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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Designed by the same architect of Bourou Noguchi Noboribetsu, another superb Ryokan in Hokkaido. Meal service is perfect, free flow of drinks in bar and during meals is a nice touch.
Will definitely come back again.

Stayed: May 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank AChoy
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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

One of the best Ryokan I have ever stayed in Japan. Period.

Designed by famous Hokkaido architect Nakayama, from the outside, it is completely understated, once you crossed the entrance threshold, you are transformed into a world of quiet elegance and zen.

Guests are first brought to a relaxed and quite living room and presented with macha and sweet. The luggage is transported to the room by the staff while you relax and take in the wonderful view of the garden.

We stayed at a two story room with bathroom and living room downstairs and two separate bedrooms upstairs with our own small garden. The bathtub is equipped with natural thermal spring water that allows the guest to enjoy the hot spring in private if you wish. The hot spring room has both indoor and outdoor pool with the later having a wonderful view of the mountain forest behind.

Dinner and breakfast are served at your own private dinning room at your desired time. They are delicious and you can taste the care the kitchen staff put into the food. Our dinner organic rice even has the name of the farmer presented in the menu. One special thing about this Ryokan is that all your drinks, includes all the liquor, coffee, tea, soft drink are all inclusive. There is even a beautiful bar where the guest can sit and enjoy a cocktail, a nice glass of shochu or Sake, a glass of champagne or wine, all included in the charge already.

Service is impeccable, attentive without being intrusive, they sincerely make you feel at ease and treat you like royalty. We are already planning our return in the near future!

Stayed: October 2017, travelled with friends
Thank semanticvision
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Reviewed 5 May 2017

Dinner was so Excellent. Chef's effort and art were in the dishes and services. I think, I guess, people were well trained by the chef. Serving manner, timing, explanation etc., were well trained and organized. The room may need improvement, as it was not confortable to sit on the floor with a small Za-isu chair. The entire hotel may need renovation to keep it fresh.

  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled with family
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Thank Sergio_checo
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Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

I don't think that I have ever stayed anywhere quite like this before. From the outside it looks like a corrugated iron agricultural shed. Step inside and all becomes modernist industrial elegance. The inn is spacious with communal areas set up for relaxing, reading or listening to music. The staff speak excellent English and are helpful and attentive, yet with the knack of unobtrusively disappearing when not required.

Our room was of Japanese style with a split level design and private bathroom. This came equipped with more lotions and potions than I knew what to do with. The legless chairs around the Japanese table in the living room were on a mini turntable, allowing those seated to turn effortlessly between the table and the view of the garden. This also raised the chairs slightly off the floor, something for which my Western limbs were very grateful.

The food was tasteful in every sense of the word, with good quality ingredients and understated execution. All drinks were complimentary. We greatly enjoyed sitting at the bar and drinking our way through its menu.

The baths were also a delight. Smooth sleek lines, great amenities and the quiet sound of baroque music playing in the background. There are two baths, one for men and one for women. Each of these has an indoor and an outdoor bath. The outdoor baths, enclosed on three sides and with a roof, look out over a stream with a tree covered hill behind it.

This ryokan manages effortless elegance and class. Leave the kids at home. This is a very adult playground.

Stayed: November 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank Jane C
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

The hotel is somewhat hidden behind a stone wrapped in metal wall. Most areas of the hotel (including the room) are extremely peaceful and somewhat inward directed: a great place to rest undisturbed by the outside world. We had a Japanese style split level room (apartment). Good beds, great bathroom, nice sitting room and a Japanese room. All very well detailed and comfortable - restful. The onsen is a joy - both inside and outside, with a great view. The restaurant consists of private rooms and serves great Japanese dinners - a large choice of small bites. They have a good record collection you can play in the audio room, a bar (drinks are included) and a pleasant airy sitting room. Staff is very helpful and attentive.

  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank bart556
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