A 7-minute walk from beautiful Kurobe Gorge, Enraku offers Japanese-style rooms with Kurobe River views. It features hot spring baths, a beauty salon and a charged sauna. The lobby provides free Wi-Fi, and seasonal local cuisine is served in the room.
Enraku’s 5 different hot springs and hot public baths include open-air baths, a bath with river views and a 24-hour bath. Guests can play table tennis, while a souvenir shop, a bar and drinks vending machines are on-site.
Tranquil rooms feature a tatami (woven-straw) floor and sliding shoji paper screens that open to a seating area with chairs and a table, at floor-to-ceiling windows. Guests sleep in traditional futon bedding.
Enraku serves a delicious Japanese breakfast and a traditional multi-course dinner featuring local seafood. Meals are served in the room, where guests can enjoy them with river views.
Enraku offers a free shuttle service to/from Unazuki-Onsen Train Station, a 3-minute walk away. Amusement park Mirage Land is a 40-minute drive from the hotel.
This property is a ryokan, which is a type of traditional Japanese Inn. Learn more
- What is a ryokan?
- A ryokan is a traditional Japanese inn. They usually feature public baths, multi-course dinners, communal spaces where guests can relax, and rooms with woven-straw flooring and futon mats. Like hotels, a range of ryokans (from budget to luxury) is available. What originated centuries ago as a free rest house for long-distance travellers has evolved into a popular destination for relaxation in therapeutic mineral springs.
- What are the major differences between a ryokan and a hotel?
- Unlike a hotel, where the guest room is simply a place to turn in for the night, a ryokan is more than just an accommodation place to sleep. In Japan, many travellers journey long distances solely for the purpose of relaxing in a hot spring bath and feasting on a traditional multi-course dinner – thus making staying at a ryokan an experience in and of itself. These ryokans typically have Japanese-style rooms with woven-straw flooring and futon beds, instead of Western beds and carpeting. In addition, you remove your shoes at the entrance of the accommodation, or before you enter the room. Modern ryokan may serve buffet-style meals in a dining area, while a more traditional ryokan serves in-room dinners. Some ryokan rooms may come with a private bathroom, while others will only have a shared public bathroom.
- What is a kaiseki meal?
- Kaiseki is the culinary highlight at a ryokan, embodied in beautifully presented dishes that delight both the palate and the eyes. Each of the 10 to 15 dishes that make up the multi-course Japanese dinner is prepared in such a way that highlights the unique textures, colours, and flavours of the featured seasonal ingredients and local specialties. Served most commonly at special restaurants and ryokan, a traditional kaiseki dinner usually consists of bite-sized appetizers, fresh sashimi (raw fish), soup, grilled fish or meat, a hot pot dish, rice with miso soup, and a small dessert.
- What is a yukata?
- Yukata is a casual summer kimono typically made of light cotton. Many ryokans offer guests yukata robes during their stay. In some areas, it is common to see guests strolling through the neighbourhood in their yukata. The loose-fitting garment is perfect for relaxing and sleeping in.
- How to wear a yukata
- First, put your arms through the sleeves like you would with a shirt. Take the right side of the yukata and wrap it across your body. Then take the left side and wrap it over the right, making sure that the robe is levelled at your ankle. Pinning the yukata closed on the right side, wrap the sash around your waist a couple of times and then tie a bow. Generally, the bow is tied around the waist for women, and the hips for men.
- What is a Japanese hot spring (onsen)?
- Onsen (literally ‘hot spring’) is a term often used to refer to both the mineral-rich hot springs and the bathing facilities that house them. Whether the bath is public or private, gender-segregated or mixed, indoor or outdoor, soaking and unwinding in the soothing geothermal waters at an onsen is a millennia-old custom deeply embedded in Japanese culture.
- Bathing procedures and etiquette
- At a public bath – onsen or not – guests are expected to shed all their clothes in their respective changing rooms before entering the bathing area. As a common courtesy, once inside the bathing area, guests should wash and rinse their bodies thoroughly before quietly stepping into the hot water. Whether you relax in solitude or converse softly with others is up to you, but guests should always be mindful of others. Wash towels are often used to cover one’s private areas while walking around. However, note that you must not put towels in the water.
- Why are tattoos not allowed?
- While tattoos have become more popular among the youth of Japan, many Japanese people still associate them with outlaws and organized crime. Nowadays, not all businesses ban customers with tattoos, but you may still be refused admission to public baths and swimming pools. Small tattoos may be covered up using waterproof plasters, but keep in mind that each property has the final say on what’s acceptable.
- What time are the communal baths available?The public bath is available all night. Open-air bath until 25:00 at night It is available from 5:00 in the morning.Answered on 1 July 2020
- Do you cater for any allergy or food preferences?t is possible. However, it is difficult to deal with severe wheat allergies and gibier dishes.Answered on 1 July 2020
- What time do I have to arrive for dinner?The final start of dinner is 19:30. If you arrive early, You can choose your favorite time from 18:00 to 19:30.Answered on 1 July 2020
15:00 - 18:00
Until 10:00 hours
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.
Children and beds
Children of any age are welcome.
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Cot and extra bed policies
Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.
No age restriction
There is no age requirement for check-in
Enraku accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.
Pets are not allowed.
The fine print
To use the property's free shuttle, please make a reservation at time of booking, or call upon arrival at the station. The hotel's contact information can be found in the booking confirmation.
FAQs about Enraku
Check-in at Enraku is from 15:00, and check-out is until 10:00.
Yes, Enraku is popular with guests booking family stays.
Enraku offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):
- Table tennis
- Open-air bath
- Hot spring bath
- Public Bath
The prices at Enraku may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.
Enraku is 8.1 miles from the centre of Kurobe.
Room options at Enraku include: