What is a Ryokan? Like a Western-style inn, maintaining the special, atmosphere and appearance is more important than providing the latest modern conveniences. 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.
Japan has eight beautiful regions rich in culture and diversity. Select a region to explore and view available ryokans.
Daisetsuzan National Park has a wide range of hot springs, gorges, and mountains including Asahidake which is Hokkaido's tallest mountain. At the northeast side of the park lies Sounkyo Onsen (Sounkyo Hot Spring) which is the most developed section of the park. The resort town of Sounkyo Onsen is populated with restaurants and several very large hotels. However, the Sounkyo Gorge is the main attraction of this area. Sounkyo Gorge is located at the foot of Mount Daisetuzan in the center of the park, and this 20 kilometer (12.4 mile) gorge contains spectacular 100 meter (328 foot) jagged cliffs and gorgeous waterfalls. Sounkyo Onsen is a very popular tourist area and attracts over 3 million visitors a year.
Welcome to the Sensyoen. This Modern Ryokan is located in the center of Hokkaido, in Asahikawa. The Sensyoen was established in 1940. It has 2 buildings, the Honkan and the Annex which is a 4 story building. Some of the guest rooms have a panoramic view of the Asahikawa city. There are 18 rooms in the Sensyoen, 7 guest rooms have a private bath and toilet; 11 guest rooms have only a private toilet. The Sensyoen is especially proud of his cuisine, only fresh products from Hokkaido are used...
Welcome to Hotel Taisetsu. This Ryokan Hotel offers you all the modern conveniences of a hotel without depriving you of the chance to enjoy the natural scenery of Hokkaido or soak in a hot spring bath. It has 227 Japanese style rooms and 3 Western style rooms, and of these, 208 have private baths and toilets (22 have neither private baths or toilets). There are 4 indoor baths and 4 outdoor baths, separated by gender, and the public bath is a hot spring bath. Traditional Japanese cuisine i...
Welcome to the Shirogane Onsen Hotel. This Ryokan Hotel is located in the center of Hokkaido. The Shirogane Onsen Hotel is a 3 story building with 38 Japanese style guest rooms, all of the rooms have their own private bath (not a hot spring bath) and toilet. The public baths are filled with hot spring water. The Shirogane Onsen Hotel serves traditional Japanese meals and Kaiseki dinner. The main attraction around the Shirogane Onsen Hotel is the Shirogane waterfall.