With its convenient location, Hotel Season in Mito is a great hotel just a few minutes stroll from JR Mito Station and only 2 km from the famous Kairakuen Garden. The hotel also stands by the Sawatari River which flows into Lake Senba.
Hotel Season features comfortable western-style rooms with LCD TV and free internet, WiFi in a lobby that is spacious and relaxing. Each room also has an air-conditioner, a mini-fridge, a private bathroom, an electric kettle with green tea bags and coffee. Slippers, towels and other hygiene supplies are provided in the en suite bathroom.
A prominent feature of the hotel is Kacho Fugetsu, a restaurant located on the 9th floor. The restaurant serves Japanese, Chinese and Western dishes. I booked the room with breakfast and I have to say that it was excellent! The restaurant offers great window views of Mito City.
Hotel Season offers free on-site parking and bicycle rental for exploring the area along the Sawatari River. Massage services are also available from 20:00-23:20 and can be arranged at the front desk. A free-use microwave and a coin launderette are on site.
The closest places of interest are the Ibaraki Museum of Modern Art, the Tokugawa Museum and the Kairakuen Plum Garden with traditional Japanese house Kobuntei. Kairakuen Garden is especially beautiful in February and March when thousands of plum trees are in bloom. During that season, an annual Mito Plum Blossom Festival is held in Kairakuen and it’s really worth visiting! From Mito the Hitachi Seaside Park is a convenient trip. At the end of April it features gorgeous blue fields of hemophilia. October is also a beautiful time when those fields turn red and orange.
My stay in Hotel Season was pleasant and comfortable and the staff were friendly, I enjoyed the views and the walk from the hotel. Breakfast was very good and the price I paid was very reasonable, so I’d highly recommend this hotel.