Takinoya ryokan, nestled among the leafy forests of southern Hokkaido's Noboribetsu resort area, is a glorious location to rest your eyes on the wonders of nature as you soak away your cares in some of the finest hot springs in Japan. Whether you are after the healing waters of Noboribetsu onsen or the area's natural splendor, Takinoya is an excellent choice in any season. In spring and summer, the prime seasons in this northernmost prefecture, the area buzzes with visitors from all over the world, attracted by the beauty of the natural surroundings. Winter is somewhat quieter, with a tranquil beauty all its own, muffled by blankets of snow. Autumn is also a popular season, when the foliage turns from summer green to blazing fall colors. Inside, Takinoya is elegant and tasteful - Japanese art, both traditional and modern, graces the interior spaces, which are outfitted in the lovely, spare, zen-inspired geometric simplicity of traditional Japanese design. The ryokan's hallways are floored with tatami, and guests pad around in bare feet or special socks, unlike most ryokan, where slippers are the norm. The onsen baths boast five different types of water, piped in from the famous Jigokudani onsen source, with different mineral content, acidity and alkalinity to ease both body and mind.
Your Host and The Team
“Our family has five generations of experience serving up their exemplary brand of hospitality, having operated Takinoya since its beginning as a small restaurant in 1918. Let us and our team show you what omotenashi, traditional Japanese hospitality, is all about.”
Japanese Suite DW
Japanese Western Suite DY
Japanese Western Style Suite D
Japanese Western Style Room C
Japanese Style Room AW
Japanese-Western Style Room AY
Facilities and Highlights
The upper floor and the lower level both have onsen hot springs available to guests. The spa on the top floor, "Kumoi no Yu," is an outdoor rotemburo bath that, because to its roof and walls made of black stone that resemble caves, seems to flow infinitely into the surrounding forest. With each passing heartbeat, you can feel yourself relaxing a little bit more as the water bubbles to the top and clouds of steam escape from it.
The lower level spa, "Chien no Yu," has five distinct rocky bathing pools, each with a different type of natural onsen water, such as salt spring, ferric spring (which is rich in iron), and sulphur spring, as well as different levels of acidity and alkalinity, to ease and treat a variety of maladies, from common aches and pains to neuralgia, diabetes, and many other disorders. The outdoor pools at Rotemburo are down at the end of a rewarding trail, slightly cold in the winter however guests have found that it is well worth it for the feeling of delightful warmth they provide unlike anywhere else.
Dinner is kaiseki ryori Japanese haute cuisine with a strong emphasis on local Hokkaido dishes, chosen to match the season and the view from the enormous, ceiling-high windows. The restaurant's name, Genseirin, means "wild woods." Fresh fish, succulent steak and mouthwatering veggies are all prepared in inventive, delightful ways.
- Bar and Lounge
Additionally, there is a welcoming counter bar with a view of the garden where various alcoholic beverages are served at a bar made from a sizable cedar slab. On the chilly Hokkaido evenings, the lounge is a welcoming presence with a bright fire and a welcoming stand bar. There is a store nearby that offers alcoholic drinks, specialty foods, and local crafts.
- Japanese Garden
Takinoya's inner courtyard is graced by a tranquil Japanese garden with a traditional stone lantern. It's a lovely location to reflect on the cyclical nature of the seasons while listening to the sound of running water.
Head, foot, and body massages, facials, salt oil treatments, aromatherapy, and innovative spa treatments are all offered at the Treatment Salon Spa.
GENERALTotal number of rooms: 30
Check out: 10:00
Time zone: (GMT+09:00) Tokyo
Currency accepted: JPY
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, JCB, Diners
Electricity voltage: 110V
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CONCIERGEYour concierge is ready to assist you with planning and completing your reservation, contact them on email@example.com
ACCESSTransfers can be arranged from Train Station or Airport by private car or taxi.
Airport: New Chitose Airport (CTS) - 55 km
Train Station: JR Noboribetsu Station - 8 km
CONTACTNoboribetsu Onsen, 162 Noboribetsu-Onsencho, Noboribetsu-shi, Hokkaido 059-0551
〒059-0551 北海道登別市登別温泉町 162 , Japan