Great little business mans hotel in Mutsu - however there's not a lot to do in Mutsu itself (which we knew) but it is a great place to explore the Shimokita peninsula. We hired a car and went all over the peninsula as well as a day trip to Aomori. The hotel breakfast was basic but well presented and included in the price. Wi-fi a little outdated as it has individual routers for each room. Worked fine during the day, but at evening times, when all the guests returned from the nearby construction etc jobs and logged on then it slowed down considerably. Staff speak very little English and the location is a lot further from the JR station than several other hotels. The neighborhood is a bit run down with quiet a few deserted or derelict buildings, but it felt very safe and if you are prepared to get out and wander around there are some little gems in the old shops worth a look. The tea shop immediately across the road in the photo is very interesting and has great reasonably priced local teas for sale. Hotel is located in the same street as the local bus terminal so getting to and from the Shimokita station is very easy - 240 yen each way. Hotel is also located right next door to prefectrual tourism office - staff there are also very helpful but virtually no English spoken.
Comment from Hotel Management
11-Oct-2017 by murakami, Hotel Management
Thank you very much for choosing Mutsu Park Hotel.
I am very pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Shimokita.
You can go to downtown area where many convenience stores, local cuisine shops, taverns etc. are located within a 5-minute walk from our hotel.
Moreover, it is about 1 minute on foot to the supermarket which is open from 9 am to 20 o'clock, I think that it is convenient for shopping while staying.
From Shimokita station, it takes about 10 minutes by car and there is a bus terminal 1 minute walk from the hotel so if the bus is running,
It is about 15 minutes by bus.
Please do not hesitate to contact the hotel if you have any questions on bus service hours .
And we are sorry for the inconvenience caused by WiFi connection this time.
Please feel free to contact the front desk if there is any inconvenience.
In order to prevent such inconveniences again in the future,
We informed all the staff.
We would like to continue to devote our way to providing better service.
I'm really sorry this time.
Thank you very much for your valuable opinion.
Thank you very much for your contribution during this precious time.
Thank you very much for your compliments during this valuable time.
We look forward to seeing you again.