One of our favourite hotels in Tōhoku sits by the trailhead for the wonderful Oirase Keiryū hike. It's quite the place to relax after tackling the trail in one of numerous wood-panelled riverside onsen baths. Rooms are a stylish mix of Japanese and Western decor, while dining occurs in a kind of forest-facing hardwood cathedral that fills with natural light.
Free transfers from Shin-Aomori Station are available. All-round exceptional value.