Traveling with a couple new to Japan, we decided to end our visit to Aomori with an overnight at Owanionsen's Fujiya Hotel. It was the best decision, as we found it to be a wonderful experience for us, and especially for our friends who had never been to an onsen. The location was five minutes by taxi from Owanionsen Station, and the hotel offers a free shuttle as well. Our rooms were spacious and clean with private toilets, and overlooked the river. The onsen baths were clean and inviting, and we were delighted when it began to snow overnight, making the rotemburo outdoor pool a special experience. The dinner and breakfast provided as part of our stay were delicious and featured local vegetables and herbs, and were served with care and pride. The sake we selected were also excellent. Our first-time Japan traveling companions were absolutely delighted with our choice of Fujiya Hotel and were reluctant to leave to go back to Tokyo! We want to visit again!