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Aara Wakka

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Overview of Aara Wakka

Aara Wakka

2.5 out of 5

4.2/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet-friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Bar

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
Appi Kogen 165-11, Hachimantai, Iwate, 028-7306

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationAppi Kogen Ski Resort13 min walk
  • Popular LocationMatsuo Hachimantai Visitor Center17 min drive
  • Popular LocationFudo Waterfall19 min drive

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About this area


Aara Wakka is located in Hachimantai. Matsuo Hachimantai Visitor Center and Towada-Hachimantai National Park reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Iwate Prefectural Forest Learning Center and Hachimantai Aspie Terrain Observatory. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including downhill skiing and snowboarding.

What's nearby

  • Appi Kogen Ski Resort - 13 min walk
  • Matsuo Hachimantai Visitor Center - 17 min drive
  • Matsuo Mine Museum - 17 min drive
  • Fudo Waterfall - 19 min drive
  • Hachimantai Mikaeri Pass Observatory - 47 min drive

Getting around

  • Akasakata station - 1 min walk

About this property

Aara Wakka

Guesthouse in Hachimantai with restaurant and bar/lounge
A restaurant, a bar/lounge and free self-parking are available at this guesthouse. Free WiFi in public areas and free train station pick-up are also provided. Other amenities include free train station drop-off. All 8 rooms offer free WiFi, flat-screen TVs and free toiletries.
Aara Wakka offers 8 forms of accommodation with free toiletries. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Free return train station shuttle

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Guest services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Heating


  • Free toiletries


  • Flat-screen TV

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Check-in from 3:30 PM - 6 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 3 PM - 11 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 6 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
This property offers shuttle pickup service from Appi-kogen station only.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets are allowed for an extra charge of JPY 1080 per pet, per night
Dogs and cats welcome
Specific rooms only, restrictions apply; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Pet fee: JPY 1080 per pet, per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts cash
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the train station; guests must contact the property with arrival details 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare requires all international visitors to submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels, etc. ); additionally, lodging proprietors are required to photocopy passports for all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file
The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section); guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Aara Wakka Guesthouse Hachimantai
Aara Wakka Guesthouse
Aara Wakka Hachimantai
Aara Wakka Guesthouse
Aara Wakka Hachimantai
Aara Wakka Guesthouse Hachimantai

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 4 out of 8 reviews
5 - Excellent 50%
Rating 4 - Good. 3 out of 8 reviews
4 - Good 38%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 8 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 8 reviews
2 - Poor 13%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 8 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

2/5 Poor

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Very nice and helpful English speaking member of staff. However, the room felt very similar to a youth hostel. The room was incredibly cramped and dated. The lighting in bathroom was so dim it was impossible to have a bath with the door closed as would be in darkness. There were polystyrene panels blocking up a wall from our room to next door, which meant we could hear everything that was going on, and vice versa. The breakfast was plentiful and tasty, but we were only able to have it at 8.00 am. If we wanted to lie in, or get up early to leave then this time can cause a problem. This place is miles away from anywhere, with no vending machine. So make sure you go fully stocked. This place is probably more suited to a younger group in 20’s who are there to enjoy skiing season.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Excellent meals
Moved to another pension. Excellent Breakfast and Dinner. Nice room with average bed. Very good service. One staff can speak English.
Stayed 4 nights in Jan 2018

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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Stayed 1 night in May 2019