Hotel Taisetsu is a traditional-style accommodation located in a town called Kamikawa, which lies in one of the subprefectures of Hokkaido.
The rooms of the hotel are based on the classic Japanese style and feel of a ryokan paired with modern amenities. Other rooms follow the Western-style concept and ambiance and sometimes combine both.
Hotel Taisetsu has a total of 215 luxuriously decorated rooms, which cost around 15,000 to 35,000 JPY per night.
The hotel offers public baths and open-air baths that can be enjoyed even during the change of seasons. Guests can view the beauty of nature while bathing.
The location of the ryokan can be reached by car from Asahikawa Airport.
A ryokan appearing in various media
Filming spot for episodes 193-194 of the TBS television detective drama “G-men ’75”
Modern hotel-style ryokan
This ryokan combines a traditional Japanese ambiance with strong resort hotel elements.
Year of establishment
Number of rooms
*The open-air baths in the rooms are hot spring baths.
Rooms with open-air baths
Is this place ryokan only or ryokan with an onsen?
Does this ryokan have private onsen (hot spring)?
Is there a communal shared public bath?
Are there additional rental options?
With open-air tubs 1 With indoor tubs 0 With both indoor and outdoor tubs 0 Hours 15:00 – 17:00 Price 5000 yen / 50 minutes How to book Reserve in advance
Price range (yen)
The price includes one dinner and one breakfast
Total rating: 3.5
Small Pleasures Deliver Pleasant Stay
Midway stop when driving across Hokkaido. Public baths were enjoyable, especially the wide panoramic view of natural surroundings & mountains, although the Showa-era type with arched windows of beveled glass was rather soothing. Our meal plan was CRAB in our room- some sashimi, a whole kegani crab/person, crab in the hotpot, and a cream crab dish. When in Hokkaido, must eat crab. At leisure...
Really nothing to do in this ski area, other than the ropeway. If there is an evening performance go see it (even if you don't understand Japanese) it was fun and you can see the Ainu clothing (might be cancelled because of Covid19). Also, the gift shop has some seldom found items. Walk around and enjoy the artifacts and stuffed bears.
Family Road Trip
This is our first stop during our 1-week Family Road Trip.
Hotel Taisetsu has 3 public onsen baths, multiple restaurants, and a very comprehensive gift shop. According to my brother who stayed here before this trip, some rooms in the older wing (there are 3 buildings in this hotel) are pretty out of date but the rooms we reserved this time were all newly renovated. Our rooms were all facing the mountain/river with authentic interior but modern beds. It was a great start of the trip 🙂 In terms of day-time activity, we only went to Kurodake Ropeway (cable cart). The rest of our stay, we simply stayed in and chilled!
P/S If you're driving here, I'd recommend getting here during the day rather than the night since the streets weren't as easy to navigate in the dark.
It took us abt 4 hrs leisurely drive from Asahikawa to the hotel. The hotel is abit dated but huge and spread out. We had a Japanese /tatami room which is much smaller than in picture shown. The hotel is set in d midst/next of a national park and if u want fresh mountain air and tranquility this is the place to be. Its a 3 minute drive to d cable car and tourist information centre. The dinner buffet spread at a glance feels like an interesting selection but in fact there in nothing that is inviting for a 2nd round. Same goes for the breakfast .I do like the onsen as it faces the mountain and especially the outdoor onsen. There were deers roaming from a far while we soak in outdoor onsen with d morning mist enveloping the surroundings.
We where told there is some performance at d lobby after dinner which we did not attend.
Dated hotel, beelow average dinner buffet
Theres nothing much to do at sounkyo if you dont do onsens. We got the jap rooms, the toilets were terrible. Old fittings snd so small. For the price we paid we expected more.the food wasnt great, best thing were the dessert and salad tables. The restaurant ventilation was crap, i had to shower again after my dinner.
Chee Khan Wong
Authentic Japanese Room Type
The hotel is located next to Daisetsuzan National Park and surrounded with magnificent views. The room is based on Japanese's design and some of the rooms do have the tatami type of bed. Highly recommend.