Ookawaso

Ookawaso

Ookawaso is located in the Ashinomaki Onsen resort nestled along the beautiful valley of Okawa River.

As you step into this inn, you will be welcomed by a live performance on the shamisen, a traditional Japanese stringed instrument.

Attentive service is provided by female attendants (called nakai-san) dressed in kimono, which is another of the charms of this old-fashioned Japanese inn.

For dinner, you can enjoy a Japanese-style set menu rich in locally produced ingredients.

The open-air hot spring facility Shiki Butai Tanada consists of multi-level baths set up like terraced rice fields overlooking the valley. Here you can enjoy basking amid the beautiful nature of the valley.

Ookawaso also has large baths and lie-down saunas, both of which are perfect for relaxing and soothing the body. Another open-air bath Kuchu Roten Buro looks similar to the famous stage of Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto and commands a magnificent view.

After enjoying dinner and hot spring bathing, guests can experience a mochi (rice cake) pounding event, which is a typically Japanese traditional communal activity.

When the pounding is completed, freshly-made mochi will be served to the participants on the spot. Please enjoy to the full everything that a Japanese-style hot spring resort hotel has to offer.  

Venue Details

Venue Details
Websitehttp://www.ookawaso.co.jp/en/
Contact

Ookawaso

(+81) 242-92-2111

Accommodation details

Capacity: 136 rooms (Space for 710 guests)

Room styles: Japanese-style

Room charge: One night with two meals: 15,900 yen per person (week days, double occupant, tax included)

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

Meals: Dinner: Japanese-style course / Breakfast: Buffet style Japanese and Western food

Hot springs: Sulfate hot spring

Pets: Not allowed

Related infoForeign Language Support Available: English
Facilities: Tea lounge, karaoke bar, karaoke boxes, Japanese-style pub, shop, open-air baths (available for private use during fixed hours)
Wheelchair rental and shower chair rental are available.
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Access Details
Access984 Shimodaira, Ashinomaki, Oto-machi, Aizu-Wakamatsu City, Fukushima Pref. 969-5147
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Getting there

By Car: 45 min from Aizu-Wakamatsu I.C. on the Ban-etsu Expressway

By Train: 45 min bus ride from Aizu-Wakamatsu Station on the JR Tadami Line or JR Ban-etsu West Line. (Or 10 min by taxi from Ashinomaki Onsen Station on the Aizu Railway Line)

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