Ryokan Ichinomatsu is a charming accommodation in Yunokawa Onsen in Hakodate, Hokkaido, a short distance away from Hakodate Goryokaku and Goryokaku Park.
The ryokan is a traditional Japanese inn, originally a private villa, designed with neutral colors and wooden textures. It has 29 rooms fitted with tatami mats and low furniture sitting areas, with views into the courtyard and garden. One night’s stay can range from 20,000 to 40,000 JPY.
Japanese cuisine and local specialties such as Hakodate seafood and Hokkaido beef are served during meals. Guests are also welcome to enjoy the indoor baths to soak away the tiredness from a day of exploring the area.
Ryokan Ichinomatsu can be accessed by car or taxi from Hakodate Airport or JR Hakodate Station. The inn is operating normally with safety measures in place and limited acceptance to prevent the spread of infection.
Japanese ryokan food, dinner and breakfast – a ryokan providing local foodstuff
Local Hakodate seafood. Japanese beef from Hokkaido. The cuisine is incredibly popular from word of mouth.
Traditional ryokan – historical architecture
This ryokan with 50 years of history was built with traditional Japanese architecture, and each room faces the central courtyard. It was originally a private villa.
Year of establishment
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 0 With both indoor and outdoor tubs 0
Price range (yen)
20,000 – 40,000
The price includes one dinner and one breakfast
Total rating: 4.5
Wonderful Wedding Anniversary
Some time ago we stayed here for our 35th Wedding Anniversary, which Ichi no Matsu made a great celebration for us. See photo. A lovely Ryokan with the famous Yunokawa Hot Springs in the Baths and even though Hakodate is a big city, it is very quiet and relaxing.
They are known for the quality of their food, freshest seafood-amazing squid! Very cleverly plated on beautifully designed china. Even breakfast was served in our room which is rare these days of buffet...
Kamisama (Ryokan Mistress) was explaining about the unusual tatami corridors-usually the mats are just in the rooms, and the hallways are wood. Here it is a constant flow of tatami (look for the large Koi sewed into the tatami in the main entrance!)
I have been here now about 5 times and is always very very tasty. The staff is very friendly and one can have a great dinner. A good address for people who enjoy excellent japanese food. The crab dish is a must. The onsen is small but very cosy. And the rooms very clean.
Great seasonal foods and hot spring to relax
Every time My husband visits Japan, he wants to experience a traditional Japanese way of eating/sleeping and bathing. Ladies work at this Ryokan wears traditional Japanese Kimono who brought us a Japanese sweets and tea when We arrived and brought morning and evening meals. A lady was so nice to us and provided everything we needed.
This Ryokan is closed to Hakodate airport that we got on a bus and got off on first stop. After we got off, we crossed a street and ryokan was there. It’s very convenient. Cable car station was also walking distance from Ryokan.
A traditional Japanese room with modern conveniences of free WiFi access which made us even better.
My husband and I enjoyed a hot spring in Ryokan morning and evening. It’s very relaxing.
Only one negative is bathroom in our room was not modern. It needs upgrade to accommodate foreign visitors.
Overall we were satisfied.
A nice quiet ryokan
The ryokan is situated near the end of the Yunokawa onsen street. It's quite easy to locate. Take tram to Yunokawaonsen station. Once off the tram u will see a foot bath across the street. Then walk along the canal on the left till you see the ryokan. Take off shoes when you r in the ryokan. You can walk around bare footed or in socks. Dinner is served in room n after dinner, they will come n lay the futons. The kaiseki dishes are marvelous. Included a hairy crab n a fried kinki. The onsen is small n they have an outdoor one too. For breakfast, it's also served in room. Half an hr before breakfast, they will come to keep the futons. Overall we enjoyed our stay v much.
Quiet small ryokan with impressive spread of Breakfast & Dinner
Quiet ryokan where you can slow down your pace and relax in. Friendly staff. Limited english but always trying to understand your needs. Small indoor and open area onsen perfect to soak in during winter. Impressive breakfast and dinner spread which never disappoint you. Dinner will be served in your room. Toilet are small but usually you will be using the onsen shower facility more. Miss the place ever since we are back.