Looking for a place to stay in Kamaishi? Then look no further than Horai-kan, a romantic ryokan that brings the best of Kamaishi to your doorstep.
Guest rooms offer a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and air conditioning, and Horai-kan makes getting online easy as free wifi is available.
You can also take advantage of some of the amenities offered by the ryokan, including a 24 hour front desk, shops, and newspaper. In addition, guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their visit.
If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out Mizuumi Park, which is a popular park amongst tourists.
We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Horai-kan as you experience everything Kamaishi has to offer.
My dad and I stayed at 宝来館 over night as part of our Tohoku area road trip. This hotel is located right across the street from the Nebama Beach in Kamaishi City. As pointed out in other reviews, this hotel was damaged in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami and it truly warmed my heart to see that they've done significant rebuilding from the disaster and continue to operate a great ryokan. The room was quiet, clean and had a nice view of the ocean. I especially enjoyed the amazing seafood dinner and breakfast, sashimi was very fresh and scallops were to die for. I woke up early and took a walk along the beach. Watching the waves in such a beautiful serene environment almost made me forget how powerful and destructive natural forces can be. On a hill right behind the hotel (back of the parking lot) is an evacuation path that local people use in events of tsunami. We happened to be there on 9/1 (national disaster preparedness day in Japan) and participated in climbing up the hill via evacuation routes and heard from the local Red Cross staff that this very path saved many lives on March 11th 2011. I’d love to return to this hotel when I’m back in the area again and continue to support the recovery and rebuilding efforts of Tōhoku! …
This hotel was severely damaged by the tsunami that hit on 3/11 effectively wiping out the first two floors. They have obviously since rebuilt and it is a fabulous establishment. Take in views of the bay and enjoy some tremendous food. A few of the staff speak English and you should have no problem communicating here. The futons laid out were the most comfortable that I've ever slept on and the hot spring was warm and soothing as well. Id stay here for leisure even without the tsunami curiosity but the fact your putting money back into such a resilient community makes it all the better. The owner gave a presentation the following morning regarding the disaster and it was a moving experience to say the least. The sunrise in the morning is not to be missed.
Severely hit by the great earthquake but recovered with enthusiasm. Warm welcome by madam and the staff, and great food featuring fresh seafood. Surrounded by beautiful nature 震災復興の宿として有名ですが、女将さんのお話への感動はもちろんのこと スタッフ皆さんの温かいおもてなしに美味しい海鮮！海に臨む景色も素晴らしく、季節を変えてまた行きたいお宿です
I am writing this review on a rainy day, while sitting in Houraikan's restaurant and overlooking the Pacific ocean. Lunch is a sashimi set meat at about 1500 yen. This ryokan style hotel has tatami rooms, vending machines, laundry machines (which are amazingly, free to use!) and beautifully furnished baths with wooden decor, still exuding the fragrance of natural lumber. The soothing sounds of flowing water adds to the harmony of waves crashing against the shore as you soak in the outdoor bath. Outside the hotel, fairy lights twinkle to make the entire scenery look like a little wonderland. However what makes a hotel, a Ryokan -- the epitome of Japanese Omote-Nashi? Usually it is in the form of an Okami-san -- the lady owner of the hotel -- a role that has traditions dating back to hundreds of years. These Okami-sans are the face of the hotel, in charge of displaying the utmost in Japanese hospitality. Some Okami-sans are professionals at the aristocratic elegance often required to serve deep-pocketed guests. Some are Masters at the Sado -- Tea Ceremony. While some maintain a capable but carefully aloof demeanour so that every need of the guest is tended to in advance, without obviously making their presence felt even as they wait attentively in the background. And then you have the Okami-san of Houraikan. She gives little talks on the the impact of the Great Tsunami in the lobby of the hotel, complete with a projector screen and wooden chairs for the guests. She maintains walking trails around the Hakozaki Peninsula, even if walkers are not her guests. As far as she is able, she weeds and clears the trails, and even cleans the toilet, proving water tanks and toilet papers along the trails for people to use. Any guests that want to walk the peninsula, she is willing to drive them and be their guide even as it takes hours of her time. Not just the guests, but for residents of the peninsula, she constantly thinks of how the elderly and lonely people living here can have more interactions with others, being heavily involved with the local committee of the village. She is deeply grateful to any guest of the hotel, as they had chosen to come all the way to this unknown locale to vacation. Houraikan is along the route of the newly created Michinoku Trail, which will bring you to the tip of the Hakozaki Peninsula. Over there a trail winds around the sea cliffs and you get to see magnificent waves pounding against jagged rocks. Come here, stay for two nights or more and spend your time exploring this little peninsula. It will remain your secret hidden place for years to come. …
It was a delight from beginning to end. I arrived late evening, was picked up at the station by the proprietress and fell in love with the hotel at first sight. It was modern yet Japanese in design, and service was warm and sincere, and I felt rested immediately. A lot of thought went into the small details that helped one relax and enjoy being 'home'. The room I stayed in has views over the ocean, tatami mats, a good-sized bathroom and shower, and vanity area. The Onsen has both indoors and outdoors bathing pools and were very comfortable and relaxing, for the body and eyes :) Dinners and breakfasts were served in the dining room with an awesome view to the ocean too. The food was delicious and plenty (maybe too much!). The staff and proprietress didn't speak much English, but they prepared for having me (who doesn't speak Japanese) and tried so hard to understand what I needed and my wishes, and really tried to make me feel comfortable and welcomed. For their patience and hospitality I am grateful! Would definitely visit again when I can. Perfect place to chill-out and relax.…