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February 29, 2024

OMO5 Hakodate by Hoshino Resorts Opens July 6, 2024 – “120% Hakodate”

From the morning market to the after-dark views: a stay to fully enjoy the lesser-known aspects of Hakodate, not just the well-trodden paths!

The brand "OMO," for city tourism hotels, will soon open a new place. OMO5 Hakodate by Hoshino Resorts will open on July 6th, 2024 in Hakodate, Hokkaido. Located about a five-minute walk from Hakodate Station, facing the historic entertainment district, the hotel will serve as a base for Hakodate tourism. The concept is “120% Hakodate.” It proposes a unique lodging experience that fully embraces the allure of Hakodate, including its unique seafood, the night view from Mount Hakodate, and the charming, historic streets and extensive local attractions. Reservations will start on February 21, 2024, via the official website.

Concept - “120% Hakodate”
Hakodate is surrounded by the sea on three sides and is blessed with fresh seafood throughout the year thanks to its abundant fishing grounds. Furthermore, having opened in the late Edo period and developed into Japan's first international trading port, Hakodate boasts a long history. Even today, it features many historical buildings and streets that evoke a sense of the exotic. The night view from Mount Hakodate, often described as having “a million-dollar beauty,” continues to be a beloved tourist spot. However, attractions like the morning market, which the locals have cherished for 70 years, the scattered historical landmarks, and the lively food stalls accompanying the night view are still full of undiscovered charm. At OMO5 Hakodate, we propose a stay to fully enjoy the city of Hakodate. The concept of “120% Hakodate” embodies our hope for guests to fully savor Hakodate, from the morning market to nighttime after the night view, exploring both well-known and hidden attractions and charms.
*Reference: Hakodate City Government Portal Site “History and Development of the Traditional Building Preservation District”

OMO Base (Travelers' Fun Lounge) Tailored for Every Moment, from Day to Night
OMO Base is a public space packed with features that seamlessly connect the hotel with the city, available for use anytime from day to night. It includes the OMO Cafe & Bar, offering original sweets inspired by Hakodate, a relaxing post-bath area for unwinding after enjoying the hot springs, and an outdoor terrace designed with the ambiance of Hakodate's sea and fishing lights, complete with a fireplace. This space is full of inventive features to enhance the enjoyment of Hakodate tourism.

Spending Time at OMO Base After the Night View and Hot Springs
The night in Hakodate is not only illuminated by the night view from Mount Hakodate but also by the famous fishing lights of squid fishing boats. The lighting, inspired by the lights of fishing boats along the sea, creates a nighttime atmosphere for after-the-night views and hot springs. Inside the OMO Base, post-bath drinks are available, allowing guests to relax and rehydrate after enjoying the natural hot springs.

Enjoy Hakodate with the “Go-KINJO” Service
“Go-KINJO” is a service by the OMO brand that supports guests in blending into the city through new discoveries and encounters within walking distance from the hotel. It centers around two types of main content: “Go-KINJO Activities,” organized in collaboration with the community by staff who love the neighborhood, and the “Go-KINJO Map (Local Guide Map),” a collection of information found by staff members. These offerings allow guests a fuller experience during their stay.

Go-KINJO Activity: “Utterly Satisfied! Morning Market Specialty Shop Tour”
Hotel staff who love their local neighborhood, known as “(Local Guide) OMO Rangers,” will guide guests through the “Hakodate Open Market,” which has about 70 years of history in Hakodate. The market is lined with about 40 shops, including fresh fish stores and greengrocers, and is always bustling with locals, serving as the “kitchen of the citizens.” A characteristic feature of the market is the presence of many specialty shops for different types of fish, guaranteeing high quality. It is also known as a market where local chefs come to procure their ingredients, recognized as a “professional purveyor market.”

The market is busiest around 9:00 AM, which is when guests will head there with an OMO Ranger. As the OMO Ranger guides guests through the market, they will take them around the stores, asking each for their recommended fish of the day. A special feature of this tour is the opportunity to taste freshly prepared seafood, allowing guests to shop confidently while comparing the offerings of different stores.

Utterly Satisfied! Morning Market Specialty Shop Tour
Period : Starting from July 6, 2024; available throughout the year
Time : 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Capacity : 15 participants
Price : Free
Reservation required by midnight the day before on the official website.

“Go-KINJO Map” Packed with Extensive Local Information
The OMO Rangers, who are well-versed in the neighborhood, gather information about the area that isn't found in guidebooks and introduce it through the Go-KINJO Map at the OMO Base. Guests can further enjoy exploring the town by looking at landmarks within Hakodate city and recommended menus from various shops.

An Original Bus Service of OMO5 Hakodate Ensures Smooth Sightseeing
The “Hakodate Guruguru Free Bus” is a complimentary loop bus service exclusive to guests staying at OMO5 Hakodate, facilitating smooth travel and sightseeing around the city's tourist spots. Starting from OMO5 Hakodate, the bus makes its rounds approximately every hour, connecting key locations such as the Hakodate Open Market, the Bay Area, Motomachi Park, the Mount Hakodate Ropeway, and Fort Goryokaku, allowing passengers to visit all spots by planning their boarding times accordingly.

Hakodate Guruguru Free Bus
Starting from July 6, 2024; available throughout the year
Running time : 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM (Subject to change depending on the season)
Capacity of 45 people
Price : Free
Reservations: TBD (details to be announced on the official website)

Room Types to Match the Purpose of One’s Travel
The hotel offers 12 types of rooms, totaling 245 rooms in all. All rooms are designed for relaxation, where guests can take off their shoes and unwind. The concept rooms, created to blend into the city of Hakodate, feature wall art of the ropeway ascending Mount Hakodate and, beyond that, a headboard depicting the night view of Hakodate. The rooms are furnished with sea-colored sofas, cushions that evoke the warm streetlights of Hakodate, and brick-patterned carpets, offering the feel of strolling through the city while staying in. The “OMO House” has a kitchen that allows guests to enjoy local gourmet food right in their room. It's recommended for families, groups, long-term stays, and travel with children.

Hakodate x OMO Seafood Feast Breakfast Buffet
Elevate your morning mood with a luxurious breakfast buffet featuring a bounty of seafood. At the heart of OMO Dining, there's a live kitchen designed to resemble Fort Goryokaku, serving the “Seafood Five Stars” of seafood donburi, robata grilled dishes, shio ramen, sushi, and squid rice. It's a breakfast designed to energize you for a day of exploring the city.

Natural Hot Spring Onsen
The large communal bath exclusive to guests features a natural hot spring that flows directly from the source. The water quality is classified as a strong saline spring with sodium chloride (pH 6.8). After bathing, guests can enjoy a post-bath drink at OMO Base and cool down in an open and airy space.
*Water may be added to adjust the temperature according to the season.

Hotel Overview
Name: OMO5 Hakodate by Hoshino Resorts
Location: 24-1 Wakamatsu-cho, Hakodate, Hokkaido 040-0063
Room Rates: From ¥31,000 per night (per room, including tax; breakfast included, bathing tax not included)
Facilities: Guest rooms, OMO Base (OMO Cafe & Bar, Go-KINJO Map, free space, shop, outdoor terrace), workroom, laundry, hot springs, lockers, OMO Dining, etc.
Number of Rooms: 245 rooms (from the third floor to the 13th floor)
Access: Five minutes on foot from Hakodate Station (JR Hakodate Main Line)
Reservations Start Date: February 21, 2024
Opening Date: July 6, 2024
*Please note that the details provided are planned and subject to change.

About OMO Brand
City tourism hotel to discover the wonders of the city
OMO is a city tourism hotel in a convenient city-center location, perfect for exploring the deep, urban culture. We consider the city centered around the hotel to be part of our resort, offering a variety of options to see, eat, and shop. With the cooperation of the local community, city-lovers can get an insight into culture through our original tours and maps; sharing locals’ all-time favorites to hidden gems only with you!

What is an OMO number?
The number after “OMO” in the name of the property represents the breadth of our services to meet a variety of travel needs. With this number, guests can choose an OMO hotel that is best suited for a particular trip. Every trip may differ depending on its purpose and the way time is spent will change accordingly, so find your best OMO, which is your number 1 supporter of city tourism.

About Hoshino Resorts
Hoshino Resorts was first established as a Japanese inn/ryokan in 1914 in Karuizawa in Nagano Prefecture before it began the operation of other resorts in Japan. Today, it has evolved into a highly influential hotel management company and is run by 4th-generation family member Yoshiharu Hoshino. Providing a unique experience focused on the local charms of each destination and a high level of omotenashi, Japanese-style hospitality, the company has expanded rapidly out of Karuizawa since 2001 and now operates more than 60 accommodations both in and outside Japan with one of the following categories: luxury hotel brand “HOSHINOYA,” hot spring ryokan brand “KAI,” countryside resort hotel brand “RISONARE,” city tourism hotel brand “OMO,” free-spirited hotel brand “BEB,” or other unique lodgings.

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