Fodor's Expert Review Shizukatei

10-5 Hiraizumi Nagakura, , Iwate-ken, 029-4102, Japan

A chorus of frogs will lull you to sleep at this stylish hot-spring inn set among the rice paddies outside Hiraizumi. Dinner—included in the price and featuring local dishes such as handmade soba noodles as well as sashimi, grilled vegetables, and other traditional cuisine—is served in your room, and the food just keeps on coming. The friendly local staff make the ryokan experience accessible even to Japan newcomers. If you wake up early enough, you can even join them in the vegetable patch and pick the ingredients for breakfast, also included. Ask in advance for a pickup if you're arriving by train.

PROS

  • peaceful rural location
  • delicious
  • plentiful food
  • free pick-up from the station
  • delicious, plentiful food
  • free pick-up from the station
  • free pickup from the station

CONS

  • far from town
  • no Wi-Fi
  • very far from town
  • not much to do
  • can feel a bit plain

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Quiet
Countryside
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0191-34–2211-Japanese only

HOTEL DETAILS

10 rooms
Rate Includes: Some meals

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