About shuttle bus
Do you have shuttle bus service? If yes, how can I use it?Complimentary shuttle bus is available from Hiraizumi Station.
The shuttle bus leaves Hiraizumi Station at 2:30pm and 4:40pm every day.
You can also get it on from Chusonji Temple and Motsuji Temple.
Prior reservations for the shuttle bus are required. Please make reservations by phone with 0191-34-2211 at least one day prior to arrival.
The shuttle bus leaves Sizukatei for Hiraizumi Station at 9:00am and 10:00am
Do you have early check in?You can check in early with additional charge of 1,000Yen/hour (not including tax).Can I check in at a late time?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)Do you have late check out?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.Can you hold my luggage before I check in or after I check out?We shall be pleased to take care of your luggage at the Front Desk.
Please feel free to ask us.Can you hold my luggage sent by delivery service?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.Can I stay with no meal?Yes, we are preparing No Meal Plans for certain days and certain types of rooms.Can I stay with children and babies? If yes, please let me know the rates.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.Please let me know the availability and rate.How far ahead do you accept reservations?We basically accept reservations up to one year in advance.Can I change the accommodation plan?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.When can I change the number of people?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.When does the cancellation fee take effect?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.
Do you have a parking space? If yes, please let me know the parking fee.Yes, we have a parking space in our property. (Capacity: 20 vehicles)
Parking is free of charge.Can I leave a car before check-in or after check-out?Yes, you can leave your car as long as the parking space is available.
Please feel free to ask us at the Front Desk.Which is the nearest station?Hiraizumi Station.How can I get to Shizukatei?◆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 TempleDo I need to put snow chains on in winter?We recommend you to put winter tires on.
You usually need winter tires from November to March.
How can I accommodation fee?Please pay by cash at Shizukatei or through a bank transfer in advance.Can I pay by credit card?We accept payments by cash only.
Please kindly prepare cash.Can I use gift coupons or other coupons attached to magazines, etc. for the payment of accommodation?Sorry, but we can nor accept such coupons.Is there any lodging tax applicable?150Yen/person of bathing tax is applicable for adults.Can you prepare the verification of accommodation?Yes, we can prepare the verification of accommodation.
Please ask us when you check in.Can I pay accommodation fee in advance?Yes, we accept advanced payment if you prefer.Can I receive the invoice from you and subsequently pay by bank transfer?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.Can we pay for accommodation one by one?Yes, you can.
*Since it may take longer time, please come to the Front Desk with time to spare.
How is the view from the rooms?You can see the vegetable garden and the country landscapes from the rooms.How big is a room?Japanese style 10-tatami mat rooms. (approximately 16.5㎡)Can I use the Internet in my room?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.Do you offer handicapped-accessible rooms?We do. Please inquire about availability by phone (+81-191-34-2211) when making reservations.Do you have a room with a bathtub?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.Can I have a meal in my room?Yes, we basically serve dinner in your room.Do you have room service? If yes, how do I get it?Yes, we have drinks on the room service menu.
Please dial extension 101 when you orderDo you have a baby crib and baby comforter?We are preparing the following items for children and babies.
■Comforter (or blanket) for children
Please contact us at the Front Desk (extension 101) when you make a reservation or use them.
*Please note there are limited numbers available.Do you have extra beds?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.Can you set up a futon for me?Yes, we do after dinner in turn.Do you have non-smoking rooms?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.Do you have smoking rooms?Currently 2 rooms are smoking rooms.
If smoking rooms are not available, please smoke in the smoking area on the first floor.Do you have rooms with beds?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.Do you have rooms for children or babies? If yes, what kind of rooms?We do not have a room specifically for children.Do you have a room recommendable for a big group?We recommend a big room used for banquet on the first floor.Can I make an outside call from the phone in the room?Sorry, but you cannot.Can you give me a wake-up call?Yes, please ask us at the Front Desk (extension 101).Can I have more than one room keys?Sorry, but only one key is available.Do you sell snack to go with tea served in the room?Yes, we are selling them at the Front Desk.The light in the room doesn’t work. What shall I do?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).My room is too hot (cold). What shall I do?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).
What kind of amenities do you have for children and babies?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).What kind of baby goods do you have?We are preparing the following baby goods.
■Comforter (or blanket) for children
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.Do you have a hair dryer?We have dryers in all the rooms and dress room of the large public bath.Do you have towels?We are preparing face towels and bath towels in all the rooms.Can I have additional towels?Yes, you can have a face towel with 160Yen and 360Yen with bath towel additionally.
Please ask us at the Front Desk (extension 101).Do you have inner cloth (yukata)?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.Do you have inner cloth (yukata) for children and babies?We are preparing yukata for babies and children.
As for the sizes, please inquire directly for details.
*Please note there are limited numbers available.Do you have large size inner wears (yukata)?We are preparing yukata for 145cm-180cm in height.Can I change inner cloth (yukata) to a larger (smaller) one?Yes, please ask us at the Front Desk (extension 101).Do you have a wheelchair?Yes, we have one wheelchair.
Please ask us at the Front Desk if you would like to use.Do you have floor chairs?Yes, we can lend floor chairs.
Please ask us at the Front Desk (extension 101).Do you have a refrigerator?Yes, we have a refrigerator in each room.The refrigerator does not work well. What shall I do?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).Do you have an electric pot?Yes, we have an electric pot in each room.Do you have a microwave?We do not have a microwave in the public space.
Please ask us at the Front Desk if you would like to use it.Do you have cigarettes?No, we do not sell cigarettes in the building.Do you have coin washers?No, we do not have a coin washer.Do you have an ice maker?No, we do not have an ice maker in the building, but we can prepare ice for room service (free of charge).Do you have a humidifier / air purifier?No, we do not have a humidifier and an air purifier.Do you have a battery charger for cell-phone / smartphone?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.Do you have a table-tennis table?No, we do not have a table-tennis table.Do you have diapers?No, we do not sell diapers.
We can prepare bedwetting sheets.Do you have toys for children and babies?No, we do not have toys.Do you have alcoholic drinks?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).Do you have make-up remover?We have it at the wash-basin of the big public bath.Do you have a nail clipper?Yes, we can lend it to you with free of charge.
Please ask us at the Front Desk (extension 101).Do you have picture books?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.Do you have playing cards?No, we do not have playing cards.Do you have a television?Yes, all the rooms have televisions.Do you have a clothes iron?Sorry, but we do not have a clothes iron.Do you have skin lotion?Yes, we have it at the wash-basin of the big public bath.
Do you have a meeting room? If yes, how can I use it?We do not have a meeting room.Do you have fitness facilities? If yes, how can I use it?We do not have fitness facilities.Do you have pottery class? If yes, how can I participate in it?We do not have pottery class. Soba noodle making experience and vegetable dyeing experience are available but required advanced reservations.Do you have karaoke? If yes, how can I use it?We have a karaoke system in the banquet room.
It can be used for a big group during dinner time free of charge.Do you have a shop? If yes, please let me know the business hours.We do not have a shop.Do you have an esthetic clinic? If yes, how can I use it?We do not have an esthetic clinic.Can I get a massage? If yes, how can I get it?There is a massage machine in our facilities. There is also certain plans you can stay the room with a massage chair.Can you arrange for hostesses or Geisha? If yes, how can I ask the arrangement?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.Are there barrier-free in the facilities?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.Do you have a smoking space?Yes, there is a smoking space on the first floor.
Big public bath・Hot spring
Do you have large public baths? If yes, please let me know the opening hours.Yes, we have.
Opening hours are 16：00～24：00 and 6：00～9：00 in the morning.Can I use the bath for day use? If yes, please let me know the opening hours for day use.Yes, we have a day use plan.
Please make a reservation in advance.
TEL：+81-191-34-2211Can I use the big public bath before check-in or after check-out?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.Is the big public bath barrier-free?There are partially handrails, but it is not complete barrier-free.
We prepare a special wheelchair used in the bath room.Is the big public baths hot spring?Yes, it is a natural hot spring without any filtration or additives.How many bathtubs do you have in the big public baths?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.Do you have towels in the big public bath?There is no towel in the big public bath. Please bring a face towel and bath towel from your room.Do you have shampoo, hair conditioner, body soap, etc. in the big public bath?We have the following items in the big public bath.
■Make-up remover (for women only)
■Razors (for men only)
■Milky lotionDo you have chairs for disabled in the big public bath?Yes, we have chairs with arms. We also have a wheelchair used in the bath room.Is there a natural hot spring without any filtration or additives?Our baths are 100% natural hot spring without any filtration or additives.
Please fully enjoy the quality of natural hot spring.Can children, infants and babies use the big public bath?There is no age limit. Since the floors of the big public baths are slippery, please pay special attention.Can pregnant women use the big public bath?Yes. Since the floors of the big public baths are slippery, please pay special attention.
Please also do not take a long bath.I have tattoos. Can I use the big public bath?Sorry, but we ask the person with tattoos to refrain from using the big public bath.Can I drink hot spring?You cannot drink hot spring.Do you have a mixed bathing bath? If yes, please let me know the opening hours.We do not have a mixed bathing bath.
We only have separated baths for men and women.Do you have a sauna and a bedrock bath? If yes, please let me know the opening hours.We have neither a sauna and nor a bedrock bath.Do you have a private bath? If yes, how can I use it?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）Do you have a swimming pool? If yes, please let me know the opening hours.We do not have a swimming pool.
What time can I have breakfast?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.Do I have breakfast in my room?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.Where is the breakfast room?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.Please met let me know the breakfast menu.Breakfast is a healthy Japanese set menu using fresh vegetables from our own vegetable garden.
Main items are as follows.
■spinach and green vegetables with Japanese dressing
■Natto (fermented soybeans)
■Dessert (Yogurt, Fruits in season, etc.)Is the breakfast buffet style? Please let me know the menu.No, we serve a Japanese style set menu for breakfast.My plan is not including breakfast. Can I have 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.What time can I have dinner?You can choose the starting time from 18：00, 18：30 and 19：00.Can I make a reservation for the dinner time?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.Can I change the time for dinner?Yes, please let us know the new requested time.Do I have dinner in my room?Yes, you have dinner in your room.Where is the dinner place?You have dinner in your room.Please let me know the dinner menu.It is different depending on plans, but basically a Japanese style course using fresh vegetables from our own vegetable garden, local premium branded beef, etc.
*Please take a look at the following website for details.
https://asp.hotel-story.ne.jp/ver3d/di/?hcod1=35420&hcod2=001&seek=on&def=seekIs the dinner buffet style? Please let me know the menu.Dinner is not buffet style.
It is different depending on plans, but we prepare a traditional Japanese multiple course using selected seasonal ingredientsDo you have a menu for children and babies?Yes, we can prepare the meal for children. Please let us know in advance.Please let me know the meal charge for children and babies.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.Do you have baby foods?No, we do not have baby foods.Can I make additional orders for meals?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.I have dietary restrictions or allergies. Can you change the menu for me?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.Do you have all-you-can-drink course?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.Do you have any recommendation?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.Do you have a restaurant? If yes, please let me know the opening hours.We do not have a restaurant.Can I have a meal for day use? If yes, please let me know the opening hours.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)Do you have lunch buffet?Sorry, we do not have lunch buffet.Do you have a lounge bar? If yes, please let me know the opening hours.We do not have a lounge bar.Do you have a banquet room? If yes, how can I use it?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.How long can we use the banquet room?
Basically you can use up to 2 hours.
If you would like to use it longer, please contact us in advance.Can I bring drinks?
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.Can I have 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
Is there any convenient store nearby?
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.Is there a hospital nearby?
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.Is there a farmer’s store nearby?
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.Is there any recommendable sightseeing spot nearby?
We recommend Chusonji Temple and Motsuji Temple.Is there any recommendable sightseeing spot where children and babies can enjoy?
We recommend Iwate Safari Park. There is a petting zone where you can touch rabbits and sheep.Is there any recommendable sightseeing sport for couples?
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”.Is there any activity nearby?
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.Please let me know recommendable restaurants or eating places nearby.Please let me know recommendable events nearby.
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.
Please let me know recommendable souvenirs.
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.Please let me know recommendations on how to spend days with bad weather.
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 let me know how to access to recommendable sightseeing spots nearby.
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
Do you have a map nearby?
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.
Should I leave the room key when going out?
Yes, please leave the room key at the Front Desk when you go out.Do you have a curfew?
No, we don’t have a curfew.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
Can I go out wearing inner cloth (yukata)?
Yes, please enjoy walking wearing yukata.
You can also wear zori (Japanese sandals) when going out.Please give me the information about colored leaves.
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.Can I play with fireworks nearby?
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.Please let me know recommendable ramen shops or Japanese-style pubs nearby or in-house.
There is no ramen shop or Japanese-style pub in-house or walking distance.
How can I keep valuables?
You can keep valuables in the safety deposit box of your room. You can also check valuables at the Front Desk.Is there any surprised arrangement for birthday or anniversary?
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)Can you exchange foreign currency?
We do not provide foreign currency exchange service.Can I walk with inner wear (yukata) and slippers in the building?
Yes, you can walk with inner wear (yukata) and slippers everywhere in the building.Can I use a baby buggy in the building?
Yes, you can.
Since you have to use the stairs between the first floor and the second floor, please take care.Please let me know the radio wave condition in the building for cell-phone and smartphone.
It depends on carriers
Softbank・・・Partially poorCan you wash and sterilize a baby bottle?
Sorry, but we cannot do it.How is the weather (temperature) over there?
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.How can I evacuate in case of emergency?
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.What shall I do when I left something?
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: +81-191-34-2211What is your recommendation on how to spend time in Shizukatei?
We recommend to spend your time in our natural hot spring. It is our pleasure if you refresh yourself in our facilities.Is there any recommendable event in Shizukatei?
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!