Okujozankei Onsen Kasho Gyoen

    If you are looking for small luxury boutique hotels with a private hot spring in Hokkaido, you must stay here. Each room has an amazing private hot spring.  This is like a secret hideaway for adults.  There are 23 rooms only.  On the other hand, if you are looking for luxury onsen ryokans,…

Hakodate Onuma Tsuruga Resort EPUY

            If you are a gourmet, you must stay here.  This is one of auberge resort hotels in Hokkaido.  The hardware is outstanding and is enhanced by the beautiful garden.  On the other hand, the software wouldn’t be sophisticated and still have a long way to go.  The problem would…

Lake Shikotsu Tsuruga Resort Spa Mizu no Uta

            The hotel is definitely great for adults. Everything, such as staff, buffet-style food, hospitality, hot springs, facilities, etc., would be sophisticated. Especially, hot spring is really amazing, the spring quality is perfect. If you are a hot springs lover, I would highly recommend staying here in the winter season. You will…

Sanyoan

              If you are a gourmet, you must stay here. The inn is like an auberge-style hotel. If you are looking for a perfect venue for a rejuvenating and refreshing oasis from the hustle and bustle of city life, Sanyoan would be. If you are a hot springs lover,…

Kuriya Suizan Hotel

        If you are looking for luxury modern ryokans with private hot springs in Hokkaido, you must stay here.  This is like a secret hideaway for adults.  There are 14 rooms only.  The ambience is serene, tranquil, and relaxed.  The property would be for couples, solo travelers, small groups, or family, but…

Zaborin Ryokan

        If you are looking for luxury mountain huts with private hot springs in Hokkaido, you must stay here.  The property is located rich in natural beauty.  This is like a museum.  Perhaps, if you are a hot spring freak, this would be amazing.  Each room has wonderful indoor and outdoor private…

Niseko Konbu Onsen Tsuruga Moku no Sho

        This hotel is one of the best in Niseko. If you are looking for a luxury hotel in Niseko, you must stay here. Almost everything, such as food, facilities, hospitality, service, etc., would be perfect. The hotel is a mix modern Japanese and Ainu style. *The Ainu are indigenous people of…

Suizantei Club Jozankei Hotel

      This hotel is one of the best in Hokkaido.  When we visited here in the winter season, it was extremely cold.  But once we entered the building, all staff was so welcoming with warmly even though we arrived here so late.  Unfortunately, our flight was delayed due to much snow.  This would…

Wakamatsu Hot Spring Resort

          This is my cup of tea.  If you are looking for an authentic small ryokan adventure, I would highly recommend it.  There are 22 rooms only.  You can get much of an immersive “Traditional Ryokan” experience as you expect.  The property is one of top notch.  On the other hand,…

The Lake View Toya Nonokaze Resort

    If this is your first time visiting Hokkaido, you must stay there.  An access to the property is very easy from New Chitose Airport or JR Sapporo Station.  Perhaps, if you bring small kids, the property would be great.  The ambience is lively, cozy-looking, and family-oriented.  The hotel would be nice for family with…

Noboribetsu Onsengo Takinoya

        If you are looking for small luxury authentic ryokans in Hokkaido, you must stay at Takinoya. This is absolutory top notch.  Perhaps if this is your first time staying at ryokans, I would highly recommend it.  Facilities tend to be the latest.  The ambience is serene, tranquil, and relaxed.  We never saw…

Bourou Noguchi Noboribetsu

      If you love hot springs, I would highly recommend visiting “Noboribetsu Onsen” and stay at this hotel. Perhaps if you are looking for your favorite getaway in Hokkaido, the hotel would be for you. This would be for adults or couples. *A minimum age requirement of 13 applies. An access to the…

Midorinokaze Resort Kitayuzawa

    This is not a luxury hotel, but the property has good value for money. If you bring small kids, you must stay here.  They can provide some items, such as a baby crib in the baby room, strollers, yukatas, and meals, etc.  Perhaps if this is your first visit Hokkaido, you must stay…

Lake Saroma Tsuruga Resort

            If you love very fresh sea food, such as crabs, sea urchin eggs, oysters, scallops, salmon roes, peony shrimps etc., you must visit here. It’s really worth it even if you have to fly to Hokkaido. There are some ryokans and hotels offering high standard of quality sea food…

HAKODATE Uminokaze

                If you prefer modern hotels to ryokans in Hakodate, I would highly recommend HAKODATE Uminokaze. Perhaps, if you bring your kids, this would be for you. The ambience would be very tranquil, cozy and serene. This small hotel would be for anyone including solo travelers. If you are…

La Vista Akangawa

              This hotel is now very popular. Because there are few nice accommodations around here. On top of that, it has good value for money. You might want to stay here on weekdays, NOT weekends and Japan’s public holidays. My impression is that there would be a shortage of…

Furano Resort Orika

      ThisIf you are looking for small luxury hotels in Hokkaido, I would highly recommend it. Perhaps, if you are a gourmet, you must stay here.  On the other hand, if you are a hot spring freak, I wouldn’t recommend it.  There is no hot spring in-house.  The ambience is elegant, serene, and…

Kuramure

  The appearance of buildings is like a Ninja house.  We were so excited to stay at Kuramure before arriving here.  However, to be honest, I wouldn’t come back here anymore.  I wouldn’t recommend it unless you are a drinker.   Absolutory, it would be overpriced.  First, staff tends to be not attentive, not proactive and not…

Tokachigawa Onsen Daiichi Hotel

If you are looking for a luxury hotel with a private onsen in Hokkaido, you must stay here. Perhaps if you are looking for a venue for a rejuvenating and refreshing oasis from the hustle and bustle of city life, I would highly recommend it.  On the other hand, if you are looking for a…

Ginrinsou

  If you are looking for an authentic ryokan adventure in Hokkaido, you must stay here.  You won’t regret your decision.  No doubt this is one of the best in Japan.  On the other hand, if you are looking for a modern ryokan, this is not.  The ambience is serene, cozy-looking, and tranquil.  The ryokan…

Ryotei Hanayura

  This is not a luxury ryokan, but it’s truly relaxing.  If you are looking for typical onsen ryokans in Noboribetsu Onsen, I would highly recommend it.  Perhaps if you are a hot spring freak, you must stay here.  There are amazing hot springs in-house.  On the other hand, if you are looking for modern…

JR Tower Hotel Nikko Sapporo

  Probably this hotel would be the best in Sapporo.  If you have a chance to visit Sapporo city, you must stay here.  Perhaps if you expect a 5 star hotel service, I would highly recommend it.  You would be able to experience sophisticated Japanese hospitality during your stay here.  The hotel would be great…