this beautiful resort.

This hotel located in Kashikojima, not so far from Ise Shinto Shrine, famous for G7 Summit venue 2016. Very tranquil, beautiful landscape from all rooms, it is so perfect place to relax. Also I am so interested in such a confortable harmony with Japanese traditional side and modern. Because of geographical reason, maybe, this area is much blessed food qualities, especially seafoods. Therefore, you must be able to satisfied with their wide range of seafood menu. (They have dress code) Not only staying, they offer some activities as well, yoga, jazz live etc. Highly recommended place, I personally would like to stay here again.

What a beautiful hotel in a great location. I can see why Japan used this is a location for the G7 Summit in May 2016. The service was impeccable, the views from the Guest Lounge were fabulous, and the hotel offers beautiful suites and rooms. I congratulate and thank the hotel management of Miyako Hotels for a great experience. Vishu

We came for lunch and ordered lobster and seafood curry lunch sets respectively. The restaurant has a stunning view towards the peaceful bay. The food was very delicious but I found the lobster set (¥14,000) a little bit light.

The hotel is situated in a beautiful area of Japan not far from Ise Jingu. (about 20 minutes by car). The hotel restaurants are very high end so if you are looking for a reasonably priced dinner then you need to look elsewhere. It was interesting that they had the table setting for the G7 Summit where all the world leaders sat for their dinner still set up so guests could see it. Overall, very good stay.

I have great memories of this hotel when I was a young boy on a family holiday more than 30 years ago. I hope to return soon. Stunning views, very clean everywhere and beautiful spacious interior design and beautiful gardens. Unfortunately from the recent photos the grand long staircase in the lobby has been removed. I remember walking down that great staircase, the huge hallway and common areas repeatedly that seemed to go on forever . It is a bit expensive but definitely one of the best hotels I've ever stayed at.

The hotel building is old but well maintained. We stayed in a Japanese-Style room and it had a new plasma TV and the bathroom also seemed that it had been refreshed in the last few years. The room was clean and they supplied nice towels (unusual for most Japanese hotels). There is not much to do around or even in the hotel. The train station is about a 5 minute walk from the hotel but there are not many shops near the station and they seem to close early so I would not recommend staying here unless you have a car (so you can drive to restaurants about 10 minutes away and avoid paying high prices for average food). The breakfast was ok but the menu was set, Japanese or Western. Seems the hotel rents bicycles and there is a boat tour of the surrounding waterways but other than that, nothing to do here. We simply used this as a place to sleep for our travel to Ise Shrine the next day (about a 40 minute drive across the mountains).

Really enjoyed my 2-night stay in a Japanese style room that I booked through JAPANICAN. Comes with breakfast and dinner at the French restaurant, La Mer. The room was just like ryokan style and it's bigger than the standard twin room. It was clean and had a great view of Ago-wan. What I like about the place was that it's really nice to stroll in their gardens and around the old ryokan section, to see how the hotel was like a few decades ago. I must really commend the staff for their discreet but warm service, particularly at La Mer. Although I travelled solo, they made me feel comfortable and welcomed. The food was excellent. Although my package did not include Ise lobster or the famous abalone steak, I can just add this on ala carte. The selection of wines was also good. Please try the steak (10000 yen), it's really nicely marinated and juicy! The lobster cream bisque was also very tasty. You can also shop at your own pace at the 2nd level. They have their hotel branded pearl jewellery as well as Mikimoto jewellery and cosmetics. You can also buy canned soup or prepacked abalone curry sauce by La Mer, as well as food souvenirs, e.g. scallops, Matsuzaka beef, and so on. The prices are similar to those at the Kashikojima station (about 2 shuttles every hour, just a 5-minute walk to the station anyway) At the night when you go for your dinner, the staff will lay down the mattress and lit the traditional "night-lamp" for you, and likewise, in the morning, they will keep the mattress for you. As I spent a lot of time in my room, I had used up the tea bags during the day and without having to ask them, they replenished these in the evening. Such kind and thoughtful service makes me want to go back again!

731 Shinmei, Ago-cho Shima Mie-ken

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Fitness center

Located within a 5-minute walk of Shima Marineland, Shima Kanko Hotel The Classic is within a few miles (5 km) of Ise-Shima National Park Yokoyama Visitor Center. This 4-star hotel has 114 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's on the waterfront and also near Yokoyama Observatory and Tomoyama Park.


This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. Start each morning with breakfast, served for a fee from 7 AM to 10 AM.


All of Shima Kanko Hotel The Classic's 114 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including refrigerators, minibars, and coffee makers. Guests can expect free WiFi and 37-inch flat-screen TVs with digital channels. Beds are dressed in down comforters and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Other amenities include free newspapers, free bottled water, and safes.

Property features

Guests staying at Shima Kanko Hotel The Classic enjoy a fitness center, a rooftop terrace, and free WiFi in public areas. There's free parking and a free train station shuttle. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a seasonal outdoor pool, coffee/tea in a common area, and a library.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

85.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 369 reviews