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

info@ookawaso.co.jp

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)
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

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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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Chinkin Taiken (Sunken-Gold Design Experience)

The Tradition of Aizu lacquerware in Fukushima Prefecture has continued for 400 years. Try out creating a design on Aizu Lacquerware with a technique called Chinkin ("Sunken-gold") at Tsunoda Lacquer Art Studio. Sketch your design on tracing paper, and then mark it onto the lacqerware with a needle. Tsunoda san will help you fill the grooves created by your needle with gold and silver powder to create your design. Alternatively, try painting your own design on Aizu lacquerware at the studio. Either experience will create a great souvenir of your trip in Japan. These experiences take about an hour.

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