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Ishiba Ryokan
Ishiba Ryokan
Ishiba Ryokan
Ishiba Ryokan
Ishiba Ryokan
Ishiba Ryokan
Ishiba Ryokan

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8.8

Excellent

118 reviews

118 reviews

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8.8

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
United Church of Christ in Japan Hirosaki Church 30 m
Catholic Hirosaki Church 230 m
patisserie verger 290 m
Aomori Bank Memorial Museum 310 m
Former Fifty-Ninth Bank Aomori Bank Museum 310 m
Former To-o Gijuku Missionary Residence 430 m
Kyokushōdō 450 m
Former Hirosaki City Library 450 m
Sakura House (Souvenir Store) 450 m
Hirosaki Municipal Tourist Center 450 m

Ishiba Ryokan

55,Mototera-machi, Hirosaki, Hirosaki, Japan, 036-8355 - See map

This ryokan features free Wi-Fi in all rooms for easy connection, and car park free of charge. Conveniently situated in the Hirosaki part of Hirosaki, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Rated with 3 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to restaurant, hot tub and fitness center on-site.

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Highlights

710 meters to public transportation

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Hot tub

Air conditioning

Daily housekeeping

Facilities

Bicycle rental

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Hot tub

Swimming pool [indoor]

Fitness center

Restaurants

Value for money8.7
Distance to city center2km
Location rating8.8

Rooms available at Ishiba Ryokan

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.9

Japanese Style Triple Room with Shared Bath
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 3 futons
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Japanese Style Triple Room with private Bath
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 3 futons
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Japanese Style Twin Room With Private Bath
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 1 futon
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Japanese Style Twin Room With Shared Bath
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 2 futons
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Japanese Style Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
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Japanese Style Twin Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
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Japanese-StyleTriple Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
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Japanese-StyleTriple Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
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Double with Shared Bathroom
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    Triple Standard
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      Frequently asked questions

      What time is check-in and check-out at Ishiba Ryokan?

      Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The ryokan offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

      How do I get to Ishiba Ryokan?

      For those who wish to drive their own cars, Ishiba Ryokan has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is free for guests.

      Is breakfast offered at Ishiba Ryokan?

      Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 864 JPY if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the ryokan.

      What is the smoking policy at Ishiba Ryokan?

      Ishiba Ryokan does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

      What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Ishiba Ryokan?

      The closest train, metro, or bus station is Chuo Hirosaki, 720 m away from Ishiba Ryokan.

      What restaurants are nearby Ishiba Ryokan?

      Ishiba Ryokan’s neighborhood is Hirosaki which includes popular restaurants such as Curry & Ramen Pares, Masumiya and Suimeiso, Ouzen Cuisine Traditional Restaurant.

      What popular shopping places are close to Ishiba Ryokan?

      Located in the Hirosaki area, Ishiba Ryokan is close to great shopping choices like Home Works, Hirosaki Central Food Market and Hirosaki Station Building Appliese.

      What are popular attractions near Ishiba Ryokan?

      Ishiba Ryokan is located in Hirosaki area, which is famous for attractions such as United Church of Christ in Japan Hirosaki Church, Catholic Hirosaki Church and Aomori Bank Memorial Museum.

      What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Ishiba Ryokan?

      Ishiba Ryokan is located within Hirosaki, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Iwakisan Hyakuzawa 3, Iwakisan Hyakuzawa Pony and Iwakisan Hyakuzawa 1.

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      What people love about Ishiba Ryokan

      • 10

        Exceptional

        "What a wonderful stay."

        Asher

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        April 19, 2021

      • 9.6

        Exceptional
        Breakfast

        "I ask for vegan breakfast and it was really delicious."

        Luisa

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        October 19, 2019

      • 10

        Exceptional
        Staff 

        "Fantastic private Onsen and extremely friendly and helpful host ! Thank you"

        Denissa

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        April 6, 2019

      Overall rating:

      8.8

      Excellent
      118 reviews
      Cleanliness
      8.7
      Facilities
      8.1
      Location
      8.8
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      More about Ishiba Ryokan

      More about Ishiba Ryokan

      Ishiba Ryokan

      Ishiba Ryokan offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. If you plan to arrive by car, you'll appreciate the ryokan's free parking, right on-site. Front desk services including luggage storage can assist with your needs.
      For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room. Please be advised that smoking is not allowed in the ryokan to allow cleaner air for all guests. Smoking is limited to designated areas only, for the health and well-being of all guests and staff.
      Equipped with handy amenities, guestrooms at Ishiba Ryokan guarantee a comfortable stay for all travelers. Some rooms at Ishiba Ryokan are equipped with air conditioning for your convenience. In-room entertainment such as television, is provided for guests in select rooms. The ryokan also offers a coffee or tea maker in some rooms for when you feel like it is needed.
      It's good to know that a hair dryer and toiletries are provided in some guest bathrooms.


      Dining and things to do

      If you don't feel like going out to eat, you can always opt for the delicious dining options at the ryokan.
      Recreational facilities at Ishiba Ryokan are designed for escape and relaxation. Maximize your winter fun with a daily trip to the powdery white slopes with ski slopes. Finish your vacation days right by dropping in at the hot tub. Start your vacation off right with a dip in the pool.
      Fitness lovers who want to keep up their routine on vacation can drop in at the ryokan's fitness facility. Get wet in the best way on sunny days by joining water-world activities like fishing.


      Reasons to stay here

      This ryokan beats 95% of accommodations in the city on value for money.
      Guests who stayed here rated the facilities above 93% of other accommodations in the city.
      This accommodation is highly rated for its staff and service, beating 95% of competition within the city.

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      Amenities and facilities
      Excellent
      Facilities

      8.1

      Most talked about facilities

      Housekeeping

      2 mentions

      Food & Dining

      1 mention

      Breakfast

      1 mention

      View

      1 mention

      Languages spoken

      • English
      • Japanese

      Internet access

      • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
      • Wi-Fi in public areas

      Things to do, ways to relax

      • Fishing
      • Fitness center
      • Garden
      • Hot tub
      • Skiing
      • Swimming pool [indoor]

      Cleanliness and safety

      • Daily disinfection in all rooms
      • Daily disinfection in common areas
      • Face coverings on staff
      • First aid kit
      • Hand sanitizer
      • Hot water linen and laundry washing
      • Individually-wrapped food options
      • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
      • Protective screens in common areas
      • Temperature check for guests and staff

      Dining, drinking, and snacking

      • Restaurants

      Services and conveniences

      • Daily housekeeping
      • Elevator
      • Luggage storage
      • Smoke-free property
      • Smoking area

      Access

      • Pets allowed

      Getting around

      • Car park [free of charge]
      • Car park [nearby]
      • Car park [on-site]

      Sports equipment rental

      • Bicycle rental

      Available in all rooms

      • Air conditioning
      • Coffee/tea maker
      • Free bottled water
      • Hair dryer
      • Heating
      • Telephone
      • TV
      Location
      55,Mototera-machi, Hirosaki, Hirosaki, Japan, 036-8355
      Excellent
      Location

      8.8

      Property policies
      Children and extra beds

      Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

      All children are welcome.

      Infant 0-1 year(s)
      Stay for free if using existing bedding.
      Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
      Children 2-5 year(s)
      Must use an extra bed
      If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
      Guests 6 years and older are considered as adults
      Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
      Others
      • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
      Some helpful facts

      Check-in/Check-out

      • Check-in from15:00
      • Check-out until11:00
      • Reception open until20:00

      Getting around

      • Distance from city center2km

      Extras

      • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)864 JPY

      The property

      • Number of floors2
      • Number of rooms 18
      • Room voltage100
      • Year property opened1879
      • Most recent renovation1970

      Reviews of Ishiba Ryokan from real guests

      Provided by verified guests of Agoda
      8.8
      /
      10
      Cleanliness8.7
      Facilities8.1
      Location8.8
      Room comfort and quality8.9
      Service9.5
      Value for money8.7
      High score for Hirosaki
      Rating
      9+ Exceptional (40)
      8-9 Excellent (12)
      7-8 Very Good (19)
      6-7 Good (2)
      <6 Below Expectation (3)
      Time of the year
      Mar - May (21)
      Jun - Aug (28)
      Sep - Nov (17)
      Dec - Feb (10)
      All guests (118)
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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Denissa from Germany
      Family with young children
      Japanese Style Triple Room with private Bath
      Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

      Excellent !”

      Truly beautiful Ryokan, very spacious and clean. Fantastic private Onsen and extremely friendly and helpful host ! Thank you

      Reviewed April 06, 2019

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Asher from Japan
      Family with young children
      Japanese Style Twin Room With Shared Bath
      Stayed 1 night in April 2021

      Amazing”

      What a wonderful stay. Excellent location, and such kind hosts. Couldn’t ask for anything better.

      Reviewed April 19, 2021

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Luisa from Italy
      Couple
      Japanese Style Triple Room with private Bath
      Stayed 3 nights in October 2019

      Ryokan as at your home”

      The Ishiba Ryokan is very well located and maintened, the owners really kind and helpfull for everything you need. I ask for vegan breakfast and it was really delicious. I really suggested to spend some days there.

      Reviewed October 19, 2019

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Wakeling from Australia
      Couple
      Japanese Style Twin Room With Private Bath
      Stayed 2 nights in August 2015

      Logos of Aomori's Asymmetrical Delights”

      Ishiba | Singular Decor | Memories

      Ishiba Ryokan is precisely the reason why you might stay in accommodation of a kind different to a standard hotel. The accommodation itself is living history of Hirosaki, itself a lively hub of Aomori cultural history. The ryokan is a stroll away from the castle and its gardens, a jaunt away from the city centre, the small bars and lanes. But every ryokan, unlike a hotel, is run by people you will meet face to face, who will accommodate you. This younger generation Ishiba, the present face of the ryokan, offers that rare invitation into a history which as a traveller can only be scratched at otherwise. There are Edo period dolls in the foyer, a part-sculpted, part self-flourishing garden visible from the halls, a authentic tatami rooms. The interior is laid out like a labyrinth. Read the story about the genealogical heritage of the place on the ryokan's website to begin. Visit Aomori if only to visit Ishiba Ryokan. My wife and I will certainly return.

      Reviewed August 27, 2015

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Lindsay from Philippines
      Group
      Japanese-StyleTriple Room with Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 2 nights in April 2016

      The Best Place to Stay in Hirosaki”

      We had a wonderful experience in Ishiba Ryokan. The room is very neat and the warm and very attentive nature of our Host made us feel very comfortable. We also loved the welcome drink and the breakfast! Staying in Ishiba Ryokan is one of the best ways to experience a glimpse of Japan's historical and beautiful past while still enjoying the amenities of modern times. I highly recommend this place and we are truly grateful to the host who also generously shared information to make our stay in Hirosaki more enjoyable.

      Reviewed April 26, 2016

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Armin from United Kingdom
      Group
      Stayed 1 night in August 2012

      "Lovely hotel and service with a smile”

      Great location

      overall, for travelling on a budget (which we are two college students, so definitely on a tight budget) it was a great place to stay, especially if you want the experience of staying at a japanese ryokan (i've looked at the prices for other ryokans which can be hundreds of dollars per night). staying at ishiba ryokan definitely made the trip to hirosaki amazing!

      Reviewed August 21, 2012

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Kerry from Australia
      Couple
      Japanese Style Twin Room With Shared Bath
      Stayed 1 night in February 2015

      Great location, great host and great experience”

      Great location just next to the Hirosaki park, great host Ishiba made us feel like back home. Fantastic Japanese experience would definitely go back again. It's nice to live in the hostoric hotel.

      Great location just next to the Hirosaki park, fantastic for Hirosaki snow festival. (If you have a lot suitcases, contact hotel for pickup or take 100¥ bus) Great host Ishiba and family made us feel like back home. We have fantastic days and fantastic Japanese experience, wish we can stay longer. Would definitely go back again. It's really nice to live in the hotel with all the history come with it. Can't ask for more.

      Reviewed February 10, 2015

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      9.2
      Exceptional
      Thongchart from Japan
      Solo traveler
      Japanese Style Twin Room With Private Bath
      Stayed 2 nights in August 2018

      Old style, friendly staff”

      The room facility is really good and the staff really friendly. I'm 100% recommended The location is a bit far from the station, but close to Hirosaki castle. You can take a 100yen bus to Ryokan.

      Reviewed August 05, 2018

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      8.7
      Excellent
      Lewis from United States
      Couple
      Stayed 2 nights in July 2012

      Great Experience!”

      Very friendly staff and traditional rooms.

      This was truly a unique and very enjoyable stay. The staff is very friendly and goes well above and beyond to ensure a memorable visit. Close walking distance to all day and night activities anyone would desire while visiting Hirosaki. Will be staying at this Ryokan next visit for sure!

      Reviewed July 26, 2012

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      9.3
      Exceptional
      Christopher from New Zealand
      Couple
      Japanese Style Twin Room With Shared Bath
      Stayed 2 nights in October 2014

      Wow factor 10”

      Economic, traditional, conveneient location

      Excellent stay in a traditional ryoken, extremely friendly helpful & generous owner and staff, close to Hirosaki castle, great recommendation for local restaurant, quiet & peaceful, resonable price, highly recommend.

      Reviewed October 29, 2014

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      8.8
      Excellent
      Luyun from Japan
      Solo traveler
      Japanese Style Triple Room with Shared Bath
      Stayed 1 night in August 2016

      nice hotel and friendly staff”

      it is a very traditional japanese hotel, the room is beautiful and staff are friendly, very close to Hirosaki park. A little far away from main station, but you can take buses to go to the hotel. Very nice place, i like it.

      Reviewed January 29, 2017

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Mak from Hong Kong SAR, China
      Solo traveler
      Japanese Style Twin Room With Shared Bath
      Stayed 2 nights in November 2016

      Helpful, Good English Speaking”

      Ishiba Ryokan is a traditional wooden Japanese Building, The owner is really helpful and he speaks very good English, I had a great time here.

      Reviewed November 25, 2016

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Karl from Germany
      Solo traveler
      Japanese Style Triple Room with Shared Bath
      Stayed 1 night in April 2016

      Authentic ryokan experience”

      Nice big room, hot bath in the evening and morning, fascinating building. When the lady of the house comes with you to the room and kneels down to prepare a cup of tea you know you arrived at a traditional ryokan. I was quite tired the evening I arrived so I may have missed out on some information and service, I particularly regret that I didn't book breakfast for the morning to make the ryokan experience more rounded, by the time I thought of it, it was too late.

      Reviewed April 27, 2016

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      8.0
      Excellent
      Sooyi from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      Japanese Style Twin Room With Shared Bath
      Stayed 1 night in May 2017

      nice japanese ryokan”

      ryokan located near hirosaki castle but abit distance from train station. very old wood building where need to be careful with. overall nice stay.

      Reviewed May 15, 2017

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      6.4
      Good
      EDMUND from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      Japanese Style Twin Room With Shared Bath
      Stayed 1 night in October 2016

      Great Location”

      Walking distance to Hirosaki Castle and Park. Tsuruga Neputa Village. Shower access is very limited time. This Ryokan about 20mins walk from Hirosaki JR. Don't walk if you have heavy luggage with you. Take the 100yen bus to the Ryokan. Stops at the Cultural Center. Other than that I am good.

      Reviewed October 24, 2016

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Nicholas from Australia
      Solo traveler
      Japanese Style Twin Room With Shared Bath
      Stayed 1 night in August 2018

      Quaint and historic ryokan”

      A large number of restaurants nearby and ryokan owner made excellent recommendations. Loved the tatami room with garden view. Building is clean and functional... Would come back again as good value

      Reviewed September 06, 2018

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      fanyi from China
      Solo traveler
      Japanese Style Twin Room With Shared Bath
      Stayed 2 nights in August 2017

      highly recommended”

      a place definitely worth staying if you want to try the traditional ryokan location is near to the park with the castle, 2 convenient stores nearby a bit walking from the train station, but you can give the owner a call if you need help and they can speak good english

      Reviewed September 01, 2017

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      RUOJIE from China
      Group
      Japanese Style Twin Room With Shared Bath
      Stayed 1 night in July 2018

      Great Japanese Hotel ”

      This is the best Japanese hotel I’ve been to, with perfect location just infront of the Hirosakijo park,you can go everywhere easily.Ishiba San,who is the hotel’s owner,is very friendly and helpful,and he can speak English & French, he recommended nice restaurant to us and drive us there and to the JR station after checking out.The hotel is a historical house and with big Japanese style room, shared toilet is clean ,hope I can go back to the hotel next time

      Reviewed July 13, 2018

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      7.7
      Very good
      remi from France
      Couple
      Japanese Style Twin Room With Shared Bath
      Stayed 1 night in October 2015

      Vintage traditional ryokan, next to Hirosaki park”

      location, ryokan, staff

      The manager was wonderful to drive us to a local restaurant run for decades. He also drove us to the train station the following day, advised us on planning our day. The ryokan is old which enhances that vintage feeling, traditional wood everywhere, you can feel you are staying in an historical place. A great experience, recommended.

      Reviewed November 16, 2015

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      8.3
      Excellent
      KOO from China
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 2 nights in February 2013

      was one of my great travel experience.”

      good location, within 5 mins walks you wl see the Hirosaki Castle (弘前城, Hirosaki-jō)

      it was a very Japanese style hotel, which exactly like what i expected. I met the boss, he was super nice and helpful. The lady helped me to set up the room, she is so lovely!! I feel very warm to stay there. Definitely would go back to stay when I travel there again.

      Reviewed February 27, 2013

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