Some photos of the food and the goodies on day one of a standard five-day stay (birth day is counted as day zero) in a Japanese maternity hotel… I mean hospital!

Maternity Hotel!

Below a photo of the breakfast, which was brought to my room the morning after I gave birth. Little one #4 was in the baby room, where you bring your baby each mealtime to be watched, so you can relax over your food.

Breakfast in room

Lunch, which I had in the Fuji View Restaurant on the 4th floor. This is where you have all your meals during your stay, once you have had a 24 hour rest (48 hours for caesarean sections) after giving birth. The lunch was an “Oriental Plate” prepared by the chef teppanyaki style.

Steamed dumplings served with teppanyaki lunch at a maternity hotel in Japan
Steamed dumplings served with teppanyaki lunch

There was a little Halloween ornament on the table for every meal during the stay, which I thought was a nice touch. Here it is pictured with the delicious dessert:

Lunch (1)

Dinner was Kyoto style food. Kyoto is a region in Japan.

Dinner (2)
Dinner (3) at a maternity hotel in Saitama, Japan

I don’t normally like Wagashi , but this was absolutely gorgeous, not to mention beautifully presented.

Dessert of dinner on day 1. Wagashi provided for free at a maternity hotel in Japan
Dessert of dinner on day 1


Meanwhile back in the room, I was enjoying more freebies. These goods are for the baby. Everyone gets baby milk powder, a bottle, a brush to wash the bottle with milton tablets. There are other bits and pieces too so you can prepare a formula bottle if you choose to bottle feed or supplement for the first few days. The second photo shows the vanity area where the goods are presented. The large milton sterilising box, the bottle keep, the kettle, the pot and the washing up liquid belong to the hospital. But they are provided in each room throughout your stay.

Some of the baby goods gifted from the hospital
Some of the baby goods gifted from the hospital
Vanity area
Vanity area

Thanks to the various freebies, the delicious food, the restaurant ambience, the friendly staff and chatty patients, day one was as relaxing as it was enjoyable. Before bed I had a power shower in the “refresh salon” while the staff watched Little One #4 in the baby room.

DISCLAIMER: I had a wonderful experience at this hospital, 4 times. But it is always worth checking early on that any maternity hospital suits your personal needs.



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  1. Wow! And l thought the Bangkok hospital where l gave birth was luxurious, this is amazing! 🙂

    1. Right!? I am so surprised the population of Japan is declining with maternity “hotels” like this! 🙂

  2. I’d love to hear what’s in each dish, not now of course when you’re adjusting to LO#4, but sometime in the future…? (^-^)v

    1. Great idea. I would love to do it now, but I just don’t have the typing time!! 😉

  3. Congrats on the new addition! And what pampering! This is how it should be everywhere. 🙂 hope you and baby are doing well!

    1. I agree – it all looks so civilised! Definitely better than my ham sandwiches and apple after giving birth, though I could have had dinner in my room if I’d wanted it, and I don’t know what that was.

    2. I really wish it could be like this everywhere too. It is such a special occasion anyway, without any trimmings, but the comfort and extras really add to it all and possibly reduce the chances of baby blues and PND.

      We’re doing great, thanks a million 🙂

    1. Your wife also went to Keiai? I don’t think I knew that. Awesome. 🙂 Its very popular in the area.

      1. My wife went to Aiwa 愛和 hospital in Kawagoe. It was also gorgeous. 😀

        1. Ah yes, Aiwa also has a very good reputation. I visited there a couple of times, but decided on Keiai in the end. We are lucky to have a choice in this area. 🙂

    1. I think that too. I really do. I have thought about ways to introduce it in Ireland, but I don’t think it could work anywhere else but Asia. There are places like this in THailand and Korea too, supposedly.

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