Kyukamura Urabandai

Kyukamura Urabandai

Kyukamura Urabandai has it all: western-style hotel rooms, Japanese tatami rooms, open-air baths, tennis courts, an extensive campsite, and more. In fact, Kyukamura Urabandai boasts 5 camping areas, which include fixed sites where guests can camp and enjoy a barbeque without bringing any equipment or food. Both the hotel and campsite are easily accessible via bus or shuttle bus from Inawashiro Station.

Venue Details

Venue Details
Websitehttps://www.qkamura.or.jp/en/bandai/
Contact

Kyukamura Urabandai

(+81) 241-32-2421

https://www.qkamura.or.jp/en/contact/

ParkingAvailable (Space for 73 cars)
Related infoFacilities: Camp ground, tennis court, table tennis court, karaoke room, banquet hall, conference room, restaurant, lounge, souvenir shops, safety box. Free tent sites, fixed tent sites, family camping area. Payment via certain credit cards accepted.
Accommodation details

Capacity: 60 rooms (176 guests) at the hotel

Room styles: 28 Japanese-style rooms, 32 Western-style rooms, fixed-style tents, open camping areas, etc.

Room charge: From around 7,500 yen p/p per night

Check in / Check out: From 3:00 PM / Until 10:00 AM

Meals: Japanese-style & fusion course and buffet. BBQ set available for campsite guests.

Hot springs: Indoor and open-air baths. Sauna available. Baths can be used by day trip visitors and campsite guests.

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Access Details
AccessHibara, Kitashiobara Village, Yama District, Fukushima Pref. 969-2701
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Getting there

By Car:

  • 25 min drive from the Inawashiro Bandaikogen I.C. exit off the Ban-etsu Expressway.

By Train:

  • 40 min by local bus bound for Hibara / Kyukamura.
  • 30 min shuttle bus ride from Inawashiro Sta. (JR Ban-etsu West Line)

*Shuttle bus must be booked in advance.

See here for more information about traveling by bus in Urabandai area.

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