Hotel Review: Shikikan Saito, Hachimantai, Japan
If you’re planning a trip to the northern region of Japan, Hachimantai might not be the most popular destination, but it’s definitely worth a visit. Located in the Akita prefecture, this mountainous area is known for its hot springs, stunning nature, and unique culture. And if you’re looking for a comfortable and authentic place to stay, the Shikikan Saito hotel is an excellent option.
The Shikikan Saito hotel is situated in the heart of Hachimantai, surrounded by forests and mountains. It’s a bit isolated, but that’s part of its charm. If you’re driving, it’s easy to find and there’s plenty of free parking available. If you’re not, the hotel provides a shuttle service to and from the closest train station (Matsuo-Hachimantai station), which is about 15 minutes away.
The hotel has a variety of rooms to choose from, depending on your needs and preferences. There are Japanese-style rooms with traditional tatami floors and futon beds, as well as Western-style rooms with comfortable beds and modern amenities. All rooms are spacious, clean, and well-equipped, with private bathrooms and stunning views of the surrounding nature.
The Shikikan Saito hotel has everything you need to enjoy a relaxing and enjoyable stay. There’s a lovely hot spring bath (onsen) where you can soak in the natural mineral waters and unwind after a long day of exploring. There’s also a restaurant serving delicious Japanese cuisine made with local ingredients, a lounge area with a fireplace and a library, and a souvenir shop where you can buy unique gifts and keepsakes.
The staff at Shikikan Saito are friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable about the area. They speak English, so communication is easy. They’re happy to recommend places to visit, help you plan your activities, and make reservations for you. They also provide a daily shuttle service to nearby attractions, such as the Hachimantai Aspite Line and the Nyuto Onsen hot springs.
If you’re looking for an authentic and comfortable place to stay in Hachimantai, the Shikikan Saito hotel is an excellent choice. With its beautiful location, spacious and well-equipped rooms, relaxing facilities, and friendly staff, it’s the perfect base for exploring the area and immersing yourself in its unique culture and nature.