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Hachimantai Mountain Hotel and Spa

Hachimantai Mountain Hotel and Spa5/51
Hachimantai Mountain Hotel and Spa5 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
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Hachimantai Mountain Hotel & Spa sits at the base of the Hachimantai Panorama Ski Resort in a ski-in location. The hotel offers deluxe rooms along with more standard rooms for 2-5 guests. The onsen at the Mountain Hotel features indoor and outdoor baths. Another highlight is the restaurant which offers beautiful views of the slopes and mountains.

Where is the Hachimantai Mountain Hotel and Spa?

The Hachimantai Mountain Hotel is located at the base of the Hachimantai Resort Panorama ski area, and 3km from the Hachimantai Shimokura Resort (which is connected via a free shuttle). The Hachimantai Cat Skiing is also close by, and the staging area is 12km to the northwest of the hotel.

The Mountain Hotel is 36km northwest of the Morioka shinkansen station. The hotel operates a free shuttle bus from Morioka train station once a day.

Hotel Rooms

The Hachimantai Mountain Hotel has 4 room types:

Premium Room:
  • very spacious room with a separate living area
  • 66m2
  • 2 people with 2 double beds 
Mountain Room:
  • located on the top floor with high ceilings and offering views of Mt Iwate
  • 30m2
  • 2 people, 2 double western beds
  • renovated and beautifully decorated with brown wooden accents, tatami style flooring
  • sofa 
Standard Western Room:
  • functional
  • 33m2
  • up to 5 guests
  • small sitting area 
Standard Japanese Western Room:
  • combo twin room with 2 western beds, plus tatami sitting area where futons can be placed up to 5 guests
  • 33m2
All rooms have an ensuite bathroom, TV, wifi, kettle and tea making amenities.

Hotel Facilities & Services

  • Onsen – indoor and outdoor baths
  • Sauna
  • A few of the staff speak some English
  • Ski and snowboard lockers
  • Children’s playground
  • Lobby lounge with fireplace
  • Gift shop selling mostly the classic Japanese confectionary gifts
  • Free wifi
  • Free parking
  • Ski and snowboard rentals available in adjacent building
  • Lift ticket sales
  • Karaoke for additional fee
  • Massage services available
  • No smoking property


The Shirakaba dining room has high vaulted ceilings and windows on both sides, offering lovely views.

Breakfast consists of an extensive buffet with a wide range of both Japanese and western fare on offer.

Dinner consists of set main meals that you can combine with a range of cuisine from the buffet. Sake, wine and beer can be served with dinner.

Relaxing Retreat



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Relaxing Retreat

Slopeside location at Panorama
Our nice room
Chill out zone
A couple of the staff spoke English
Some great sake in the gift shop!
Our stay at the Mountain Hotel was incredibly relaxing. There were only Japanese guests staying at the hotel, and it seemed like it was a lovely sanctuary for them too. There were a lot of children staying at the hotel, which made sense considering the family friendliness of Panorama Ski Resort, and thankfully the kids were very quiet and respectful.

We stayed in a Mountain Room which had been fully refurbished with lovely décor and the room was a decent size by Japanese standards. It had 2 large single comfortable beds and we had very peaceful sleeps and chill out time.

It’s always nice to stay at a hotel with an onsen onsite, and it was great to have a soak after the body had a battering on the slopes. The onsen baths weren’t that big, especially the outdoor bath, and it seemed rather busy with non hotel guests. It was a shame that the layout of the outdoor baths wasn’t better planned to take in mountain views. One of the baths overlooked some neighbouring mountains but the views were only accessible for 1 person sitting in the corner. The other rotenburo mostly overlooked the car park which wasn’t that picturesque and the experience was not a patch on a few of the nearby onsen in Matsukawa for example. Nevertheless, the onsen experience was very relaxing and we’ve probably just become onsen snobs!

We had breakfast at the hotel, which was a very high quality buffet with an array of options, and the views at both ends of the restaurant were very nice. We didn’t have dinner at the hotel but we heard that it is exceptional, and reasonable value if you get it included in your package. Unfortunately we didn’t, and at 7,250 yen per person, dinner was a little costly for us. There were no other dining options in the vicinity of the hotel, so we resorted to preparing a very simple meal in our room.

Overall, we recommend the Hachimantai Mountain Hotel as a great place to stay, although try to get a half board package with breakfast and dinner included. It makes a great base to visit various nearby ski areas.
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