We arrived (to our surprise) during Morioka's Sansa's Festival, which was parading down the street adjacent to our hotel. And, they put us in a window view room! So we got to see the parade without the crowds. The room was a standard small double person small Japan small room. Two people per their small bed and share their small tiny blanket. Suitcases fit snugly in he tiny hallway, sorry if there's a fire. But everything was clean, Family Mart was attached to the hotel, the JR line was a 15 minute walk, the castle ruins was a 15 minute walk, and Morioka's ramen is delicious.