3 Traditional Japanese Inns to Relax You in Sapporo

  • Onsen ryokan are traditional hot spring inns that will relax you and give you the complete experience of the heart of Japanese traditional culture. After soaking in the hot spring, change into a yukata robe and enjoy Japanese cuisine in a spacious hall.

    Hokkaido is famous for being a hot spring area, so many different types of hot spring baths are available.
    If you say onsen, you may imagine they are far away from the city, buried deep in the countryside. However, there is a hot spring village which is only an hour drive away from Sapporo city center.

    Jozankei is a hot spring village found in a green valley, located in Shikotsu-Toya National Park. It is the only hot spring area in Sapporo.

    1.Jozankei Tsuruga Resort Spa MORI NO UTA

    Tsuruga Resort Spa MORI NO UTA is a resort spa with a calm and tranquil atmosphere. The reception area is full of leaf patterned decor and has a water feature and green carpet area where guests can kick off their shoes and relax. The food is outstanding, especially the dinner buffet. You can choose from a wide selection of cuisine. If you have the chance to experience the private onsen, you can relax while hearing the charming sounds of the surrounding forest.


    2. Jozankei Nukumorino-yado Furukawa

    This onsen ryokan is a small inn with many traditional Japanese touches. It will make you feel right at home. They offer traditional hot spring baths, the option of bedrock baths and even a beauty treatment salon. This inn also offers Japanese dishes for breakfast and dinner.


    3.Jozankei Daiichi Hotel Suizantei

    Jyozankei Daiichi Hotel Suizantei is located on a hill with excellent views of the surrounding area.The hotel has a large number of different hot springs, a sauna, and a beauty salon.The hotel serves authentic Japanese cuisine making full use of the delicious seasonal ingredients from the area.


    If you find yourself in Sapporo and are looking for a tranquil place to truly relax, give these onsen inns a try!

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