Winery Hotel & Condominium HITOHANA

  If you are looking for reasonable modern hotels in Furano, I would highly recommend Winery Hotel & Condominium HITOHANA.  The property has great value for money if compared to others in the Furano area.  This property wouldn’t be luxurious, but very cozy, comfortable, and brand new.  The ambiance is family-oriented, lively, and friendly.  The…

Jozankei Daiichi Hotel Suizantei

If you want to get much of an immersive luxury onsen ryokan experience in Jozankei Onsen, Hokkaido, I would highly recommend staying at Jozankei Daiichi Hotel Suizantei.  Perhaps, if relaxation is your main purpose, I think you should stay here.  Once we entered the property, we didn’t feel like going out until check-out time as…

Shikotsuko Daiichi Hotel Suizantei

If you are looking for luxury authentic ryokans near New Chitose airport, I would highly recommend Shikotsuko Daiichi Hotel Suizantei.  Perhaps, if you want to enjoy awesome outdoor hot springs in beautiful nature, you should stay here.  Most of the rooms have amazing private hot springs with small gardens.  This is like a hideaway for…

La Vista Daisetsuzan

If you are looking for cozy mountain huts in Asahidake Onsen, Hokkaido, I really think you should stay at La Vista Daisetsuzan.  I think that the property would be the best in Asahidake Onsen even though there are some properties around here.  You can fully enjoy one of the best ski resorts in the winter…

CENTURY MARINA HAKODATE

We recently stayed at CENTURY MARINA HAKODATE for 3 nights.  Absolutely this is one of the best in Hokkaido.  If you are looking for brand new modern hotels in Hakodate, I would highly recommend it.  The hotel just opened in May 2019.  Perhaps, if you are looking for hotel rooms with private hot springs in…

WE Hotel Toya

If you are looking for stylish rooms with private outdoor baths near Lake Toya, I would highly recommend WE Hotel Toya.  Each room has a private one with a great view of Lake Toya.  This is not hot spring, though.  Perhaps, if you are keen on architectures of Mr. Kengo Kuma who is a world-renowned…

La Vista Hakodate Bay

La Vista Hakodate Bay wouldn’t be luxury, but very cozy.  If you love very fresh seafood, such as salmon roe, cod roe, and Japanese scallop, etc., I would highly recommend La Vista Hakodate Bay.  The western Japanese buffet-style for breakfast is simply wonderful.  The local seafood was absolutely divine.  Perhaps, if you are a hot…

Nukumorino-Yado Furukawa

This is my cup of tea.  If you are looking for very cozy ryokans in Jozankei Onsen, Hokkaido, I really think you should stay at Nukumorino-Yado Furukawa.  This is like a traditional mountain hut.  Perhaps, if you are looking for rooms with private hot springs, I would highly recommend it.   There are some rooms which…

Okujozankei Onsen Kasho Gyoen

If you are looking for luxury boutique hotels with private hot springs in Jozankei Onsen, Hokkaido, I really think you should stay here.  Each room has an amazing private hot spring.  This is like a secret hideaway for adults.  There are 23 rooms only.  We never met other guests even though it was fully booked. …

Hakodate Onuma Tsuruga Resort EPUY

This is my cup of tea.  If you are looking for small resort hotels with private hot springs in Hakodate, I really think you should stay at Hakodate Onuma Tsuruga Resort EPUY.  There are 30 rooms only.  Perhaps if you are looking for small resort hotels surrounded by beautiful nature, I would highly recommend it. …

Lake Shikotsu Tsuruga Resort Spa Mizu no Uta

If you are looking for resort hotels with private hot springs in Hokkaido, I really think you should stay at Lake Shikotsu Tsuruga Resort Spa Mizu no Uta.  Perhaps if this is your first time visiting Hokkaido, I would highly recommend it.  Because access to the resort hotel would be very easy from New Chitose…

Kuriya Suizan

If you are looking for luxury modern ryokans with private hot springs in Jozankei Onsen, Hokkaido, I think you should stay at Kuriya Suizan.  This is like a secret hideaway for adults.  There are 14 rooms only.  Absolutely the ryokan completely emphasizes private experiences for each guest.  The surrounding neighborhood would be so quiet even…

Zaborin

If you are looking for luxury mountain huts with private hot springs in the Niseko area, I really think you should stay at Zaborin.  This is like a museum.  The property must leave a lasting impression.  A one-night stay wouldn’t be enough.  Perhaps, if you are a hot spring freak, Zaborin would be amazing.  Each…

Suizantei Club Jozankei

If you are looking for small luxury modern ryokans in Jozankei Onsen, I would highly recommend Suizantei Club Jozankei.  This is like a hideaway for adults.  There are 56 rooms only.  Most of the rooms have private hot springs and wooden bathtubs.  The property completely emphasizes private experiences for each guest.  The stately Ainu-design interior,…

Jozankei Tsuruga Resort Spa Mori no Uta

If you are looking for small resort hotels with private hot springs in Jozankei Onsen, Hokkaido, I really think you should stay at Jozankei Tsuruga Resort Spa Mori no Uta.  There are some nice rooms with outdoor private hot springs and balconies in the annex.  We fully enjoyed our private bath until check-out time.  Perhaps…

Wakamatsu Hot Spring Resort

This is my cup of tea.  If you are looking for an authentic small ryokan adventure in Hakodate, I would highly recommend staying at Wakamatsu Hot Spring Resort.  There are 22 rooms only.  Absolutely the ryokan completely emphasizes private experiences for each guest.  You can get much of an immersive “Traditional Ryokan” experience as you…

The Lake View Toya Nonokaze Resort

The Lake View Toya Nonokaze Resort wouldn’t be luxury, but very cozy.  If this is your first time visiting Hokkaido, I really think you should stay here.  Access to the property is very easy from New Chitose Airport or JR Sapporo Station.  Perhaps, if you bring children, the property would be great.  This is child-friendly. …

Noboribetsu Onsengo Takinoya

If you are looking for small luxury authentic ryokans in Noboribetsu Onsen, Hokkaido, I really think you should stay at Noboribetsu Onsengo Takinoya.  This is absolutely top-notch.  Perhaps if this is your first time staying at ryokans, I would highly recommend it.  Facilities tend to be the latest.  Also, there are some Japanese western-style rooms…

Bourou Noguchi Noboribetsu

If you are looking for luxury stylish boutique hotels in Noboribetsu Onsen, Hokkaido, I really think you should stay at Bourou Noguchi Noboribetsu.  This is like a hideaway for adults.  Each room has a private hot spring.  The hot spring water is naturally milky white which makes your skin really smooth.  Everything, such as interior,…

Midorinokaze Resort Kitayuzawa

Midorinokaze Resort Kitayuzawa is not a luxury hotel, but good value for money.  If this is your first visit Hokkaido, I really think you should stay here.  Access to the property would be very easy from New Chitose Airport.  Perhaps if you bring children, you should stay here.  This is child-friendly.  They can provide some…

HAKODATE Uminokaze

  If you prefer modern hotels to ryokans, I would highly recommend HAKODATE Uminokaze.  The property opened in 2016.  Perhaps, if you are looking for hotel rooms with a private hot spring, you should stay here.  The ambiance would be family-oriented, lively, and friendly.  The hotel would be great for family, couples, or groups, but…

La Vista Akangawa

This is my cup of tea.  We fully enjoyed dynamic views from our room and private hot spring.  If you are looking for modern rooms with amazing views in Hokkaido, I really think you should stay at La Vista Akangawa.  If you are lucky, you can see a herd of deer while chilling out at…

Furano Resort Orika

If you are looking for small luxury hotels in Furano, Hokkaido, I would highly recommend Furano Resort Orika.  Perhaps, if you are a gourmet, I really think you should stay here.  Furano Resort Orika is one of the auberge hotels.  On the other hand, if you are a hot spring freak, I wouldn’t recommend it. …

Kuramure Ryokan

Kuramure Ryokan is very unique.  The appearance of buildings is like a Ninja house.   If you are looking for modern ryokans in Otaru, Hokkaido, you should stay here.  This is like a hideaway for adults.  Perhaps, if you love drinking, I would highly recommend it.  All beverages including liquors are complimentary, such as local…

Ginrinsou

If you are looking for an authentic top-notch ryokan adventure in Otaru, Hokkaido, I really think you should stay at Ginrinsou.  This is like a SAMURAI residence or history museum.  It’s well worth a visit if you are in Hokkaido.  No doubt this is one of the best in Japan.  If you are a connoisseur…

Ryotei Hanayura

Ryotei Hanayura is not luxurious, 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, I really think you should stay here.  There are amazing large indoor and outdoor communal hot springs.  On the other hand, if…

JR Tower Hotel Nikko Sapporo

In my experience, JR Tower Hotel Nikko Sapporo would be the best in Sapporo city.  If you have a chance to visit Sapporo city, you should stay here.  Perhaps if you expect 5-star hotel service, I would highly recommend it.  You can experience sophisticated Japanese hospitality during your stay.  The hotel would be great for…