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Great hospitality of the hosts! Rarely experienced such friendly and courteous staff.
My friends and I met here for our annual reunion, and we're already talking about returning. WOW. I don't know where to begin. We had a wonderful experience from start to finish. Definitely one of the best, if not THE best, ryokans we have stayed at. The host greeted us in the parking lot and carried the ladies' bags from the car, during check-in, and to the room. And the room-I can't remember the last time I actually wow'd out loud when walking into a hotel room. We were all delighted and were giving our praise to the host before he had a chance to step into the room himself. Everything seemed so fresh, cozy and clean. The entire hotel had a similar atmosphere and there was absolutely no trace of the warn-down feeling so many other onsen hotels and ryokan suffer from. The hospitality was exceptional. Every single staff member we ran into was warm and friendly and would try to converse in English if they could, which is a little unusual in the Tohoku backwoods. When a fireworks show started at a resort nearby, the staff ran through the building to gather the guests so we could watch it, too. Because the ryokan wasn't crowded (which was surprising to me. How could such a fine place ever NOT be full?) my friend and I had the baths, which were lovely, clean, and just the right temperature, to ourselves. An unexpected treat! The food (traditional local fare at both meals) was great at both dinner and breakfast. One thing we appreciated was that breakfast was buffet, or "viking" style. Great for those who may not enjoy every single piece of a traditional Japanese breakfast. As we left, we were able to greet the resident shiba, Cocoa.
The ONE thing I could mention, and it really wasn't a big deal, is that the doors into the room are paper (there is a wooden grate that locks), so you can hear everything and everyone in the common area. Not so great for me, a light sleeper, but the other members of my party didn't seem to mind. For the most part though, the other guests were courteous when moving around in the common areas and weren't too noisy!
Lovely place, relaxing bathts, beautiful environment (we went cycling for 3 days), comfortable rooms and awesome staff and fantastic breakfasts and dinners. Highly recommend!
Amazingly welcoming hosts - really wonderful hospitality. Great facilities, authentic ryokan with lovey Onsen. Dinner and breakfasts were excellent.
The room was large and the onsen was very enjoyable! The breakfast was excellent as well. The shiba-inu (Koko-chan) is very friendly and cute!
When you stay at KAWACHOU in Shizukuishi, you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Lake Gosho Park Family Land and Lake Gosho Vehicle Park. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Free self parking is available onsite.
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Where is Kawachou located?
Kawachou is located at 10-31-23 Oshuku, 4.8 miles from the center of Shizukuishi. Akabuchi Station is the closest landmark to Kawachou.
When is check-in time and check-out time at Kawachou?
Check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out time is 10:00 AM at Kawachou.
Does Kawachou offer free Wi-Fi?
Yes, Kawachou offers free Wi-Fi.
Does Kawachou offer free parking?
Yes, Kawachou offers free parking.
Does Kawachou offer free airport shuttle service?
No, Kawachou does not offer free airport shuttle service.
How far is Kawachou from the airport?
Kawachou is 18.2 miles from Hanamaki. Kawachou is 43.5 miles from Akita.
Can you bring pets to Kawachou?
No, pets are not allowed at Kawachou.
Does Kawachou have a pool?
No, Kawachou does not have a pool onsite.
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Most Popular Landmarks
- Akabuchi Station 3.4 mi
- Koiwai Farm Makibaen 9.1 mi
- Amihari Onsen Ski Area 12.6 mi