Aomoriya “Hanami Kotatsu” where you can enjoy cherry blossom viewing sake while warming up with a kotatsu


At “Hoshino Resort Aomoriya”, an inn where you can fully enjoy the culture of Aomori, “Hanami Kotatsu” will be held from April 20th to May 9th, 2021 when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom, where you can enjoy cherry blossom viewing while warming up with a kotatsu. In the chilly spring of Aomori, we will install a kotatsu under the cherry tree so that you can enjoy the cherry blossoms comfortably, and serve 10 kinds of local sake from all over Aomori prefecture. You can enter the kotatsu and enjoy cherry blossom viewing while watching the cherry blossoms up close.

After the cold winter, the people of Aomori focus on cherry blossom viewing to enjoy the long-awaited arrival of spring. Aomori-ya will hold cherry-blossom viewing kotatsu so that you can enjoy cherry-blossom viewing even in the chilly spring of Aomori. We also prepare local sake, cotton-filled hanten, and hot water bottles, and propose cherry blossom viewing that can only be done at Aomoriya.

Three points to enjoy cherry blossom viewing

1. Kotatsu for cherry blossom viewing in the shape of a flower

A colorful kotatsu in the shape of a flower will be installed under the cherry trees. This kotatsu looks like big petals are dancing, and makes the scenery of cherry blossoms even more attractive. Not only does it warm you up, you can also enjoy it with your eyes.

2. Drink and compare 10 types of local sake

You can enjoy cherry blossom viewing sake by choosing local sake and sake set from Aomori. Aomori Prefecture has different climates and abundant nature in each region due to its complex terrain. The individuality of each brewery is added to the raw materials and manufacturing environment that take advantage of the local climate, creating local sake with different aromas and tastes. We carefully select 10 types of local sake that are loved by the locals, and behave so that you can enjoy drinking from room temperature to hot sake.

The sake set uses Aomori’s traditional crafts, Tsugaru Vidro, Tsugaru Kanayama Yaki, and Hachinohe Yaki. You can also enjoy the way the scent changes depending on the shape and type of sake set.

3. Rental of hanten and hot water bottle with cherry blossom pattern

We will lend you a cotton-filled hanten and hot water bottle with a cherry blossom pattern so that you can warm your feet with a kotatsu and also warm your upper body. If you go into a kotatsu, put on a hanten, and hold a hot water bottle, you can enjoy cherry blossom viewing warmly.

Corona measures in this activity

・ Staff wear masks. In addition, we will thoroughly manage health and hygiene.
・ Use items that have been properly disinfected.
・ Alcohol for hand disinfection will be installed at the venue.
・ Understand the health condition of customers by measuring the temperature.

If you have a fever, you may be asked to refrain from participating.

"Hanami Kotatsu"

Period: April 20th-May 9th, 2021
Target: Guest
Price: Free
Time: 15: 00-18: 00
Location: In the park
Number of seats: 6 units (1 unit for 2 to 4 people)
Remarks: Canceled in case of rain

Related information

At Aomoriya, in addition to “Hanami Kotatsu”, we will carry out various contents to enjoy cherry blossom viewing.

Apple and cherry blossom corridor

In Aomori, which produces the largest amount of apples in Japan, apple flowers are popular as flowers that signal the arrival of spring, just like cherry blossoms. At Aomoriya, you can enjoy cherry blossom viewing indoors by decorating the hall with lanterns and cherry blossoms depicting apple flowers.
Price: Free / Time: All day / Place: Jawamegu Square

Tsugaru dialect flower lottery, apple flower votive tablet

This is a program in which the Tsugaru dialect flower lottery with the fortune drawn in the Tsugaru dialect and the apple votive tablet on which you can write your wishes are displayed on the tree, and the flowers bloom in the Jawamegu Square.

Price: Tsugaru dialect flower lottery 100 yen (excluding tax) / apple flower votive tablet free
Time: 15: 00-22: 00 / Location: Jawamegu Square

Flower sake

We offer all-you-can-drink sake from Aomori prefecture in a seat shaped like a barrel or a box of sake. You can build a “Masu Tower” by stacking vacant Masu, feel the joy of drinking, and become a leisurely person.

Price: One person 3,500 yen (excluding tax) / time: 19: 00-23: 00 (last order 22:00)
Location: Jawamegu Square / Number of seats: 5 seats (up to 2-4 people per car)
Remarks: The contents of the offer may change depending on the situation.

Local sake cherry blossom viewing sweets

It is a sweet for adults with the image of a gorgeous cherry blossom viewing seat. You can eat and compare three types of sweets: “Sake pudding” using local sake, “Apple mousse” using cider, and “Matcha mousse” using Aomori wine.

Price: 1,000 yen (excluding tax) / time: 19: 00-23: 00 (last order 22:00)
Location: Yotte Mare Bar

Dango carriage than flowers

We will operate a “Hana Yori Dango carriage” that grills rice cakes with the scenery of the spring park on the side. In front of the scenery of spring such as cherry blossoms and azaleas, we offer “June Mochi”, a local confectionery that has been eaten at festivals for a long time. “June” is a perilla that is also used in cooking oil.

Price: Adults 1,200 yen / Elementary school students 1,000 yen / Preschoolers 700 yen (excluding tax)
Time: 8: 30/9: 00/9: 30/10: 00/10: 30/11: 00
Location: In the park
Capacity: 2 groups each time (up to 4 people per group) / Time required: Approximately 20 minutes per lap

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* It may be canceled depending on the weather and the physical condition of the horse.

Highest level corona countermeasure declaration

[1] Hygiene management
At Hoshino Resorts, as part of our corona measures, we take the following measures in consideration of our customers’ health and public health.
・ Temperature measurement at check-in
・ In addition to normal room cleaning, cleaning and wiping with alkaline electrolyzed water inside the hotel
・ Alcohol for disinfection is installed in all guest rooms in the building.
・ Alcohol disinfection of fingers for all customers when entering the restaurant
・ High-temperature cleaning of tableware (plates, glasses) and cutlery (80 degrees or higher), disinfection cleaning of meal trays
・ Install partitions such as panels and vinyl sheets on the front
・ Wear a mask when serving customers in the hall
・ Thorough management of staff health and hygiene (temperature measurement and record confirmation before going to work)
・ Humidifiers that maintain a humidity of 40% or more are installed in all guest rooms (excluding facilities in Hoshinoya Tokyo and Okinawa Prefecture).
・ QR code of menus in restaurants (all facilities of the world brand)

[2] 3 Dense avoidance
We are taking the following measures to create a stay that avoids the three “denseness” of closed, dense, and close.
・ Visualization of “3 dense” that shows the degree of congestion in the large communal bath on a smartphone and implementation of a congestion prediction service
・ Restrictions on admission and entry in places where congestion is confirmed during your stay
・ Manage restaurant congestion and decentralize entry time
・ At the time of check-out front payment, entry restrictions will be implemented as appropriate.

>[Hoshino Resort] Corona measures summary

Hoshino Resort Aomoriya
A hot spring inn where you can fully enjoy the culture of Aomori festivals and dialects with the concept of “Noreso (* meaning full in Aomori dialect) Aomori-a story of people”. There is also a park dotted with ponds and old folk houses on the site of about 220,000 tsubo, where you can enjoy meals and various activities.
56 Furumagiyama, Misawa City, Aomori Prefecture / 236 guest rooms

>Hoshino Resort Aomoriya



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