Fodor's Expert Review Hoshino Resorts Oirase Keiryu Hotel

231 Tochikubo, Okuse, Towada, Towada, Aomori-ken, 034-0398, Japan

Once a ryokan, this resort hotel combines the best of both worlds: there are great mountain views, two meals are served each day, and yukata robes are provided (and you are encouraged to walk around in them). The magnificent lobby is dominated by a soaring chimney decorated by Okamoto Taro, and enormous plateglass windows overlook a beautiful natural setting. Both Japanese- and Western-style rooms are available. There's a relaxing onsen, a dinner buffet offering a choice of Japanese, Chinese, and Italian food, and Western-style breakfast. Free shuttle buses take you from Hachinohe Station, Shin-Aomori Station, and Aomori Airport.

PROS

  • lots of activities
  • pleasant riverside stroll
  • several dining options

CONS

  • boxy rooms
  • fees for all the extra programs
  • breakfast on the terrace costs an extra ¥2
  • 160
  • breakfast on the terrace costs an extra ¥2,160

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Pet Friendly
Sophisticated
Countryside
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 050-3786–0022 | 0570-073–022-for reservations (mention the hotel name) | 0176-51–1117-for information on activities and pick-up services

HOTEL DETAILS

189 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed late Nov.–late Apr., Some meals

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