Active Resorts Urabandai (Urabandai Royal Hotel)

Active Resorts Urabandai (Urabandai Royal Hotel)

Active Resorts Urabandai is a sophisticated hot spring hotel located in the beautiful Bandai-Asahi National Park. The hotel is well connected to a variety of great tourist spots; being an only eight-minute walk from Goshiki-numa Ponds (a cluster of five volcanic lakes, each with its own distincti ve color); and just 23km from Mt. Bandai. Urabandai is the ideal destination for uninterrupted relaxation.

A stay in the scenic mountainous area of Fukushima Prefecture offers comfort and peace. The relaxed rooms boast modern amenities, each containing a safe, mini-fridge, as well as tea and coffee making facilities. Rooms include a sitting area and flat-screen TV to enhance your stay. You can even choose from a western-style room or a traditional tatami and futon room. Request a room with a view of Mt. Bandai for a particularly splendid stay.

On the grounds of Active Resorts Urabandai, you’ll also find a formal restaurant, casual grill, tea lounge, and even a karaoke room. But the real draw is the amazing natural hot spring bathhouse, featuring both indoor and open-air pools (rotenburo). Enjoy the beauty of nature and the fresh mountain air as you soak in the natural waters.

The hotel is only a 5-minute walk from the Morohashi Museum of Modern Art and shares a common garden with the museum. At this lovely facility, visitors can enjoy a collection of masterpieces by Salvador Dali and other world-renowned artists including Picasso, Renoir, Van Gogh, Marie Laurencin, Utrillo, and many more.

The hotel is conveniently linked to Aizu-Wakamatsu, Kitakata, Inawashiro, and Yonezawa via scenic mountain roads; these are all towns rich in Japanese tradition, history, and culture. The Active Resorts Urabandai has long been regarded as an important tourist hub in the Tohoku Region and is surrounded by a long list of sightseeing spots, acting as an intersection of several major tourist routes.

Venue Details

Venue Details

Active Resorts Urabandai (Previously known as Urabandai Royal Hotel)

(+81) 241-32-3111

Related infoThe facilities include:
Japanese and Western-style ballrooms
Meeting rooms
Tea lounge
Karaoke bar
Party room
Mahjong room
Table tennis court
Massage corner
Bicycle, ski and snowboard rental
Accommodation details

Capacity: 227 rooms (725 guests)

Room styles: Western-style / Japanese-style / Bincho-charcoal relaxation rooms (Western-style/Japanese-style) / Deluxe twins / Singles / Suites / Royal Suites

Check in / Check out: From 3:00 PM / Before 11:00 AM

Meals: One night with two meals. Japanese-style course menu / French course menu

Hot springs: Goshiki Onsen Large Baths / Open-air rock baths / Saunas. Onsite hot spring source (sulfate-chloride) is located within the premise of the hotel.

Pets: Partially allowed (with certain conditions)

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Access Details
Access1093-309 Kengamine, Hibara, Kitashiobara Village, Fukushima Pref. 969-2701
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Getting there

By Car: 20 min from Inawashiro-Bandai Kogen I.C. off the Ban-etsu Expressway

By Train: Take the JR Ban-etsu West Line to Inawashiro Station. From there, take the Bandai Toto Bus bound for Urabandai Kogen-eki, and get off at Active Resorts Urabandai Hotel bus stop. The bus takes 30 min to reach the hotel.


The World Glassware Hall
Cultural Experiences


Mitsutaya is a speciality restaurant with roots dating back to the end of the Edo Period (around 1835). The restaurant is situated in a renovated miso storehouse. It is therefore fitting that the restaurant is famous for a local Aizu meal called 'miso dengaku'. Miso dengaku refers to skewered vegetables and meat which are topped with a miso paste before being cooked over an open flame. The skewers are cooked one by one. Skewer ingredients include konjac, deep-fried tofu, sticky, savory rice balls called 'shingoro mochi', and more. Each small dish is coated in miso for an unforgettable and savory flavor.  

The World Glassware Hall
Outdoor Activities

Ozegahara Marsh

Ozegahara Marsh is a high-altitude marshland located in Oze National Park. This 8 square kilometer marshland is a popular hiking destination and is home to some rare plants, including white skunk cabbage, Nikko Kisuge, and Watasuge (a variant of cottongrass). Hiking trails at Ozegahara are well-maintained and used almost year-round for hikers, except in winter when the park is often closed due to snow. Being just 150 kilometers from Tokyo makes Ozegahara and the rest of Oze National Park a popular getaway from city life. Some people will even drive up early in the morning, hike the day away, and then return to Tokyo the same day. It’s admittedly a tough trip if you choose to do it all in one day. Instead, why not stay the night in one of the overnight lodgings and huts within the park grounds? There's also the option of staying at a minshuku (private homes that provide meals and lodging for tourists) in Hinoemata Onsen town. However you choose to travel to Ozegahara, you won’t be disappointed. The marshland has hundreds of small pools that are a beauty to admire. Two mountains, Shibutsusan and Mt. Hiuchigatake, almost seem to stand guard over those who admire the lovely marshland scenery. The most popular trail to hike is the Hatomachitoge, as it is only a one-hour walk from the western end of the marshland. Visit in late May to early June to enjoy the famous white skunk cabbages as they bloom across Ozegahara. In July and August, the marshlands are painted a gentle yellow by the Nikko Kisuge flowers. And in September and October, the autumn colors bathe the marshland in bright gold and crimson.

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