Hanamaki in Iwate prefecture is a small town with a big history. This volcanic hot spot was once home to the northern natives of the Japanese islands; the Ainu. These people were later forced out of the main islands of Honshu and now only live on the northernmost Island, Hokkaido, and parts of Russia. They may be gone but their influence can still be felt. Many places in the area have names based on the old Ainu language such as the nearby town of Tono. The hot springs in the region were a shelter from the cold winters, but now they are a tourists attraction welcome to all. You can visit the area, basking in the long and fascinating history of the region whilst also enjoying the various onsen around the town. Read on to learn about the best tourist-friendly onsen ryokan in Hanamaki.
Address: Yuguchi Shidotaira 11-2
Price: from 289 USD
Skiing Restaurant Breakfast options Massage Hot Spring Bath Shuttle Service (free) Shuttle service 24-Hour Front Desk
Price: from 271 USD
WiFi Available in All Areas Hiking Vending Machine (drinks) Kids' Meals Wine/Champagne Bottle of Water Breakfast options Massage
Restaurant Snack Bar Vending Machine (drinks) Breakfast options Massage Hot Spring Bath Bikes Available (free) Shuttle Service (free)
Address: Kutashizawa 53-1
Price: from 359 USD
Restaurant Room Service Snack Bar Vending Machine (drinks) Vending Machine (snacks) Kids' Meals Wine/Champagne Bottle of Water
Dai Onsen Matsudaya Ryokan
Address: Dai Onsen 2-20
Price: from 51 USD
WiFi Available in All Areas Vending Machine (drinks) Hot Spring Bath Shared Lounge/TV Area Daily Housekeeping Non-smoking Rooms Family Rooms Heating
Price: from 414 USD
Skiing Hiking Room Service Bar Breakfast in the Room Special Diet Meals (upon request) Vending Machine (drinks) Breakfast options
Address: Namari 23
Price: from 77 USD
WiFi Available in All Areas Skiing Ping-Pong Restaurant Bar Vending Machine (drinks) Kids' Meals Kid-friendly Buffet
Hanamaki Onsen Hotel Koyokan
Osawa Onsen Sansuikaku
Hanamaki Onsen Hotel Hanamaki
Fascinating history with relaxing spa treatmentHanamaki is a wonderful place for people who are interested in Japanese history that goes deeper than Samurai and Ninja. It is also a great place to experience the traditional Japanese practice of soaking in an onsen at one of these ryokan.
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