September 8, 2017
The 10 Best Luxury Hotels and Ryokans in Hokkaido, Japan
Hokkaido became more popular since Hokkaido shinkansen opened in March 2016. You can enjoy seasonal nature and gourmet in Hokkaido. But to enjoy your trip, Choosing a hotel is important, isn’t it? Today, we would like to introduce good hotels in Hokkaido.
1． Lavista Hakodate bay
Lavista bay is 10 minutes walk from Hakodate station, so it is very convenient for eating or sightseeing since it’s close to bay area or market. It has open hot spring on the top of the hotel, so you can enjoy nice bath and beautiful night view. They serve free ice cream after bath.
They have got 1st place for “Best breakfast in Japan”. You can eat salmon roe and dessert from Hanabatake farm as much as you want.
Name: Lavista Hakodate bay
Address: 12-6 Toyokawacho, Hakodate, Hokkaido
Access: 10 minutes from Hakodate station by foot
Map: Map to Lavista Hakodate bay
2． The Windsor hotel Toya resort&spa
It’s located on 625 meters of Mt.Polomoi. When the weather is good, you can see Lake Toya, Uchiura bay, and Mt. Yotei from all guests room. You can feel how big Hokkaido is. In 2008, Hokkaido Toya summit was held, so the hotel became famous, and they got 5 star on Michelin guide for Hotel and 6 star including 3 star for restaurant.
They have hot spring called “Sansen”, also they have 25 meters inside pool or other activities. How about having an experience at resort hotel in Hokkaido?
Name: The Windsor hotel Toya resort&spa
Address: Kiyomizu, Toyakocho, Abuta, Hokkaido
Access: 40minutes from Toya station by bus
Map: Map to The Windsor hotel Toya resort&spa
3． Dormy inn PREMIUM Sapporo
Dormy inn has brunches all over Japan, and Dormy inn premium Sapporo is their premium brand. This hotel is located in Tanuki koji street, so even in winter which they have lots of snow, it’s safe. Also it’s close to Susukino, so it is easy to find somewhere to eat.
The best part of this hotel is their morning buffet which got 5th place on Expedia worldwide chart. You can make original seafood bowl with lots of salmon roe, or you can eat Mongolian mutton barbeque or soup curry. You can enjoy local food in the morning, so you may not have to go to other restaurants. They also serve free ramen too.
Name: Dormy inn PREMIUM Sapporo
Address: 4-1, 6 Jyosei , 2 Minami, Chuo, Sapporo, Hokkaido
Access: 10 minutes from Odori by foot
Map: Map to Dormy inn PREMIUM Sapporo
4． Hotel my stays premium Sapporo park
Hotel my stays premium Sapporo park is located at 2 minutes by foot from nakajima koen station which is central of Sapporo, they rebrand on October 1st 2016.
Since it has 25th stories, the view from high floors are beautiful, also they have spa that has jet bath or hot spring. They were chosen welcome baby hotel. They have good service especially for guests who are with kids.
Name: Hotel my stays premium Sapporo park
Address: 2-2-10, Jyosei, 9 Minami, Chuo, Sapporo, Hokkaido
Access: 2 minutes from Nakajima koen station by foot
Map: Map to Hotel my stays premium Sapporo park
5． Hotel Sapporo mets
Hotel Sapporo mets is located at 7 minutes walk to the North from JR Sapporo station, 2 minutes walk from Kita 18jyo station of subway. They have kitchen, washing machine, and dryer in guest rooms. If you travel for long term, you don’t have to worry about having lots of laundry.
Since they have kitchen, you can cook what you buy at local market. Also there are convenience store on the 1st floor and supermarket near the hotel, so it is very convenient. This hotel is good for family trip.
Name: Hotel Sapporo mets
Address: 5-2-50, Jyosei, 17 Kita, Kita, Sapporo, Hokkaido
Access: 2 minutes from Kita 18 jyo station by foot
Map: Map to Hotel Sapporo mets
6． Jyozankei Ground hotel Zuien
“Jyozankei” is known as famous spot for colored leaves, and it is popular for the place you can go easily from Sapporo. Jyozankei Ground hotel Zuien is located at Jyozankei. The outside hot spring is 1026 square meter, you can enjoy beautiful view in autumn.
Their restaurant change menu every 2~3 month, they serve seasonal meal and fresh meal for dinner buffet. It is good for group or family trip. They have Japanese room and western, so you can chose whichever you want.
Name: Jyozankei Ground hotel Zuien
Address: 4-328, Jyozankei onsen higashi, Minami, Sapporo, Hokkaido
Map: Map to Jyozankei Ground hotel Zuien
7． Daiichi Takimotokan
Daiichi Takimotokan was opened in 1858 by Takimoto Kanezo. Noboribetsu is called “department store of hot spring” as they make about one million tons of 11 kinds of hot spring every day. Jigokudani was made by eruptive activity.
Daiichi Takimotokan has big hot spring that you can look Jigokudani, and as they have 35 baths for total so you can soak as long as you want and enjoy the view. The guest rooms are Japanese and Western. You can chose Japanese course or buffet for meal.
Name: Daiichi Takimotokan
Address: 55 Noboribetsu honsenmachi, Noboribetsu, Hokkaido
Access: Noboribetsu onsen bus “ Kosoku onsen go” from Sapporo station
Map: Map to Daiichi Takimotokan
8． Hilton Niseko village
Niseko is known as good snow and became winter resort in Japan. Hilton Niseko village is a central spot of resort area Niseko village. You can enjoy any seasons but best season in Niseko is winter. People visit for the powder snow from all over the world.
Gondola runs near Hilton Niseko village, so it is convenient. They can keep ski stuff at 1st floor. In the hotel, there are hot spring and more than 7 restaurants, so you can enjoy resort even it’s not winter. Even you don’t ski or snowboard, it’s good place to go.
Name: Hilton Niseko village
Address: Higashiyama onsen, Niseko, Abuda, Hokkaido
Access: 20 minutes from Kuccyan station and Niseko station
Map: Map to Hilton Niseko village
9． Hoshino resort Tomamu
Hoshino resort is famous for luxurious hotels in Japan and “Hoshino resort Tomamu” is owned by them. This hotel is located where they have lots of nature. Snow in Tomamu is dry powder snow. It is good snow called “silky snow”. Of course Hoshino resort Tomamu has ski area, and they have 29 courses. From beginner to advanced, everyone can enjoy.
They also have inside pool called “Minamina beach”. So evenif you don’t ski, you can still enjoy resort. There are two buildings in the hotel called “the tower” that is convenient or “Resornare Tomamu” that is gorgeous. Resornare Tomamu has only sweet rooms that has jet bath and sauna. If you visit Tomamu, think about staying here.
Name: Hoshino resort Tomamu
Address: Nakatomamu, Yufutsu, Shimukappu, Hokkaido
Access: Bus from Tomamu station
Map: Map to Hoshino resort Tomamu
10． Hotel Neuschloss Otaru
Otaru is famous for canal and sushi. Hotel Neuschloss Otaru is located 15 minutes drive from Otaru station. It looks like European castle, and it looks romantic. It is surrounded by ocean and is in national park. All guest rooms are ocean view.
Also all guest rooms have own outside bath, so you can enjoy the sound of wave and smell of ocean. You can also enjoy French course meal. If you want to forget everyday life and spend some special time, this hotel is a good choice to go.
Name: Hotel Neuschloss Otaru
Address: 3-282 Syukutsu, Otaru, Hokkaido
Access: 15 minutes from Otaru station by car
Map: Map to Hotel Neuschloss Otaru
Let’s stay in nice hotels in Hokkaido!
Since Hokkaido is big, each place is different. You can go famous sightseeing spots or relax in nature or enjoy local food. Please enjoy the beauty of nature or local food in all over Hokkaido. And chose a hotel you like!