La Vista Akangawa

La Vista Akangawa

What kind of resort hotel is La Vista Akangawa?

This is a Japanese-style modern mountain hut with amazing hot springs in Hokkaido.   You may be able to see a herd of deer while chilling out at your room.  The mountain hut is surrounded by magnificent scenery.If you are looking for modern properties surrounded by a lot of beautiful nature, this is one of the best in Hokkaido.  Perhaps, if you are a hot spring freak, the mountain hut would be perfect.  Each room has a nice private hot spring.  You can always adjust its water temperature.  We fully enjoyed our private hot spring while hearing white noise from the river.  The spring quality is awesome, very thick, creamy, and moist.  The property would be great for family, couples, or small groups.  The ambiance would be cozy, family-oriented, and friendly.
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Is the location easy to access?

Access to the property would be very tricky.   You may want to get a rental car when you visit here, but if you visit in the winter season, it would be hard to drive a car yourself due to heavy snow.  Free shuttle service is available only from Akanko Bus Center.  You need to book it in advance.  You can get a bus for Akanko Bus Center from Kushiro Station.  If you visit by public transport, just let me know from the below space.  I’ll search for more information about how to go to Akanko Bus Center.

Rooms I would recommend?

If you are going to stay here, I would recommend rooms with views of the river.  You can enjoy white noise from the river and the forest while viewing the beautiful nature.  Also, the river is illuminated at night.  It creates an otherworldly atmosphere.

How about toiletries & in-room amenities?

Free Wi-Fi reception was good in the property but the signal for cell phones weak.  Then all of the amenities are taken care of including enough toiletries, a green tea set, samue outfits, a coffee mill with beans, and Japanese sweets.  Also, a Blu-Ray player and a humidifier were placed in our room.  Room service is not available but complimentary coffee, tea, blueberry tea, etc., are available in the lobby.  Also, complimentary ice pop and Yakuruto are available near the communal bath area.  Then, this is child-friendly.  Staff provides tableware, meals, and dining chairs for small children if you request in advance.
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How about In-house Facilities?

Overall, facilities tend to be the latest.  The souvenir shop is open for 24H.  There is no convenience store nearby.  You may want to buy your necessities before coming here.  Then there are wonderful indoor and outdoor communal hot springs with saunas.  We relaxed at the outdoor bath under the shining stars.  That’s precious time.  All of them are open from 15:00-11:00 the following morning.  Also, there are three private family hot springs that you can use for free whenever they are not occupied.  They are open for 24H.  *If you have tattoos, you may not be permitted to use the communal bathing area.  You may want to use the private family baths instead.  Then La Vista Akangawa is a perfect universal design.   Wheelchairs are available for borrowing.  There are some rooms for wheelchair users.  If you bring people with weak feet, you may want to inform the staff in advance as they can arrange a room near the lift.
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How about meals?

The local cuisine was great.  The portion tends to be big.  Also, you can choose either Japanese or western food for breakfast.  All meals are served in a dining room.  *Please note that inform the staff when you book a room with meals if you have any food allergies.  They probably wouldn’t be able to prepare alternative food if you request on that day.  Then dinner starts at 17:30 or 20:00.  If you want to start from 17:30, you may want to check in earlier.  First-come-first-served basis.  Then if you start dinner from 20:00, you may get so hungry by dinner, but don’t worry.  Complimentary steamed fresh veggies are available between 18:00 and 18:30.  Also, if you start dinner from 17:30, you may get hungry before sleeping, but don’t worry.  Complimentary soy sauce noodle is available between 22:30 to 23:30.  Then, breakfast time is between 7:00 and 10:00.  As far as I know, there is no restaurant around here.   You may want to book a room with meals. 

My impressions

Overall, the hardware would be nice, but their hospitality would be more like typical chain hotels.  If you expect 5-star hotel service, this is not.  If relaxation is your main purpose, the property would be one of the most suitable places in Hokkaido.  La Vista Akangawa must leave a lasting impression.  Have a nice trip!  Feel free to contact me at any time If you have any questions about the property.  You need to inform the staff if you check in after 18:00.  Check availability and pricing for La Vista Akangawa on or Agoda

Info about La Vista Akangawa

Style Japanese-style Mountain Hut Hotel
Check-in and out times
Estimated Price 45,000 JPY for 2 adults per room
Contact Call at 0154-67-5566 from domestic
Call at +81 154-67-5566 from overseas
Internet Connection Free WiFi in the hotel
Facility Information Wheelchairs are available
Pets are not allowed
The free parking lot is available
Location La Vista Akangawa’s MAP
Access Free Shuttle bus from Akanko Bus Center,
*Need to book in advance upon request.
Address and TEL 3-1 Akanchō Okurushube Kushiro-shi
Hokkaidō 085-0000 
Tel +81 154-67-5566
Official Homepage La Vista Akangawa’s HP  *Japanese only

*All information above is as of the date that I posted on my blog.