KimDao travels to the snowy Noboribetsu Hot Spring resort in Hokkaido to experience a deluxe ryokan and Japanese hot spring onsen!
Surrounded by mountains, guests at the exclusive Noboribetsu Onsen Kyo Takinoya can enjoy the mountain forest from the large onsen or the open air bath called ‘roten-buro’ on the top-floor of the onsen. There are four types of onsen water used at the bath: sulfur spring, iron spring, radium spring and a salt spring.
It also has a beautiful Japanese garden which changes in the four-seasons and is immaculately maintained by the hotel.
The traditional Japanese restaurant, which opened in 1917, serves wholesome kaiseki food beautifully presented to highlight the freshly-harvested local produce used in the culinary masterpieces.
Noboribetsu Onsen Kyo Takinoya
Address： 162 Noboribetsu Onsen-cho, Noboribetsu-shi, Hokkaido, 059-0551
Available Languages at the Hotel：English and Japanese
Noboribetsu 登別温泉 is Hokkaido’s most famous hot spring resort and has as many as eleven different kinds of thermal waters, that are considered among Japan’s best and most effective.
The resort town consists of many ryokans and hotels with hot spring baths. Several of them open their baths during daytime to non-staying guests for typically 700 to 2000 yen. In addition, there is one public bath house located in the center of town.
Part of Shikotsu-Toya National Park, Noboribetsu is southwest of Sapporo and is serviced by four train stations and by car the Dōō Expressway with two interchanges and National Route 36.