Neighbor to the more crowded Kamakura, Hayama is a top choice for those seeking a quieter and more sophisticated seaside escape that’s not too far from Tokyo. Scapes The Suite is located right on the beach, offering uninterrupted views of the ocean and Mt. Fuji from the guestrooms. The hotel prides itself on offering “not a journey, but an escape,” part of which entails them instinctively predicting your needs before you’ve expressed them (this is classic omotenashi). They also pay attention to the basics such as picking local vegetables with rich flavors in the Miura Peninsula each morning to serve delicious, fresh meals.