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Ryokan Akan Tsuruga Besso Hinanoza
085-0467 Hokkaido, Akankohan, Akancho Akankoonsen 2-8-1, Japan – Excellent location – show map
Excellent location – rated 9.1/10! (score from 72 reviews)
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Tsuruga Besso Hinanoza offers a luxurious Japanese hot-spring experience on the shores of Lake Akan. The spacious rooms include a private open-air bath, a living area with sofa, free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV.
Rooms at Akan Tsuruga Besso Hinanoza mix traditional design with modern facilities, featuring tatami (woven-straw) flooring and shoji paper screens but also a DVD player and full Western bathroom.
Akandake-jinja Shrine is just 500 feet from the hotel, and Ainu Kotan Folk Village is 2,450 feet away. Kushiro Airport is an 80-minute bus ride from the property.
Guests remove their shoes at the entrance, and use a kimono and Japanese socks within the hotel. The hotel has a quiet “listening room” for musical enjoyment and a relaxed library. Two free-use internet terminals are provided.
A Japanese breakfast and multi-course kaiseki dinner are served at the restaurant. The Bar pours drinks at a long counter made from a single tree.
This property is a ryokan, which is a type of traditional Japanese Inn. Learn more
- What's a ryokan?
- A ryokan is a traditional Japanese inn. They usually feature bathhouses, multicourse dinners, communal spaces where guests can relax, and rooms with woven-straw flooring and futon mats. Like hotels, a range of ryokans (from budget to luxury) is available. What originated centuries ago as a free rest house for long-distance travelers has evolved into a popular destination for relaxation surrounded by therapeutic mineral springs.
- What are the big differences between a ryokan and a hotel?
- Unlike a hotel, where the guest room is just a place to turn in for the night, a ryokan is more than just a place to sleep. In Japan, many travelers journey long distances to relax in a hot spring bath and feast on a traditional multicourse dinner – staying in a ryokan is an experience in and of itself. These ryokans typically have Japanese-style rooms with woven-straw floors and futon beds (no Western beds and carpeting). You should also remove your shoes at the entrance of the room, or before you enter it. Modern ryokans might serve buffet-style meals in a dining area, while more traditional ryokans tend to serve in-room dinners. Some ryokan rooms have a private bathroom, and others might just have a shared bathroom.
- What's a kaiseki meal?
- Kaiseki is the culinary highlight at a ryokan, embodying beautifully presented dishes that delight both the palate and the eyes. Every one of the 10 to 15 dishes that make up the multicourse Japanese dinner is prepared in a way that highlights the unique textures, colors, and flavors of featured seasonal ingredients and local specialties. Most commonly served at special restaurants and ryokans, a traditional kaiseki dinner usually consists of bite-size appetizers, fresh sashimi (raw fish, like sushi), soup, grilled fish or meat, a hot-pot dish, rice with miso soup, and a small dessert.
- What's a yukata?
- A yukata is a casual summer kimono or robe, typically made of light cotton. Many ryokans provide guests with yukata robes during their stay. In some areas, it's common to see guests strolling through the neighborhood in their yukatas. The loose-fitting garment is perfect for sleeping and relaxing in.
- How should I wear a yukata?
- First, put your arms through the sleeves like you would with a robe. Take the right side of the yukata and wrap it across your body. Then, take the left side and wrap it over the right, making sure that the robe is level at your ankles. Pinning the yukata closed on the right side, wrap the sash around your waist a couple of times and then tie a bow. Generally, the bow is tied around the waist for women, and the hips for men.
- What's a Japanese hot spring (onsen)?
- Onsen (literally "hot spring") is a term often used to refer to both the mineral-rich hot springs and the bathing facilities that house them. Whether the bath is public or private, gender-segregated or mixed, indoor or outdoor, soaking and unwinding in the soothing geothermal waters at an onsen is a millennia-old custom deeply embedded in Japanese culture.
- What's standard bathing etiquette?
- At a bathhouse—onsen or not—guests are expected to remove all clothing in their respective changing rooms before entering the bathing area. As a common courtesy, once inside the bathing area, guests should wash and rinse their bodies thoroughly before quietly stepping into the hot water. Whether you relax in solitude or converse softly with others is up to you, but guests should always be mindful of others. Wash towels are often used to cover one’s private areas while walking around. However, note that you should not put towels in the water.
- Why are tattoos not allowed?
- While tattoos have become more popular among Japan's youth, many Japanese people still associate them with outlaws and organized crime. Nowadays, not all businesses ban customers with tattoos, but you might still be refused admission to bathhouses and swimming pools. Small tattoos can be covered up using waterproof bandaids, but keep in mind that each property has the final say on what’s acceptable.
Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.8 for a two-person trip.
Most popular amenities
4 reasons to choose Akan Tsuruga Besso Hinanoza
Mountain Mt. Oakandake3.1 miles
Lake Lake Akan0 miles
Akan Lake Side National Ski Area2.5 miles
Kushiro Airport27.3 miles
Memanbetsu Airport31.1 miles
Nakashibetsu Airport44.4 miles
HINA (Japanese restaurant)
Most popular amenities
2:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in
Until 11:00 AM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children & Beds
Children not allowed.
Crib and extra bed policies
There's no capacity for cribs at this property.
This property doesn't offer extra beds.
The minimum age for check-in is 18
Akan Tsuruga Besso Hinanoza accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.
Smoking is not allowed.
Parties/events are not allowed
Pets are not allowed.
The fine print
Please be informed that no pets are allowed to stay or entire property premises, except for guide dogs / service dogs. Please make sure to contact the property in advance if a guide dog or service dog will be accompanying your stay.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), make sure you're booking this property in accordance with the destination's local government guidelines, including (but not limited to) the purpose of travel and maximum group size.
In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.
In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.
Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
Guests must check in by 7:00 PM to eat dinner at this property. Guests who check in after this time may not be served dinner, and no refund will be given.
Guests with tattoos may not be permitted to use the property’s public bathing areas or other facilities where the tattoos might be visible to other guests.
This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.
FAQs about Akan Tsuruga Besso Hinanoza
Check-in at Akan Tsuruga Besso Hinanoza is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.
Akan Tsuruga Besso Hinanoza offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):
- Open-air bath
- Foot bath
- Hot spring bath
- Tour or class about local culture
- Massage chair
- Spa facilities
Guests staying at Akan Tsuruga Besso Hinanoza can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.8).
Breakfast option(s) include:
Akan Tsuruga Besso Hinanoza has 1 restaurant:
- HINA (Japanese restaurant)
Room options at Akan Tsuruga Besso Hinanoza include:
The prices at Akan Tsuruga Besso Hinanoza may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.
Akan Tsuruga Besso Hinanoza is 3,100 feet from the center of Akankohan.
The following parking options are available to guests staying at Akan Tsuruga Besso Hinanoza (subject to availability):
- Parking on site
- Private Parking
- Free parking
From the nearest airport, you can get to Akan Tsuruga Besso Hinanoza by:
- Bus 1h 20min