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Hotel Higashinihon Morioka

An all-inclusive city hotel only steps away from the train station and the city
Hotel Higashinihon Morioka

Rooms:
205
Restaurants:
Three, including a Japanese restaurant, a Western restaurant, and a Chinese restaurant
Banquet halls:
Five banquet halls, both large and medium-sized available

This hotel opened its doors as the first hotel of the Hotel Higashinihon Group. It is a city hotel that specializes in weddings and banquets. The hotel has a characteristic brick exterior, and is only a five-minute walk from JR Morioka Station. It is one of the largest hotels in the city, with over 200 rooms available. The hotel was built on the of site of Kaijuso, a villa loved by the 19th Prime Minister Takashi Hara, who was also from Morioka.

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Rooms

There are a total of 205 rooms between 5F and 13F, with five types of rooms available: Single, Twin, Double, Suite, and Japanese-style. We offer pleasant, comfortable rooms where our guests can enjoy amenities and service that show our heartfelt appreciation.

Restaurants

There are three restaurants in the hotel, each offering a different type of cuisine: Goka offers Chinese cuisine, Kaijuso offers Japanese cuisine, and Boulogne offers Western-style cuisine. You can find any meal you're looking for, from a light lunch to a full-course dinner. Experience the culinary joy of dishes prepared by the hotel.

Shops

Our shops are open to our guests, as well as to the public. We offer services such as massages to ensure that your relaxation, beauty, traveling, and gift needs are met. Come see what we have to offer!

Surrounding Facilities and Activites

Morioka Handi-works Square

A collection of “exposition rooms” (100 Yen entrance fee) where Morioka’s local touristic sights and traditional crafts are highlighted. There are 11 types of handmade studios constituted of fifteen different workshops, including Nanbu Senbei, bamboo craft, straw craft, pottery, furniture craft, wooden toy creation, dyeing, confectionary, Morioka Reimen, and others. You can come and closely watch our artisans perform their art and craft using traditional techniques.

Koiwai Farms

Founded in 1891 as the first, but also the largest private farm in the country, the Koiwai Farms site covers an area of almost 30 square kilometers. Koiwai does not correspond to a locality, but to an amalgame of the founders’ names: Ono, Iwasaki, and Inoue. The sheep show, featuring sheep and sheep dogs, butter churning, attractions and play grounds are some of the many activities offered here.

Morioka Castle Site Park

This park is located on the ruins of the Nanbu Clan’s main forteress, Morioka Castle. Morioka Castle was completed during the 28th feudal lord Shigenao’s reign, in 1633. Using the Kitakami, Nakatsu, and Shizukuishi rivers as natural moats, this castle was also named Kozukata Castle. Presently, only the stone walls and ponds remain, and it is currently loved by the population for its beauty during all four seasons, as Morioka Castle Site Park.

The Rock-Splitting Cherry Tree

Facing the Morioka Regional Court, with a magnificent circumference of 21 meters, an Edohigan Cherry tree splits a granite boulder. With a 4.3 meters thick trunk, and 10 meters tall, this cherry tree said to be 360 years old flowers every year in mid april. The spring sunlight filtering through its flowers is beautiful and moving, as is its night-time illumination.

Hotel Morinokaze Oshuku

One of the largest ryokan-style resort hotels in the Tohoku region
Hotel Morinokaze Oshuku

Rooms:
223
Hot spring:
Large Japanese-style and Western-style communal baths, a rooftop open-air bath, and other bathing facilities of Oshuku onsen (a famous hot spring that has been in use for 450 years)
Restaurants:
Four, including a fireside grill restaurant
Banquet halls:
Sixteen banquet halls, large, medium and small-sized available

This is one of the largest ryokan-style resort hotels in the Tohoku region. It is located at the Oshuku onsen, which is about an hour away from downtown Morioka. In addition to accommodating overnight guests, it is also frequently used for weddings and day trip parties. Ranked as one of the main high-end resort ryokans in the prefecture, it also hosts many guests from overseas. There is also an all-weather large indoor pool facility called Kenji World that everyone in the family can enjoy. A complimentary shuttle bus service is also available from JR Morioka Station.

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Rooms

From the prestigious sukiya (tea house)-style guest houses to the spacious Japanese-style rooms capable of accommodating larger groups and the affordable Western-style rooms, there are several types of rooms available to suit your needs.

Hot spring

There is a Western-style and a Japanese-style large communal bath available. Although they are not co-ed, the female and male baths are switched at midnight so that everyone can enjoy both. The panoramic view of Mount Iwate can be enjoyed from the open-air bath, allowing bathers to soak in the nature of Iwate.

Dining

We prepare dishes that take full advantage of specialty items from Iwate, an area known for its abundance of cooking ingredients. Don't miss this great opportunity to indulge in the flavors of Iwate!

Surrounding Facilities and Activites

Flower & Garden Mori no Kaze

Opened on July 26th 2014 on the site of the old Kenji World, this is one of Japan’s largest Garden Parks. Directly adjacent to Mori no Kaze Hotel Oshuku, this garden is separated in a multitude of areas, each creating a beautiful assortment of colors during all four seasons.

Koiwai Farms

Founded in 1891 as the first, but also the largest private farm in the country, the Koiwai Farms site covers an area of almost 30 square kilometers. Koiwai does not correspond to a locality, but to an amalgame of the founders’ names: Ono, Iwasaki, and Inoue. The sheep show, featuring sheep and sheep dogs, butter churning, attractions and play grounds are some of the many activities offered here.

Morioka Handi-works Square

A collection of “exposition rooms” (100 Yen entrance fee) where Morioka’s local touristic sights and traditional crafts are highlighted. There are 11 types of handmade studios constituted of fifteen different workshops, including Nanbu Senbei, bamboo craft, straw craft, pottery, furniture craft, wooden toy creation, dyeing, confectionary, Morioka Reimen, and others. You can come and closely watch our artisans perform their art and craft using traditional techniques.

Ski Resorts

Shizukuishi Town is home to Shizukuishi, Amihari Onsen, and Iwate Kougen, 3 ski resorts that all sport different layouts and difficulties. Each resort is easy to access, with drives under thirty minutes from the hotel. From the charming long runs in Shizukuishi, to the high quality snow and nature viewing in Amihari Onsen, to the snow park that will enchant many a snowboarder in Iwate Kougen, the immense variety of ski resorts Shizukuishi Town has to offer awaits you!

Sawauchigingakogen Hotel

A hotel nestled in vast natural surroundings under a beautiful starlit sky
Sawauchigingakogen Hotel

Rooms:
28
Hot spring:
Sawauchikogen onsen
Restaurants:
One
Banquet halls:
Four banquet halls, both large and small-sized available

We are a cozy hotel in the highlands, surrounded by the starlit sky and the nature of Nishiwaga-machi, known for being one of the heaviest snowfall regions in Japan. Our guests can also enjoy Ginga Kogen beer, which is freshly brewed in a factory right next to the hotel.

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Rooms

We have 28 spacious rooms with different layouts to choose from, depending on the number of people in your party. Escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life, and relax in the natural beauty of Sawauchi.

Hot spring

One of our hotel's best features is the natural onsen, which is gentle on the skin and boasts a large volume of hot water. In addition to our indoor bathing facility, you can also enjoy the onsen and the seasonal beauty of the surrounding nature together in our open-air bath.

Ginga no Mori

Ginga no Mori is a nature walk that extends from the side of our hotel. This recreational trail is lined with Japanese dogtooth violets and skunk cabbage in the spring, and is enveloped in beautiful greenery and a refreshing breeze in the summer. No matter when you choose to visit us, you can experience the beauty of that season. Make a deposit into your "relaxation account" by indulging in a forest bath before breakfast or in the afternoon.

Surrounding Facilities and Activites

Flower & Garden Mori no Kaze

Opened on July 26th 2014 on the site of the old Kenji World, this is one of Japan’s largest Garden Parks. Directly adjacent to Mori no Kaze Hotel Oshuku, this garden is separated in a multitude of areas, each creating a beautiful assortment of colors during all four seasons.

Koiwai Farms

Founded in 1891 as the first, but also the largest private farm in the country, the Koiwai Farms site covers an area of almost 30 square kilometers. Koiwai does not correspond to a locality, but to an amalgame of the founders’ names: Ono, Iwasaki, and Inoue. The sheep show, featuring sheep and sheep dogs, butter churning, attractions and play grounds are some of the many activities offered here.

Hanamaki Onsen Resort

Starting with Dai Hot Springs and ending with Hanamaki Southern Hot Springs Village, Hanamaki Onsen Resort is a cheerful neighborhood surrounded by cherry trees and pines. Spring brings an even more gorgeous scenery to this hot springs village, loved by both Kenji Miyazawa and Kotaro Takamura. You can also enjoy many of the surrounding memorials to Kenji Miyazawa, including the flowerbed sundial he designed in a rose garden.

Ginga Kougen Beer

Located adjacent to the Hotel, the Ginga Kougen Beer brewery follows the German Beer Purity Law, and aims to create beer as a natural food and not as an industrial product, using only malt, hops, and water as its sole ingredients. This brings out the sweetness of the malt, for a truly delicious beverage. The hotel enjoys direct delivery from the brewery, for your tasting pleasure!

Hotel Tazawa

A resort hotel surrounded by the plentiful nature of Tazawako Kogen
Hotel Tazawa

Rooms:
76
Hot spring:
Tazawako Kogen onsen
Restaurants:
One
Banquet halls:
Two banquet halls, one large and one medium-sized available

This hotel was the third in the Hotel Higashinihon Group. It is a highland resort hotel, located next to the scenic Lake Tazawa. Beautiful foliage in autumn and a snowy landscape in the winter - no matter which season you choose to visit us, the beauty of our surrounding nature will be here to greet you.

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Natural onsen

We have a spacious large communal bath, as well as an open-air bath designed in a Japanese garden style with a great view of the majestic mountains. Enjoy the ultimate refreshing experience in the highlands! In the winter, you can soak in the open-air bath while looking out at the snowy landscape.

Rooms

We have Japanese-style rooms and Western-style rooms available. Both types get plenty of natural sunlight. One look outside your window and you will realize that you truly are in a resort. Open the window, take a deep breath, and rejuvenate yourself.

Building amenities

We have a gift shop with a wide range of souvenirs from Akita, as well as a grand golf course boasting eight courses with a total of sixty-four holes. Playing golf with a full view of Mount Komagatake (altitude: 1,637m) is nothing short of exhilarating. We also offer a night lounge and other facilities.

Surrounding Facilities and Activites

Tazawa Lake

This azure lake, sporting an almost perfectly round shape along a circumference of nearly 20km, is also home to the Tatsuko Hime legend. It is Japan’s deepest lake, boasting a depth of 423.4 meters. Its mysterious atmosphere and many different facets enchant visitors during all seasons of the year. The lakeshore is filled with historical monuments and leisure spots for you to enjoy, whether you would like to drive, ride, or cruise along in a sightseeing boat!

Kakunodate

Kakunodate, the town that still shows vestiges of its feudal past with its deep tree groves and thatched houses. Come experience the atmosphere of this town full of cherry trees that was aptly named “ The Little Kyoto of Tohoku.”

Hachimantai

From the verdant virgin beech forest in the spring, to the numerous flowering alpine plants in the cool summer, from the fiery blaze of fall leaves, to the powdery snow in the winter, the vast area covered by Hachimantai National Park and its multitude of facets are enjoyed by everyone during all four seasons.

Nyuto Hot Springs

Located at the base of Mount Nyuto in the Towada Hachimantai National Park, these seven hot springs are collectively called Nyuto Hot Springs Village. Each resort has its own source, and there are a total of over ten varieties of spring water at the village. Experience the blessings of the land, here at Nyuto Hot Springs.

Hotel Higashinihon Utsunomiya

One of the largest city hotels in the northern Kanto region
Hotel Higashinihon Utsunomiya

Rooms:
115
Restaurants:
Eight, including a Japanese restaurant, a Western restaurant, and a Chinese restaurant
Banquet halls:
Sixteen banquet halls, large, medium and small-sized available

This hotel was the second in the Hotel Higashinihon Group. Located near the Tokyo metropolitan area, we host a large number of business guests from foreign companies using our hotel as the base for their business activities. Rather than being located in the city center, the hotel is favorably situated in a quiet suburban area just outside of the city, making it an ideal place for both business and pleasure.

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Rooms

There are a total of 115 rooms, including the suites. All rooms have been designed with soft-colored interiors and a full range of amenities to ensure the utmost comfort during your stay. Free internet access is available in all rooms.

Restaurants

The first floor and the tenth floor are dedicated to your dining experience. There are eight restaurants and bars, each offering a unique and sophisticated specialty cuisine, including Japanese, French, and Chinese. The view from the top floor at night is simply breathtaking. There are also gardens and patios on the first floor.

Shops

In addition to a beauty salon, we also offer many shops and services that are popular among our female guests, including a day spa, nail salon, a flower shop, and a souvenir shop. Be sure to take advantage of our shops and services during your stay!

Surrounding Facilities and Activites

Nikko Tosho-gu

Nikko’s Tosho-gu was built in 1617 to enshrine the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate, Tokugawa Ieyasu. Lord Ieyasu was born on December 26th 1542 in Okazaki Castle in Mikawa Province (present day Aichi prefecture.) He created the feudal shogunate system and suppressed the turbulent warring period that had plagued the country since his infancy. After establishing order and discipline in the country, he revitalized education and industry, creating the foundation for the 260 years of peace during the Edo period, and made great contributions to the modernization of Japan.

Golf Courses

Tochigi Prefecture numbers around 140 golf courses, the fourth most nationally. Southern Tochigi is only an hour away from the Tokyo area using the Tohoku Expressway. This ease of access led to the creation of many golf courses during the bubble economy period. This region, known as “Golf Ginza,” has become somewhat saturated, but this means that you can enjoy golf there at a bargain price.

Outlet Malls

Sano Outlet Mall, the Kanto region’s largest outlet center, contains over 180 shops selling high quality domestic and international brands. Come enjoy our outlets in a lush environment reminiscent of the American East Coast, while admiring views of Mount Mikamo to the east. You can also visit the Loco themed Nasu Outlet Mall.

Kinugawa Hot Springs

Looking down from the inns, one can see the beautiful scenery of the hot springs resorts pinched between the sides of the Kinugawa river gorge. There are many sayings showcasing the quality of the water, such as for Kawaji hot springs in the northern area: “Kawaji is for wounds, Taki is for burns,” with Taki referring to the present day Kinugawa Hot Springs. Their numerous charming facilities and leisure opportunities will keep you and your family or group busy in the summer.

ホテル森の風立山

Located at the foothills of the picturesque Mount Tate, this is the best location for a touristic stay in Kurobe and Mount Tate.
Mori no Kaze Hotel Tateyama

Total number of rooms:
59
Restaurants:
1
Banquet halls:
8 (large and small halls available)

The group’s newest hotel, reopened after renovations in 2014. Located at the foothills of Mount Tate, it is the best location for a touristic stay in Kurobe and Mount Tate, with the best seafood Toyama Precture has to offer, and a highly regarded bath that will leave your skin as smooth as ever. In 2015, the hotel also made available the Shikisai annex, with outdoor baths included in each small villa.

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Rooms

Relax while surrounded by luxury for a peaceful moment in our traditional rooms after spirited times in the resort. All rooms come with our supremely comfortable mattresses, giving you a most pleasant sleeping experience. With executive rooms, traditional rooms, western rooms, and more, find your own style and make the most out of your stay here.

Hot Springs

Awasu Hot Spring is an alkaline sulphur spring said to grant beautiful skin. You can enjoy 6 different baths and 2 different saunas that will give your skin a smooth texture, all while admiring the beauty of the Mount Tate range.

Restaurants

The Toyama bay boasts 500 of the 700 species of seafood living in the Sea of Japan. These include the spring’s firefly squid, fall’s harvest of velvet shrimp, and winter’s amberjack, all famed seasonal specialities throughout the country. Furthermore, the local produce from the foothills of the mountains that decorate the dinner tables will give you a complete taste of Toyama.

Surrounding Facilities and Activites

Snow Corridor

In spring, the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route becomes the world famous “Snow Corridor.” After clearing the snow on the road near the Murodo terminal creating “snow walls,” the 500m long portion of the walls creates the famed “snow corridor.” Created by snowdrift, the snow corridor can reach heights up to 20m.

Trolley train

Developed for the sake of supplying energy from Japan’s narrowest V-shaped gorge, and now a pioneer in trolley tourism, the trolley train in Kurobe gorge ties the 20.1km between Unazuki and Keyakidaira in one hour and twenty minutes. You will see that as the trolley runs along this deep and rugged gorge, even a small locomotive can bring big excitement.

Gokayama

Even now, people live in Gokayama, with Gassho-zukuri houses, small streams, and footpaths between rice fields reminiscing of olden times… This lowly populated, cozy, and simple farming village depicts an unchanging Japan from centuries ago. Won’t you come see this UNESCO World Heritage Site that people still call home?

Kurobe Dam

Combining the efforts of over 10 million people during 7 years, The Kurobe Dam became Japan’s biggest arch dam when it was completed in 1963. Known as the engineering project of the century, this dam is also famous for being the locale for the movie “The Sands of Kurobe,” depicting Yujiro Ishihara and his fight against the facture line inside the mountain. With a height of 186m, the tallest in Japan, the fuming water release from the spillways is a breathtaking must-see event.

Flower & Garden Mori no Kaze

Opened in 2014, affiliated with the Hotel Mori no Kaze Oshuku.
Flower & Garden Mori no Kaze

Affiliated facilites:
Shops,restaurants.

Japan’s top class gardening park, fruit of a collaboration between 6 times Chelsea Flower Show gold medalist and world renowned landscape artist Kazuyuki Ishihara, and the Higashinihon House Group. The 23 thousand square meter garden is separated into areas such as the “main garden,” the “entrance garden,” the “Chelsea garden,” the “sweets garden,” and much more. Come find peace, be moved and enjoy the beautiful seasonal colors in our gardens.

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Mori no Keikoku Main Garden

With hundreds of plants combined with sound of water from the gorge, and the chirping of birds, this garden is the place to stimulate all five of your senses during all seasons, every day of the year. Come enjoy the colorful greenery intertwined with the breathtaking rocks. In addition, Kazuyuki Ishihara, 6 times gold medalist at the Chelsea Flower Show (as of 2014) showcases his sense and techniques in the Chelsea Garden, which has raised admiration from people around the world.

Mori no Oka Community Garden

The community garden boasts a large area of flowering moss phlox, with scenes known as “Lovers’ holy ground,” or the “Eyes of love and happiness.” This is a beautiful garden with many seasonal flowers.

Restaurants

How about a drink or a meal in between strolls surrounded by beautiful scenery? There are many foods you will only be able to try here, such as our ice-cream sweetened with the honey we collect on site.