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Recommended hot spring inns (Hokkaido)

Recommended hot spring inns (Hokkaido)

When you are visiting Hokkaido, it’s not only the food but the wide variety of hot springs that you can enjoy. Among the many excellent hot spring inns, here are a few recommendations that offer great view and open-air bath. 

Kappo Ryokan Wakamatsu Hakodate

Located in the Yunokawa hot spring area, the Japanese-style inn Wakamatsu has offered great hospitality for over 90 years. You will have a panoramic view of the ocean from the open-air bath, while feeling the fresh breeze. The snowy view of Hakodate from the bath is also special during the winter months. Guests are served the traditional multi-course Japanese dinner in their room. From the inn, it is easy to access the popular sightseeing spots in Hakodate, such as Mount Hakodate for the famous night view, Hakodate Orthodox Church, Goryo-kaku star fort and red brick warehouses. 

・ Name: Kappo Ryokan Wakamatsu 

・ Address: 1-2-27 Yunokawa Machi, Hakodate City, Hokkaido  

・ Phone: 0138-59-2171 

・ Open: 7 days a week

・ URL:

・ Access: 15 minutes by taxi from the JR Hakodate Station

Bourou NOGUCHI Hakodate

Bourou Noguchi is a high-end hotel located in the Yunokawa hot spring area. From the large bath on the 13th floor, you can enjoy the view of downtown Hakodate, Tsugaru Straits and Mount Hakodate. Each guest room is equipped with a private bath for superb relaxation. One of the floors is entirely for single occupancy if you are travelling by yourself. Other hotel facilities include billiard tables, Japanese garden and library.

・ Name: Bourou Noguchi Hakodate 

・ Address: 1-17-22 Yunokawa Machi, Hakodate City, Hokkaido 

・ Phone: 0138-59-3556

・ Open: 7 days a week

・ URL:

・ Access: 15 minutes by taxi from JR Hakodate Station

The Lake View Toya Nonokaze Resort Toyako

The bathhouse on the 9th floor “EZOFUJI”, equipped with various types of baths (lie-down bath, walk-in bath, aroma bath, etc.), offers a great view of Lake Toya. You can also relax in the rooftop open-air bath, while looking at the starry sky and fireworks over the lake. Other facilities include a beauty treatment salon, bedrock sauna, karaoke and sports café. 

・ Name: The Lake View Toya Nonokaze Resort  

・ Address: 29-1 Tokako Onsen, Tokako Machi, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido 

・ Phone: 0142-75-2600

・ Open: 7 days a week

・ URL:

・ Access: 25 minutes by bus from JR Toya Station

David li

Male Chinese who works for major advertising agency in Tokyo. 15 years of living in Japan has made him an expert on various Japan related topics. He came to Japan after graduating from high school and now permanently settled in Japan. His hobby is to enjoy local cuisines while travelling around various parts of Japan. He has a personal goal of visiting all prefectures in the country and in the process of achieving it, enjoying trips and dining experiences in the nation on his off-days with his family.

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