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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The World Glassware Hall
Cultural Experiences

Mitsutaya

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
Arts & Crafts

Paint Your Own Akabeko

The akabeko legend started at Enzoji Temple in Yanaizu Town, in the Aizu region. The construction of this temple began in the year 807, but due to a huge earthquake at the end of the seventeenth century, repair work begun in 1617. It was during the reconstruction of the temple that the akabeko became a folk legend. It is said that moving the wood and other supplies necessary for the reconstruction work was incredibly difficult, because materials had to be transported from various villages upstream of Tadami River. The materials were heavy and the journey to the temple long. Cattle were used to transport materials, but many struggled to bear their loads. Then, out of nowhere, appeared a cow with a red coat. (It should be noted that, in the past, the word ‘red’ was used to describe the colour ‘brown’, so it is likely that it was a brown cow.) The red cow supported the other cows and helped the priests who were constructing the temple until it was completed. Then, it suddenly vanished. A number of statues of the cow were built inside the temple grounds so that the people of Yanaizu could express their gratitude to the akabeko. In the years following, there were a range of legends about the akabeko, with stories such as families who owned akabeko being rid of sickness upon stroking the cows. They continued to hold their status of bringers of good luck and strength. Families bought or made akabeko toys for their young children to play with. Akabeko Painting Experiences In recent history, the Aizu tradition of painting akabeko began. It is said that this tradition started as something to do for children visiting Aizu-Wakamatsu City as part of school trips. This was when the story of the Akabeko evolved once more, into its newest papier-mâché form. The stripes on the face and back of the papier-mâché Akabeko are said to represent strength and perseverance. There are a number of workshops in Aizu-Wakamatsu City where you can paint your own Akabeko. Most workshops offer the standard red, white, and black paint. These talismans for good health make very cute and light-weight souvenirs to take home for family and friends – or keep for yourself! Those who prefer to buy a ready-painted Akabeko will be able to find it at most souvenir shops.

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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