Nukumorino Yado Furukawa

What kind of ryokan is Nukumorino Yado Furukawa?

This is like a traditional Japanese style house.  It has a quaint atmosphere.  If you are looking for very cozy ryokans in Jozankei Onsen, Hokkaido, you should stay at Nukumorino-Yado Furukawa.  Perhaps, if you are looking for rooms with private hot springs, I would recommend it.   There are some rooms which have great private hot springs.  We were so completely happy the whole entire time.  The staff welcomed us with warmth.  You wouldn’t feel like you’re checking in a ryokan, it’s like you’re being welcome back home.  The ambiance is family-oriented, tranquil, and cozy.  The property would be nice for family, couples, groups, or solo travelers.  Check availability and pricing for the property on Agoda

Is the location easy to access?

Yes, it would be easy if you take a free shuttle service from the front of the NHK building in Sapporo city at 14:00.  It takes around 60min by bus.  You need to book it in advance.  First-come-first-served basis.  Alternatively, you can take a highway bus from New Chitose Airport at 14:00 and get off at Jozankei Yunomachi Bus Stop.  It takes 100min by bus from the airport.  The bus fare is JPY1,800 per adult.  Refer to the info.  If this is your first visit Jozankei Onsen, you may be worried where you should get off so you may want to show the below Japanese sentence to a bus driver when you get on a bus.  Then you wouldn’t miss the bus stop even if you fall asleep.  The property is in front of the bus stop.

定山渓湯の町のバス停に着いたら、教えて下さい。
Please let me know when you reach “Jozankei Yunomachi Bus Stop”.

Rooms I would recommend?

If you are going to stay here, I would recommend booking a special room on 7F called the special guest floor.  Because each room on 7F has a private outdoor hot spring.  Facilities tend to be the latest.  Furniture, interior, and decorations tend to be stylish, modern, and functional.  Other rooms tend to be a bit worn out.  The housekeeping was excellent everywhere, though.  The room is Japanese minimalistic, but truly relaxing.  There is no nice view from the property.   For the location, it cannot be helped.  Then if you don’t want to sleep on Japanese-style mattresses called futon in tatami rooms, you should book a Japanese-western room with twin beds. 

Where do celebrities stay in Hokkaido?

If you are looking for unique venues for special occasions in Hokkaido, I would recommend Nukumorino Yado Furukawa.  If you stay in special rooms on 7F, you hardly see other guests during your stay.  The staff arranges flowers and cakes to celebrate an anniversary at additional charges if you request in advance. 

How about toiletries & in-room amenities?

All of the amenities are taken care of including minimum toiletries, yukatas, samue outfits, bottled water, and a Japanese tea set.  If you stay on 7F, additionally there is a complimentary minibar including beer, a CD player, and Japanese sweets, etc.  Room service is not available.  Free WiFi reception is excellent in the property including guest rooms.  I noticed that a PC was placed at the lounge for someone to use.

How about In-house Facilities?

There are some wonderful indoor and outdoor communal hot springs with saunas.  They are open from 12:00-10:00 the following morning.  Also, there are two private family hot springs.  You need to book two of them in advance if you want to use them.  They are open from 6:00 to 24:00.  They cost JPY2,200 for 50min.  *If you have tattoos and want to use the communal hot springs, use reserved the private family baths instead.  Also, there is a beauty salon for women and men on B1.  You need to make an appointment in advance.  It’s open from 15:00 to 23:00.  Then there is a cozy lounge.  Complimentary plum wine, Japanese snakes, Japanese mugwort tea, coffee, non-alcoholic rice juice, onion soup, shave ice, and gelidium jelly, etc., were available at the lounge.  You can chill out here while drinking and eating whenever you like.  Also, there is a vending machine for drinks.  Then Nukumorino-Yado Furukawa is almost universal design.  There are some rooms for wheelchair users.  There are lifts.  Wheelchairs are available for borrowing.  If you bring people with weak feet, you may want to inform the staff in advance as they can arrange a room near the lift.  Also, the property is pet-friendly.  If you want to bring your dogs, you may want to inform the staff in advance.  There are two rooms on 3F where you can stay with your dogs.  Check availability and pricing for the property on Agoda

How about meals?

Local cuisine experience was just divine.  The food was excellently chosen for the season and paired well with local Japanese Sake.  If you stay on 7F, all meals are served at a private dining room in the old Japanese stone house.  The ambiance is lovely, charming, and quaint.  If you stay on other floors, all meals are served in a dining area.  Also, guests on 7F and other floors have a different menu.  The portion tends to be big.  Don’t forget to bring your empty stomach.  After dinner, complimentary roast sweet potatoes are served for a night snack from 21:00.  It couldn’t be better.  If you are a big eater, you must be happy.  *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.  Check availability and pricing for the property on Agoda

My impressions

All staff tends to be friendly, warm, and kind, but they may not be sophisticated.  Overall, the property has good value for money.  For the price range, the performance of the service, amenities, and meals would be way above expectations.  It’s well worth a visit.  Have a nice trip!  Welcome to receive any questions about Nukumorino-Yado Furukawa from the below space.  Check availability and pricing for the property on Agoda

Info about Nukumorino Yado Furukawa

Style Onsen Ryokan
Check-in and out times 15:00/10:00
Estimated Price 40,000 JPY for 2 adults per room
Contact Tel +81-11-598-2345 from overseas
Tel 011-598-2345 from domestic
Internet Connection Free wifi in the ryokan
Facility Information Wheelchairs are available
Pets are allowed
The free parking lot is available
Location Nukumorino-Yado Furukawa’s MAP
Access 60min by free shuttle bus from Sapporo city
Address and TEL 4-353 Nishi Jozankei Onsen, Minami-Ku, Sapporo
Tel +81-11-598-2345
Official Homepage Nukumorino-Yado Furukawa’s HP

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