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Iris Yu is situated in Hiraizumi, within 400 metres of Motsuji Temple and 2 km of Chuson-ji Temple. The staff was warm and welcoming. The ryokan room with private bathroom was quite luxurious and restful. We made use of the onsen for a nice soak in the tub, as well as of the laundry facilities. The breakfast was good and reasonably priced. The location was easy walking distance from the station.
Boasting a hot tub, Minpaku Hiraizumi is situated in Hiraizumi. The air-conditioned accommodation is 300 metres from Motsuji Temple, and guests benefit from complimentary WiFi and private parking... Wonderful selection of fresh breakfast foods, great location to the historical sights, very hospitable hosts at the inn, and very quiet location.
Set in Hiraizumi, 600 metres from Motsuji Temple, Musashibou offers accommodation with a bar, free private parking and a garden. Hotel rooms are simple but dinner and breakfast menu is excellent and alone worth more than the price of hotel, think they will get more foreigner crowd if they put more pics of food, Onden, spa facilities on booking website, 10/10 as value for money, location also perfect between Mitsuji and Chusonji.
Offering modern rooms with free WiFi, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a bathtub, Chisun Inn Iwate is 200 metres from Ichinoseki Interchange on the Tohoku Expressway. Large room. Very comfortable bed. Very clean. Good location for exploring the area.
Hiraizumi is a fairly small town with a lot of rich culture. You can visit all the historical sites in the area within 2 days. Folks are friendly, and are always willing to assist foreigners visiting the area. In the evening, the area shuts down fairly early, and it can be difficult to find restaurants and bars, since most signs are written in Kanji, and there are only a few areas around. I would recommend this town to anyone that wants to have a cultural experience unlike any Western style. It’s amazing to think how old the area is, and it really takes you back and makes you think.
Hiraizumi was outstanding. A picturesque and peaceful place, teeming with history and culture. There are beautiful parks, gardens and rice fields. We hired bicycles at the train station and saw the main sights across one day and were very relaxed. Chuson ji complex is, in my opinion, more beautiful than many of the more popular sites in areas like Kyoto. The people were so friendly and welcoming. The public onsen is excellent and we were made to feel very welcome by the local clientele. I would make this a definite stop on any Japanese trip
A lovely town that is small enough to see everything in a day. The sites are beautifully maintained and signposted for English speakers; there is a very convenient loop-bus that takes you to all the main places.
Hiraizumi is a beautiful part of Japan. Loved our stay here. We happened to be here during the mid-winter fire festival on Jan 20th - what a fantastic experience! We also recommend the Korean grill next to Iris Yu for delicious good value dinner.
This is a very different Japan from urban Tokyo. It's colder, much much colder and there are no street lights after dark, so you may get lost. Other than that, you can see stars! And my friend and I saw the beginning of the supermoon over the weekend. Very laidback, rural Japan with only hourly trains going, Hiraizumi offers you a walk along heritage and history, while enjoying the sakura blossoms or the autumn maple leaves. I greatly recommend Hiraizumi to any traveler who wants to visit a Japan which is different from Tokyo and Kyoto!
It's a very small town- quiet and peaceful. The World Heritage sites (gardens and temples) were well worth visiting. Would have hiked and walked more, with more time there. Bus service a little lacking. Most sites were within walking distance.