Oyado Furuya is a traditional Japanese ryokan (aka onsen hotel) located right in the main street of Akakura Onsen with easy access to cafes, restaurants, ski hire, post office (ATM) and bus stop. For those seeking a traditional Japanese accommodation experience with all the modern comforts you can’t go past Oyado Furuya. It is renowned for its incredible Japanese décor and architecture offering guests a stunning and luxurious setting with warm authenic service.
The hotel has plenty of history, and despite the renovations and upgrades that have come with time, this authenticity can be felt and seen everywhere in the hotel. Traditional rice paper dividers are used throughout, as are natural materials like timber and stone. Everywhere you look are warm, natural colours welcoming communal spaces.
Located in the heart of the town, only a few minute’s walk both from the centre and from the slopes, it’s perfectly located to act as your base while you explore everything Myoko has to offer. There are also ski drying and storage rooms provided for skiers, and the exceptionally helpful staff are always ready to help you organise day trips or explorations of the area.
The hotel houses two stunning, large indoor onsens, one of which being a tatami-buro, one of the only ones in the country. In addition, there’s also a restaurant that offers a variety of Japanese dishes for breakfast and dinner as well as a café located in the lobby that serve their own blend of coffee in the morning and afternoon. Even if you’re not staying here, a visit for the dinner – and perhaps a peek at the incredible design – will definitely be worth it.
Oyado Furuya offers both Japanese and Western style rooms, each fitted with ensuite bathrooms and the modern amenities. The accommodation is immaculately well kept and very spacious by Japanese standards. Some rooms also feature large private open-air onsens, making them an ideal choice for a more luxury style skiing holiday. Please ask your Snowscene consultant if you would like a room with a private onsen.
These gorgeous, traditional rooms are ideal for those looking to experience some authentic Japanese culture, but also want a luxurious and relaxing getaway. The room features tatami flooring throughout and lavish décor that is, of course, reminiscent of Japanese design. There are also rice paper dividers and plenty of muted, warm colours that give the room a comfortable and inviting atmosphere. The room features some basic tea/coffee making facilities and a small dining area as well as a safe, heating and an ensuite bathroom. To top off the cultural immersion, all guests are provided with yukata robes and slippers to use during their stay. Some of these rooms are also equipped with private balconies as well as private open-air onsens, offering an incredibly opulent experience for guests.
Although the room is what you’d call western – featuring twin single western bedding – the room retains the traditional Japanese design that it so characteristic of the hotel. Each room features gorgeous warm tones, plenty of natural materials and stunning décor that work together to create a tranquil, inviting and comfortable atmosphere. The room also features a small tatami flooring area featuring a traditional dining space, and also has some basic tea/coffee making facilities included. There is an attached ensuite bathroom, heating and air-conditioning and an LCD television to ensure your stay is comfortable, and all guests are welcomed to use other facilities and amenities in the hotel. For those looking for a truly luxurious experience, some rooms feature a private open-air onsen on the balcony are also available – offering a stunning place to unwind and relax in peace whereas other western rooms feature kotatsu, the Japanese heated table for your best comfort.