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
Websitehttps://www.daiwaresort.jp/global/urabandai/
Contact

Active Resorts Urabandai (Previously known as Urabandai Royal Hotel)

(+81) 241-32-3111

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)

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
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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.

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Aizu Hongo Pottery Workshops

A little-known treasure, Aizu Hongo pottery (known in Japanese as 'hongo-yaki') is the oldest type of pottery in the Tohoku region. Aizu Hongo pottery's history dates back to the Warring States Period (1467 – 1615), when Ujisato Gamo, leader of the Aizu clan, ordered renovations be made to Tsurugajo Castle. The production of ceramic tiles for the castle roof kick-started the tradition of making pottery in Aizu-Misato Town. During the early 1600s, Masayuki Hoshina (who founded the Matsudaira house) invited ceramic craftsmen to Aizu-Misato from Owari - a region famous for its pottery - in order to increase the skills of locals.It was from this time that Aizu Hongo-yaki production began in earnest. At the peak of its popularity, there were more than 100 potteries in the town. There are currently 13 left, which are centered around Setomachi in Aizu-Misato. The rich variety of wares produced from workshop to workshop is just one of the fascinating things about visiting the area. Aizu-Misato Town is also known for the area's unusual ability to produce both great-quality earthenware and delicate porcelain.Please enjoy taking a look around the various shops, workshops, and kilns, and try making pottery for yourself!

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Mori no Bunko Fuzawa is a mountain village life workshop facility where guests can experience the lifestyle, nature, and charms of living in a Japanese rural mountain village. [photo id="wedA3wsHghGka5MbrORGYjRkj8BGAinlLCOG5O0L.jpg"] This building was a working school up to 40 years ago, the black board in one classroom where all of the students wrote their goodbye messages on the last day of school has been preserved as is. (If you visit, please be sure to avoid touching, erasing, or writing on the black board.) [photo id="fNNbYszCkKk3qvw1ozp5lY5yn8UDJPkrsrHf05Jf.jpg"] All three classrooms are available to stay the night in! Guests are charged per person, not per room, so if your group are the only ones staying the night then you are free to spread out into all three of the rooms. This is the kind of lodging that Japanese students would stay in on overnight school trips, so there is a sense of nostalgia when staying here.  There are also many different activities that you can experience when staying here, such as local and traditional craft making and even river trekking with local guides! Read more about river trekking experiences here. [photo id="YrRrT5cHuDe3wK75RWrxgat8d8JPQP9P7bQgJwuY.jpg"]

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Chinkin Taiken (Sunken-Gold Design Experience)

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