I stopped here on the first night of my two-week Shikoku Pilgrimage Road Trip. I needed a hotel in this particular location (in the vicinity of temples 8, 9 and 10), easily accessible by car and with good parking—and Business Hotel Awa seemed to provide both.
Indeed, I found the hotel right away, and it was easy to park my car on their lot (they don’t charge a separate fee for parking). The building itself is fairly new, with a modern look and up-to-date facilities. The room was a basic business hotel room, not at all tiny by Japanese standards, but a westerner would probably call it small. Being used to smaller room sizes here, I felt comfortable enough. The room was equipped with the standard range of appliances: electric tea pot (with tea set), TV, refrigerator. The refrigerator comes in handy when you don’t have dinner included with your stay and don’t want to go look for a restaurant. I usually find the nearest convenience store (which, in this case, is located right across the street: a 7-Eleven) and stock up on onigiris (rice balls).
The breakfast, included in the price, was very minimal, but they had the most delicious freshly baked croissants there. I ended up having quite a few. Other than that, there was salad, boiled eggs, other types of bread, some drinks, and that was mostly it.
There was no common bath, which is a minus, but I wasn’t particularly upset about it because I used the public hot spring facility a few kilometers away before checking in.
The hotel is also very reasonably priced (I payed 5650 yen, which included the minimal breakfast), and Wi-Fi is available in the rooms. Overall, I was pleased with my stay there— just what I needed, no more, but no less.
The hotel is easily accessed from Route 318. The nearest train station is Kamojima, 10 minutes away by car.
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My name is Ekaterina and I enjoy looking at the world through my camera’s viewfinder. I travel a lot and capture what I find beautiful – in nature, culture, people. Japan is a place I have a special connection with – I’ve spent 7 years living in Tokyo and I’ve travelled across the country extensively, often to remote and less known locations. I have a large collection of photos from years of my Japan travels that I hope to eventually put online. And that collection constantly grows, because I always go back – there’s so much yet to discover. Check out my travel blog Amenohi Travels to see more. *** Здравствуйте, меня зовут Екатерина, и я люблю смотреть на мир через объектив фотоаппарата. Я много путешествую и снимаю то, что мне кажется красивым - природу, людей, созданное людьми. С Японией у меня давняя и глубокая связь. Я прожила 7 лет в Токио, объездила всю страну из конца в конец и регулярно возвращаюсь за новыми впечатлениями. За годы путешествий по Японии у меня скопилась большая коллекция фотографий, которые я планирую постепенно сделать доступными онлайн. Своими впечатлениями от поездок я делюсь здесь - а также на страницах своего сайта Amenohi Travels.