Suizantei Club Jozankei

What kind of ryokan is Suizantei Club Jozankei?

This is a luxury boutique modern ryokan in Jozankei Onsen.  This is like a hideaway for adults.  There are 56 rooms only.  The property completely emphasizes private experiences for each guest.  The stately Ainu-design interior, furniture, and architecture create a mature impression.  Most of the rooms have private hot springs and wooden bathtubs.  If you want to get much of an immersive luxury modern ryokan experience as you expect, this would be perfect.  The property would be great for couples, solo travelers, small groups, or family, but not family with small children.  *A minimum age requirement of 13 applies.  Check availability and pricing for the ryokan on Booking.com or Agoda

Is the location easy to access?

Yes, it would be easy even if this is your first visit Hokkaido.  Free shuttle service is available from Showa Building near Sapporo Station at 14:40 or 17:00.  You need to book it in advance.  It takes 60min by free shuttle bus.  Then if you drive a car, you may want to check a map carefully in advance as it would be a bit hard to find the entrance of the property.

Where do celebrities stay in Hokkaido?

If you are looking for venues for special occasions, the property would be one of the best places in Hokkaido.  The staff arranges flowers and cakes to celebrate an anniversary at additional charges if you request in advance.

Rooms I would recommend?

If you are going to stay here, I would recommend booking a room with a private hot spring.  We fully enjoyed our private one with a beer in hand.  The room is excellent “Japan minimalistic”.  Overall facilities tend to be the latest, but overall it would be darker than other properties.  It would be hard to read books at night.  Then if you don’t want to sleep on Japanese-style mattresses called futon, you should book a room with twin beds on tatami mats.

How about toiletries & in-room amenities?

All of the amenities are taken care of including enough toiletries, a green tea set, samue outfits, pajamas, bathrobes, sweets, and a complimentary mini-bar including beer.  On top of that, staff refills drinks in the minibar if you request.  Room service is not available, but complimentary soft drinks and sweets are available at the bar lounge.  Also, complimentary beverages and finger food are available from 20:00, such as beer, wine, whiskey, cocktail, shochu, Japanese sake, and soft drinks, etc.  That’s a great service.  After dinner, don’t forget to visit the bar lounge.  The ambiance is very cozy.  If you love drinking, Suizantei Club Jozankei would be a paradise.  Free Wi-Fi reception was OK but sometimes slow at night.  Check availability and pricing for the ryokan on Booking.com or Agoda

How about In-house Facilities?

There are wonderful large indoor and outdoor communal hot springs with saunas.  The spring quality is creamy, moist, and smooth.  The water temperature tends to be lukewarm. They are open from 5:00AM-10:00AM, 12:00PM-3:00AM.  Also, there are two private family hot springs.  They cost JPY3,240 for 40min.  They are open from 12:00-23:00.  On top of that, you can use communal hot springs in the sister inns, Jozankei Daiichi Hotel Suizantei and Kuriya Suizan.  The staff sends you to each venue.  If you are a hot spring freak, you should try all of them.  *If you have tattoos, you may not be permitted to use the communal bathing area.   Then the property is not a perfect universal design.  There are some steps.  If you bring people with weak feet, you may want to stay at the sister inn, Jozankei Daiichi Hotel Suizantei.  There are rooms for wheelchair users.  Suizantei Club Jozankei is like a maze.  Check availability and pricing for the ryokan on Booking.com or Agoda

How about meals?

Kaiseki food experience for dinner and breakfast was great.  The portion tends to be average.  All meals are served in a private room.  If you love beef, I would recommend Teppanyaki.  Dinner starts from 18:00-20:00.  If you have dinner on the property, you need to check-in by 19:30.  After dinner, some sushi pockets for a night snack were served.  *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 nice restaurant around here.  You may want to book a room with meals unless you have a car.

My impressions

The staff tends to be not sophisticated, but friendly.  It seems that the property would be understaffed, especially the weekend.  They looked so busy.  If you expect 5-star hotel service, this is not.  Overall, if you love drinking and relaxation is your main purpose, the property has great value for money.   Have a nice trip!  Welcome to receive any questions about Suizantei Club Jozankei from the below space.  Check availability and pricing for the ryokan on Booking.com or Agoda

Info about Suizantei Club Jozankei

Style Modern Japanese Ryokan
Check-in and out times
15:00/11:00
Estimated Price 70,000 JPY for 2 adults per room
Contact Fill the form in 
Internet Connection Free WiFi in the ryokan
Facility Information Wheelchairs are not available
Pets are not allowed
The free parking lot is available
Location Suizantei Club Jozankei’s MAP
Access Free Shuttle bus from Showa Building
near Sapporo Station
Address and TEL 2-2-10 Jōzankeionsennishi, Minami-Ku,
Sapporo-shi, Hokkaidō 061-2303
Tel +81 11-595-2001
Official Homepage Suizantei Club Jozankei’s HP

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