I stayed at the Renaissance Naruto Resort in Naruto Japan 1 night and did a little video review of the hotel grounds and a two twin-bed room.
If you’d like to see what the what the hotel and room looks like then check out the video here:
The Renaissance Naruto Resort is located on the coast in Naruto, very close to the famous Naruto whirlpools (about a 5-10 minute drive). If you are planning to stay here, I would highly recommend a rental car, as there isn’t much of anything within walking distance of the hotel. The hotel has a total of 208 guestrooms, all of them are oceanfront. There are beaches on both sides of the hotel, but directly in front of the hotel are just some concrete blocks.
The property has two different Onsens, Japanese Hot-Spring Baths, one on the first floor, and the other on the eighth floor with a bit of an ocean-view. Outside is a small kidney bean shaped swimming pool. Other interesting things on property include “Naruto Fishland” where you can fish in a small man-made pond, or you can pet some turtles.
As a platinum member I received free breakfast, with a choice of the downstairs “western” restaurant, or the upstairs Japanese buffet. I picked the Japanese buffet because that’s where everybody seemed to be. It was pretty good, just don’t expect pancakes or anything of that sort :). There are a couple of other restaurants on property, including a Japanese BBQ.
The room itself was clean and quiet. It had 2 beds, a little sofa, desk. Two bottles of complementary water, two fans, and a Renaissance Naruto mascot “zipper pull” were provided on the coffee table. In the dresser underneath the television they provided the Yukatas, to be worn when you visit the Onsen.
Overall I really enjoyed my stay, and would highly recommend the Renaissance Naruto Resort for anyone visiting Naruto.