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Concept

Welcome to the Goto Islands, a solemn land of prayer and faith.
From the land and the people, to the history and the culture, these islands share and breath life.

Beyond the volcano that once spat fire and stone into the sky 50,000 years ago now lays a veritable theater of sea and sky.

And there waits for you a space to take in this scenery, and expand your mind, with brilliant Japanese cooking featuring the best of the island’s seafood, beef, and vegetables at your fingertips.

Smell the scent of the sea, feel the wind that passes through the islands as it does the sky above, and know that just as these connect here, so too, do the past and the future also converge.

Here at the island of prayers, at an oasis of light.

26 rooms, each with an ocean view and open bath.

Welcome to the Goto Islands, a solemn land of prayer and faith.
From the land and the people, to the history and the culture, these islands share and breath life.

Beyond the volcano that once spat fire and stone into the sky 50,000 years ago now lays a veritable theater of sea and sky.

And there waits for you a space to take in this scenery, and expand your mind, with brilliant Japanese cooking featuring the best of the island’s seafood, beef, and vegetables at your fingertips.

Smell the scent of the sea, feel the wind that passes through the islands as it does the sky above, and know that just as these connect here, so too, do the past and the future also converge.

Here at the island of prayers, at an oasis of light.

26 rooms, each with an ocean view and open bath.

02

Guest room

Experience a fully panoramic ocean view from the comfort of your room, as angelic light breaks through the clouds and washes your worries away. The same scene that has moved the hearts of people so long ago is also viewable through your personal open-air bath. Four rooms of this type are available, ranging from a capacity of one to four guests.

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Guest room

Experience a fully panoramic ocean view from the comfort of your room, as angelic light breaks through the clouds and washes your worries away. The same scene that has moved the hearts of people so long ago is also viewable through your personal open-air bath. Four rooms of this type are available, ranging from a capacity of one to four guests.

03

Dining

Widely regarded as a holy land for fishers, the Goto Islands provide a bounty of delicious seasonal seafood, as well as locally sourced agricultural products, not to mention the elusive Goto Beef, grown only on this remote island.
And out of our utmost respect for these local producers, we source only the local and the seasonal, and crafted into Hikari no Washoku, dishes of light, representing the essence of ray.

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Dining

料理

Widely regarded as a holy land for fishers, the Goto Islands provide a bounty of delicious seasonal seafood, as well as locally sourced agricultural products, not to mention the elusive Goto Beef, grown only on this remote island.
And out of our utmost respect for these local producers, we source only the local and the seasonal, and crafted into Hikai no Washoku, dishes of light, representing the essence of ray.

04

Spa

Embrace the natural energy that pulsates through the island at our spa, from the Camellias that grow wild throughout the islands. Our treatments are designed to open your senses, and bring an awareness of the nature that surrounds you to your body, mind, and spirit. Come realize your potential, as we restore the balance of your mind.

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Activities

From staining glass to oil pressing, singing folk songs, cycling, and going on cruises, we offer a wide variety of activities for you to experience as you explore everything the Goto Islands and the Saikai National Park have to offer.

From staining glass to oil pressing, singing folk songs, cycling, and going on cruises, we offer a wide variety of activities for you to experience as you explore everything the Goto Islands and the Saikai National Park have to offer.

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Sightseeing

Registered as World Heritage Sites in 2018, visitors can tour the area around the churches of the Nagasaki and Amakusa area, which stand today as proof of faith eternal, nestled in the wondrous beauty that nature can create.

07

design

Designed by Yukio Hashimoto and decorated by the wonderful local artists as Rurian Glass, every design and product that adorns ray is rich with the heritage of the Goto Islands and Nagasaki. Refined by the hands of dedicated craftsmen who have inherited and honed the skills of the past, to bring them into the future, and to show our guests the unspoken beauty of the region.

Designed by Yukio Hashimoto and decorated by the wonderful local artists as Rurian Glass, every design and product that adorns ray is rich with the heritage of the Goto Islands and Nagasaki. Refined by the hands of dedicated craftsmen who have inherited and honed the skills of the past, to bring them into the future, and to show our guests the unspoken beauty of the region.

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Designer

Yukio Hashimoto(1962 – 2022)

Yukio Hashimoto
(1962 – 2022)

Born in the Aichi Prefecture in 1962, Yukio Hashimoto graduated from Aichi Prefectural University with a degree in design in 1986. After working at Super Potato, he founded Yukio Hashimoto Design Studio.

Winner of awards such as the JCD Excellence Award, and the IIDA Award of Distinction, his other designs include The Penisula Tower in Tokyo, Moonbird in Yamagiwa, the Hyatt Regency on Seragaki Island in Okinawa, and the ANA Intercontinental Hotel Beppu Resort and Spa. Author of LEDs and Magewappa — Evolving Designs, published by Rikuyosha, and Yukio Hashimoto’s Design Art in March of 2022, published by Discover Japan.

Access

Goto Tsubaki Airport ⇄ Nagasaki Airport
30 minutes by plane
Goto Tsubaki Airport ⇄ Fukuoak Airport
40 minutes by plane

Fukue Port ⇄ Nagasaki Port
1 hour 25 minute direct flight via Jetfoil

Hotel ⇄ Goto Tsubaki Airport
10 minutes by car
Hotel ⇄ Fukue Port
15 minutes by car