Guntû Floating Hotel, Japan
Continuing our search for some of the most interesting hotels and accommodations on the planet, we headed East and came across this awesome new floating hotel by Guntû which has been built on Japan’s famed Setouchi Inland Sea.
The sizeable Guntû floating hotel/cruise vessel comes with a total of 19 guest rooms and all the amenities you could wish for while you’re meandering down one of Japan’s biggest tourist destinations, the Inland Sea.
Guntû has four types of rooms, all of which are suites with a terrace, close to the sea level giving you a real sense of travelling. As well as sofas, the traditionally minimalist Japanese-styled rooms come with spacious beds and outdoor baths.
The floating hotel itself comes with a lounge, cafe, bar, sushi bar, treatment room and a gym. While on board facilities are extensive, passengers will be able to explore a slew of islands using tender boats that will be ferrying back and forth from various stops along Setouchi.
Setouchi, often shortened to Inland Sea, is the body of water separating Honshū, Shikoku, and Kyūshū, three of the four main islands of Japan. The coastal area of the Seto Inland Sea is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Japan thanks to the likes of the Itsukushima Shrine, Shōdoshima (nicknamed the ‘Island of Olives’), and the Naruto whirlpools all close by.
The Guntû Floating Hotel, Japan is available to book from around £2,000 a night over at the Guntû Website. It may sound expensive, but tickets do also include meals and activities. All cruises will begin and end in Onomichi, Hiroshima for the first few journeys.