Noboribetsu Sekisui-Tei is a traditional Japanese inn located in Noboribetsu on the island of Hokkaido. The area it is situated in is known for its natural hot springs and the famous volcanic crater is known as Hell Valley.
The ryokan calmly sits in a forest area and has five types of rooms, which are designed in Western and traditional Japanese style. It has a total of 248 rooms that cost around 15,000 to 30,000 JPY per night, including bathtubs and yukata robes.
Noboribetsu Sekisui-Tei has open-air baths, where the other features an aerial view where visitors can enjoy watching the beauty of nature while bathing. The location is accessible by bus ride from New Chitose Airport.
Does this place have a private onsen for couples and families? Is this venue tatoo friendly?
Rental hot spring baths for private use (outside guest rooms): 5 baths
Sulfur spring, Chloride spring, Sulfate spring
Popular hot spring resort
Boasting 11 types of different spring qualities, Noboribetsu Onsen is one of the most popular hot spring resorts in Japan.
Tourist spots nearby
Noboribetsu Jigokudani (Hell Valley), Noboribetsu Bear Park, Noboribetsu Date Jidaimura (Historic Village)
Number of rooms
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 0 With indoor tubs 5 With both indoor and outdoor tubs 0 Hours 3 pm-11 pm Price 3,300 yen / 50 minutes How to book Reserve upon check-in, Reserve in advance
Price range (yen)
The price includes one dinner and one breakfast
Total rating: 3.5
Do not stay here
Most disappointing ryokan experience. We stayed for 3 nights so we could maximize onsen time. However, the hotel is completely disorganized and gave no information about bath times. From 10am-2pm all baths are closed for cleaning. Leaving no advantage to stay here.
Bad smell in toilet and no internet signal
We stayed in this hotel from 27-30Dec,2019. We suffered from the bad pee smell from toilet of our room and got no internet signal in our room . We don’t want to come back for the same bad experience and we don’t recommend this hotel to anyone.
Dated, but could also be so much better without a refresh
Let's start with some of the facts about this place:
* It is clean, and whilst everything is dated, it seems well maintained.
* The onsen is lovely - on the roof, inside and outside with tree-top views.
* The location is good, with an easy walk to all the sights that you want to see and the town.
* There is easy parking, not on-site, but just up the road.
But things could be so much better. To be honest, I was glad we only were staying 1 night. I would agree with other reviewers that the service is not as good as you often experience in Japan. The restaurant whilst fine is not terribly inspiring. It does appear that the hotel is a regular recipient of corporate groups, which can lead to really busy times in the restaurant, which the team seem to struggle with.
Having said all of this, I did debate with the travel agent who was helping with our trip whether to stay here. It does appear that there are a number of uninspiring choices in Noboribetsu. If you feel the price is ok, do stay here as the location is fine and sleep ok, but if weighing up whether to eat in or out, perhaps go with eating out.
One night onsen heaven
We stayed for only a night but I managed to spent quality amount of time for onsen. The rooftop onsen was great with choices of services such as jet bath, outdoor, regular with stunning view. I stayed during Golden Week so many people. Avoid peak hour should help. Dinner was soso but breakfast exceeded our expectations. Hope to spend longer stay next time.
Other better options
Like many mention here hotel is dated and old. You have kids running around the onsen with their dad constantly screaming at them and guest of a certain nation talking loudly inside the bath.
Flooded with tour group.
No hairdryer in room.
Food is horrible... don’t even bother buying their meal package.
Only consolation probably is the futon bed, fall to sleep almost instantly and slept through the night.