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Sotogahama Hotels & Ryokan

Hotel JAL City Aomori
This hotel is in a great location just a 6-minute walk away from JR Aomori Station, making it a perfect base for sightseeing. This hotel works toward local production for local consumption and provides guests with a special breakfast prepared with Aomori ingredients, including locally sourced rice and vegetables, locally caught seafood, and more. Enjoy daily changing curry, rice cooked with scallops from Mutsu Bay, a special homemade dressing, and more. In their guestroom, guests can also watch the foreign language satellite broadcasting services of the BBC, NHK World, and Phoenix Television. Beds are equipped with Simmons mattresses, which are used in first-class hotels around the world. (Uses Aomori’s first Simmons’ top category 6.5 inch pillow top mattress.) Guests are also provided with highly rated amenities such as triple blade razors, mobile phone chargers, and more. Rental bicycles (requires additional fee; not available in winter), baby beds, and more are also available for rental.

[Sightseeing Guide]
- Aomori Tourist Information Center (ASPAM): 3 min on foot.
- Nebuta Museum Wa Rasse: 5 min on foot.
- A-FACTORY: 6 min on foot.
- Memorial Ship Hakkodamaru: 10 min on foot.
- Aomori Gyosai Center (Furukawa Market): 8 min on foot.
- Sannai-Maruyama Site & Aomori Museum of Art: 15 min by car.
- Asamushi: 30 min by car.
- Hakkoda: 90 min by car.
- Oirase: 120 min by car.
- Lake Towada: 150 min by car.
How to get there?
From JR Aomori Station East Exit: About 6 minutes on foot.
By car: Exit the Tohoku Expressway at Aomori-chuo IC and continue along national routes for about 15 minutes (5 km).
Daiwa Roynet Hotel Aomori
This hotel makes its grand opening on Oct. 23, 2018! It is well-located just 5 minutes' walk from JR Aomori Station. All rooms have semi-separated toilets and bathrooms.
How to get there?
From Aomori Airport: Take a bus bound for Aomori Station for about 35 min. Get off at Aomori Station and it is about 1 min on foot from there.
By car: About 5 km (about 15 min) from the Tohoku Expressway Aomori-chuo IC via National Route 7, Prefectural Route 120 and National Route 4.
Art Hotel Aomori (Formerly: Aomori Washington Hotel )
Located in the downtown area of central Aomori City where restaurants abound, this hotel offers excellent transportation access and convenience.
Inside is an atrium extending to the top floor. The bright, spacious interior exudes a warm atmosphere with designs featuring Aomori's traditional "nanako-nuri" craft and Aomori hiba wood.

Free Wi-Fi connection is available in the guest rooms, lobby and restaurant.
The rooms are designed with functionality, ease of use, and comfort in mind. There are many types of rooms suitable for a variety of guests' needs.
Enjoy a feast for the eyes as panoramic views of Mutsu Bay can be seen from ocean-side guest rooms, and the towering Hakkoda mountains from the mountain-side guest rooms.

The hotel breakfast is a Japanese/Western-style buffet. A wide range of dishes, including those prepared with locally sourced ingredients, are served.
The menu changes monthly, and features local cuisine, "B-class gourmet" cuisine, and more.
This hotel is located in an area with many food establishments, making it the perfect base for trying the local flavors of Aomori.

The Nebuta Museum Wa Rasse, where visitors can experience the Aomori Nebuta Festival all year round; Aomori Tourist Information Center (ASPAM) and A-Factory, which offer a rich lineup of Aomori souvenir products; and JR Aomori Station are within a 15-minute walking distance.
The hotel is near Aomori Port, and the Aomori Tourist Information Center (ASPAM) and Aomori Station area can be reached by passing through the Aoi Umi Park in the bay area.

Facilities:
- Sanjusangendo, a Japanese-style restaurant operating at lunch and dinner hours.
Look forward to a rich variety of local cuisine and seasonal cuisine in addition to the popular Japanese dishes of sukiyaki, shabu-shabu, tempura, and sushi, as well as local sake and more.
Lunch: 11:30 - 14:30 (last order 14:00)
Dinner: 17:00 - 22:00 (last order 21:30)
- Coin laundry machines available for use 24 hours a day.

Sightseeing Spots:
- Aomori Prefectural Museum: About 2 minutes on foot.
- Aomori Tourist Information Center (ASPAM): About 7 minutes on foot.
- Nebuta Museum Wa Rasse: About 12 minutes on foot. Or, about 3 minutes by car.
- A-Factory: About 12 minutes on foot. Or, about 3 minutes by car.
- Seikan Ferry Memorial Ship Hakkodamaru: About 15 minutes on foot or 4 minutes by car.
- Munakata Shiko Memorial Museum of Art: About 7 minutes by car.
- Sannai-Maruyama Site: About 20 minutes by car.
- Aomori Museum of Art: About 20 minutes by car.
- Moya Hills Ski Resort: About 20 minutes by car.
- Hakkoda Ropeway (Hakkoda Ski Resort): About 35 minutes by car.
How to get there?
From Aomori Airport: About 30 min by car. Alternatively, take a limousine bus bound for Aomori Station and alight at the Shinmachi Nichome bus stop. It is about 3 min on foot from there.
From JR Aomori Station: About 15 min on foot; about 3 min by car.
From JR Shin-Aomori Station: About 15 min by car.
From Aomori Ferry Terminal: About 5 min by car.
By car: About 12 min from Tohoku Expressway Aomori-chuo IC.

Parking Lot:
- Guidance to the parking lot is on a first come, first served basis on the day.
- If the hotel parking lot is full at the time of arrival, guests will be guided to an affiliate parking lot.
- JPY 700 per night for a standard-size car.
Hotel Sunroute Goshogawara
This hotel is situated in the center of Goshogawara City and can be conveniently used as a base for many purposes such as sightseeing or business. Enjoy the hotel's special natural onsen (hot springs) facility.
How to get there?
From Goshogawara Station (JR Gono Line): 5 min on foot
Hotel Route-Inn Aomori Ekimae
Located in front of JR Aomori Station, this hotel serves as a perfect hub for business travel and sightseeing. As the closest hotel to the station, this is the perfect choice for guests with early morning plans.
How to get there?
From Aomori Station (JR Ou Line) East Exit: About 1 minute on foot.
By car: Exit the Tohoku Expressway at Aomori IC and continue along Route 4 for about 20 minutes toward Aomori Station.
Hotel Sunroute Patio Goshogawara
Situated in the center of the Tsugaru area, this hotel can be used for a wide range of purposes, from business to leisure.
How to get there?
From Goshogawara Station (JR Gono Line): About 13 minutes on foot, or 3 minutes by taxi.
By car: Exit the Tsugaru Expressway at Goshogawara IC and continue for about 5 minutes.
Hotel Sunroute Aomori
Conveniently located close to Aomori Station, this hotel offers great views of Mutsu Bay from the 11th floor restaurant where breakfast is served. Parking from the second night is free for those staying multiple nights. All guest rooms now have Wi-Fi access.
How to get there?
From Aomori Station (JR Ou Line), East Exit: About 5 min on foot.
By car: Exit the Tohoku Expressway at Aomori-chuo IC and continue along National Route 7, Prefectural Route 120, and local routes 18 and 16. Look for the Sakurano Department Store and Gusto restaurant.

[Travel Time from Lodging to Major Spots]
- Aomori Station: 4 min on foot.
- Shin-Aomori Station: About 15 min by car.
- Hakkoda Ropeway: About 60 min by car.
- Hirosaki Castle: About 75 min by car.
Smile Hotel Aomori
Located in Honcho, Aomori City’s entertainment district, this hotel provides superb access to government offices, shopping streets, and convention centers. Free high-speed Internet is available in all guest rooms.
How to get there?
From Aomori Station (JR Tohoku Main Line, Aoimori Railway): About 13 min on foot; about 5 min by taxi.
APA Hotel Aomorieki-Kenchodori
This new addition to the APA Hotels had its pre-opening on Aug. 26, 2015 and its grand opening on Oct. 7, 2015. The staff are ready to welcome guests with heartfelt hospitality.
How to get there?
By plane: Take a flight to Aomori Airport.
From JR Aomori Station: about 8 min on foot.
Aomori Kokusai Hotel
Only 5 minutes on foot from Aomori Station. Located next to the famous morning market and close to the government and shopping districts, this hotel is convenient for business and leisure travels.

Sightseeing Spots:
- Hakkoda Ropeway (Hakkoda Ski Resort): About 40 min by car.
- Moya Hills Ski Resort: About 25 min by car.
- Aomori Tourist Information Center (ASPAM): About 10 min on foot.
- Nebuta Museum Wa Rasse: About 6 min on foot.
- A-FACTORY: About 6 min on foot.
- Aomori Museum of Art: About 15 min by car.
How to get there?
From JR Aomori Station Main Exit: About 5 minutes on foot.
By car: Exit the Tohoku Expressway at Aomori-chuo IC and continue for about 15 minutes (7 km). Head towards JR Aomori Station.
Hotel Crown Palais Aomori
The Hotel Crown Palais Aomori offers a relaxed space for guests seeking a comfortable resort-style or business-oriented hotel.
How to get there?
From Aomori Station (JR Ou Line) East Exit: About 25 minutes on foot, or 5 minutes by taxi.
By car: Exit the Aomori Expressway at Aomori-chuo IC and continue along Route 103 for about 15 minutes (5 km)
Hotel Aomori
This 17-floor hotel, located in the center of the city, has a fine view of Mt. Hakkoda and Mutsu Bay. All rooms are equipped with cable and Internet capabilities.
How to get there?
From Aomori Station (JR Tohoku Line): about 5 min by taxi.
Hotel Akitaya
Guests can enjoy a relaxing soak in the fine-view hot spring baths and gaze at the beautiful sunset over the Mutsu Bay. The open-air baths are also very popular among guests.
How to get there?
By car: Exit the Tohoku Expressway at Aomori-higashi IC and continue along Route 4 for about 10 minutes.
From Asamushi-Onsen Station (Aoimori Railway): About 5 minutes on foot.
Grand Views Asamushi Sakura Kanko Hotel
This hotel was renovated and re-opened in July 2010. Being the sole hotel located along the beach in Asamushi Onsen, it commands a panoramic view of Mutsu Bay, and guests can look forward to enjoying authentic kaiseki cuisine.
How to get there?
From JR Tohoku Line Asamushi Onsen Station: 10 mins on foot
Tsubakikan
This inn is known as the first inn to open in the Asamushi Onsen area, and with its own spring, it has been soothing visitors for over 400 years. Woodblock prints by the prefecture's artists are displayed inside.
How to get there?
From Asamushi-Onsen Station (Aoimori Railway): About 7 minutes on foot.
By car: Exit the Aomori Expressway at Aomori-higashi IC and continue along Route 4 for about 12 minutes (10 km).
Kappo Ryokan Satsuki
Kappo Ryokan Satsuki offers guests carefully prepared kaiseki cuisine using fresh, local seafood.
How to get there?
From Aomori Airport: Take the limousine bus to Aomori. Then take the Aoimori Railway train bound for Asamushi-Onsen and get off at Asamushi-Onsen Station (about 20 minutes). About 3 minutes on foot or 1 minute by taxi from there.
By car: Exit the Tohoku Expressway at Aomori IC and continue along the Aomori Expressway. Exit at Aomori-higashi IC and continue for about 10 minutes (5 km).
Hotel 2135
In most of the guest rooms the bathtubs are segregated from the toilet. Wi-Fi access in most rooms, and the others with LAN access. The hotel meets the fire prevention criteria.
How to get there?
From Aomori Airport: About 30 minutes by taxi, or about 40 minutes by bus. Take the Aomori city bus and alight at the NTT Aomori Branch, then continue on foot for about 3 minutes.
From Aomori Station (JR Tohoku Main Line): About 7 minutes by taxi.
By car: Exit the Tohoku Expressway at the Aomori-chuo IC and continue along Route 4 towards Aomori Bank Main Building (about 20 minutes).
From Aomori Prefectural Office: About 15 minutes on foot.
From Aomori City Office: About 8 minutes on foot.
Tappizaki Onsen Hotel Tappi
This hotel has the best view of the sea and lighthouse. In the lobby, the ceiling light which changes color every time the Kaikyo Line train passes, is popular among guests.
How to get there?
From Minmaya Station (JR Tsugaru Line): Take the Minmaya Area Loop Bus bound for Tappisaki Todai (Lighthouse) and get off at Tappi Bus Stop. About 10 minutes on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Tohoku Expressway at Aomori IC and continue along Route 280 for about 90 minutes (70 km).
Nanbuya Kaisenkaku
Guests can soak in the large fine-view communal bath and open-air bath with a magnificent view of the Asamushi Onsen Coast. Enjoy the folk Japanese-style interior as well.
How to get there?
From Asamushi-Onsen Station (Aoimori Railway): About 2 minutes on foot.
By car: Exit the Aomori Expressway at Aomori-higashi IC and continue along Route 4 for about 15 minutes (8 km).
Hotel Select Inn Aomori
From JPY 3,980 for a 1-night accommodation with 2 meals, Hotel Select Inn Aomori is ideal for guests on business trips. Guests can look forward to enjoying a warm, delicious dinner. This hotel is located along a national route, offering great access to the downtown area.
How to get there?
From Aomori Airport: about 30 min by taxi at around JPY 4,000 (as of Jan. 2009), or about 40 min by bus at around JPY 560 (as of Jan. 2009).
From Aomori Station (JR Tohoku Main Line): about 10 min on foot or 5 min by taxi at around JPY 640 (as of Jan. 2009).
By car: Exit the Aomori Expressway at Aomori Chuo IC and continue towards Aomori Station for about 8 min (4 km).
Richmond Hotel Aomori
In order to consistently satisfy guests, the hotel has continued its advancement by providing a free Wi-Fi connection, as well as humidifying air purifiers, mobile phone chargers for a variety of phones, and fulfilling amenities in all guestrooms. With their facilities and services, the hotel will provide guests with a comfortable stay.

This hotel is located in an area with an accumulation of urban facilities such as the Aomori Prefectural Office, the city hall, and more. It is also just a 5-minute walk to the downtown area. Trains, buses, and other transportation systems are also within walking distance, so guests can use them for sightseeing.

Guests will be served a buffet-style breakfast of Japanese and Western-style cuisine. This meal provides a special menu of Aomori regional cuisine - such as scallops, vinegared miso dressing, etc. - as well as fresh baked bread from ‘Antique’ - the bakery on the 1st floor - and more. Enjoy Richmond Hotel Aomori’s original breakfast to start up the day. Hours: 6:30-10:00 (last order: 9:30).

Female guests will be provided with facial cleanser, lotion, moisturizing milk, and other amenity goods. There are amenities for children as well. All guestrooms are equipped with humidifying air purifiers, so guests will have no problem even in hotel rooms that tend to be dry.

Sightseeing Spots:
- Moya Hills Ski Resort: About 30 min by car.
- Hakkoda Ropeway (Hakkoda Ski Resort): About 45 min by car.
- Aomori Tourist Information Center (ASPAM): About 15 min on foot.
- Nebuta Museum Wa Rasse: About 20 min on foot. Or, about 7 min by car.
- A-FACTORY: About 20 min on foot. Or, about 7 min by car.
- Sannai-Maruyama Site: About 20 min by car.
- Aomori Museum of Art: About 20 min by car.
How to get there?
From Aomori Airport: Take the bus bound for Aomori Station and get off at Yanagimachi-dori (about 30 minutes). About 1 minute on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Aomori Expressway at Aomori-chuo IC and continue for about 15 minutes (4 km).
APA Hotel Aomori-Ekihigashi
Opened on April 22, 2014! The hotel is 4 minutes' walk from JR Aomori Station's East Exit. All rooms have 40-inch LCD TVs, and free Wi-Fi & wired LAN. Check-out at 11:00.
How to get there?
From Aomori Airport: Take an airport limousine bus bound for Aomori city to the Shinmachi Itchome (1-chome) bus stop. It is about 2 min on foot from there. The last bus departs the Airport at 21:20 (Adults: JPY 700, Children: JPY 350).
From Aomori Station (JR Ou Line): About 4 minutes on foot.
By car: Head towards JR Aomori Station via the Aomori Chuo Ohashi (Great Aomori Central Bridge).
Hotel Abest Aomori
This hospitable hotel is conveniently located near the government office/business district and just a 5-minute walk from the station.
How to get there?
From JR Aomori Station East Exit: About 6 minutes on foot.
By car: Exit the Tohoku Expressway at the Aomori Chuo IC and continue on National Route 7 for about 10 minutes.
Inagaki Onsen Hotel Kagetsutei
This hotel is located in the Inagaki hot spring resort, featuring a large shared bath and an open-air bath with water flowing directly from the source. A convenient base for sightseeing around Tappezaki, Lake Jusan, and Mt. Iwaki.

Also offers convenient access for sightseeing.
- Tsurunomai Bridge, which quickly rose to fame ⇒ approx. 30 min by car.
- Recently surging in popularity! Red torii gates of the miraculous Takayama Inari Shrine ⇒ approx. 20 min by car.
- Shayokan, which stands on an area over 2,200 sqm where the birth home of Japanese author Osamu Daizai is found ⇒ approx. 15 min by car.
- Tachineputa Museum, a museum in Goshogawara where gigantic floats can be seen ⇒ approx. 15 min by car.
- Lake Jusanko, known as a migration area for swans ⇒ approx. 30 min by car.
- Cape Tappi, said to be from where Minamoto no Yoshitsune headed to Hokkaido, and was even sung about in a hit song ⇒ approx. 90 min by car.
How to get there?
From Goshogawara Station (JR Gono Line): Take the Goshogawara bus bound for Toyokawa and get off at Inagaki Onsen-mae Bus Stop (approx. 25 min). Immediate access from there.
By car: Exit the Tohoku Expressway at Namioka IC and continue along Route 101 for about 35 min (30 km). Landmark: Goshogawara Pier.
Yanagi no Yu
Don’t miss out on these perks!
- ‘Oyudono Baths’, the facility’s recommended hot springs.
Experience the warmth of hiba cypress baths with a history that started in the Edo Period.
- Fully enjoy 5 baths of varying charm.
Enjoy both indoor and open-air baths that use the facility’s own natural hot spring source.
- Savor an abundance of fresh seafood caught from Mutsu Bay.
Guests will be served abalone, togekuri crab, icefish and more, all to match the season.
- Great access! Located about 5 minutes on foot from JR Asamushi-Onsen Station!

About Baths
Asamushi Onsen is a well-known hot spring in Aomori. The facility’s hot springs will warm your body to the core, allowing you to thoroughly rest yourself.
Guests can enjoy up to 5 indoor and open-air baths!
*Depending on the time, baths will be rotated between genders.

“Oyudono Bath”
[250-year old hiba cypress bathtubs that healed the lord of Tsugaru, indoor baths, and open-air hiba cypress barrel baths]
Take a relaxing soak in the spacious baths and let your travel fatigue flow away.
Hours: Women - 13:00 - 19:30, Men - 19:30 - 9:00 (next day)

“Tsubo-no-Yu Bath”
[Indoor baths, open-air hiba cypress garden baths (with sauna)]
Enjoy a refreshing soak in baths that smell of Aomori hiba cypress.
Hours: Men - 13:00 - 19:30, Women - 19:30 - 9:00 (next day)
How to get there?
From Aomori Airport: about 40 min by taxi.
From Asamushi-Onsen Station (Aomori Railway): 6 min on foot.
By car: Exit the Tohoku Expressway/Aomori Expressway at Aomori-higashi IC and continue along Route 4 for about 10 min (6 km).

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