Otaru Korakuen is a stunning traditional Japanese inn that is located in the Otaru area, the northwest of Sapporo. The ryokan also ranks higher compared to other hotels in the Otaru area.

The inn has 34 rooms having both Japanese style and Japanese-western style designs, each having an open-air bath. These rooms cost between 35,000 to 65,000 JPY for a night’s stay.

Otaru Korakuen also offers sightseeing places accessible from its location like the Cape Kamui and the Otaru Sakaimachi Dori Shopping Street. The ryokan can be reached through land transportation from the New Chitose Aiport or Sasson expressway.

 

Japanese ryokan food, dinner and breakfast – a ryokan providing local foodstuff

Savor delicious French-Japanese fusion cuisine with local vegetables, meat and seafood from productive land of Hokkaido.

Number of rooms

35 rooms.

*The open-air baths in the rooms are hot spring baths.

 

Rooms with open-air baths
Available

Onsen Area
Otaru

Is this place ryokan only or ryokan with an onsen?
Onsen Ryokan

Does this ryokan have private onsen (hot spring)?
Yes

Is there a communal shared public bath?
Yes

Are there additional rental options?
With open-air tubs 0 With indoor tubs 1 With both indoor and outdoor tubs 0 Hours 15:30 – 23:15, 07:30 – 10:45 Price 2,160 yen / 45 minutes How to book Reserve upon check-in

Price range (yen)
35,000-65,000

The price includes one dinner and one breakfast

Otaru Kourakuen

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Had an absolutely wonderful stay here. The rooms are wonderful and the service is the same. We stayed in the maisonette style room which had a private outdoor onsen on the second floor. Soaking in the hot water while enjoying the snow drifting down on us was so relaxing. The dinners and breakfasts were all delicious as well. We gave notice that we preferred to have vegetarian meals ahead of time, but we were told that it would be difficult, so we settled for pescatarian. So, vegans and vegetarians, I can’t say that you will be able to stay here and enjoy the food. If you are flexi, you can avoid egg, milk and “land based” meats here at least. Really enjoyed staying here and already considering coming back for the spring!

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I have to say, this is the best hotel I stayed in my 4 trips in Hokkaido! There is a huge Japanese Garden with ponds outside the hotel. we booked the room with private hot spring, the design of the hot spring gardens is again Japanese style. We stayed for 3 nights and all the 6 meals we had are using difference in season ingredients.


Went there from Otaru and walked in the deep snow for miles to find out that they don’t allow walk in appointments. I would recommend other places to visit since most reviews are for weekly guests.


Kourakuen

Total rating: 4.5
avatarNata-on T
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Impressive
We stayed a night at kourakuen on 23rd December 2019. We were welcomed with warm and polite staff. We stayed at a room with open air onsen.The room is spacious and the open air onsen is so clean. The temperature of the onsen is stable; there is approximately 40 degree. Additionally.,there was a mini Christmas Jazz concert on the night we stayed, it's super! We were so impressed with service, food and atmosphere. We will come back again on February.

avatarSuki C.
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Wonderful Ryokan
It's been awhile since I gave a hotel 5 stars and Kourakuen certainly wow-ed me during this trip. Kourakuen is a small Ryokan which is basically a Japanese-style boutique hotel if you're unfamiliar with what a Ryokan is. We each got our own 2-story suite where the first floor is our bedroom and the second floor is the open-air private onsen. Aside from our cozy tatami rooms, the hotel amenities were also top notch. The common areas in the hotels serve varieties of coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and snacks throughout the day. After breakfast/dinner, we all gathered in the common area for some teas, walked in the garden to take photos with maple trees, and we also tried Ganbanyoku (stone spa) in the public bath. Our stay here was super rejuvenating. I look forward to visit here again in a different season — with a different scenery!

avatarJsenGoh
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Excellent Food & Awesome Service
It’s my first time in Hokkaido and we visited Otaru-Kotakuen on my birthday.The front desk staff are very friendly and we have our room with our very own onsen.The breakfast & dinner is absolutely delicious and it’s simply heaven.Will definitely recommend if you are around the area and it’s a quiet place.They have free shuttle to train station at 10.30am sharp.

avatarJaneslg
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Fantastic
Great place. Felt pampered n mesmerised by the environment. There is a big park with many cherry blossom trees for photos. Quests are encouraged to wear their yukata n the staff will help you if you are not sure of how to wear them. Totally love this place. We were welcomed right from the entrance as we drove in with our rental car. The service of the staff are professional yet friendly. I fully recommend this place. Breakfast n dinner comes with the stay.

avatarWilliam C
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Great Ryokan
Its my second visit here and it’s one of the finest service ryokan I have stayed in all Japan. Over many places I have visited the accommodation, friendliness, public baths and the food is very good and consistent. Large gardens pitches a very different environment with different Seasons. Best time would be autumn, spring and winter. The establishment is on the high end but it’s all worth it for the experience stay and food.

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