Very close to Tsu Station (~2 mins walk).
The location of the hotel is good for visiting Suzuka Circui. To get to Suzuka Circuit you need to take a local train on the Ise Line (~20 mins) to Suzuka Circuit station (Suzukasakittoino on Hyperdia) then walk ~15 mins to the circuit. The train isn't covered by JR Rail Passes but is only 350yen each way. To buy tickets at Tsu Station you need to use the JR ticket machine and select Ise in the bottom corner. On the way back from the circuit, you take a ticket as you board the train, then pay the driver as you get off.
The hot spring baths in the hotel are lovely, and very welcome after walking around Suzuka Circuit during the day.
Breakfast is good, but beware of busy times.
Tsu itself isn't very interesting. We only stayed there to access Suzuka Circuit.
Although there is a JR train from Nagoya to Tsu (JR Rapid Mie), this runs along a private railway line (Ise), so it isn't fully covered by JR Rail Passes - I'd recommend reserving seats, as the staff at the ticket office will then charge you the necessary supplement (510yen) and issue with a ticket for this bit.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking