Guntû is a gorgeous floating hotel that takes passengers on a whirlwind tour of Japan‘s Seto inland sea. The vessel was designed by Japanese architect Yasushi Horibe, and it includes all the amenities of a luxury cruise ship while upping the ante with a distinctly Japanese experience.
Guntû has a total of 19 two-person guest rooms, each outfitted with private terraces that offer unobstructed views of the surrounding sea and shores. You can kick back and relax on the rooftop deck, while common areas like the Grand Suite create a vibrant environment for socialization. Wood dominates the design of the hotel–from the interior of the common areas and private rooms, to the cocktail bars and balcony tubs.
Guests can book stays up to three nights, but it isn’t cheap – rates start at 400,000 yen ($3,668 US) per night for two guests. This arrangement includes all meals and on-board services. The floating hotel starts its journey in Onomichi City and allows guests to explore coastal Japan while selecting from a variety of on-shore activities.