Standing tall between the rugged granite mountains of the Boso Peninsula and the warm waters of Tateyama Bay is a luxury aerie called THE SHINRA, a tower ryokan with commanding natural views, resort-style design, and innovative cuisine. Native son Mamoru Kogane has leveraged his extensive local network and over two decades of experience owning hotels and restaurants in Tateyama to create a pitch perfect stay combining the best of hotel- and ryokan-style service.

Merging a recently renovated mountainside property with a striking new tower building, THE SHINRA offers eight different room styles to perfectly suit the needs of each guest, whether they prioritize space, privacy, or unparalleled vistas. Every room has ocean views and a private outdoor hot spring bath filled with deep umber waters rich in skin-beautifying minerals.

In the glass-walled restaurant, gentle candlelight cedes the stage to fiery sunsets, perfectly setting the mood for an unforgettable meal. The innovative chef turns fresh local fare like Ise lobsters and Fusehime wagyu into a border-defying kaiseki course modernized with playful presentation and surprising touches such as cacao sauce and bagna cauda dip that reveal far-flung influences. For those staying multiple nights, meals can also be arranged at Kogane-san's other restaurants, ranging from open-air beachfront barbecues to traditional kappo-style sushi.

Guests can also enjoy a sky-high communal bath, a full-service spa, and a lounge on the top floor with a self-service bar and tasty snacks made fresh in house.

Standing tall amid the stark natural beauty and gastronomic riches of Tateyama, THE SHINRA is a beacon to travelers with discerning tastes.