Shikitei is a traditional onsen ryokan. The building is a classic Japanese sukiya-zukuri style. In the hotel restaurant, re-organized in 2015, traditional kaiseki-style meals are offered. The menu changes on a monthly basis. Local and seasonal ingredients, such as sashimi from Sanriku (the ocean off Aomori, Iwate, and part of Miyagi prefectures), local Iwate beef, are used. Shikitei has both indoor and outdoor hot spring baths. The hot spring water contains sulfur.