- Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Skip the paid breakfast
Average room size, friendly staff, ample car parking spaces. Breakfast can be skipped though it's included!
Hotel Route-Inn Hirosaki-Joto is located in Hirosaki. Hirosaki Park and Hirosaki City Apple Park reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Fujita Memorial Garden and Seibien. Zuirakuen Garden and Shirakami Mountains are also worth visiting.
This hotel was at Joto which is not walkable (3km) to town centre so do not mix it up with the Route Inn at Eki-mae which is literally at the JR station in town. Having discovered our mistake we took a loop bus from the station but the service finished at around 4-5pm. There was very little to see or do around the hotel and no gardens. There was a small public bath open all afternoon and a part of the morning. The reception area had chairs and tables but wasn't a relaxing lounge type but more of a waiting area atmosphere. It seemed more suitable to drivers being easily accessible off the main road and parking.There was a Family Mart across the road but no alternative restaurants to the hotel that we saw. There were quite a lot of work men staying there when we visited and I would describe it as being functional and clean with friendly enough staff and adequate facilities but no personality. Again breakfast was fine with Japanese and western choices but nothing outstanding or memorable.
Pros: Clean, efficiently run, adequate facilities..
Cons: No complaints but no raving either.
Location: The Route Inn Joto was 3-4km from the castle park which is fine in a car but the walk is along busy main roads so not a choice or pleasant walk.