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Guntu floating hotel offers breathtaking voyages across the Seto Inland Sea

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The boutique Guntu vessel features 19 individual guests rooms
The boutique Guntu vessel features 19 individual guests rooms
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Large outdoor dinning terrace on-board the Guntu
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Large outdoor dinning terrace on-board the Guntu
Private traditional Japanese dining on-board the Guntu
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Private traditional Japanese dining on-board the Guntu
Relaxing hot tub overlooks the Seto Inland Sea, Japan
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Relaxing hot tub overlooks the Seto Inland Sea, Japan
Large lounge area is available to desks, ideal for reading and taking in the views
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Large lounge area is available to desks, ideal for reading and taking in the views
Japanese architectural studio Yasushi Horibe recently completed this stunning floating hotel
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Japanese architectural studio Yasushi Horibe recently completed this stunning floating hotel
Guests have access to an all-inclusive sushi bar
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Guests have access to an all-inclusive sushi bar
The Guntu on-board cocktail bar
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The Guntu on-board cocktail bar
A Japanese chef gets ready for meal time
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A Japanese chef gets ready for meal time
The Guntu floating hotel is located on the Seto Inland Sea of Japan
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The Guntu floating hotel is located on the Seto Inland Sea of Japan
Guntu offers the perfect atmosphere to capture the serenity of its surrounds
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Guntu offers the perfect atmosphere to capture the serenity of its surrounds
View from the Gunto floating hotel
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View from the Gunto floating hotel
The Guntu floating Hotel departs from Onomichi City, Japan
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The Guntu floating Hotel departs from Onomichi City, Japan
Master bedroom of the Terrace suite
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Master bedroom of the Terrace suite
Feature balcony of the Grand Suite
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Feature balcony of the Grand Suite
A spot to enjoy the seaside on-board the Guntu
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A spot to enjoy the seaside on-board the Guntu
Master bedroom of the Guntu Suite
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Master bedroom of the Guntu Suite
Master ensuite of the Guntu cabin
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Master ensuite of the Guntu cabin
Private lounge and dining area as part of the Guntu suite
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Private lounge and dining area as part of the Guntu suite
Dusk on-board the Guntu
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Dusk on-board the Guntu
The boutique Guntu vessel features 19 individual guests rooms
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The boutique Guntu vessel features 19 individual guests rooms
Guests can enjoy their very own private open-air bath
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Guests can enjoy their very own private open-air bath
Thefloating hotel was built using timber as its main interior materialof choice
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Thefloating hotel was built using timber as its main interior materialof choice
Gorgeous views from bed
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Gorgeous views from bed
Grand Suite balcony by night
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Grand Suite balcony by night
Views across the Seto Inland Sea
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Views across the Seto Inland Sea
Morning light shines through to the bedroom on-board the Guntu
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Morning light shines through to the bedroom on-board the Guntu
View from the Guntu floating hotel
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View from the Guntu floating hotel
The boutique vessel features relaxation zones and stunning views
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The boutique vessel features relaxation zones and stunning views
Another private tub with expansive views
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Another private tub with expansive views
 The boutique bathroom on-board the Guntu
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 The boutique bathroom on-board the Guntu
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Japanesearchitectural studio YasushiHoribe recently completed a stunning hotel located in the SetoInland Sea of Japan. Inspired by traditional Japanese architecture and boasting luxurious wooden interiors, the "Guntu" floatinghotel aims to create the perfect atmosphere for guests to soak up the serenity of their surrounds.

"A tranquil journey unique to the Seto Inland Sea can be found here at this little hotel," says Guntu. "Time passes slowly on board, enveloped in the refreshing fragrance and gentle warmth of wood. When you enter your cabin, exquisite views of the Seto Inland Sea spread before your eyes."

The boutique vessel features 19 individual guest rooms, ascenic guest lounge with open views over the inland sea, an on-boardrestaurant, sushi and cocktail bar, gym, sauna, spa, relaxation zonesand a stunning rooftop terrace.

Large outdoor dinning terrace on-board the Guntu
Large outdoor dinning terrace on-board the Guntu

Guestshave a choice of four different on-board cabin types, including theGuntu Suite, Grand Suite and Terrace Suite. Each suite is locatedclose to sea level in order to offer views across thesea. Each suite also comes with its own double bedroom,private outdoor terrace with lounge area, mini bar, full en-suitewith shower and an outdoor bathtub.

Thefloating hotel was built using timber as its main interior materialof choice
Thefloating hotel was built using timber as its main interior materialof choice

Atthe top of the range, the Guntu suite offers 90 sq m (969 sq ft) of luxury spaceand is the largest cabin on the vessel. The suite promises a tranquilatmosphere from which to enjoy some time out and panoramic views in thedirection of travel. The mid-range 80-sq m (861-sq ft) Grand Suites offer the widestbalcony, while guests in the 50 sq m (538 sq ft) Terrace Suites have the option to include an open-air bath.

Another private tub with expansive views
Another private tub with expansive views

TheGuntu floating Hotel departs from OnomichiCity, with trips up to three nights available to guests. Prices startfrom ¥400,000 (US$3,780) per night for two guests, including allmeals and access to on-board facilities and services.

Source: Guntu, Yasushi Horibe via Apartment Therapy

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A floating hotel that moves under it's own power. Aren't those called boats?
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Another affordable adventure.