Review: Hotel Folkloro Kakunodate Japan

Kakunodate

Kakunodate is a small town in Japan where some buildings of the samurai era are still intact. It can be found in the district of Semboku. A lot of hiking opportunities can be found around here as well.

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Cherry trees

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Review: Hotel Folkloro Kakunodate Japan,

Review: Hotel Folkloro Kakunodate Japan, Samurai House

Samurai house

Location

The hotel is located immediately next to the train station. Basically all sites of Kakunodate are within walking distance as well as the bus/train station which gives you an easy opportunity to visit the other cities of Semboku.

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Hotel from outside, left of main station

Rooms

The rooms are pretty basic,they  do not have the most modern furniture but are okay in terms of size, considering that it is a super small hotel in such a small town. In the room however you have all the amenities you need and the bathroom is of an acceptable size. You find a small closet, a desk, a refrigerator and a pretty descent sized TV in your room. You are sleeping right next to the train tracks which is not a problem as only about 4 trains pass Kakunodate each day.

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Overview of the room

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Only twin rooms available

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Bathroom

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View

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Review: Hotel Folkloro Kakunodate Japan, gift

Gift from the staff

Review: Hotel Folkloro Kakunodate Japan, guest information

Guest information

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Closet

Food & Drinks

When you book a room at Folkloro Kakunodate, dinner and breakfast are included which you can have in the small restaurant embedded in the same building. The dinner experience was special and very good. In terms of breakfast the choice was limited but considering the very small size of the hotel definitely sufficient.

They have a mini shop next to the reception where you can buy some food, soft drinks and souvenirs. A vending machine for alcohol and a microwave are also available.

Review: Hotel Folkloro Kakunodate Japan, dinner

Dinner, dessert

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Dinner

Review: Hotel Folkloro Kakunodate Japan, breakfast

Japanese Breakfast

Review: Hotel Folkloro Kakunodate Japan, dinner

Dinner

Review: Hotel Folkloro Kakunodate Japan, dinner menu

Dinner menu

Staff

The staff was very friendly, absolutely nothing to complain about.

Other services

WiFi is available free of charge and one washing machine is located next to the drinks dispenser.

Conclusion

Should you ever consider visiting the beautiful samurai town of Kakunodate, we can highly recommend this hotel as it is not expensive but you have everything you need in a clean, normal sized room.

 

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