Fushioukaku is a hot spring resort hotel nestled in the green hills of Ikeda to the north of Osaka. Despite its rural location this hotel can be reached from Umeda in just 30 minutes. This makes it a perfect getaway destination when you need to escape from Osaka’s concrete jungle. At Fushioukaku you can also expect all the traditional hospitality and genteel service of a classic ryokan style Japanese inn.
Fushioukaku has 70 guest rooms in a variety of styles. Traditional Japanese rooms come with tatami matting and futons, and rooms that are a mixture of Japanese and Western styles come with twin beds or double beds. There are also 20 rooms on the 6th and 7th floors which have private rotemburo style outdoor baths on their balconies. 6th floor rooms are all supplied with massage chairs too.
All rooms come supplied with a refrigerator, a TV, a tea making set, and yukata style robes which you can wear anywhere inside the hotel. Private bathrooms are supplied with a set of towels, shampoo, conditioner, soap, shaving gear, and a toothbrush set. Hair dryers can be borrowed from reception.
Breakfast & Dinner
Both breakfast and dinner are served in the hotel restaurant but it is possible to dine in your own room for a fee of 1,000 yen. Breakfast is a buffet which includes both Western and Japanese style items, so you can take your pick from a variety of healthy vegetables, fruits, breads, onigiri style rice balls, and juices.
Dinner is a multi-course meal which includes varied options according to your accommodation plan and the time of year. Traditional kaiseki meals are served all the year round which can include sashimi and tempura, game meat, or wagyu beef according to your preferences. Wild boar hot pot stew, or pheasant stew are also on offer according to the season.
This hotel has large public bathing facilities separated by gender. There are both outdoor and indoor baths with magnificent scenic views. In spring you can bathe while surrounded by cherry blossom, in summer by vibrant greenery, in autumn by colorful maple leaves, and in winter by the snow!
The natural mineral waters are said to be good for a variety of ailments including rheumatism, gout, and high blood pressure.
Facilities & Services
The hotel staff can provide assistance in both English and Korean and are very friendly and attentive.
Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout the hotel.
This hotel has an outdoor swimming pool, a barbecue garden, a games corner, a karaoke box, a tea lounge, and a souvenir shop. There is also a beauty salon where you can enjoy aromatherapy massages, hot rock bathing, and other beauty treatments.
Fushioukaku is located a short distance from Ikeda Station on the Hankyu Takarazuka Line. From Hankyu Umeda Station in Osaka you can get to Ikeda Station in just 20 minutes for a fare of 270 yen. From Ikeda Station a shuttle bus will take you to the hotel in just 10 minutes.
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Article by Michael Lambe. All rights reserved.