FAQ

      You can check in early with additional charge of 1,000Yen/hour (not including tax).

      Check-in is generally by 19:30.
      Please let us know in advance if you will be checking in later than 19:30.
      (TEL:+81-191-34-2211)

      Check-out time cannot be changed, but we can hold your luggage and your car after you check out. Please ask us at the Front Desk.

      We shall be pleased to take care of your luggage at the Front Desk.
      Please feel free to ask us.

      We will hold your luggage at the Front Desk.
      When you send your luggage, please fill in the arrival date and your name on a delivery slip.
      It is appreciated if you inform us in advance.

      Yes, we are preparing No Meal Plans for certain days and certain types of rooms.

      You can stay with children and babies. Each rate shows as follows:
      ■Junior high school students or older: Same rate as that for adults
      ■Elementary school students: 70% of the rate for adults
      ■Infants: 50% of the rate for adults
      *There may be different rates depending on plans.

      Since the availability is changing depending on the dates of your stay and the number of people, please check on the following URL.
      http://www.shizukatei.com
      Or please contact us with +81-191-34-2211 by phone.

      We basically accept reservations up to one year in advance.

      Yes, we can accept change of the plan up to 5 days prior to arrival as long as the new plan is available.
      It is appreciated if you inform us with +81-191-34-2211 by phone.

      Basically you can change the number of people up to 5 days prior to arrival.
      Please note there may be a cancellation fee in case of a decrease in number.

      It depends on plans, but the cancellation fee is basically as follows:
      ■It takes effect from 5 days prior to arrival.
      Since there may be different conditions depending on plans, please check the cancellation policy of your plan.

      Yes, we have a parking space in our property. (Capacity: 20 vehicles)
      Parking is free of charge.

      Yes, you can leave your car as long as the parking space is available.
      Please feel free to ask us at the Front Desk.

      Hiraizumi Station.

      ◆Getting here by Shinkansen
       Getting off Tohoku Shinkansen at Ichinoseki Station
      Changing trains to JR Tohoku Line bound for Morioka
      Getting off at Hiraizumi Station
      Taking a taxi from Hiraizumi Station
      (Approximately 10 minutes from Hiraizumi Station)

      ◆Getting here by Airplane
       Approximately 60 minutes by car or taxi from Iwate Hanamaki Airport

      ◆Getting here by Car
       Getting off at Hiraizumi-Maesawa Exit of Tohoku Expressway
      Going forward to Chusonji Temple direction
      Turning right at the T-junction and further going about 5km
      It take about 15 minutes from Chusonji Temple

      We recommend you to put winter tires on.
      You usually need winter tires from November to March.

      Please pay by cash at Shizukatei or through a bank transfer in advance.

      We accept payments by cash only.
      Please kindly prepare cash.

      Sorry, but we can nor accept such coupons.

      150Yen/person of bathing tax is applicable for adults.

      Yes, we can prepare the verification of accommodation.
      Please ask us when you check in.

      Yes, we accept advanced payment if you prefer.

      We basically ask for the payment in advance by bank transfer, but it may be possible.
      Please contact us at the Front Desk for details.

      Yes, you can.
      *Since it may take longer time, please come to the Front Desk with time to spare.

      You can see the vegetable garden and the country landscapes from the rooms.

      Japanese style 10-tatami mat rooms. (approximately 16.5㎡)

      Yes, you can use free Wi-Fi service in the building.
      Please use it for your smartphone, tablet, PC, etc.
      We ask you to set up the connection by yourselves.
      As for the password, please refer to the information in your room.

      We do. Please inquire about availability by phone (+81-191-34-2211) when making reservations.

      We do not have a room with a bathtub or an open-air bath.
      Please use the large public bath on the first floor.
      The large public bath is available 16:00-24:00 and 5:30-9:00 in the morning.
      It is spring out from the private resource.

      Yes, we basically serve dinner in your room.

      Yes, we have drinks on the room service menu.
      Please dial extension 101 when you order

      We are preparing the following items for children and babies.
      ■Comforter (or blanket) for children
      ■Baby bath
      ■Moses basket
      Please contact us at the Front Desk (extension 101) when you make a reservation or use them.
      *Please note there are limited numbers available.

      Since our guest rooms are Japanese style, we usually offer futons.
      We may prepare cot beds upon request.
      Please ask us when you make a reservation.
      *Please note there are limited numbers available.

      Yes, we do after dinner in turn.

      Currently 8 rooms are non-smoking.
      If you prefer it, please book a non-smoking room.
      If non-smoking room is not available, we may offer a smoking room after deodorization.

      Currently 2 rooms are smoking rooms.
      If smoking rooms are not available, please smoke in the smoking area on the first floor.

      Since our guest rooms are Japanese style, we basically offer futons.
      We may prepare cot beds upon request.
      Please ask us when you make a reservation or contact us at the Front Desk (extension 101).
      *Please note there are limited numbers available.

      We do not have a room specifically for children.

      We recommend a big room used for banquet on the first floor.

      Sorry, but you cannot.

      Yes, please ask us at the Front Desk (extension 101).

      Sorry, but only one key is available.

      Yes, we are selling them at the Front Desk.

      There is an emergency light (flashlight) at the entrance of the room. When you remove it from the holder, it is turned on. Please use it and subsequently contact us at the Front Desk (extension 101).

      There is a remote controller for air conditioner on the wall under the air conditioner.
      You can switch to cooling or heating and adjust the temperature and air volume.
      If you have any question, Please feel free to contact us (extension 101).

      We are preparing the following amenities for children up to elementary school students.
      ■Japanese bathrobe (yukata) for children
      ■Slippers for children
      *Please note there are limited numbers available.
      Please ask us at the Front Desk (extension 101).

      We are preparing the following baby goods.
      ■Comforter (or blanket) for children
      ■Baby bath
      ■Moses basket
      Please contact us at the Front Desk (extension 101) when you make a reservation or use them. We do not have a baby buggy.
      *Please note there are limited numbers available.

      We have dryers in all the rooms and dress room of the large public bath.

      We are preparing face towels and bath towels in all the rooms.

      Yes, you can have a face towel with 160Yen and 360Yen with bath towel additionally.
      Please ask us at the Front Desk (extension 101).

      Yes, we are preparing small, middle and very large sizes of yukata.
      We are also preparing yukata for babies and children.
      As for the sizes, please inquire directly for details.

      We are preparing yukata for babies and children.
      As for the sizes, please inquire directly for details.
      *Please note there are limited numbers available.

      We are preparing yukata for 145cm-180cm in height.

      Yes, please ask us at the Front Desk (extension 101).

      Yes, we have one wheelchair.
      Please ask us at the Front Desk if you would like to use.

      Yes, we can lend floor chairs.
      Please ask us at the Front Desk (extension 101).

      Yes, we have a refrigerator in each room.

      There is an adjustment dial in the refrigerator. Please set “Strong”. If it still does not work well, please contact us at the Front Desk (extension 101).

      Yes, we have an electric pot in each room.

      We do not have a microwave in the public space.
      Please ask us at the Front Desk if you would like to use it.

      No, we do not sell cigarettes in the building.

      No, we do not have a coin washer.

      No, we do not have an ice maker in the building, but we can prepare ice for room service (free of charge).

      No, we do not have a humidifier and an air purifier.

      You can borrow a battery charger with free of charge.
      Please ask us at the Front Desk (extension 101).
      Please note there are limited numbers available.

      No, we do not have a table-tennis table.

      No, we do not sell diapers.
      We can prepare bedwetting sheets.

      No, we do not have toys.

      You can order alcoholic drinks from room service.
      There is a menu for drinks in the room. Please order to the Front Desk (extension 101).

      We have it at the wash-basin of the big public bath.

      Yes, we can lend it to you with free of charge.
      Please ask us at the Front Desk (extension 101).

      Yes, we can lend them to you with free of charge.
      Since we have them at the newspaper corner on the first floor, please feel free to read them.

      No, we do not have playing cards.

      Yes, all the rooms have televisions.

      Sorry, but we do not have a clothes iron.

      Yes, we have it at the wash-basin of the big public bath.

      We do not have a meeting room.

      We do not have fitness facilities.

      We do not have pottery class. Soba noodle making experience and vegetable dyeing experience are available but required advanced reservations.

      We have a karaoke system in the banquet room.
      It can be used for a big group during dinner time free of charge.

      We do not have a shop.

      We do not have an esthetic clinic.

      There is a massage machine in our facilities. There is also certain plans you can stay the room with a massage chair.

      Yes, we can. Please make a reservation in advance.
      The fare is 15,000Yen~ per 1 hostess for 2 hours. We can arrange from 2 hostesses.

      Our facilities are not complete barrier-free, but we can offer a barrier-free room on the first floor.
      There is also an accessible restroom.
      Since our staff is willing to help you in the public space, please feel free to ask us.

      Yes, there is a smoking space on the first floor.

      Yes, we have.
      Opening hours are 16:00~24:00 and 6:00~9:00 in the morning.

      Yes, we have a day use plan.
      Please make a reservation in advance.
      TEL:+81-191-34-2211

      No, you can’t.
      Please use the bath during your stay (after check-in and before check out) and 16:00~24:00 or 6:00~9:00 in the morning.

      There are partially handrails, but it is not complete barrier-free.
      We prepare a special wheelchair used in the bath room.

      Yes, it is a natural hot spring without any filtration or additives.

      We have one big public bath each for men and women.
      There are two bath tubs each (house bath and open-air bath).
      Please enjoy different types of baths.

      There is no towel in the big public bath. Please bring a face towel and bath towel from your room.

      We have the following items in the big public bath.
      ■Shampoo
      ■Hair conditioner
      ■Body soap
      ■Make-up remover (for women only)
      ■Razors (for men only)
      ■Skin lotion
      ■Milky lotion

      Yes, we have chairs with arms. We also have a wheelchair used in the bath room.

      Our baths are 100% natural hot spring without any filtration or additives.
      Please fully enjoy the quality of natural hot spring.

      There is no age limit. Since the floors of the big public baths are slippery, please pay special attention.

      Yes. Since the floors of the big public baths are slippery, please pay special attention.
      Please also do not take a long bath.

      Sorry, but we ask the person with tattoos to refrain from using the big public bath.

      You cannot drink hot spring.

      We do not have a mixed bathing bath.
      We only have separated baths for men and women.

      We have neither a sauna and nor a bedrock bath.

      We offer private bathing plans in low seasons.
      Since we use the big public bath for a private use, we only accept bookings from disabled or those who need help in peak seasons.
      *Please make a reservation in advance. (TEL:+81-191-34-2211

      We do not have a swimming pool.

      May~October: You can choose the starting time from 7:00, 7:30 and 8:00.
      November~April: You can choose the starting time from 7:30, 8:00 and 8:30.

      Breakfast is basically served at the dining room on the first floor.
      We prepare a Japanese style breakfast set for each.
      *There are also plans with breakfast in the room. Please make a reservation in advance.

      Breakfast is served at the dining room on the first floor.
      *There may be the case to be served at the banquet room depending on the number of people.

      Breakfast is a healthy Japanese set menu using fresh vegetables from our own vegetable garden.
      Main items are as follows.
      ■Grilled fish
      ■Japanese omelette
      ■stewed dish
      ■Salad
      ■spinach and green vegetables with Japanese dressing
      ■Natto (fermented soybeans)
      ■Roasted laver
      ■Rice・Miso soup・Pickles
      ■Dessert (Yogurt, Fruits in season, etc.)

      No, we serve a Japanese style set menu for breakfast.

      Yes, you can have it if you pay additional fee for breakfast.
      Please let us know when you check in or contact us at the Front Desk (extension 101) if after check in.

      You can choose the starting time from 18:00, 18:30 and 19:00.

      You can make a reservation from 18:00, 18:30 or 19:00.
      Since we have a limit for serving dinner to the rooms in each time zone, please let us know as soon as possible if you have any requested time for dinner. (TEL:+81-191-34-2211
      You can also specify the time when check in.

      Yes, please let us know the new requested time.

      Yes, you have dinner in your room.

      You have dinner in your room.

      Dinner is not buffet style.
      It is different depending on plans, but we prepare a traditional Japanese multiple course using selected seasonal ingredients

      Yes, we can prepare the meal for children. Please let us know in advance.

      The meal charges for children are as follows:
      ・Children (elementary school students): 70% of the charge for adults
      ・Infants (before elementary school): 50% of the charge for adults
      *If no need for meal, we charge 2,160Yen as the facility charge.

      No, we do not have baby foods.

      Please make additional orders by 3 days prior to arrival so that we can purchase ingredients in time.
      There may be some meals we can accept orders on the day of arrival.

      Yes. Please let us know by 3 days prior to arrival. (TEL: +81-191-34-2211
      Please note it is at our discretion on what kinds of changes we would make.

      Yes, we prepare all-you-can-drink course.
      The charges are 2,700Yen (including tax)/2 hours for men and 1,620Yen (including tax)/2 hours for women.

      We recommend Maesawa Beef plan using local premium branded beef.
      You can enjoy the tastes of nigirizushi using aitchbone and 150g steak.
      Please try them.

      We do not have a restaurant.

      Yes, you can have a meal for day use.
      Opening hours are 10:30~13:30.
      *Please note we are closed on Thursdays. (January~March: Closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays)
      *There may be cases that we are fully booked by big groups. We recommend you to check with us in advance by phone. (TEL: +81-191-34-2211)

      Sorry, we do not have lunch buffet.

      We do not have a lounge bar.

      Yes, we have a banquet room. You can use it if you are 5 people or more.
      Please make a reservation in advance. (TEL: +81-191-34-2211)
      *There may be cases that we cannot accept your reservation.

      Basically you can use up to 2 hours.
      If you would like to use it longer, please contact us in advance.

      Yes, you can bring drinks.
      However, please do not bring them to dinner or lunch at our dining room.
      When you have dinner or lunch at our dining room, please make orders to us.
      You can drink them after dinner or lunch.

      Yes, lunch time starts at 11:30 and last order is 13:30.
      We mainly serve soba noodles, but we can prepare something different from dinner menu if you make a reservation in advance.
      Followings are pick-ups from the standard menu.
      - Zarusoba (Cold soba noodles with dipping sauce) 1,000Yen
      - Tekkadon (Vinegared rice topped with sliced raw tuna) 1,500Yen
      - Shokado Bento (Japanese style lunch box with cross-shaped separators) 2,000Yen

      There is no convenience store and super market in our neighborhood.
      If you need, please drop in at Family Mart near Hiraizumi Station, which is the last convenience store on the way to Shizukatei.

      There is no hospital in our neighborhood.
      If you feel unwell, please firstly contact us at the Front Desk (extension 101).
      We may call an ambulance for some situations.

      There are Michi no Eki (Roadside stations) in Hiraizumi and Gembi, both are from 15 minute distance from Shizukatei by car.
      They are selling fresh vegetables from local farmers.

      We recommend Chusonji Temple and Motsuji Temple.

      We recommend Iwate Safari Park. There is a petting zone where you can touch rabbits and sheep.

      We recommend Takkoku no Iwaya Bishamondo.
      This is a spiritual energy site which may bring lucky with money. You may get the strongest talisman “Goohoin”.

      We recommend going around Hiraizumi by rental bicycle.
      You can rent a bicycle at the rental shop near Hiraizumi Station. You can easily visit sightseeing spots if you use an electric bicycle.

      We recommend rice cake, which is one of local cultures.
      You can enjoy local rice cake at Yumenokaze near Chusonji Temple. (TEL: +81-191-46-2641)
      As for western food, we recommend Sato (TEL:+81-191-48-5011) near Hiraizumi Station and Cafe Sekimiya (TEL:+81-191-34-4030) on the way to Chusonji Temple.

      There are various events held in Hiraizumi.
      Spring Fujiwara Festival
      Motsuji Iris Festival
      Motsuji Bush Clover Festival
      Fall Fujiwara Festival
      We also recommend Geibikei Gorge River Cruise and Michinoku Hydrangea Garden.

      Shizukatei original Deep-fried manju (bun stuffed with adzuki-bean paste) “Agetsuki” is tasty.
      Stoles in vegetable garden are beautiful colors and popular among ladies.
      As for souvenirs in Hiraizumi, Nambu Rice Crackers, Grinded Sesame Dumplings and Iwayado Sweet Bean Jelly are famous.

      Do you think you can not enjoy sightseeing in Hiraizumi because it is outdoor type?
      The scenery of Chusonji Temple wet with rain was described in the poem by Basho Matsuo.
      Motsuji Temple is also attractive with further silence and we feel drawn into the ancient world when the Pure Land Gardens are covered by rain.
      It is also attractive to visit Chusonji Temple feeling silence when snowing and covered with pure white snow.
      We think Hiraizumi with rain or snow is full of attractiveness.

      Please come to the Front Desk. We will give you the map in our neighborhood.
      If you would like to get it in advance, please inform us. (TEL: +81-191-34-2211)
      We will send it to you.
      Followings are the recommendable sightseeing sports in our neighborhood.
      ・Chusonji Temple…10 minutes by car
      ・Motsuji Temple…10 minutes by car

      Please come to the Front Desk. We will give you the map in our neighborhood.
      If you would like to get it in advance, please inform us. (TEL: +81-191-34-2211)
      We will send it to you.

      Yes, please leave the room key at the Front Desk when you go out.

      No, we don’t have a curfew.

      The approximate amounts of the taxi fares from Shizukatei are as follows:
      ■To Hiraizumi Station, Chusonji Temple or Motsuji Temple (approximately 10-15 minutes)
      Taxi fare: approximately 2,500Yen
      ■To Ichinoseki Station (approximately 30-40 minutes)
      Taxi fare: approximately 6,000Yen

      Yes, please enjoy walking wearing yukata.
      You can also wear zori (Japanese sandals) when going out.

      The best season for colored leaves in our neighborhood is usually from the middle of October to the beginning of November.
      Chusonji Temple area is especially a beautiful and popular spot.

      Yes, you can play with fireworks in our parking space.
      Please refrain from playing skyrocket type fireworks because there may be a possibility to damage parking cars or other guests.

      There is no ramen shop or Japanese-style pub in-house or walking distance.

      You can keep valuables in the safety deposit box of your room. You can also check valuables at the Front Desk.

      We will help you as much as possible.
      We can arrange a cake and a flower bouquet for a fee. Please contact us in advance if you wish. (TEL: +81-191-34-2211)

      We do not provide foreign currency exchange service.

      Yes, you can walk with inner wear (yukata) and slippers everywhere in the building.

      Yes, you can.
      Since you have to use the stairs between the first floor and the second floor, please take care.

      It depends on carriers
      Docomo・・・No problem
      au・・・No problem
      Softbank・・・Partially poor

      Sorry, but we cannot do it.

      You may feel rather cool (cold) in spring or fall compared with Tokyo even though it depends on the season.
      The temperature may be going down especially in the evening and morning, please prepare warm clothes just in case.
      The weather in summer is lower humidity and comfortable. The temperature rises in the daytime, but you may feel cool if you go under the shade of trees.
      This is not the area with much snow, but there are many days below zero degree in winter.
      Since the surfaces of roads often freeze, we think you had better wear non-slip shoes and warm clothes just like the preparation for going to ski resorts.
      It is painful to feel cold during sightseeing, and the fun halves.
      Please prepare as warm clothes as possible. You can adjust by taking off the clothes when you feel hot.

      We show emergency exits and evacuation routes when you check in.
      Please evacuate to the first floor through the evacuation route.
      Since the evacuation routes may be changed depending on situation, please follow the instruction by our staff.

      Please contact us with the below telephone number and let us know the detailed information such as When, Where, What, etc. In case of taking certain time for checking, we may call you back. If we find the goods you left, we will send it to you with freight collect. TEL: +81-191-34-2211

      We recommend to spend your time in our natural hot spring. It is our pleasure if you refresh yourself in our facilities.

      We offer pick-up experience in our vegetable garden every morning from 6:30AM for 30 minutes in May~October.
      You can enjoy vegetables you picked up for breakfast. Please try it!