Hôtel De Première Minowa

Hôtel De Première Minowa

Enjoy gazing out upon the evening sky bathed in orange, and the sun setting behind Mt. Bandai from the lookout (The best time to see this view is from August to October).

A resort perched in the highlands of the Bandai-Asahi National Park. Minowa shows a different face throughout the seasons, whether it is colored with fresh greens in spring, offering relief from the heat of summer, adorned with beautiful autumn foliage, or being used as a ski field in winter.

Hôtel De Première Minowa is a fantastic place to enjoy relaxation, beauty, dining, and luxury to the full. What's more, guests can satiate all five senses with authentic French and Japanese cuisine. Surrounded by granite, the main hot spring bath uses very soft pure water that flows down the valley from Mt. Minowa. The onsen baths, with their water full of healing negative ions, are very popular among guests.

Venue Details

Venue Details
Websitehttps://www.hotel-minowa.jp/(Automated translation available)
Contact

Hôtel De Première Minowa

(+81) 242-64-3300

hotel@minowa.info

Related infoFacilities:
Fitness club, negative ion therapy, aroma therapy and massage, bar, coffee shop
Accommodation details

Capacity: 95 rooms (Can hold approx. 200 guests)

Room styles: All western-style, twin rooms

Check in / Check out: 15:00 / 11:00

Meals: Dinner: Japanese and French courses, Breakfast: Japanese setting, American breakfast

Hot springs: Recirculating natural soft water

Pets: No. No boarding kennels within a radius of 30 km

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Access Details
Access194 Azumayama-ko, Wakamiya, Inawashiro Town, Fukushima Pref. 969-2751
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Getting there

By Car: 30 min from Inawashiro Bandaikogen I.C. exit off the Ban-etsu Expressway

By Train: 90 min by shuttle bus from JR Fukushima Station (Reservation required)

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Snow Monsters at Mt. Nishi-Azuma

Mt. Nishi-Azuma is a 2035m tall mountain that can be accessed from Fukushima Prefecture’s Kitashiobara Village. During the coldest points of winter, it is possible to find frozen “snow monsters” up on the mountain. Of course the snow monsters are not really monsters, these are trees that have endured blizzards and collected snow until they became covered with a thick frost! From the Grandeco Snow Resort’s Gondola Station, you transfer to a ski lift, and from there it is 3 hours on foot to reach this viewpoint. Especially in the snow, the mountains can be difficult to navigate, so you must climb together with a guide in winter. If you are interested in visiting here, please contact us!

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Oze National Park

Oze is home to a plethora of beautiful flowers. These include the Asian skunk cabbage that blossoms in the marshes as the snow melts, and the bright yellow of the Nikko Kisuge, which is reflected in the marshes just when the surrounding mountains become green. The nature of Oze is symbolized by its beautiful flowers, and together with the mountains, lakes, marshes, rivers, forests, and wildlife that lives in this region, create a stunning sight. Chozo Hirano opened up the area around 100 years ago, and because of the protection of its magnificent nature up until now, Oze has become a symbol of nature conservation in Japan. The beautiful nature of Oze presents a different face throughout the seasons, and all continue to charm us.  Key points of the sightseeing spot/ recommended points for tours:  In order to both preserve the precious nature of Oze, and to be able to come face-to-face with its splendor, we recommend that you visit on weekdays, and take your time to encounter the nature of Oze. Oze has the Ozenuma Visitor Center and the Oze-Yamanohana Visitor Center as locations from which you can both appreciate Oze's nature, and learn about the environment. At the visitor center, you can learn from displays that explain in an easy-to-understand the formation of the nature in Oze, points to see, and the most up-to-date information about the natural environment. This lets you more fully enjoy the appeal of the nature of Oze. Visits are even more enjoyable when you know more; therefore we recommend visits with a guide who can tell you more about the nature and charm of Oze. We urge visitors to make use of the certified guides who have a wealth of knowledge about Oze's nature, culture, and history, and who can ensure your visit is safe.

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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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