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200 Higashiyamamachi Yumoto Kawamukai, Aizuwakamatsu 965-0814 Fukushima Prefecture
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#3 of 59 hotels in Aizuwakamatsu
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Mukaitaki continues its tradition of providing its guests with the quintessential Japanese ryokan experience. Upon passing through the entrance of Mukaitaki, one feels as though suddenly transported back through time to a more sophisticated yet uncomplicated era. At Mukaitaki, we strive every day to provide our guests with a wonderful and unique Japanese cultural experience. Each season brings beautiful scenic joys to experience, such as the winter candle flowers blooming nightly in the snowy winter garden. We always look forward to seeing the smiles of our guests and hearing about the good memories of their stay at Mukaitaki.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Hot tub
Breakfast available
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Non-smoking rooms
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Classic
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Languages Spoken
English, Japanese
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qpyy wrote a review Feb 2021
Sendai, Japan11 contributions1 helpful vote
I love everything. Hot springs, cuisines, services, all of them were perfect. And the night garden was marvelous(Look at the pic I uploaded). I highly recommend you visit and enjoy this traditional inn in winter. * 3年ほど前貧しい学生だった頃に,Penという雑誌の表紙で雪見ろうそくを見てから,向瀧に宿泊することが私の夢でした 宿泊予定日が近づくと,毎日雪が解けてしまわないか心配で天気予報を確認したり,妹にカメラを借りたりして準備を進める中,遠足に行く前の子供のようにそわそわしていました. コロナの影響でパートナーは一緒に宿泊できなくなってしまいましたが,ひとりで過ごす時間も非常に贅沢で,美しい雪見ろうそくを好きなだけ眺めたり,5回ほど温泉に浸かったりと自由に過ごすことができました *温泉 さるの湯はタイミングによってはそれほど熱くないときもあり,泉質もとてもすばらしかったです.また,入れないだろうと予想していた44度のきつね湯の熱さは癖になり,1分間浸かっては上がってを繰り返すのは癖になり,新たな温泉の楽しみ方を覚えました. 貸切風呂は利用しませんでしたが,3つあるため回転率のよさが予想され,予約も不要なので利用しやすそうでした. *料理 会津のものが豊富で,とても丁寧に作られている印象を受けました.こづゆ,ごんぼ汁,地鶏…書ききれませんが,どれもとても美味しかったです.鯉のお刺身は海の魚の物と比べると弾力があり,甘煮は食べ入れないほどの量ではありませんでしたが,半分持ち帰って夕食のおかずとしました(パートナーは,「鰻の味がするけど鰻みたいにふわふわはしていないね」と言っていました). 牛肉や刺身の盛り合わせがメインの,いわゆる普通の宿の夕食を食べたい人には向かないのかもしれないと思いますが,私はとても満足でした. その他,すれ違うたびに挨拶をしてくださる従業員の方々や,お部屋から聞こえる水の流れなど素晴らしさは書ききれません. 伝統的な建物を保存しながら,他の高級旅館と一線を画する宿の経営を続けることはとても大変なことかと思います.しかしそれだからこそ,ここには書ききれない素晴らしさがあるのだと思います. 今度は桜や紅葉の時期に訪れてみたいです.また,いっぱい働いて両親にも宿泊券をプレゼントしたいとも思いました.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Alyssa wrote a review Dec 2019
11 contributions14 helpful votes
My husband and I stayed here for one night. It is a gorgeous traditional inn, all wood with shiny floors and well-kept tatami mats in the rooms. The landscaping outside with the mountains as a backdrop is breathtaking. Even better than the beauty of the inn is the people who work there. Very kind and warm - they will do anything they can to make you feel welcome and special. I requested a special diet - I only eat vegetables and fish (no meat) and they were extremely accommodating. I felt very well taken care of. The food is local to the region, and very delicious. It’s a little bit daunting to a Westerner at first, but if you embrace it you will have no regrets. The baths were amazing in a minimal type of way. They are not made to be modern, but you can feel the history and the water leaves your skin very smooth. 10/10 experience. We will definitely return if we are ever in the area.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Vincent wrote a review Nov 2019
Singapore, Singapore74 contributions73 helpful votes
We stayed two days at the Mukaitaki hotel and had an enjoyable time. The ryokan is easily accessible by bus or taxi from the train station and situated in a very quiet place where the only noise is the one of the river. If many ryokans are modern, this one is located in a 19th century house which gives a particular charm to the stay. The personnel is super nice (thank you Honda) and really want to make your stay unforgettable. There is several onsets. 2 public baths and 3 private baths. Food was really nice, served in your room. There is many things to see in Aizu and we enjoyed our stay. Definitely a place we would like to com e back with friends or family for a ryokan experience.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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lycanthropebata wrote a review Aug 2019
5 contributions1 helpful vote
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This ryokan was accidentally booked. It was a pure Japanese style inn and I was satisfied. The food was the right amount for me and I enjoyed it slowly. The hot springs had several old-fashioned style baths. There are also family baths (private baths) that can be used freely as long as they are available, so it is also good for overseas travelers. I couldn't put it because the bath was a little hot (43 ℃). Since it is a mountain inn, there are spider webs and insects in the garden (it can't be helped because it's summer). There was a festival on the day I stayed. I'm glad I could do it slowly because there were no group tourists.この旅館は偶然、予約が取れました。純日本風の旅館であり、私は満足しました。料理は私にとって適切な量であり、ゆっくり堪能しました。温泉は古風な様式の風呂がいくつかありました。また、家族風呂(貸切風呂)もあり、空いていれば自由に使うことができるので、海外の旅行者にもいいと思います。大浴場のおゆが少し熱い(43℃)なので私は入れなかった。山間の旅館なので、蜘蛛の巣や虫が庭にいます(夏なので仕方がない)。私が宿泊した日には、お祭りがありました。団体旅行客がいないので、ゆっくり出来てよかった。
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Date of stay: August 2019
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遼 加 wrote a review Dec 2018
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If you want to feel real Japanese culture, I strongly recommend to visit there. I assure that the traditional japanese architecture and kindful staff will give you a wonderful time. The quality of this "ryokann" is one of the best of japanese hotel.
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Henry D wrote a review Sep 2018
Geraldton, Australia573 contributions159 helpful votes
We arrived from a bike tour soaking wet and tired , service and staff went above , the onsen dates back hundred of years and with 3 types there is a tub for everyone. Food was amazing with the servicing staff providing great service. Rooms are wonderful.
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Jonathan P wrote a review Jul 2018
11 contributions3 helpful votes
The staff here are top notch and were the best part of the stay. The food was interesting. The inn is quite expensive but is probable worth it to those who value a traditional ryokan experience and Japanese history (such as the inn’s relationship with Dr. Noguchi). Pay extra for a room with a garden view if you splurge to stay here.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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JMAbcn wrote a review May 2018
Barcelona, Spain166 contributions25 helpful votes
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we spent two nights in this amazing place as we wanted to live an authentic japanese ryokan experience and due to travel plans had to be near Aizu-Wakamatsu the complex of buildings is very nice, polished wood everywhere, elegant decoration and the entrance takes you to several corridors that provide access to the different onsens, rooms, the garden, and so, very calm and silent atmosphere it's located out of Aizu-Wakamatsu but there is a cheap circular bus every half an hour, if you are sightseeing there is a one-day ticket which saves a few hundred yens the room in traditional style is big compared to modern (and cheaper) hotels but a little bit worn out, and it had a private bathroom but no shower, you have to go to the onsen, which is magnificent, anyway you sleep and eat in your room, they take care of preparing the table and then the beds every night and morning they serve breakfast and dinner, a large collection of delicious dishes, although some non-japanese guests might not be very comfortable eating fish for breakfast, not my case, though, the food was excellent, just an important detail, you have to pay for beer or sodas the staff was very attentive and kind, communicating in poor english (like ours), but enough to decide when to have dinner and breakfast, they were very friendly and asked us about our city (Barcelona) and language (Catalan) it's very expensive compared to our average spending in hotels but it's definitely worth an experience
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Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Denchai wrote a review Apr 2018
Bangkok, Thailand440 contributions56 helpful votes
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This ryokan is very beautiful and oldest Japanese style in this area, Easy to come here especially by public bus, all staffs are friendly and helpfully. Room and Onsen bath are clean and clear, Dinner and breakfast they are serve in our room. That is good.
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Date of stay: April 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Gracia83 wrote a review Sep 2017
Jakarta, Indonesia43 contributions43 helpful votes
I had a great stay at Mukaitaki 2 weeks ago. I first chose this ryokan when I was looking around for an onsen to visit because I fell in love with its history and how gorgeous it looked on pictures. Despite of feeling trepidation about the fact that most of the rooms have no private shower room, I went ahead and made a reservation. This ryokan proved to be the highlight of my 2-week trip to Japan. As other reviewers have said, Aizu-Wakamatsu is a bit out of the way. From Tokyo I took a Tohoku Yamabiko Shinkansen to Koriyama (about 1 and a half hour train ride), and then changed to a local train heading to Aizu Wakamatsu (about 1 hour 20 mins ride). The view along the way is marvelous! Mountain range and sweeping view of rice fields.. The tourist information office at Aizu-Wakamatsu provides a free-of-charge, same-day luggage delivery service for tourists staying at ryokan/hotel at Higashiyama onsen. This is a good service for tourists wanting to go sightseeing before checking-in into their accommodation. I gave the name and address of my accommodations to the staff, drop off my luggage with them and off I went sightseeing around town. For tourists on public transport, the classic town bus make a stop at Higashiyama onsen. Again, ask the staff at the tourist information office for the timetable. If in doubt over when to get off the bus, tell the bus driver where you're heading and they'll tell you when you've reached your stop. When I reached Mukaitaki, they had staff waiting outside the ryokan ready to greet arriving guests. They ran over across the bridge greeting me by name! Obviously I was the only non-japanese guest staying over that night. But still, it's a very good service. Check-in was fast and efficient. My bag was already waiting for me, and a staff (Mr Sato) was assigned to show me to my room and explain the available facilities. I have to say that very limited English is spoken in this ryokan. My room is beautiful, clean, comfortable with a very good view of the garden. Keeping in mind that this is a 100+ years old building, certain wear and tear are obvious, but it's well cared for. There is no lifts/escalators, so make sure to inform them beforehand if you have troubles with stairs. I believe they have some rooms on ground level. The meals are made of ingredients that are historically available locally, so they are pretty simple and austere. I have to admit that some of the ryokan that I've stayed at before had more innovative and lavish food. However, despite of how they looked, those simple dishes sure were tasty. Some of the recipe had been handed down for more than a hundred years. There are 3 private baths where you could lock the door for privacy, and 2 shared baths for every gender. I had fun trying out the different baths ! I would definitely recommend Mukaitaki to people interested in the hot spring culture, with a dash of history and fantastic service on the side. However, please keep in mind that this is a 140+ years old building and adjust your expectation accordingly. That being said, I enjoyed my stay very much and as I got back from my trip, all I could think of was that I wish I were back at Mukaitaiki.
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Date of stay: September 2017
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$289 - $390 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
JapanTohokuFukushima PrefectureAizuwakamatsuHigashiyama Onsen
NUMBER OF ROOMS
24
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mukaitaki
Which popular attractions are close to Mukaitaki?
Nearby attractions include Aizu Old Samurai Residences (0.7 miles), Aizuhanshu Matsudaira Family Grave (0.5 miles), and Aizuhanshu Matsudairake Bosho (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Mukaitaki?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and room service.
What food & drink options are available at Mukaitaki?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Mukaitaki?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mukaitaki?
Conveniently located restaurants include Yoshinoya Shokudo, Onyadotoho, and Matsumotoya.
Is Mukaitaki located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Aizuwakamatsu.
Does Mukaitaki offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Mukaitaki?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Mukaitaki?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Sazaedo (1.9 miles), Aizu Old Samurai Residences (0.7 miles), and Place Where Byakkotai Members Committed Suicide (1.8 miles).