Kitashiobara, Japan Hotels & Ryokan

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Kitashiobara Hotels & Ryokan

Urabandai Kogen Hotel
This hotel began operating in 2009 with the opening of the Urabandai Yarokunuma Onsen. In the years since, the Shiki-no-Yu panoramic open-air bath was built, and renovations were conducted on the guest rooms and hotel interior and exterior in order to provide guests more luxurious accommodations. The hotel staff treat guests with warm, heartfelt hospitality and serve premium cuisine dishes to ensure guests have only the best stay.

Located in majestic Mt. Bandai, the hotel offers fantastic seasonal views. See the fresh leaves of spring, feel the refreshing breeze of summer, admire the colored foliage of autumn, and behold the silvery white world of winter. Spend a relaxing time at this hotel surrounded by the vast, natural scenery filled with the delights of Urabandai.
How to get there?
By car: Exit the Ban-etsu Expressway at Inawashiro Bandaikogen IC and continue along Route 115 and 459. 25 min from the IC.
From Inawashiro Station: 30 min via free shuttle bus (reservation required by the day before use).
Departure times from Inawashiro Station: 11:30 / 13:30 / 14:45 / 16:30
Departure times from Urabandai Kogen: 10:40 / 12:40 / 15:50
Urabandai Lake Resort
Offering great views of Bandai-Asahi National Park and Lake Hibara, with Mount Bandai making up the backdrop of this wonderful location, this lakeside hotel can be found in one of the most picturesque locations there is on offer. With both Japanese and Western food on offer, as well as fresh seasonal local cuisine as well, there will be something for everyone to enjoy. Guests will be able to relax and soak in the waters of the natural hot spring taken directly from the source, all the while admiring the views of the lake from the public bath and the open-air bath.
How to get there?
From JR Koriyama Station (Tokaido Shinkansen): Take the JR Banetsu West Line, and alight at JR Inawashiro Station. Board a bus bound for Bandai-Asahi Kogen and alight after roughly 30 minutes at Urabandai Nekoma Hotel. Continue on foot for less than a minute. From Fukushima Airport: Board an airport limousine bus bound for Higashiyama Onsen, and alight at Inawashiro. Board a bus bound for Bandai-Asahi Kogen and alight after roughly 30 minutes at Urabandai Nekoma Hotel. Continue on foot for less than a minute. The hotel runs a shuttle bus between Inawashiro Station and the hotel, however reservation is required beforehand.
Active Resorts Urabandai
Located near Lake Goshikinuma, this hotel will take you into the heart of nature's bounty. Guests can enjoy seasonal sports like skiing, hiking, cycling and tennis. The autumn leaves of the area are noted for being the most beautiful in the region.
How to get there?
From Inawashiro Station: 25 min by bus to Goshikinuma-iriguchi, then 3 min on foot.
To JR Inawashiro Station: 40 min by train from Koriyama Station.
To Koriyama Station: 1.22 hr from Tokyo by train.
Urabandai Rising Sun Hotel
This resort hotel is located in the center of the Urabandai Highlands, which is home to over 300 lakes and marshes. Soak in the large communal bath and relax in the guestrooms while enjoying the beautiful natural landscapes through the windows.
How to get there?
From Inawashiro Station (JR Ban'etsu West Line): Take the Bandai Toto Bus bound for Kyukamura/Hibara and get off at Kyukamura Urabandai Bus Stop (approx. 45 min). About 10 min on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Ban-etsu Expressway at Inawashiro/Bandai Kogen IC and continue along Route 115 for about 12 minutes (9 km), then Route 459 for about 12 minutes (9 km) towards Kyukamura.
A log pension house with the scent of wood drifting in the air. There is a spacious dining room with a high ceiling. For dinner, look forward to an original French cuisine meal prepared with local ingredients. For breakfast, enjoy bagels, especially popular among female guests.
How to get there?
From Fukushima Airport: about 100 min by bus at around JPY 2,000 (as of Apr. 2009).
From Inawashiro Station (JR Ban-etsu West Line): Take the bus to Kengamine (about 30 min). About 2 min on foot from there (last bus at around 18:30).
By car: From the Tohoku Expressway Koriyama JCT, take the Ban-etsu Expressway and exit at the Inawashiro Bandai Kogen IC. Continue along National Route 459 and Prefectural Route 2. At the intersection in front of 7-Eleven, turn right. Look for the Hanakirin signboard about 500 meters on the left. Turn left there and continue to the end of the road.
Pension Buddy
A cozy log house in the middle of the forest. Enjoy glass art crafting, or treat yourself to 30 types of homemade wine.
How to get there?
By car: (From the Kanto region) Exit the Tohoku Expressway at Koriyama JCT and continue along the Ban-etsu Expressway. Exit at Inawashiro Bandaikogen, continue along Route 459, and head towards Urabandai.
Urabandai Grandeco Tokyu Hotel
This resort hotel is surrounded by Mother Nature. You can enjoy skiing, tennis, and buffet meals all year round. The hotel is fully equipped with a large hot spring bath and heated swimming pool.
How to get there?
From Inawashiro Station (JR Ban-Etsu West Line): 40 min by pick-up bus.
By car: 35 min from Ban-Etsu Expressway Inawashiro-Bandai-Kogen IC.

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