What is a Ryokan? Ryokans are the best way to experience Japanese culture and enjoy the true comforts of Japanese hospitality and service.
Hot springs have a very long history in Japan, and they are an intimate part of Japanese culture. There are over 3,000 "onsen" ,or hot springs, in Japan. Many can be found at the ryokans available on Japanese Guest Houses.
Noboribetsu is located in southwestern Hokkaido in Shikotsu-Toya National Park. Noboribetsu is a name from the local Ainu language which means "a cloudy river tinged with white." This name refers to the large sulfur deposits in the area. Noboribetsu is one of Hokkaido's best known (and most commercially developed) hot spring areas, and it is basically a one street village with hot spring hotels on both sides. Visitors to Noboribetsu can experience the hot spring waters at the town's famous Daiichi Takimotokan hotel which has 20 different hot spring baths. The source of the village's hot spring water is the "Jigoku-dani" (Hell) valley. Jigoku-dani is a steaming, lunar-like valley which produces 10,000 tons of hot spring water a day. From Jigoku-dani, visitors can walk to nearby Oyunuma which is a hot water lake producing large clouds of steam.
Welcome to Kiyomizuya. Unlike many of the other ryokans in Noboribetsu, Kiyomizuya is a quiet and serene Modern Ryokan with a real traditional Japanese atmosphere. There are 46 Japanese-style rooms at Kiyomizuya, and each room has its own private washroom and toilet. There is an outdoor hot spring bath which can hold 10 guests. The women's bathing hours are from 14:00 until 21:00, and the men's bathing hours are from 21:00 until 9:00. There are also large indoor hot spring baths for both ...
Welcome to Sekisuitei. This is a very, very large Ryokan Hotel with 248 Japanese-style rooms and each room has its own bath and toilet.. At Sekisuitei, there are spacious outdoor and indoor shared hot spring baths as well as saunas for the guests to enjoy. The 2 large indoor hot spring baths for women are open 24 hours a day. They can each hold up to 100 guests. The 2 large indoor hot spring baths for men (can hold 100 guests each) are open 24 hours a day. The outdoor hot spring baths for...
Welcome to Takimoto Inn. This Ryokan Hotel has only western style rooms. Indoor hot spring baths are available, and guests can also use the facilities of the affiliated hotel nearby, Dai-Ichi Takimoto-Kan, including the 35 baths of its "Onsen Tengoku" (Hot Spring Heaven), pool and public space. Seasonal Japanese cuisine is served to guests (buffet style) at Takimoto Inn. Check-in is from 14:00 and check-out is before 10:00 am. Parking is available for an addition 410 yen fee.
Welcome to Daiichi Takimotokan. There are 379 Japanese-style rooms and several Western-style rooms in this huge Ryokan Hotel. Each room at Daiichi Takimotokan has its own private bath and toilet. There are 17 indoor men's hot spring baths and 12 indoor women's hot spring baths. The men's baths can hold up to 600 bathers and the women's baths can hold up to 400 bathers. Daiichi Takimotokan's baths are open 24 hours a day. There are also 7 jacuzzis which are open from 8:00 to 21:00. From th...
Hyogo-ken Chijitoroku Ryokogyo 3-609
(Hyogo Prefecture Travel Agent License Number 3-609)
10-5-401-1-(2) Sakae-machi, Kawanishi-shi, Hyogo-ken Japan
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