Hakodate Onuma Tsuruga Resort EPUY

Hakodate Onuma Tsuruga Resort EPUY

What kind of resort hotel is Hakodate Onuma Tsuruga Resort EPUY?

This is a boutique resort hotel with hot springs in Hakodate.  There are 30 rooms only.  If you are looking for small resort hotels surrounded by beautiful nature, I would recommend it.  You can fully relax in a tranquil atmosphere while taking a walk in a lovely garden.  There is an amazing lake terrace on-site.  Perhaps, if you are a gourmet, you should stay here.  This is one of auberge resort hotels in Hokkaido.  On the other hand, if you are looking for onsen ryokans, you may want to stay at others.  The resort would be great for family, couples, small groups, or solo travelers.  If anything, the property would be for adults.  The resort would be great for couples or solo travelers on weekdays.  The ambiance would be romantic, tranquil, and cozy.  On the other hand, if you bring family or small children, you may want to visit on weekends and Japan’s public holidays.
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Is the location easy to access?

Yes, it would be easy.  The location is near Onumakoen Station.  It takes just 5min on foot from the station.  It takes around 40min by train from Hakodate Station to Onumakoen Station.  Alternatively, you can take a free shuttle service from Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Station at 11:05, 14:45, or 16:40.  You need to book it by 18:00 two days in advance.  It takes 20min by car.   JFYI, it takes around 20min by train from Hakodate Station to Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Station.

Rooms I would recommend?

If you are going to stay here, I would recommend staying at a room with a private outdoor hot spring on 1F.  You can fully enjoy your private one with a beer in hand while viewing a peaceful garden whenever you like.  That’s precious time.  The room is user-friendly, functional, and cozy.  Facilities tend to be the latest.  The housekeeping was excellent.

How about toiletries & in-room amenities?

All of the amenities are taken care of including enough toiletries, a green tea set, samue outfits, a coffee machine, and a yoga mat.  There are skincare products in the bathroom.  DVD players are available for borrowing.  Free Wi-Fi reception was good in the property but sometimes slow after dinner in my experience.  Also, this is child-friendly.  Staff provides samue outfits, meals, and baby chairs for small children if you request in advance.  Room service is not available, but complimentary beverages and snacks are available at the bar lounge from 20:00 to 23:00, such as beer, wine, whiskey, cocktail, and soft drinks, etc.  That’s a great service.
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How about In-house Facilities?

There are outdoor communal hot springs with saunas, but there is no indoor communal hot spring.  All of them are open from 15:00-10:00 the following morning.  Also, there are two indoor private family hot springs.  You need to book if you want to use them.  *If you have tattoos, you may not be permitted to use the communal bathing area.  You may want to use the private family baths instead.  Then, the resort is not a universal design, but there are few steps.  There is no lift.  If you bring people with weak feet, you should book a room on 1F.  Also, if you have a lot of luggage, you may want to stay on 1F.  It would be hard to carry yours when you go up the stairs.  Then there is a vending machine for drinks, but there is no convenience store nearby.  You may want to buy your necessities before coming here.
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How about services?

If you stay at the resort in the winter season, you should visit Hakodate Nanae Snow Park.  Free shuttle service is available from the hotel to the ski resort.  It takes 30min by car.   Also, bicycles are available for free.  You should go cycling around Onuma Park in good weather.

How about meals?

French food using a lot of local ingredients for dinner was great.  The portion tends to be small, but complimentary boiled rice and cooked salmon soaked with tea were served for a night snack at the bar lounge after dinner.   Also, the buffet-style breakfast was nice.  All meals are served in the restaurant.  *Please note that inform the staff when you book a room with meals if you have any food allergies.  They probably wouldn’t be able to prepare alternative food if you request on that day.  Then, as far as I know, there is no restaurant around the property.  You may want to book a room including meals. 

My impressions

All staff would be friendly, but if you cannot find English speakers at the front desk, you might want to write on paper what you want to say.  Most of the staff would understand English sentences. I hope you don’t mind.  Overall, the property has great value.  A one-night stay wouldn’t be enough.  We would definitely come back again.  At last, don’t forget to check the weather forecast.  That’s the most important.  Have a nice trip!  Welcome to receive any questions about Hakodate Onuma Tsuruga Resort EPUY from the below space.  If you check-in after 19:00, you need to inform the staff in advance.   Check availability and pricing for the resort hotel on Booking.com or Agoda

Info about Hakodate Onuma Tsuruga Resort EPUY

Style Resort Hotel
Check-in and out times
Estimated Price 40,000 JPY for 2 adults per room
Contact E-mail
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Internet Connection Free WiFi in the hotel
Facility Information Wheelchairs are not available
Pets are not allowed
The free parking lot is available
Location Hakodate Onuma Tsuruga Resort EPUY’s MAP
Access Free Shuttle bus from Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Station
Need to book it by 18:00 two days in advance.
Just 5min walk from Onumakoen Station
Address and TEL 85-9 Onuma Cho Nanae town Kameda-gun
Hokkaido 041-1354  Tel +81 138-67-2964
Official Homepage Hakodate Onuma Tsuruga Resort EPUY’s HP

*All information above is as of the date that I posted on my blog.