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Situated in Hiraizumi, 300 metres from Motsuji Temple and 2.4 km from Chuson-ji Temple, Minpaku Hiraizumi offers free WiFi and air conditioning. A flat-screen TV with satellite channels is available. Everything, the hosts speak really good English and are extremely friendly!
Set in Hiraizumi, 300 metres from Motsuji Temple and 2.3 km from Chuson-ji Temple, Minpaku Suzuki provides accommodation with amenities such as free WiFi and a flat-screen TV. Breakfast was excellent and the owner's families were very kind, so we had comfortable stay. The location was also good. It is only 3-minute-walk to 毛越寺 Motsuji temple.
Situated in Hiraizumi and within 400 metres of Motsuji Temple, Iris Yu has a garden, non-smoking rooms, and free WiFi. This 2-star ryokan offers luggage storage space. surprisingly large, beautyful surroundings, quiet, and very lovely staff - highly recommended ryokan to stay at!
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. The staff helped call the car rental company and arrange a taxi to get there for me, since there isn't much public transport around the area. The rooms were clean and comfortable and the bathrooms were spacious.
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.