Hokkaido is an area that has a lot to offer in terms of nature. Wild mountains, green forests, peaceful lakes – combine all these with the mild temperatures that are specific to the region and you will have the perfect vacation destination! But what is missing? A good place to stay of course! This article introduces 15 hotels to stay in Hokkaido, so read on!
1. The Lake View Toya Nonokaze Resort
This hotel offers astonishing views of Lake Toya, being located right on the lake’s shore. The hotel has superior rooms and standard rooms for two, three or four persons. Guests can bathe in outdoor and indoor hot springs, enjoy a massage or have fun while singing at karaoke. Three restaurants offering Japanese and French cuisines are within the hotel’s grounds. Other nearby attractions include Sairo Observatory, and Mount Usu, an active volcano which can be reached by a gondola.
- Address: 049-5721 Hokkaido, Lake Toya, Toyako Onsen 29-1
- Access: a 25-minute bus ride from JR Toya Train Station
2. Chalet Ivy
Chalet Ivy is located in Niskeo, a town which is a famous ski resort, but also attractive in summer. The hotel has a variety of rooms: superior rooms, deluxe rooms, grand deluxe suites and deluxe king suites with hot spring. The rooms can accommodate up to 5 persons and guests can choose a room with their desired view: courtyard, Mount Hirafu, or Mount Yotei. All rooms have a fridge, a safe, and a TV. The hotel also offers ski equipment rentals and private ski lockers.
- Address: 044-0081 Hokkaido, Niseko, Yamada 188-19
- Access: a 15-minute drive from JR Hirafu Train Station
3. Sapporo Aspen Hotel
Located in the heart of Sapporo, Aspen Hotel offers 4 star conditions and lets guests choose between the following types of rooms: standard, superior, superior queen, Japanese style or junior suite. All rooms are air conditioned, equipped with a TV and a refrigerator. The hotel has two restaurants offering Japanese and western dishes. Massage services are provided upon request. Nearby attractions are: Sapporo Clock Tower, Odori Park and Sapporo Beer Museum.
- Address: 060-0808 Hokkaido, Sapporo, Kita-ku Kita 8-jo Nishi 4-5, Japan
- Access: connected to JR Sapporo Station
4. The Westin Rusutsu Resort
This hotel is located in Rusutsu, another famous ski resort of Hokkaido. It offers accommodation in various types of rooms: traditional, traditional king, deluxe, and family rooms. Some rooms can accommodate up to 6 people. Each room is air conditioned and has a flat screen TV. Guest can enjoy skiing, bathing in hot springs playing tennis or shopping at the hotel’s own stores. Bikes, cars and ski equipment can be rented.
- Address: 0481711 Hokkaido, Rusutsu, Rusutsu-mura, 133 Izumikawa
- Access: a 40 minute drive from Kutchan Station
5. Furano Hotel
Furano Hotel is located in the city with the same name which is famous for its beautiful flowers fields. It offers accommodation in twin rooms each featuring a seating area, a tea kettle and a flat screen TV. Guests can enjoy a body massage and relax in a stone sauna. The hotel serves Japanese and Western meals in its own restaurant. The meals are accompanied by free beer and soft drinks from the bar. The area has several attractions: Furano Marche shopping mall, Asahigaoka Park and the Furano Cheese Factory.
- Address: 076-0035 Hokkaido, Furano, Gakudensan,
- Access: a 10 minute drive from JR Furano Station
6. Kokorono Resort Umino Bettei Furukawa
The hotel is located in the Noboribetsu area, famous for natural hot springs. It offers accommodation in deluxe, superior and superior king rooms. Some rooms have private bathrooms, while others use a shared one. Other amenities include: indoor and outdoor hot spring baths, a sauna, a shared lounge, a sun terrace and shops. There is also an on site restaurant which serves a variety of seasonal dishes. Noboribetsu Bear Farm and the Jigokudani Hell Valley are in the area.
- Address: 059-0641 Hokkaido, Shiraoi, Kojohama 289-3,
- Access: an 8 minute drive from JR Noboribetsu Station
7. Ikoino Yuyado Iroha
Also located near the Niseko ski resort, Ikoino Yuyado Iroha has several types of rooms: standard western style, standard Japanese style, superior and deluxe. Each room is equipped with a desk, a flat screen TV and a refrigerator. Other facilities include: a game room, a children’s playground and ski equipment storage. The property has its own restaurant. Guests can relax in hot spring baths or enjoy a communal sauna. The Niseko Annupuri Ski Resort is within walking distance.
- Address: 048-1511 Hokkaido, Niseko, Niseko 477
- Access: a 10 minute drive from JR Niseko Station
8. Shikotsuko Daiichi Hotel Suizantei
Located next to the beautiful Shikotsu Lake, Daiichi Hotel Suizantei offers accommodation in standard twin rooms or twin rooms with open-air baths. The rooms are western, with a normal bed and a sofa or Japanese style, with futon bedding and a hot spring bath. Traditional meals are served. Guests can relax in the Japanese garden, can enjoy a body massage or can unwind in the sauna. Nearby attractions include Mount Monbetsu and Lake Okotanpe.
- Address: 066-0281 Hokkaido, Chitose, Shikotsuko Onsen
- Access: by free shuttle bus from JR Chitose Station
9. Hotel Resort Inn Niseko
Located in Niseko very close to the JR station, Hotel Resort Inn has standard rooms for one, two or four persons. All rooms are air conditioned with a seating area, a flat screen TV, a refrigerator and an electric kettle. Guests can reserve a private hot spring bath or can book body massage services. A Japanese or western style breakfast is served in the morning at the hotel’s café. There are several attractions in the area: Niseko View Plaza, Hokkaido Lion Adventure, Hirafu Hot Springs and Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu.
- Address: 048-1551 Hokkaido, Niseko, 151-2, Japan
- Access: a 7 minute drive from JR Niseko Station
10. Kushiro Royal Inn
Kushiro Royal Inn offers accommodation in standard rooms each equipped with a flat screen TV, a fridge and an electric kettle. Japanese and western dishes are served for breakfast, with the in-house made bread as a highlight. Drinks and light meals can be enjoyed at the hotel’s café. Vending machines and a launderette are available. Several attractions are close, such as Kushiro Marsh National Park, Kushiro City Museum, Kushiro Marsh Observatory and the Japanese Crane Reserve.
- Address: 085-0018 Hokkaido, Kushiro, Kurogane-cho 14-9-2
- Access: just outside R Kushiro Station
11. JR Inn Asahikawa
JR Inn Asahikawa lets guests choose between standard and economy rooms that can accommodate up to two people. Rooms have a minimalist design and are all equipped with a TV and a seating area. All rooms have a private bathroom with a shower, while some rooms have a bathtub. A public bath and a launderette are available on site. Free luggage storage is offered. Asahiyama Zoo is a 30 minute drive away from the hotel.
- Address: 070-0030 Hokkaido, Asahikawa, Miyashitadori 7-Chome 2-5, Japan
- Access: directly connected to JR Asahikawa Station
12. Midorinokaze Resort Kitayuzawa
Located just steps awat from the beautiful Shikotsu-Toya National Park, Midorinokaze Resort Kitayuzawa offers accommodation in standard, premium, luxury and executive rooms which can be western or Japanese style. Each room includes a TV and a refrigerator. Guests can bathe in hot springs, relax in a sauna or play in the game room. There is also an on site gift shop, as well as three restaurants. Lake Toya, Lake Shikotsu and Sangaitaki Park are in the area.
- Address: 052-0316 Hokkaido, Date, Otaki-ku Kitayuzawa Onsen-cho 300-2
- Access: a 35-minute bus ride from the JR Date Monbetsu Station
13. Villa Concordia Resort&Spa
Located in the Hakodate area, Villa Concordia has several types of rooms: deluxe, executive and presidential. Some of the rooms can accommodate up to four people. Each room is equipped with sofas, a flat screen TV and a CD player. There is a dining area and also a kitchenette with a microwave, a refrigerator and kitchenware. Guests can enjoy a body massage or aroma therapy. The hotel is close to the bay area and to the Hakodate Ropeway.
- Address: 040-0053 Hokkaido, Hakodate, Suehirocho 3-5, Japan
- Access: a 5-minute drive from JR Hakodate Station
Located right next to the Akan National Park, Moritsubetsu offers accommodation in western and Japanese style standard rooms. Each room has a TV, a safe, a tea kettle and a refrigerator. Guests can enjoy body massages or relax in the hot spring bath that can be reserved for private use. There is a souvenir shop on site with lots of local products. Nearby attractions include Tsubetsu Pass Observatory and Bihoro Pass. Guests can also stroll the hotel’s garden and the surrounding woods.
- Address: 092-0222 Hokkaido, Tsubetsu, Kamisato 738,
- Access: a 40 minute drive from JR Kitami Train Station
15. Hakodate Danshaku Club Hotel&Resorts
Hakodate Danshaku Club Hotel lets guests choose between two types of rooms: standard type and Hollywood type. The rooms can accommodate up to three people and are all equipped with a flat screen TV, a balcony, a seating area and a kitchenette. The hotel offers bicycle rentals and massage services. There is also a shop and a café on site. A lot of attractions are close by, such as Mount Hakodate Ropeway, Hakodate Morning Market and Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse.
- Address: 040-0064 Hokkaido, Hakodate, Otemachi 22-10, Japan
- Access: a 5 minute walk from JR Hakodate Station
Enjoy your stay in Hokkaido! Have a good trip and travel!