Amihari Onsen Hotel

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Amihari Onsen Hotel

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Amihari Onsen Hotel

Amihari Onsen Hotel

Amihari Onsen Hotel (Kyukamura Iwate Amihari Onsen) is located slopeside at the base of the Amihari ski resort in Iwate. Whilst you can't technically ski in and out of the hotel, it is very close to the main access lift.

In addition to providing very convenient access to Amihari Ski Resort, it also makes a great base to explore the various other Iwate ski resorts.

Hotel Rooms

The Amihari Onsen Hotel has twin western rooms with a private toilet & basin. Each room has a TV (but nothing worth watching unless you can understand Japanese), a small fridge and a small table/seating area.

Alternatively there are triple Japanese-style rooms available with futons on the tatami floor.
The rooms have a private toilet and washbasin, whilst in typical onsen hotel style, communal bathing takes place in the lovely natural hot springs bathhouses.

Facilities

The onsen baths are a highlight of the hotel. Each gender has two hot spring baths of differing temperatures to choose from, and one also has an outdoor bath.

Other services and facilities:
  • communal lounge
  • karaoke room
  • free on-site parking
  • coin-operated laundry
  • wifi throughout the hotel
  • gift shop with a few snacks
  • massage services for an additional fee
There was very little to no English spoken so have your Google translate handy.

Dining

The onsite restaurant served buffet meals for breakfast and dinner, with a broad range of Japanese and western items. Simple alcoholic drinks can be purchased during dinner.

Or for a special dinner, kaiseki multi-course meals are also available.

The communal lounge area had a basic bar/ice cream bar, which was never open when we were there, however there were plenty of drinks vending machines where you could get beer, a chu-hi & soft drinks. The communal lounge area was an ideal place to congregate with family & friends at the end of a day on the slopes.

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Amihari Onsen Hotel Packages

This property currently has no lifts & lodging packages available.

Amihari Onsen Hotel Features, Amenities & Services

Property

  • Communal area(s)
  • Convenience store
  • Hot springs/Onsen
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi

Rooms

  • Breakfast available
  • Fridge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • TV
  • Views
  • WiFi

Services

  • Lift tickets vendor
  • Massage Services

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Amihari Onsen Hotel Reviews

Very Comfortable & Easy Stay

POWDERHOUNDS.COM21/04/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Guest Type
    Couple
  • Guest Age
    36-50

Very Comfortable & Easy Stay

POWDERHOUNDS.COM21/04/2018
Ladies outdoor onsen bath
We really enjoyed our stay at the Amihari Onsen Hotel (Kyukamura Iwate Amihari Onsen) and the onsen was a particular highlight. One of the bath houses only had an indoor onsen and it was a little hotter, whilst the main onsen had a slight red colour and had an indoor and outdoor bath, the latter with peak-a-boo views across the mountains.

Whilst the hotel was situated at the base of the Amihari Ski Resort, it doesn’t appear that the hotel was really designed with skiing in mind, but rather onsen soaking. The hotel is slopeside but the front door is the furthest away from the slope possible and a decent walk up to the hill to get to it (5 mins). You can off-piste ski-out from the hotel or piste skiers will need to walk 5 minutes down the road.
The hotel is reasonably sized and has Japanese tatami room and western twin rooms. Ours, the latter was large and offered nice views across the mountains. It had a private toilet and washbasin, whilst bathing was in one of the onsens and the provided a really lovely yukata.

The communal lounge off the lobby was nice and warm and comfortable (not like usual Japanese hotel lobbies which are a little cold).

The buffet meals were pretty good. You’d potentially tire of them if you stayed at the hotel for a week (as with all buffet meals!), but for a few days it certainly did the trick. We were pretty shattered, so it was nice to ski, have an onsen, and then not walk too far to go for dinner.
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