Hotel Shion

Hotel in Morioka

In a very attractive setting overlooking Gosho Lake 14km west of Morioka, Hotel Shion is a decadent onsen hotel catering largely to groups. The rest of us won't be denied its real charms though; enjoy the multiple bathing options and the well-organised Western- and Japanese-style rooms. Meals are phenomenal. Pick-ups can be arranged from JR Morioka Station.