Ryounkaku Natural Onsen (Tokachidake)
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Ryounkaku Natural Onsen (Tokachidake)

Tokachidake Onsen, Kamifurano-cho, Sorachi-gun 071-0579 Hokkaido
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#2 of 6 onsen ryokans in Kamifurano-cho
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Finding an ideal charming onsen ryokan in Kamifurano-cho does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Ryounkaku, a nice option for travellers like you.

Ryounkaku offers guests an array of room amenities including a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a refrigerator, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available.

The onsen ryokan offers baggage storage, newspaper, and shops, to make your visit even more pleasant. The property also features a sauna and an on-site restaurant. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

Should time allow, Hinode Park is a popular park that is relatively easy to get to.

Ryounkaku looks forward to welcoming you on your visit to Kamifurano-cho.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Sauna
Restaurant
Hiking
Skiing
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Spa
Parking
Internet
Kids' meals
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Hot spring bath
Open-air bath
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shared bathroom
Shared lounge / TV area
Shops
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Seating area
Telephone
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese
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K K wrote a review Mar 2023
Singapore, Singapore14 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Located at the top of Mount Tokachi, Ryounkaku offered breathtaking views of the mountain range and snowy backcountry landscape when we visited in February. An easy 45 min drive from Furano, there is ample free parking outside the onsen building or at the adjacent public car park.



We made a day visit to Ryounkaku and were able to rent towels which was super convenient. There is an old world charm to the onsen so expect rustic facilities. The female bath was tired looking due to years of staining from the copper coloured mineral onsen waters, but was adequately clean and tidy with full bath amenities provided. 



What made our visit really special was the outdoor onsen which we got to enjoy all to ourselves as the only visitors at the time. The view of the mountains was nothing short of spectacular, with the back of the pool set into a small underhang of rocks which made us feel like we were bathing in a cave.

Given how cold it was outdoors the water temperature was fairly tepid, but the views kept us there! We were thankful for the experience as we had read reviews that the outdoor onsens are sometimes closed due to weather conditions. 



After our bath we retreated to a tatami room set aside for day visitors to enjoy some tea and to continue to soak in more of the views before leaving.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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eledergerber wrote a review Jan 2016
Denver, Colorado12 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
After a quick stay in Niseko, we traveled to Ryounkaku for an wonderful Central Hokkaido ski trip. It was awesome! We were only planning to stay two nights, but because the skiing is so great right out of the onsen, we decided to stay two more nights. This place is located at the highest point in the area, has amazing views, and the staff is outstanding - super friendly and very accommodating. It is an older hotel, with shared bathrooms, and amenities that are dated, but it's charming and quaint and perfect for a ski trip. The rooms and shared spaces are clean (you may see stains on the floors and a few walls, but it's not bad) and the food is great, especially after a hard day of backcountry skiing - breakfast and lunch! Yes, there are comments about the onsen being older and orange as well, and yes, the water is orange so there are stains in some of the indoor pools, but the minerals cause the color and it's actually pretty cool and a very authentic Japanese experience. Overall, we had an amazing stay and would highly recommend this place, especially for a ski trip in Central Hokkaido. Great value, great food, great staff and great views!
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Date of stay: January 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Book a traditional Japanese style room with dinner. Great value and great food.
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jaylowe wrote a review Feb 2014
Hong Kong, China950 contributions296 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for one night in early February and as long as you know what to expect, this is heaven.

1. The hotel -- this is a 50-year-old traditional ryokan. This is not a posh boutique 5-star establishment and it never claims it is. It doesn't charge first-rate hot spring resort prices either. Thus, it's only fair to comment on its state of dilapidation against the room rate, the food provided and the hotel grounds. It's near the peaks of Daisatsuzan and you can enjoy breathtaking views of mountains, ice-rimmed trees and even the town of Furano from afar. But it's charging only a fraction of what up-market ryokans are charging. We stayed in the 12-tatami room called Matsu-no-kan (room of pine). The room was at the corner of the building and you can see 180-degree view of the mountains. We paid only 9500 yen per person, breakfast and dinner included (50th anniversary special until April 2014, after which the standard rate applies). If you've been to Kyoto or Kyushu, even ryokan charging over 30,000 yen per person per night can't offer such views. Yes, I agree there are stains on the wallpaper and curtains. Yes, you can smell the age of the building and there are cigarette burn marks on the tatami but the room was actually very clean. And after all, I think it's a bargain given the quality of the food and the dramatic setting the ryokan was in.

2. Food: very good and in generous portions. My wife could barely finish the set dinner with slice pork hot pot, pork cutlet, sashimi, pickles, vegetable stew etc. And it's all very tasty. In fact, it's one of the best pork cutlet I've tasted -- juicy, not too fatty and very tender. The breakfast was a mix of Japanese and Western food: toast, juice, coffee, rice, grilled salmon, pickles and various cold side dishes. For the cost of living in Japan, a dinner and a breakfast like that could easily fetch 5000 yen.

3. Onsen: It's an iron-rich source and it's very murky and brown in colour. It's known as "gold bath" in Japan and it's actually quite common. Did I mention the view? I can literally spend hours in the hot water watching the clouds rolling in and the peak stained red by the setting sun. It's the most magical onsen experience I've ever had. And to me, just the view and the hot spring are worth the trip. There are two pools on the men's side, one hotter than the other. My wife commented that the outdoor pool was only lukewarm and quite a bit smaller than the men's one. So, maybe guys get more out of it. Just a point of note: watch, or better, "feel" your steps. You really can't see through the murky spring water and you have to be really careful. I fell and cut my knees.

Last but not least, all the good things I experienced happened on a partly cloudy day. If it's dumping snow like hell and visibility falls, you won't see a thing and it's not worth it.
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Date of stay: February 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Get a 12-tatami room with private bath and washroom, preferably Matsu-no-kan.
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centrisleng wrote a review Aug 2013
Singapore, Singapore47 contributions43 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We checked in on the 8th August for 1 night.
We have twin beds while others with 3 and 4 sharing slept on tatami.
The room looked old, chair cushions were stained and furnishings old. Neither air conditioner nor an electric fan was provided in the room. We could only open 1 leaf of window with netting. Indeed, it's high time they do some renovations. All shared common toilets and dressing areas. There were more than 5 toilets in the ladies' section, but only 2 pairs of toilet slippers were provided.
The onsen had indoor and outdoor pools and we had to walk across the very hot indoor pool to go to the outdoor one. One of us fell at the entrance to the outdoor pool as it was very slippery and squeezy. No cold drinking water and no skin care were provided at the dressing area.
Dinner was a very simple kaiseki and breakfast was an even simpler buffet with mostly pickles, a small plate of about 2 cut kiwis, a few slices of oranges, grapefruit and pineapples. The fruits were not replenished when finished.
There was no wifi provided and the caretaker proudly said he had one for his own private use. Whenever we stayed in a ryokan, one of the staff would surely run out to receive and send us off when we left, but this ryokan personnel did not observe such greetings. We came, we left and very soon, memories start to fade.......
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Date of stay: August 2013
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Shirley Z wrote a review Jan 2018
32 contributions40 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
As some of the reviewers say, the property is older and does show its age in certain spots. But don't let that deter you. It is a quaint building standing by itself on top of a hill. Going in the depth of winter, I soaked in outdoor onsen overlooking snow covered mountains. I did some little hikes around the property, since it's not a tourist hotspot, I had the tranquil snow country all to myself. Until of course a fox showed up. I think I might have stumbled upon its winter hole but it just was hanging out right outside the building. And we saw another fox on our way down the mountain. Overall this was an amazing place and great experience. I would rate it above any of those mega onsen hotels in Noboribetsu or Hakodate.
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Date of stay: January 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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mongiekimo wrote a review Dec 2012
taiwan42 contributions25 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
http://www.ryounkaku.com/spa.html -->It's convient to take small bus with old ladys and gentements to here. We go there for hot spring only. Local peoples are very friends. They took some food to there to enjoy hot spring and great view. I went there with my mom, it did the most beautiful view in my this hokkaido trip. The restroom is not smell very well. Also in the afternoon lots people come here to take photos. recommend you to visit here if you have time.
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Date of stay: March 2012
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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gtp-op75 wrote a review July 2019
Singapore, Singapore85 contributions75 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked a room for three for an overnight stay. Location and views excellent. As mentioned by others, the ryokan has seen better days. Dinner and breakfast was average. Outdoor onsen offers nice views. The staff were friendly and helpful and were a major plus point. Overall, nice mountain top location with good views but rather pricey for the facilities provided.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Irlantilainen wrote a review July 2018
Kajaani, Finland498 contributions271 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Easily reached by public bus from Kamifurano station, Ryounkaku sits at the very end of the road leading up into the National Park.

An older building, it offers comfortable washitsu (tatami mat) rooms and indoor onsen/outdoor rotemburu baths with dramatic mountain views.

Ample traditional meals, friendly service and hiking trails. And resident golden foxes!

Book direct - booking.com charged me double the going rate.
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Date of stay: June 2018
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Dougsworld wrote a review Feb 2015
Port Macquarie, Australia58 contributions38 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We went here just for the Onsen experience after a day skiing. Traditional Onsen with outside hot spring bathing. The water is muddy and full of natural minerals and the view across the valley to the high mountain range is stunning. Go there late in the day to enjoy the crispness of the air and the sun setting on the snow laden mountain range
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Date of stay: February 2015Trip type: Travelled with friends
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afro360 wrote a review Sept 2013
Singapore, Singapore34 contributions27 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This ryokan is located at the top of the mountain between Biei and Furano. It was about 30 mins drive up from the Blue Pond and it was like a trip up to the heavens due to the descending fog. The hotel is 1,280m above sea level. We reached at sunset and the view was breathtaking. We could not resist a photo opportunity.

The hotel is quite rundown and had an oldish smell. We were recommended to go for their natural hot spring for the night. Honestly it was quite a scare for my husband and me. The women's hot spring looked reddish and creepy, perhaps due to the minerals from the hot spring. The doors were rusty and the hot spring was colder than the usual hot spring temperature. I picked up the courage to try the outdoor hot spring, but when a moth flew by, I decided it was time to get back to my room. My husband's experience was similar for the men's hot spring except the water was hotter.The room also had some insects.

However, we did enjoy the dinner which was pork with barbecue sauce and many other small dishes.

One thing to note is that at the point of booking, wireless internet was indicated but there wasn't any. We had a local data plan but we could not pick up any signal due to the location.

I will not recommend this for travelers who are particular about the state of the facilities, but for photo-fanatics or nature lovers who enjoy the wilderness. I hear it is also beautiful in the winter so perhaps that will be a better time to go. I suppose it is a good place to relax, re-group, enjoy the hot spring and simply do nothing at all.
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Date of stay: September 2013
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Request for a room that faces the same direction as the hotel entrance to catch the beautiful...
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AU$239 - AU$304 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ryounkaku Natural Onsen (Tokachidake)
Which popular attractions are close to Ryounkaku Natural Onsen (Tokachidake)?
Nearby attractions include Shirahige Falls (6.7 km), Tokachidake Bogakudai Observation Tower (3.7 km), and Mt.Tokachi (3.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ryounkaku Natural Onsen (Tokachidake)?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a spa.
Which room amenities are available at Ryounkaku Natural Onsen (Tokachidake)?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Ryounkaku Natural Onsen (Tokachidake)?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Ryounkaku Natural Onsen (Tokachidake)?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ryounkaku Natural Onsen (Tokachidake)?
Conveniently located restaurants include Between the Bread, Kamihoroso Restaurant Kamihoro, and Hearb Hill Furano Buffet.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ryounkaku Natural Onsen (Tokachidake)?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ryounkaku Natural Onsen (Tokachidake)?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ryounkaku Natural Onsen (Tokachidake)?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, Japanese, and Indonesian.
Does Ryounkaku Natural Onsen (Tokachidake) have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
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