a traditional onsen ryokan, Shikitei

Introduction / Sightseeing

Introduction

  • Rooms

    Shikitei satisfies all your needs with true Japanese hospitality.
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  • Sukiya-zukuri style building

    Relax in a simple and elegant lodging of the classic Japanese sukiya-zukuri style.

  • Dining

    Traditional kaiseki-style meals changing on a monthly basis and making the best use of local and seasonal ingredients.
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  • Monthly kaiseki cuisine

    Enjoy sashimi from Sanriku, or the ocean off Aomori, Iwate and part of Miyagi prefectures, local Iwate beef, and many other carefully selected local ingredients.

  • Hot spring

    The sulfur element in the relaxing natural spring water will aid your metabolism while the alkaline nature of the water revitalizes your skin.
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  • Open-air bath

    Sink in the open-air hot bath and let your body warm to the core, while watching the seasonal changes at the mountain beyond our back yard.
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Omotenashi

Since Shikitei’s opening, we have been dedicating ourselves to preparing delicious dishes. In our restaurant, re-organized in 2015, you can enjoy the best of what Iwate has to offer every season.

Sukiya-zukuri style building Relax in a simple, elegant, classic Japanese sukiya-zukuri style lodging. In 2015, we have added open-air baths to several of our rooms.

Sightseeing

Nearby attractions

Koiwai Farm

Koiwai Farm

Very popular among local children, this huge dairy products ranch at the foot of Mt. Iwate offers a variety of experiences, including playing, dining, enjoying nature, petting the animals, doing archery and watching the constellations in the night sky. (About 15 minutes by car)

Morioka Handiworks Square

Morioka Handiworks Square

A gathering spot for many of the area’s craftsmen, the Handiworks Square allows you to try your hand at making roasted rice crackers (o-senbei) and see from up close the creation of some of Morioka’s best traditional handicrafts. Besides the various workshops, you can also visit a fully restored farmhouse of the Nanbu Magariya architectural style. (About 5 minutes by car)

Ryusendo

Ryusendo

A miracle of natural beauty, this limestone cave is worth seeing anytime but it’s particularly popular in the summer when it offers a cool haven from the season’s heat. One of Japan’s three largest caves of this kind, and with the water transparent down to 41.5 meters, the Ryusendo is also one of the most amazing limestone caverns in the world. (About 120 minutes by car)

Hiraizumi

Hiraizumi

Hiraizumi, a World Heritage Site, is considered very important among Buddhists, especially for those of the Pure Land sect. This grouping of temples, gardens and historic ruins is certainly one of Japan’s most interesting tourist destinations. (About 60 minutes by car)

Sanriku Coast

Sanriku Coast

With its white rocks contrasting the ocean’s blue, Jodogahama Beach is perhaps the most characteristic (and without doubt the most beautiful!) beach of the Rikuchu Coast. Things worth seeing in the area include the Rikuchu National Park that was the stage for NHK’s popular television series “Amachan” and the “Miracle Pine” of Rikuzentakata.

Hachimantai

Hachimantai

It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that the autumn view of Hachimantai’s dense and endless woodland is a work of art created by nature.

Morioka City

Morioka City

There’s always plenty to do in bustling Morioka. Among the various events, we recommend the Chagu Chagu Horse Festival in the spring parading for 15 km, the Sansa Odori dance in the summer and the Autumn Festival with its impressive floats.

Lake Tazawa / Kakunodate

Lake Tazawa / Kakunodate

The samurai residence street in Kakunodate is nowadays very popular attractions among foreign visitors. Also worth seeing are the weeping cherry trees and the Someiyoshino cherry trees at the Hinokinai-gawa River’s embankment, Lake Tazawa, the deepest lake in Japan, and the Dakigaeri Valley. (About 90 minutes by car)

Access

By Train
access

1. After arriving at JR Morioka Station, take the East Exit and ride a Iwate Pref. Transportation bus bound for Tsunagi Onsen, Ousyuku Onsen, or Hotto Yuda Station.

2. If you arrive at Tsunagi Onsen in between 15:00 to 17:00, you can take a shuttle bus from Tsunagi Onsen bus stop to the hotel. If you are arriving before 15:00 or after 17:00, please contact us in advance. "

By Train
By train

Take the Tohoku Expressway and get off at Morioka IC, then take Rt. 46 bound for Akida or Shizukuishi direction. Drive for 10km, about 12min, then get on prefectural road Tsunagi Onsen Line and drive towards Gosho Lake direction for 5km, about 8min.

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