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Recommended public accommodations

posted Jan 15, 2014 |  1,381view

Recommended public accommodations

Have you ever stayed at any good and memorable public accommodations? I’m looking for a budget public accommodation for my family trip. If I think about budget public accommodations, I automatically think that they don’t serve tasty food. So I would like to know a budget public accommodation which serves delicious food.

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Kyukamura Iwate Amihari Onsen

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Kyukamura Iwate Amihari Onsen

4.0

  • address
  • Amiharionsen, Shizukuishi-cho, Iwate-gun, Iwate 020-0585, Japan
  • Transport Access
  • 60 min from JR Morioka stn. / Ride on Iwateken-Kotsu bus bound for Amiharionsen and get off at the last bus stop

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A popular accommodation that serves delicious buffet dishes

Amihari Onsen is located on the mountain. You have to climb higher than Koiwai farm to get there. This accommodation is a great secret spot and the ski area is also nearby.
The buffet dishes with local products are much recommended. For example, you can eat Hittsumi dish, one of the local dishes, and the yogurt from Koiwai farm. This hotel conducts local production for local consumption.
In addition, there is an open kitchen and you can enjoy eating fresh fried tempura.
Our main purpose of staying there was for a hot spring with strong sulphur but there are many people who want to eat at buffet or go skiing stay at this accommodation. It’s recommended for family trip as well.

An accommodation near Koiwai farm which serves fresh products

I stayed at this accommodation long time ago (in Showa era) for a base to climb up Iwatesan. I was satisfied with the taste of meals and freshness of ingredients but that’s all.
I don’t really know the composition of your family but the ski area is right in front (Although I stayed there for climbing mountain in summer, I checked there are ski lifts)

Soaking in a sulphur spring in a leisurely pace.

I often stay at this hotel when I travel with my friend or I go on snowboard trip with my colleagues. I often see that families and mature married couples who seem they are retired use this hotel. The buffet style meals are made from local Iwate products. It isn’t something special, but you can eat delicious dishes that took full advantage of seasonal products. The air is pure and you can enjoy taking a bath with high quality of hot spring. You can also enjoy doing winter sports here.

A well-known hot spring in Iwate prefecture

This hot spring is a well-known in Iwate prefecture. This is a facility in ski area. The length of the ski area is 4km from top to bottom and there are several courses from advanced to beginners. Among many course, I recommend the fresh snow course for advanced skier. You’ll see Koiwai farm on the way.

Kyukamura Minamiawaji (Awajishima)

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Kyukamura Minamiawaji (Awajishima)

4.7

  • address
  • Fukura, Minamiawaji city, Hyogo 656-0503, Japan
  • Transport Access
  • 6 km from Awajishima-minami I.C. on Kobe-Awaji-Naruto Expressway via Uzushio Line / 15 min ride on Car Ferry from Akashi Port and 55 km drive from Iwaya Port via Route 28 / From JR Sannomiya station: Take Awaji-kotsu express bus or Shinki express bus and get off at Fukura bus stop. 10 min by free shuttle bus from here / From JR Shin-Kobe station, 1 hr 40 min ( or 2 hr 30 min from JR Osaka station ) ride on express bus bound for Naruto Sightseeing Steamship. Get off at Fukura bus stop and 10 min by free shuttle bus from here / From JR Tokushima station, take a bus bound for Tsuna port. About 1 hour, get off at Awajishima-minami I.C. ( From Awajishima-minami I.C. shuttle service available. Advanced reservations required )

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Delicious large volume meals

An accommodation that serves delicious meals which are made from many local products from Awaji island.
You can see Tokushima from an open-air bath. You’ll be truly relaxed when you soak in a hot spring while watching the sunset.

Relaxing at Shiosai no yu

There are 6 hot springs in Minami Awaji Onsenkyo. Shiosai no yu, a hot spring in Kyukamura, has a hot spring called Nandan that is known as a medical spring. Awaji island is connected to Honshu and Shikoku by bridges so you can easily travel there. It is highly recommended.

KKR Hotel Tokyo

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KKR Hotel Tokyo

4.4

  • address
  • 1-4-1, OTEMACHI, CHIYODAKU, TOKYO 100-0004, JAPAN
  • Transport Access
  • 5MIN BY TAXI FROM JR TOKYO STN,DIRECT CONNECTED TO GATE 3B TAKEHASHI STN ON TOKYO METRO TOZAI LINE

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It’s within Tokyo so you can look for an accommodation near stations if you have a problem

I often stay at local public accommodations but I’ve never be completely satisfied.
I often go out from accommodations to fulfil my frustration but I have to have patience with bad access to transportation. If I stay within Tokyo, I can easily look for an accommodation near stations without any frustration. This accommodation was used for an accommodation for public officers before but located in a great location. Within one hour, you can reach many leisure facilities.

Spectacular view of Imperial Palace

This hotel is connected to the station and it takes 2mins to get there from Tokyo metro Takehashi station . You can also view the Imperial Palace from this hotel. You can enjoy this spectacular view of Imperial Palace at your room. You might feel as if you are living there. In addition, this hotel has a lounge so you can enjoy having snacks and meals. You can also walk from Tokyo station. This is a big plus.

Kyukamura Noto Chirihama

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Kyukamura Noto Chirihama

4.0

  • address
  • O-70, Hakui-cho, Hakui city, Ishikawa 925-8525, Japan
  • Transport Access
  • 1. From Hokuriku Expressway, Kanazawa-Higashi I.C., take Route 8 and Route 159 to Noto Tollroad. Get off at Hakui-Yanagida I.C., NPRV ( National Park Resort Villages ) Noto-Chirihama is about 800 meters down the road 2. From Hokuriku Expressway, Kosugi I.C., take Route 472 toward Shinminato city. Turn left at Kagaminomiya Intersection. Get onto Route 8. Turn right at Yotsuya Intersection. Take Route 160 toward Himi via Takaoka. From Himi, take Route 415 to Hakui. Turn right at Minami Chuo Intersection and get onto Route 249. Drive about 2.5 km to NPRV Noto-Chirihama

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Sea in Noto is just in front of you!

Although my trip is to visit Keta shrine and follow the places with old holy stories in Noto, I was really satisfied with this accommodation. Even though this is a public accommodation, its location, a hot spring and price are just pefect.
You can choose the meals with seafood from Noto according to your budget.
You can enjoy driving on the Chirihama.
It’s a perfect accommodation for family trip.

Satisfied with a hot spring and delicious dishes

This public accommodation is located in Ishikawa prefecture. It takes about 40min from Kanazawa city by car.
You cannot believe this is actually a public accommodation because of clean room, hot spring and delicious seafood. I truly recommend this accommodation. If you have a car, you better to drive Chirihamanagisa drive way that is nearby. This is the only place where you can drive on sand beach by car.

Tottori Onsen Hakuto Kaikan

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Tottori Onsen Hakuto Kaikan

3.6

  • address
  • 556, SUEHIRONSEN-CHO, TOTTORI-SHI, TOTTORI, 680-0833, JAPAN
  • Transport Access
  • 5 minutes by bus from JR Tottori Station, 2 minutes walk from Seikyobyouinmae bus stop

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The crab dishes are great.

There is a plan for crab dishes during the winter so I selected the plan and stayed over this hotel. At dinner time, there were a lot of crab dishes and it took about 2 hour to finish eating. It was really fun time as I could have good conversations with my family while eating. The dishes are very delicious. However, if you downgrade the plan, you might not be fully satisfied. I recommend contacting on the phone in advance.

Serving the meals made from local ingredients

This accommodation serves not only crab dishes but also delicious local fish. The portion of meals is enough. They have wines from Tottori and you can enjoy drinking. There is no open-air bath but the water of big common bath is a natural hot spring. It’s located close to Tottori station so it’s perfect location for sightseeing.

Kyukamura Fuji

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Kyukamura Fuji

3.9

  • address
  • 634, Saori, Fujinomiya city, Shizuoka 418-0107, Japan
  • Transport Access
  • By rail: From JR Fujinomiya station on Minobu line, take Fujikyu Shizuoka Bus for Shiraitonotaki. Ride about 30 minutes and get off at Gongenbashi stop. Hotel bus leaves at 3:00pm, 4:00pm and 5:00pm. NPRV ( National Park Resort Villages ) Fuji is about 15 minutes away / By car: From Fuji I.C. on Tomei Expressway, take Route 139 via Nishi-Fuji Road. Get off at Kamiide I.C. and head toward Shiraitonotaki and Tanukiko. About 50 minutes from the Fuji I.C. to NPRV Fuji

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You can see Mt Fuji right in front.

This hotel is located in Tanukiko.
A hot spring is discovered a couple of years ago.
The meals are delicious and you can see Mt.Fuji both from a room and big common bath.
It’s good idea to walk around Tanukiko while seeing Mt.Fuji.
But you cannot expect that you can see this scenery all the time. Of course, you might have a bad day that you cannot see any.

In front of Mt Fuji

I use several Kyukamura. A room and bathroom are clean. I think the meals are delicious. I think that every Kyukamura is suitable for a family trip. This Kyukamura is especially good because you can see beautiful view of Mt Fuji. You shouldn’t miss seeing the reflection of Mt. Fuji on the surface of Tanukiko.


Laforet Biwako

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Laforet Biwako

4.4

  • address
  • 2876, JYUKENYA, IMAHAMA-CHO, MORIYAMA-SHI, SHIGA, 524-0101, JAPAN
  • Transport Access
  • Take JR Biwako Line to Moriyama Station. A local bus is available and takes 30 minutes (500).

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A sports facility and planetarium are great

I stay at this hotel with my family at least once a year! This hotel has pool, gym, futsal court, golf room for practice, croquet golf and tennis court so you can enjoy there all day. If you stay there, you don’t need to pay anything so it’s recommended for a family trip.
This hotel also has a planetarium so your children will be so happy. Also you’ll be relaxed.

Ibusuki Onsen Kyukamura Ibusuki

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Ibusuki Onsen Kyukamura Ibusuki

4.5

  • address
  • 10445, Higashikata, Ibusuki city, Kagoshima 891-0404, Japan
  • Transport Access
  • By car : 44km drive from Taniyama I.C. on Ibusuki Skyline via Route 226 / By train : From JR Kagoshima-chuo station, transfer to Ibusuki Makurazaki Line and get off at Ibusuki station. Routine courtesy bus is available to Kyukamura from here

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Renovated sand steam bathing

This accommodation stands to a deep green mountain and deep blue ocean. You can enjoy having Ibushiki speciality ‘sand steam bathing’ and natural hot spring. The sand steam bathing ‘Yusa’ has been reopened on 1st August 2013 after the renovation!
It starts providing ‘6 new things’ such as renovated sand steam bathing and new dinner menu.

Hotel Azur Takeshiba

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Hotel Azur Takeshiba

4.7

  • address
  • 1-11-2, Kaigan, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0022, Japan
  • Transport Access
  • About 7 minutes on foot from North Exit of JR Hamamatsu-cho station ( JR Yamanote-Line or JR Keihin-Tohoku-Line ) / About 20 minutes by Tokyo Monorail from Haneda Airport to JR Hamamatsu-Cho station, 7 minutes walk from here / From Narita International Airport, about 2 hours by airport limousine bus to bus stop at Hotel International Tokyo Bay. 1 minute walk from bus stop to the hotel

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Great view

This hotel stands to Tokyo Bay. Odaiba is located opposite to this hotel and you can see beautiful night view of Odaiba. Nearest station is Hamamatsucyo so it’s very convenient to go to Odaiba for sightseeing or to reach Haneda airport. I ate some at their restaurant ages ago and I have no bad impression. Well, it mightn’t be super delicious but it tastes good. It’s recommended.