Takinoya is a traditional Japanese inn found in Noboribetsu, a city on an island called Hokkaido. The area where Takinoya is located is known for its natural hot springs and Jigokudani, a volcanic crater named “Hell Valley.”

Takinoya has 30 rooms, which feature a combination of traditional Japanese design and modern amenities. A night’s stay costs between 60,000 to 115,000 JPY.

The inn also features a Japanese garden, a treatment salon, and hot springs baths. Their hot spring baths can either be enjoyed indoors or out in the open-air, both offering a captivating view of nature.

Takinoya can be reached by taking a bus from the New Chitose Airport.

  • Onsen | Noboribetsu Onsenkyo Takinoya [Official]
    Onsen | Noboribetsu Onsenkyo Takinoya [Official]
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    Onsen | Noboribetsu Onsenkyo Takinoya [Official]
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  • 登別温泉郷の4つの源泉をお愉しみいただけます。自然という至高なる絵画を眺めながら湯を愉しむ「最上階露天風呂・雲井の湯」と端正な樹々の姿を眺める風趣な庭の中の「地緑の湯」をご案内いたします。
    登別温泉郷の4つの源泉をお愉しみいただけます。自然という至高なる絵画を眺めながら湯を愉しむ「最上階露天風呂・雲井の湯」と端正な樹々の姿を眺める風趣な庭の中の「地緑の湯」をご案内いたします。
    登別温泉郷の4つの源泉をお愉しみいただけます。自然という至高なる絵画を眺めながら湯を愉しむ「最上階露天風呂・雲井の湯」と端正な樹々の姿を眺める風趣な庭の中の「地緑の湯」をご案内いたします。 - Pinned on : Jan 20, 2021
  • [Official] Noboribetsu Onsenkyo Takinoya | A long-established inn in Noboribetsu Onsen
    [Official] Noboribetsu Onsenkyo Takinoya | A long-established inn in Noboribetsu Onsen
    [Official] Noboribetsu Onsenkyo Takinoya | A long-established inn in Noboribetsu Onsen - Pinned on : Jan 20, 2021
  • [Official] Noboribetsu Onsenkyo Takinoya | A long-established inn in Noboribetsu Onsen
    [Official] Noboribetsu Onsenkyo Takinoya | A long-established inn in Noboribetsu Onsen
    [Official] Noboribetsu Onsenkyo Takinoya | A long-established inn in Noboribetsu Onsen - Pinned on : Jan 20, 2021
  • [Official] Noboribetsu Onsenkyo Takinoya | A long-established inn in Noboribetsu Onsen
    [Official] Noboribetsu Onsenkyo Takinoya | A long-established inn in Noboribetsu Onsen
    [Official] Noboribetsu Onsenkyo Takinoya | A long-established inn in Noboribetsu Onsen - Pinned on : Jan 20, 2021
  • [Official] Noboribetsu Onsenkyo Takinoya | A long-established inn in Noboribetsu Onsen
    [Official] Noboribetsu Onsenkyo Takinoya | A long-established inn in Noboribetsu Onsen
    [Official] Noboribetsu Onsenkyo Takinoya | A long-established inn in Noboribetsu Onsen - Pinned on : Jan 20, 2021
  • [Official] Noboribetsu Onsenkyo Takinoya | A long-established inn in Noboribetsu Onsen
    [Official] Noboribetsu Onsenkyo Takinoya | A long-established inn in Noboribetsu Onsen
    [Official] Noboribetsu Onsenkyo Takinoya | A long-established inn in Noboribetsu Onsen - Pinned on : Jan 20, 2021

 

Does this place have a private onsen for couples and families? Is this venue tatoo friendly?

Rooms with open-air hot spring baths available

Spring qualities

Chloride spring, Iron spring, Radioactive spring, Sulfur 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)

Year of establishment

1917

Number of rooms

30 rooms

 

Rooms with open-air baths
Available

Onsen Area
Noboribetsu

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 0 With both indoor and outdoor tubs 0

Price range (yen)
60,000-115,000

The price includes one dinner and one breakfast

 

Takinoya

Total rating: 4.5
avatarKI-NRT
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Good, but fell short of our (albeit lofty) expectations
Given that Takinoya is widely regarded as not only the top luxury ryokan in Noboribetsu but one of the best in all of Hokkaido, and considering what they charge for the privilege of staying there, we went in expecting a sublime overall experience. While we had a good stay, it wasn't a perfect or even a particularly memorable one. Hokkaido is on of the world's top seafood locales (if not the best), and we were looking forward to trying out what Takinoya would cook up - especially since we've been to (and dined at) awesome places in Hokkaido before that were far less expensive. On the food front, Takinoya did not stand out from the pack. It was good... some of it great... but the seafood did not strike us as being out of the ordinary (by Hokkaido standards, mind you.) Some of them were surprisingly mediocre, such as the Buri (Japanese Amberjack), which is a wonderfully flavorful (and fully of umami-laden and healthy fish fat/oil), which almost felt like it came to us previously frozen (and not fresh.) And apart from a few minor novelties (foam soy sauce, which was actually pretty good), the creativity of the cuisine was also lacking. We were sorely disappointed that Uni (Sea Urchin) was nowhere to be found for the two nights we were at Takinoya. Hokkaido is considered THE best place in the world for top-notch Uni, and it was not served to us once. The property itself is located just steps away from Jigokudani (地獄谷 - Hell's Valley), the top destination in the area, along with Oyunuma Pond (大湯沼), Oku no Yu (奥の湯) & Oyunumagawa Natural Foot Bath (大湯沼川天然足湯), which are also close by (and worth the hike to get there on foot if you have the time and energy - the hiking is very nice. While Takinoya's property grounds are not as expansive as some other world-class ryokans in Japan, what's there is pretty nice.... There's just not enough of it to occupy more than 10-15 minutes of one's time in the garden. We stayed in a "Japanese Suite DW"-type room, which is a hybrid Western & Japanese suite that features both a dining room with table and chairs, a Japanese style room, as well as a bedroom with real Western beds. It was reasonably spacious by Suite standards at 92m². Curiously, Takinoya does not have a Presidential Suite (or equivalent) type of room for those that want the ultimate bling factor. Either way, the DW-type Suite should satisfy even the most demanding luxury traveller, unless they're sharing the room with a ton of family members or friends. One highlight of Takinoya (and Noboribetsu in general) has to do with the quality of the onsen (hot springs water.) It smells like onsen - as soon as you're in the vicinity of Noboribetsu, you really can smell the sulfur of the hot springs. This is also true of the natural onsen water that was fed directly into our in-room open-air onsen bath. I'm not sure of its health benefits, but either way, you definitely won't feel cheated like at some ryokans in other places that mix the onsen water with normal water (or include additives to the onsen water.) Service overall was a mixed bag. At such a highly rated and expensive establishment at Takinoya, you kind of expect the vaunted "Omotenashi" hospitality that Japan is known for, especially in top ryokans. Sadly, at Takinoya this wasn't the case. Meals were served in our own room (which we really like), but our butleress(?), while not rude in any way, was robotic and formulaic in her approach. She said most of the right things, but did it in a way that displayed experience rather than genuine warmth. She fell down in two ways... 1) When she came into our dining area to set up the table for dinner, I asked her to set it up in the Japanese area (we like sitting on the floor when having kaiseki cuisine), to which she stoically said "that is not possible." Umm, okay. Later in the meal, while I was setting up the dishes in a way that would make for a great meal photo, she commented that a particular dish should not be placed where it is. The dish in question was quite large and tall, and given where the tripod was set up, the dish would have blocked the view of the smaller dishes behind it. Even after telling her that, she said that it's not how it's done in Japan. Maybe she felt more comfortable in telling me that because I am of Japanese descent and am fluent in the language. Either way.... to me, it was really snide and petty of her to behave in that manner. The second "Omotenashi" shortcoming had to do with our desire to visit the museum in the newly-opened Upopoy National Ainu Museum and Park (ウポポイ民族共生象徴空間.) It's a large, beautiful and amazingly appropriate place to preserve and demonstrate the Ainu culture and history, but we were unaware of it since it was new and I generally research things on English sites (even then, not many Japanese knew about it.) What made things worse was the limit they were placing on the number of visitors to the museum due to COVID-19 - it was advance online reservation only. I asked the staff at the front desk whether there was anything they could do to help us get a reservation over the next two days, and they immediately said "no, you'll have to look it up and reserve on your own." Now, it might be asking too much for staff members at a small ryokan to pull some strings, but at least they could've shown a bit more interest in our time in Noboribetsu, and maybe do some research on their side? It turned out okay for us at the end (no thanks to Takinoya) - while we were unable to tour the museum, many of the other attractions Upopoy were open to the public, and we were able to see two performances, see a re-creation of a traditional Ainu village and see some demonstrations of the old Ainu way of life. Overall, we had a great time in Noboribetsu. And we had a comfortable stay at Takinoya. However, I wouldn't say that Takinoya itself was a notable highlight, especially given our sky-high expectations.

avatarUSExpat
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The highlight of our trip to Hokkaido
What an amazing stay! The service and standards at Takinoya were fabulous. Unassuming from the outside, the interior of the hotel and our room were zen and calming with contemporary luxury. The private onsen was perfect and the kaiseki dinner an experience. Delicious food served privately in our personal dining room. This hotel is worth every yen!

avatarBRSflyer
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Sublime!
Takinoya gets it right on every level. Unassuming from the outside, the inside is a perfect mix of contemporary understated luxury. The doorman greets you, takes your bags, and radios ahead to the front desk, where you're greeted by name. A brief overview of the facilities includes guidelines about the public bathing facilities, along with the correct protocol for using them. Unfortunately a number of guests (not from Japan, but another country in Asia) completely ignored the rules, entering the baths without washing themselves, using mobile phones to play games and watch videos in the relaxation areas, etc. Perhaps the hotel should consider monitoring the area more closely. We booked a Japanese DW suite that included a private outdoor hot spring bath looking out onto the snow covered gardens, which was magical. We also made use of the public baths, which included both indoor and outdoor examples, with varying temperatures and mineral content. Dinner and breakfast are included in the room rate. Guests who book suites take their meals in their private dining room, and the food was superb, both in presentation and taste. We lost track of how many small portions we ate, but it was between 15 and 20. We spent all our time in the suite but there is a large living room with a fireplace and a bar on the ground floor open to all guests. Takinoya is a superb choice in Noboribetsu Onsen.

avatarKai Hang
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Very good Onsen Hotel
Extremely expensive but pretty worth it. I stayed in a room with my own private Onsen and it was the highlight of my trip in Hokkaido. I was able to see deer and raccoons from my Onsen as it overlooks the mountain. The food is amazing but for me the food wasn’t enough. Overall a great place to stay in if you have a big budget

avatarGIllIanSG
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Best in Noboribetsu-Shi
It is a high quality stay, right from Onsen, Kaiseki dinner, interior decoration of the bedroom and lounge, the garden, and even the lift is laid with tatami! There are only 30 guest rooms so it’s quiet and I don’t see any kids running around. I truly enjoyed the Onsen which looks milky white as if I was soaking in Hokkaido milk! The open air Onsen on the top floor was awesome! I had the whole pool by myself when I went near midnight. The staff are attentive and friendly. Metsugi was the made-in-Hokkaido young chap who speaks fluent English and professionally run through each item of our Kaiseki dinner in great details, that helped us to appreciate the ingredients and the preparation of the 2.5hrs dinner in the cozy private room. I’ll highly recommend a one night stay in Takinoya if you have the budget. You will not regret it. The location is strategic and accessible via train/bus but we decided to drive for the flexibility of covering the area. I am super impressed by Takinoya!

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