The guest house is newly built facility with three types of rooms, such as Japanese style room, Japanese-Western combined style room, and Japanese- Western style combined room with a dinning room. Each guest room has own springhead hot spring open-air bath. The owner, The Nihon Furusato KeikakuCo., thought that hot spring is crucial factor to attract domestic private tourists as their expecting main guests on their planning stage. The company drilled for digging out the springhead of hot spring at the site. The attempt was a great success then could provide 100% natural hot spring to all guestrooms. The source quality is PH-9.6 of good alkaline hot spring which is one of the best Onsen springheads inJapan.
A large quantity of ‘Hinoki’ Japanese cypress and valuable wood ‘Akita’ cedar is used for its interior furnishings to create authentic Japanese atmosphere. Furthermore, traditional local handicrafts in Kakunodate are arranged in the room, such as lighting fixture made by ‘Itaya-zaiku’ or young trunk of maple tree handicraft, frames of ‘Shoji’ paper sliding doors by ‘Kba-zaiku’ or cherry bark handicraft, and a dining table furnished with japan by ‘Fuki-urushi’ method.
The layout of ‘Japanese style Guestroom (70㎡)’ is two Japanese rooms, a living room, a deck terrace, and open-air bathroom. The room rate with dinner and breakfast per person is from 34,000 yen if you share the room with two people, which includes tax and service charge.
The layout of ‘Japanese & Western furnished guestroom’ (70㎡) is a Japanese room, a bedroom, a living room, a deck terrace, and open-air bathroom. The room rate with dinner and breakfast per person is from 34,000 yen if you share the room with two people, which includes tax and service charge.
The largest guestrooms among others is a ‘Japanese-Western Combined Guestroom with a dinning room’ (97㎡), which consists of a Japanese room, a bedroom, a living room, a dinning room, a deck terrace, and open-air bathroom. The room rate with dinner and breakfast per person is from 41,800 yen if you share the room with two people, which includes tax and service charge.
Fuki-urushi(拭き漆）：A method of making lacquer ware. Pure japan without putting any pigments is lacquered on the bare wood then wiped with cloth. This process is repeated several times to make the grain of wood more clearly.
|Itaya-zaiku （イタヤ細工）：One of the local handcrafts in Kakunodate. A young trunk of ‘Itaya-kaede’ or Painted Mapleis is torn and belt-shaped which is used as a material for handicrafts, such as basket and flower basket.|
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Monthly Hotel Ryokan January 2012
■For travelers from overseas
As a certified guide-interpreter in English and also a writer of the website “Cool Japan Guide”, I am very happy to introduce ‘Kakunodate-sanso WABIZAKURA’. If you have something to ask, like to make reservation, or need English speaking tour guide when visit to Kakunodate town inAkita prefecture, please feel free to contact us. Thank you for your kind cooperation, I am looking forward to your contact.
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■Introduction of the specialist for Onsen design
If you like to build a real Japanese style hot spring facility in your country, I would like to introduce one of the best Japanese architects, Mr. Hiroshi Ebisawa, who is the author of a technical book ‘ONSEN’ specialized in design for Japanese Style SPA. The bilingual book written in Japanese-English is published by Rikuyosha Co. (http://www.rikuyosha.co.jp/) which is available at most bookstores inJapan.
Please contact: http://www.e-koubo.co.jp/