Retreat Setouchi Aonagi

Matsuyama [Ehime]


This exceptional architecture built by the world-renowned architect Tadao Ando serves as a small luxury hotel with only 7 rooms in total, all of which being suite rooms. Retreat Setouchi Aonagi is situated atop a hill with a sweeping view of Seto Inland Sea in the distance, yet within reach of Matsuyama or Dogo's attractions by car. Take in and enjoy the luxury of total tranquility found only in this place. The contemporary artwork of Frank Stella, Yutaka Ono and Rieko Kawabe are elegantly integrated throughout the minimalistic interior of this boutique hotel.

Accommodation Type Luxury Hotel
Access 50 min. from Matsuyama Airport by car
35 min. from JR Matsuyama Station by car
Price Range*
  • 20,000 yen or below
  • 20,001 - 30,000 yen
  • 30,001 - 40,000 yen
  • 40,001 - 50,000 yen
  • 50,001 yen or above
Environment Located in lush mountain of Seto Inland Sea National Park
Room 7 rooms
Private Bath Private bath equipped in each room
*Per person per night, for double occupancy on regular seasons for standard plan, including dinner and breakfast. Please check when booking.

Basic Information


  • 7 guestrooms, all being the suite style
  • Infinity Pool: 30m-long outdoor swimming pool, reaching out to the surface of Seto Inland Sea
  • Private swimming pool with a hot-spring jacuzzi and a sauna with views of garden
  • The Elleair Golf Club, a distinguished golf course within the hotel premise


  • Dinner and breakfast are served in the hotel restaurant
  • Abundant ingredients from Setouchi area are carefully selected and cooked into a delicate cuisine


  • Private bath is attached to each room
  • Please note that private bath in the guest room is not hot spring bath, except Hot Spring Suite.


  • Check in from 15:00
  • Check out by 11:00

Room type and prices


7 guestrooms at Retreat Setouchi Aonagi

  • The Aonagi Suite (170 sqm): a maisonette presidential suite with a living room on the first floor and a bathroom with a jacuzzi and a bedroom on the second floor
  • Hot Spring Suite with Forest View (103 sqm): a bedroom with a forest views, and a private open-air bath space
  • Hot Spring Suite with Panoramic View (103 sqm): a bedroom with a panoramic view of the Seto Inland Sea and a private open-air bath space
  • 4-Bed Suite (103 sqm): a living room and 2 bedrooms, each with its own bathroom
  • Garden Suite (106 sqm): A living room with private balcony and a bedroom

Price differs depending on the room and seasons. Please check when you book. The rates are for per person, per night including dinner and breakfast.


From Tokyo

Tokyo - [1.5 hours by air] - Matsuyama Airport - [50 min. by car] - Retreat Setouchi Aonagi

From Matsuyama Station

Matsuyama Station - [30 min. by car] - Retreat Setouchi Aonagi

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Nearby Sightseeing Spots

Dogo Onsen (30 min. by car)

Dogo Onsen is one of Japan's oldest hot spring towns and an emblem of Ehime located to the east of central Matsuyama. The main attraction here is Dogo Onsen Honkan, a wooden public bathhouse which has welcomed visitors since 1894. It offers two gender-separated, old-fashioned public baths and large communal tatami rooms where you can relax with a cup of tea and sweet treats after a soak in the hot spring. What makes Dogo Onsen Honkan even more special is that it has a special section for the emperor's exclusive use which was constructed for the Imperial Family's visit in 1899. You can see a lavishly decorated room and a bath and toilet.
After enjoying its healing waters, take a stroll around or riding on a rickshaw in town in yukata robe.

Matsuyama Castle (30 min. by car)

Perched high on a hill in Matsuyama City center, Matsuyama Castle is famed as one of Japan's twelve castles that have survived since 1868 intact. This castle complex includes 21 buildings which are listed as Important Cultural Properties and is considered one of the most complex and interesting castles in the country to explore. To ascend the hill to reach the castle, you can hike, take a ropeway, or ride a single-chair chairlift. From the castle tower, a beautiful panoramic view of the entire Matsuyama City and the Seto Inland Sea can be enjoyed.

Shimanami Kaido (1 hour by car)

Shimanami Kaido is 70-kilometer bridge-and-island toll road that connects Onomichi in Hiroshima prefecture and Imabari in Ehime prefecture. Along with an express way runs a cycling and walking route. Shimanami Kaido is known as "cycling paradise", attracting cyclists from home and abroad who would like to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Seto Inland Sea. Not only cycling along the main road, it is also recommended that you make a detour to visit the islands and explore the history, culture and local lifestyle. You could complete the main 70-kilometer road in one day, but it is highly recommended that you spend 2 or 3 days at a leisurely pace to make the most of it.

Ohenro temples

Shikoku Pilgrimage, commonly called as "Ohenro" or "Henro", connects 88 temples inspired and trained by Kukai, a monk who founded Japanese Shingon Buddhism in the 9th century. This pilgrimage route extends four prefectures in Shikoku for about 1,400 kilometers, which makes it one of the world's longest circular pilgrimage routes.
People's purposes of making a pilgrimage are varied. Some come for religious reasons, some to get away from regular life, and some to reflect and find themselves. Walking on the pilgrimage route with steep mountain roads and stone steps in pastoral countryside or along calm coastal area will be a spiritual journey.
Though it takes 40-50 days to complete walking throughout, Michi Travel Japan is happy to help you hike some of the pilgrimage route that allows you to connect with local community and tradition. If you would like to experience Shikoku Pilgrimage as a day trip from Matsuyama or Dogo Onsen, we suggest the following private tour
Shikoku Pilgrimage 1day Experience Private Tour in Ehime