Eirakukan

Eirakukan

At Eirakukan, modern amenities meet traditional Japanese aesthetics. With comfortable, western-style mattresses, you can enjoy the feeling of staying in a tatami mat room with maximum comfort. Discover the charms of Japanese hospitality, Omotenashi, and experience a feast of Japanese delicacies presented beautifully from the comfort of your own room! It’s like room service, but better. Want to enjoy onsen but not a fan of taking a bath with strangers? Here you can enjoy your very own private, outdoor onsen in your hotel room. You can look out at the view of the mountains while you soak in the constantly flowing natural, mineral-rich, hot spring water.

Venue Details

Venue Details
Websitehttp://www.eirakukan.jp/(Japanese)
Contact

Eirakukan (+81) 24-984-2135

(+81) 24-984-2135

Best SeasonAll Year
ParkingNone
Related infoFacilities: Restaurant and shop
Accommodation details

Capacity: 54 rooms

Room styles: Japanese-style rooms (10 tatami-mat room) Modern style Japanese rooms (twin and single)

Check in / Check out: 15:00 / 10:00

Meals: Breakfast: Buffet | Dinner: Japanese style

Hot springs: Alkali simple hot spring

Pets: Not allowed

Access Details
AccessAtami-machi 4-47, Koriyama City, Fukushima Pref. 963-1309
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Getting there

By car : 15 min from Bandaiatami I.C. exit off the Ban-etsu Expressway.

By train :Take the Shinkansen from Tokyo station to Koriyama station for 75 minutes. Switch trains and take a local train from Koriyama to Bandai Atami station that takes 14 minutes. Then it's only a three minute walk to Eirakukan!

Nearby

The World Glassware Hall
Outdoor Activities

Mt. Azuma-Kofuji

Every year in spring, as the snow melts away it leaves behind the shape of a giant white rabbit on the side of Mt. Azuma-Kofuji. This snow-made rabbit is called the “seeding rabbit” and it signals to the people of Fukushima that the farming season has come. No matter when you decide to visit Mt. Azuma-Kofuji, you can always experience the beauty of this awe-inspiring natural landscape. Mt. Azuma-Kofuji is actually an active volcano. It has an appealing symmetry to it, and a soft conical shape; it is because of these classic features that it was named Kofuji, or "little Fuji", after the iconic Japanese mountain. Thanks to the volcanic ground, the area has given birth to many nearby onsen areas which are perfect for relaxing, such as Tsuchiyu Onsen and Takayu Onsen. It’s also a great destination for those who decide to drive through the area as the Bandai-Azuma Skyline happens to pass just below the crater of Mt. Azuma-Kofuji. It’s just a short hike up to the crater and there are plenty of other great trails in the area. Near the crater, along the roadway, stands Jododaira Visitor Center, which offers visitors a place to park, rest up, get a snack, and maybe even buy some souvenirs. It’s the perfect spot to take a break and explore one of the many short hiking routes to stretch out your muscles after a long car ride. Circle the crater of Mt. Azuma-Kofuji on a relaxed 40-minute walk and—if you’re lucky—enjoy gorgeous views of Fukushima City, Mt. Bandai, and the Urabandai area. But do watch your step as the ground can be uneven and even slippery on grey days. The mountain is open from spring to autumn every year.

The World Glassware Hall
Arts & Crafts

Design Your Own Shirakawa Daruma

<p>There are records of Shirakawa Daruma (Japanese traditional dolls) being sold as far back as the feudal reign of the Niwa Domain in 1627. Current Shirakawa Daruma are known as &ldquo;Shirakawa Tsurugame Shochikubai Daruma.&rdquo; The faces of these dolls are painted to incorporate various animals and plants, with the eyebrows representing cranes, the mustache representing a turtle, the ears representing pines and plum trees, and the beard representing bamboo or pine trees. All of these images are thought to bring good luck. The daruma is known to be a very classical, lucky talisman, started by Matsudaira Sadanobu, the lord of Shirakawa, when he hired the renowned painter Tani Buncho to paint the now famous face on the daruma doll. Once every year a large <a href="http://fukushima.travel/destination/shirakawa-daruma-market/208">Shirakawa Daruma Market</a> is held to celebrate and sell the beloved daruma dolls. You can paint your own daruma at the two daruma workshops in town!</p>

The World Glassware Hall
Outdoor Activities

Pick-Your-Own Fruit in Fukushima City

Fukushima is renowned for its delicious fruits, and a wide variety of direct-sale farmer's fruit stalls, 30 minute all-you-can pick tourist orchards, and other fruit attractions can be found among the vast fruit fields and orchards that line the "Fruit Line," which is the nickname for a road that runs for 14 km along the base of Mt. Azuma, and the "Peach Line (National Road 13)," which runs along the train tracks. Come and enjoy the bounty of cherries, peaches, Japanese pears, grapes, and apples of Fukushima City, known as the Fruit Kingdom of Japan! See below for when each fruit is in season: Strawberries....January to May Cherries..........June to July Peaches..........July to September Nashi Pears....August to October Grapes............August to October Apples.............October to December

Arts & Crafts

Hashimoto Buddhist Sculpture Shop

The Hashimoto Butsugu-Chokoku Ten (Hashimoto Buddhist Sculpture Shop) has a long history of over 160 years. Here visitors can try the truly unique experience of customizing their own lacquered chopsticks. Under careful instruction, you’ll be able to go home with your very own pair of one-of-a-kind chopsticks. The establishment sells many fine lacquerware products, from kitchen utensils and crockery to masks for use as decoration or at festivals. The chopstick-customizing workshop is available for 2,500 yen per person and is very popular for groups and couples. Even children (ages 12 and up) are able to do it with the supervision of adults and the instruction of the teacher. There are also pamphlets available in English for non-Japanese speakers. The workshop is easy to understand as the instructor guides you through the various steps until you are finally able to see the revealed layers of lacquer color on your own chopsticks. The chopstick experience workshop requires a reservation made at least five days in advance. While you are at the Hashimoto Buddhist Sculpture Shop, you will be guided through the six steps of making your own lacquered chopsticks. It will be an exciting experience as you begin with red or black chopsticks and slowly file down the layers of lacquer until the patterns are revealed. Traditionally, red chopsticks are for women and black are for men. Whichever color you choose though, these are certain to be your favorite set of chopsticks full of memories.  

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