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Located in Shizukuishi, 12 miles from Koiwai Farm, Oshuku Onsen Kagasuke has accommodations with a restaurant, free private parking, a bar and a shared lounge. The staff (front office and restaurant) were mostly pleasant and helpful. They went out of their way to make us feel welcome. The food (dinner and breakfast) was excellent.
Featuring ski-to-door access, Kyukamura Iwate Amiharionsen is located in Shizukuishi in the Iwate region, a 3-minute walk from Holiday Village Iwate Amihari Onsen and 9 miles from Koiwai Farm. Friendly staff , free bus to and from morioka station, nearly ski in/out at Amihari. Different onsens
Featuring hot spring baths that use natural hot water flowing directly from the source, which is neither heated nor recycled, Oushuku Onsen Choeikan is a ryokan in Shizukuishi. Great staff, particularly Sebastian who explained everything to us, especially helpful at dinner. Japanese experience, good food and large, quiet onsen. Free sake after dinner!
Onsen Minshuku Sakaeya offers accommodations in Shizukuishi. Free WiFi is available throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. The rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV. Set in the most peaceful and beautiful valley about an hour's bus ride from Morioka station. The menshuku is run by Mrs Ito and her son who very kindly to came to Shizukuishi station to pick me up as I arrived late. They were wonderfully friendly and accommodating. Rustic but with old world charm.
At Iyashinoyado Rodem, guests can stay in affordable Japanese-style accommodations and enjoy the public hot-spring baths. I enjoyed the Japanese style room as advertised. The onsen bath house was enjoyable, and the staff was very helpful, friendly, and understandable when I was a bit late! View of mountains was breathtaking.
Boasting a natural hot spring bath with a gorgeous lake view, Hotel Shion offers both Japanese-style rooms with traditional futon bedding and Western rooms with beds. It’s a very authentic Japanese inn . Very quaint and the staff exceptionally friendly. Our room was large by Japan standards.
Located a 7-minute walk from Gosho Lake, Shikitei offers free WiFi and indoor/outdoor hot spring baths. JR Morioka Train Station is a 25-minute drive from the property. Although the hotel was busy during our stay, the check-in was fast and we had no complications. My wife wore a kimono and the staff praised her look a lot. We were able to borrow a specific hanger for the kimono from the hotel, to hang it in our room. The staff was very attentive and fulfilled our requests flawlessly. We felt really relaxed and our stay was very revitalising. The massage therapist comes not directly from the hotel, but instead from a salon nearby. The massage was done in our room and very good, definitely worth the price. As a service we were able to checkout at 11am instead of 10am.
We went specifically in winter to ski. Getting there from Tokyo was easy by fast train, and connecting by shuttle bus to the Prince Ski Resort at Shizukuishi was seamless and easy. Note for international travellers there is no ATM machine at the station for international cards. Best to bring some Yen with you.
Very quiet and scenic town with lovely hills and mountains at the fringe. A relatively short and easy drive to busier areas like Morioka. The food was amazing and reasonably priced and the people were kind and hospitable. We ate a yakiniku restaurant called Hige. Fantastic Wagyu!
Arrived by the dark of night, stayed on the resort property all weekend then left in the dark of Monday morning, so we don't have much of a view of Shizukuishi from a 2017 perspective. I loved the town when I was here for the World Cup of Snowboarding in 1996, but I'm sure it's changed since then. I remember at least one tasty yakitori-ya and ramen shop, but that's about it. I can say that the Prince Hotel and Resort is a great property for families looking for a weekend escape during ski season. Being able to rent everything (except gloves, helmet and goggles) was particularly helpful.