Akita Prefecture, Japan Hotels & Ryokan

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Akita Prefecture Hotels & Ryokan

Ou Sanso
Located in an expansive valley, Ou Sanso provides guests access to the beautiful natural surroundings of the area from season to season, and features natural hot springs of the Ou Mountains in a subdued, tranquil establishment.
How to get there?
From Kakunodate Station (JR Tazawako Line): About 25 minutes by taxi.
By car: Exit the Akita Expressway at Omagari IC and continue along Route 105, then Senboku Koiki Nodo Road for about 20 minutes (13 km). Head towards Kawaguchi Keikoku (valley).
Yamano Ofurumai Shinzantei
Our hotel is a traditional Japanese style hotel situated in a calm atmosphere and well known for its cuisine that includes; grilled seafood and a one-pot meal enjoyed whilst sitting around a hearth. Traditional Japanese meals can also be served in your guestroom. Reservation required.
How to get there?
From Hachinohe Station (JR Tohoku Shinkansen) West Exit: Take the bus bound for Towadako (Lake Towada) and get off at Towadako Bus Stop (Approx. 140 min). About 4 min on foot from there.
Annex Royal Hotel
This business hotel boasts panoramic baths with natural hot spring water and a sauna. An ideal accommodation for guests on business trips and sightseeing travels in the northern Tohoku region! The downtown area is a 10-minute walk from the hotel. Free parking lot on site.
How to get there?
From Higashi-Odate Station (JR Hanawa Line): about 5 min on foot.
By car: Exit the Tohoku Expressway at Towada IC and continue along Route 103.
APA Hotel Akita-Senshukoen
5 minutes by car from JR Akita Station West Exit, or a 15-minute walk. Ideal for business or leisure trips to Akita. 5 minutes on foot from Senshu Park and Kawabata shopping district. All guestrooms are equipped with Wi-Fi.
How to get there?
From Akita Airport: About 35 minutes by taxi (Approx. 6,000 JPY), or 50 minutes by bus (Approx. 900 JPY).
From Akita Station (JR Akita Shinkansen): About 15 minutes on foot, or 5 minutes by taxi (Approx. 810 JPY).
By car: Exit the Akita Expressway at Akita-minami IC and continue along Route 13. Note: In winter, parking space is reduced due to snow. If the hotel parking lot is full, guests will be directed to a parking lot located 15 minutes on foot from the hotel (paid parking): Nakaichi Parking (Height limit: 2.1 m). Fee: 500 JPY (16:00 to 10:00 next day).
Hotel Kosintei
Enjoy beautiful views of Lake Tazawa from all guestrooms and try some of Akita Prefectures seasonal local delicacies. This hotel features a men's communal bath made from Aomori cypress and a women's rock bath built using Tazawako stone.
How to get there?
From Tazawako Station (JR Akita Shinkansen): About 10 min by taxi.
Hotel Route-Inn Noshiro
This hotel is conveniently located within an 8-minute drive from Noshiro-minami IC and within a 4-minute drive from Noshiro Station. Visit Noshiro and enjoy its beautiful natural surroundings, such as the magnificent landscapes of the Sea of Japan and the World Heritage Shirakami Mountains. Relax in large communal hot spring baths and enjoy the complimentary breakfast. The hotel offers free parking.
How to get there?
From Higashi-Noshiro Station (JR Ou Line): About 10 minutes by taxi.
By car: Exit the Akita Expressway at Noshiro-minami IC and continue along Route 7 for about 7 minutes (4 km).
Oga Banseikaku
As an inn operated by a family of fishermen, Oga Banseikaku prides itself on seafood dishes using only the freshest ingredients. Guests are offered a chance to taste the seasonal delights harvested from the Sea of Japan.
How to get there?
From JR Akita Station: Take the JR Oga Line bound for Oga and get off at Hadachi Station (about 55 minutes). Then, take the Oga Kita route bus bound for Oga Suizokukan-mae (Oga Aquarium GAO) or Nyudozaki and get off at Onsen Chuo (about 40 minutes). The hotel is about 1 minute on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Akita Expressway at Showa-Ogahanto IC and continue along Prefectural Route 101 for about 45 minutes (36 km).
Hotel Foresta Chokai
A new Akita natural resort, surrounded by the Chokaiyama forest of beautiful beech trees. Relax your body and mind in the high quality forest hot springs.
How to get there?
From Akita Airport: Take the Airport Limousine Shuttle Bus to JR Akita Station. From JR Akita Station, take the train bound for Uetsusen Sakata Station and get off at Ugohonjo Station (50 min). Transfer to the Yuri Kogen Railway Chokai Sanroku Line and take the train bound for Yashima Station and get off at Yashima Station (40 min) The hotel is about 20 minutes by taxi from the station.
Kowakubi Onsen Shohoen
This delightful old family-home, built in the distinctive "Taisho Romantic" architectural style, has been registered as a listed national cultural property. This countryside home offers baths which draw their waters direct from an onsen source. The family-run inn prides itself on its home-cooked meals and open-air baths - built entirely from cypress wood. Not to be missed.
How to get there?
Shuttle Service
Mineyoshikawa Station/Akita Airport ⇔ Hotel
**Prior shuttle reservation required.
Pick up time: Will be at airport for flight arrival (available after 14:30)
Hotel Folkloro Kakunodate
A lodge set in a historic castle town, sometimes referred to as a "little Kyoto". Can be found in a convenient location, on the Akita Shinkansen line. Perfect for sightseeing, with surrounding scenery that changes throughout the seasons.
How to get there?
From JR Kakunodate Station (Akita Shinkansen): Continue on foot for approximately 1 minute.
Spa & Resort Hotel Akinomiya Sanso
Akinomiya Sanso is located in Akita's oldest hot spring area. Guests can enjoy abundantly flowing hot spring water in 7 types of baths.
How to get there?
From Yokobori Station (JR Ou Line): About 20 minutes by taxi. Alternatively, take the bus bound for Akinomiya Sanso and get off at Akinomiya Sanso Bus Stop (about 30 minutes). About 1 minute on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Yuzawa-Yokote Road at Ogachikomachi IC and continue along Route 108 for about 20 minutes (18 km).
Towadako Yugetsu
This hotel opened in April 2004 with a goal to provide guests enjoyment with the moon, lake, and onsen. Guests can look forward to relaxing in the hotel's large shared baths, which boast a grand view of Lake Towada.
How to get there?
From Hachinohe Station (JR Tohoku Shinkansen) West Exit: Take the bus bound for Towadako (Lake Towada) and get off at Towadako Bus Stop (Approx. 180 min). About 5 min on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Tohoku Expressway at Kosaka-Towada IC and continue on the Jukai Line for about 30 min (20 km), then National Route 103 towards Lake Towada rest area.
Hotel Route-Inn Yurihonjyo
This hotel is located at the intersection of Route 7 and Route 105. Relax in large shared artificial radium hot spring baths and enjoy complimentary breakfast. Free parking available. All rooms have free Wi-Fi and air purifying machines.
How to get there?
From Ugo-Honjo Station (JR Uetsu Line): Take the bus to Yuri Shinkokyoku-mae (about 10 minutes). About 3 minutes on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Nihonkai-Tohoku Expressway at Honjo IC and continue along Route 107 for about 10 minutes (5 km).
Hotel Crown Palais Shuhoku
This is a leading city hotel of Odate, with banquet halls, a restaurant and other facilities. Located centrally in the city, it is convenient for business and sightseeing trips. There is a bus terminal at the first floor of the hotel. It is very convenient for taking a limousine bus to Odate Noshiro Airport, highway bus to Morioka/Sendai/Tokyo and other local buses.
How to get there?
From Odate Station (JR Ou Main Line): About 7 min by taxi.
Akita Oyu Hot Spring - Hotel Kazuno
Located on the south side of Lake Towada, Hotel Kazuno is ideal for sightseeing in the Northern Tohoku region. Guests can soothe both body and spirit at the well-known, long-standing hot springs, and enjoy the delicious cuisine prepared using fresh ingredients from the mountains and the sea.
How to get there?
From Morioka Station (JR Tohoku Shinkansen): Take the express bus bound for Odate Ekimae (Station) and get off at Kosoku Kemanai (about 105 minutes). About 15 minutes by taxi from there.
By car: Exit the Tohoku Expressway at Towada IC and continue along Route 103 for about 15 minutes (8 km).
Yuzawa Grand Hotel (Akita)
3 minutes on foot from JR Yuzawa Station, and 5 minutes from Yuzawa Interchange. The spacious guest rooms all equip semi-double sized beds. Relax at this quiet hotel perfect for both business and sightseeing.
How to get there?
From Akita Airport: 60 minutes by taxi (approx. JPY 24,000 as of Sep. 2010)
From Yuzawa Station (JR Ou Main Line): 3 minutes on foot, or 1 minute by taxi (approx. JPY 690 as of Sep. 2010)
By car: Exit the Akita Expressway at Yuzawa IC and continue along Route 13 towards JR Yuzawa Station.
Tamagawa Onsen
Tamagawa Onsen has radium hot springs, a rarity in the world. Its water is highly acidic, mainly composed of hydrochloric acid. It is said that its properties make it a highly effective medicinal hot spring bath.
How to get there?
From Tazawako Station (JR Akita Shinkansen): take the bus bound for Hachimanta-chojo and get off at Tamagawa Onsen. Less than 1 min on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Tohoku Expressway at Morioka IC and continue along Route 36 to Route 341 for about 120 min (80 km).
Ryokan Tarobee
The large communal bath has been remodeled. The communal bathing area incorporates logs of cedar harvested in Akita in its vaulted ceiling. There is also a detached open-air bath located on high ground, a private bath, and an open-air bath. Guests can also look forward to handmade cuisine and cordial hospitality.
How to get there?
From Yuzawa Station (JR Ou Line): Take a bus bound for Oyasu Onsen and get off at the Motoyu bus stop. It is about 1 min on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Tohoku Expressway at Tsukidate IC and continue along Route 398 for about 67 km (about 100 min).
Hotel Kosaka Gold Palace
Guests experience a luxurious time, liberating their heart as if the hotel was their home.
How to get there?
By car: Exit the Tohoku Expressway at Kosaka IC and continue along Prefectural Route 2 for about 3 minutes (3 km), then National Route 282 for about 2 minutes (2 km). Head towards Kosaka Kozan Jimusho (Mining Office).
From JR Morioka Station: Take the Asunaro express bus bound for Aomori Station and get off at Kosaka Koko (High School) (about 90 minutes). The hotel is about 5 minutes by taxi from there.
Omagari Empire Hotel
Located near Omagari Station Akita Expressway Omagri Exit, this reasonable and well-equipped hotel will provide a convenient base for business travellers.
How to get there?
From Omagari Station (Ou Main Line/Tazawako Line/Akita Shinkansen): Leave via the West Exit of the station, and continue on foot for 8 minutes or continue by taxi for 3 minutes. By Car: Exit the Akita Expressway at the Omagari IC and continue for 10 minutes.
Ryumontei Chiba Ryokan
Since its opening, this hotel has set out to provide comfort and relaxation to its guests with its Japanese garden and other outstanding features. At night in particular, the hotel offers a uniquely warm and peaceful atmosphere.
How to get there?
From Towadaminami Station (JR Hanawa Line): Take the bus bound for Oyu Onsen and get off at Oyu Onsen (about 20 minutes). About 6 minutes on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Tohoku Expressway at Towada IC and continue along Route 103 for about 15 minutes (9 km).
Hotel Excel Kikusui
Just 1 minute away from the Nikaho IC on the Nihonkai Tohoku Expressway, this hotel features delicious dishes centering on produce from the mountains and seas. Its staff warmly welcomes guests with heartfelt hospitality and excellent service.
How to get there?
From Nikaho Station (JR Uetsu Main Line): About 10 min on foot or about 5 min by taxi.
By car: Exit the Nihonkai Tohoku Expressway at Nikaho IC and continue along Route 7 for about 1 min (1 km).
Komagatake Onsen
A lodging that faces two clear streams. It also has an abundance of hot spring water as it has its own source. On site are private open-air baths, and communal open-air baths separate for men and women. There is also an indoor bath made with local wood, delicious soba noodles made with water sourced from underground.
How to get there?
From Akita Airport: about 120 min by taxi.
From Tazawako Station (JR Tazawako Line): about 15 min by taxi.
Alternatively, about 15 min by bus. Take the Nyuto Line bus to Kyuyo Center-mae. Last bus is at around 18:00.
Please call on the day before boarding the bus. A staff will pick you up at the bus stop.
By car: Exit the Tohoku Expressway at Morioka IC and continue along Route 46 and Route 341. Turn right at the Kosendatsu intersection. About 3 km from there. Landmark: blue signboard with the hotel name in the Mizusawa Onsenkyo hot spring town.
Hotel Route-Inn Odate
With the Daimonji Festival in summer and the Amekko-ichi Festival in winter, the city of Odate offers unique sights all year round. This hotel is convenient for business travelers, and serves as a great base for tourists.
How to get there?
From Odate Station (JR Ou Line): About 10 min by taxi.
By car: About 40 min from Tohoku Expressway Towada IC.
Seiko Grand Hotel
Located in the center of the onsen resort area, this hotel is convenient for taking walks. The hotel has large shared baths and open-air baths that produce great amounts of water, as well as saunas. The seafood banquet-style dinners mainly consist of salted fish stews and other seasonal seafood.
How to get there?
From Akita Airport: Take a limousine bus from the airport to Akita Station. From there, board the JR Oga Line bound for Oga and get off at Hadachi Station (about 50 min). Take a Oga-kita Line bus bound for Nyudozaki/Kamo and get off at the Seiko Grand Hotel-mae bus stop (about 40 min). It is less than 1 min on foot from there.
Akita Zukushi Yuze Hotel
Surrounded by the abundant nature of Yuze Valley, enjoy colorful nature in every season from your room and the large communal baths. The hotel will welcome you with excellent facilities and delicious foods made with seasonal ingredients.
How to get there?
From Morioka Station (JR Tohoku Shinkansen): Take a highway bus bound for Odate from the Morioka Bus Terminal to the Yuze Parking bus stop (70 min), and it is about 10 min on foot from there.
Honjo Grand Hotel
The hotel has recently been renovated offering guests a comfortable stay.
How to get there?
From Akita Airport: About 45 minutes by car via the Expressway. About 5,000 JPY using the sharable taxi. Prior reservation is required (Limousine Sharable Taxi: 0081 (0) 184-65-2123, Airport Liner: 0081(0)184-43-2030).
Alternatively, take the limousine bus from Akita Airport, to JR Akita Station (about 40 minutes / 890 JPY), then take the train to Ugo-Honjo Station (about 40-50 minutes by local train / 740 JPY / 35 minutes by express train).
By Akita Shinkansen Komachi: Take the local train from Akita Station to Ugo-Honjo Station.
From Ugo-Honjo Station: About 3-5 minutes by taxi, or take the city route bus (Gotemmari-go or Chuo-sen). Alight at Yurihon-bashi or Iwabuchishita (340 m to hotel). For more information about the bus, please contact Ugo-Kotsu at 0081(0)184-24-2440.
By express bus: Take the Honjo Sendai Line or the Honjo Tokyo Line. For more information about the bus, please contact Ugo-Kotsu at 0081(0)184-24-2440.
By car: About 70 minutes from Yamagata Expressway Sakata Port IC. About 60 minutes from Akita Expressway Yokote IC. About 8 minutes from Nihonkai-Tohoku Expressway Honjo IC.
Towada Prince Hotel
This resort hotel is located on the west side of Lake Towada. The open-air hot spring baths have a liberating atmosphere offering scenic views of the lake shore during the day and a star-filled sky at night.
How to get there?
From Hachinohe Station (JR Tohoku Shinkansen): Take the bus bound for Towada-ko (Lake Towada) and get off at Towada-ko. About 15 minutes by taxi from there.
By car: Exit the Tohoku Expressway at Kosaka IC and continue along Prefectural Route 2 (Odate Towadako Road) for about 50 minutes (31 km).
Ichie
This inn welcomes guests with the utmost hospitality. The stand-alone single-story guest rooms at this inn exhibit a calming, quintessentially Japanese ambiance. Guests can look forward to kaiseki cuisine prepared with seasonal delights.
How to get there?
From Akita Airport: Take the limousine bus to Akita-eki (about 25 minutes). Then, take the JR Uetsu Line train bound for Sakata and get off at Nikaho Station (about 60 minutes). About 20 minutes on foot or 5 minutes by taxi from there.
By car: Exit the Nihonkai Engan Tohoku Expressway at Nikaho IC and continue along Route 7 for about 5 minutes (5 km).
Route-Inn Grantia Akita Spa Resort
The hotel is located only a 15-minute walk or a 5-minute drive away from Akita Station. It also has a health spa, Hana-no-Yu, right next to the hotel building, guests are welcome to use this beautiful facility for free. Free shuttle service to/from Akita Station available.
How to get there?
From Akita Station (JR Akita Shinkansen) West Exit: About 15 min on foot or 3 min by taxi.
Quad Inn Yokote
The hotel complex consists of accommodations, a spa, a gym, and a restaurant. Located within a 5-minute walk from Yokote Station and situated near the Yokote IC Exit, the hotel offers great transportation access, ideal for sightseeing and business trips.
How to get there?
From Yokote Station (JR Ou Main Line), West Exit: About 5 min on foot.
By car: Exit the Akita Expressway at Yokote IC and continue along Route 13 for about 3 min. Turn left at McDonalds.
Himenoyu
This hotel offers a spacious, large communal bath and open-air bath, traditional cuisine made with local ingredients, and friendly service characteristic of the Tohoku region.
How to get there?
From Yuze Onsen Station (JR Hanawa Line): About 3 minutes on foot.
By car: Exit the Tohoku Expressway at Kazuno-Hachimantai IC and continue along Route 282 for about 10 minutes (7 km).
Tatsumi Kanyo Hotel
Run by a broker for the Fisheries Cooperative Association of Akita, this hotel serves fresh fish, with the catch of the day arriving directly from Kisakata Harbor. Enjoy exquisite seafood, breathtaking views of the islands, which were described by haiku poet Matsuo Basho in his work Oku no Hosomichi (The Narrow Road to Oku), and the town's beautiful streetscape and natural scenery.
How to get there?
From Kisakata Station (JR Uetsu Line): About 3 minutes on foot.
By car: Exit the Yamagata Expressway at Sakata Port IC and continue along Route 7 for about 40 minutes (30 km).
Umi to Irihi no Yado Teisui
Marvel at the breathtaking view of the beautiful sea and sunset from the open-air bath, and savor delectable dishes made with fresh local ingredients of Oga. Guests will surely feel refreshed by taking a break in this relaxing inn.
How to get there?
From Oga Station (JR Oga Line): Take the bus bound for Yumoto Chuzaisho. From there, take the Toga Kamo line bus (reservation required) to Oga Suizokukan (Oga Aquarium Gao) (15 min). From there it takes about 10 minutes on foot.
By car: Exit the Akita Expressway at the Showa Ogahanto IC and continue along Route 101 for about 50 minutes (60 km).
Hotel Route-Inn Yokote Inter
This hotel offers its guests artificial hot spring baths and air purifying machines. The hotel is located within just a 1-minute drive from Yokote IC Exit, and offers a convenient base for your business and sightseeing. Complimentary breakfast and free parking available.
How to get there?
From Yokote Station (JR Ou Main Line): About 10 minutes by taxi.
By car: Exit the Akita Expressway at Yokote IC and continue along for about 1 km (about 1 minute).
Hotel Garden Kawamura
The hotel is located along the Hanawa shopping street which is the center of the municipal government, culture and industry. 1 hour by car from Towada/Hachimantai and 2 hours to Lake Tazawa. The region is rich in various products such as apples.
How to get there?
From Morioka Station (JR Tohoku Shinkansen): Take the express bus "Michinoku-go" bound for Odate Station and get off at Kazuno-Hanawa Station (approx. 80 min). About 8 min on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Tohoku Expressway at Kazuno Hachimantai IC and continue along Route 282 for about 8 min (2 km).
E-Hotel Akita
This is the first hotel in Akita with Simmons beds, providing guests with a perfect night's sleep. The hotel is located near JR Akita Station and the government offices, making it an optimal environment for guests traveling on business or for sightseeing. The hotel also offers a large public bath with a great view.
How to get there?
From Akita Station on the JR Akita Shinkansen: Exit the station via the West Exit. The hotel is about 15 minutes from the station on foot or about 5 minutes by taxi.
Akita Art Village Onsen Yupopo
Our hotel is located in Tazawako Art Village. It is popular for the Warabi theater (performing all year round) and the pub / restaurant the supplies local beer.
How to get there?
From JR Akita Shinkansen Kakunodate Station: 7 mins by car. From Tohoku Expressway Morioka IC: 70 mins (60 km)
Royal Hotel Odate
Conveniently located 4 minutes on foot from JR Odate Station. Free Wi-Fi available in the entire hotel. A natural hot spring bath is on the 5th floor. Enjoy delicious kiritanpo nabe, a local specialty, as well as authentic Chinese cuisine dishes at the 1st floor restaurant.
How to get there?
From Odate-Noshiro Airport: about 30-40 min by taxi at around JPY 8,500 or 45 min by limousine bus at around JPY 920 (as of Jan. 2015).
From Odate Station (JR Ou Main Line): about 4 min on foot or 1 min by taxi.
By car: Exit the Tohoku Expressway at Towada IC and continue along Route 103. About 40 min from Tohoku Expressway Towada, Kosaka or Ikarigaseki IC; about 15 min from Odate-kita IC. Landmark: JR Odate Station.
Oga Hotel
This hotel's open-air baths boast the largest level of water flowing from the onsen source along with a cozy environment of seasonally changing mountains and the sound of the Japan Sea. This hotel was the first to serve rustic isoyaki-style dishes in a dining room atmosphere.
How to get there?
From Akita Station (JR Akita Shinkansen): Take the JR Oga Line bound for Oga and get off at Hadachi Station (approx. 55 min). Then take the bus (Oga-Kita Line) bound for Toga/Kamo/Nyudosaki and get off at Onsen-Chuo Bus Stop (approx. 45 min). About 1 min on foot from there.
Hotel Route-Inn Odate Eki Minami
This hotel is an 8-minute walk from Odate Station. All rooms have Wi-Fi access, and the hotel features heartfelt, considerate service and ample facilities, including a large communal bath. Free open-plan car park for 95 vehicles. The limousine bus to / from Odate Noshiro Airport stops just a minute's walk away.
How to get there?
From Odate Station (JR Ou Line): About 8 minutes on foot.
By car: Exit the Tohoku Expressway at Kosaka IC and continue along Prefectural Route 2 (Odate Towadako Road) for about 30 minutes (20 km).
From Odate Noshiro Airport: Take the Limousine Bus and get off at Iccho-me (about 40 minutes). The hotel is about 1 minute on foot from the bus stop.

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