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049-5721 Hokkaido, Lake Toya, Toyako Onsen 147, Japan – Great location - show map
Located only a 5-minute walk from Lake Toya, Hokkai Hotel offers an outdoor and an indoor hot-spring bath, a rooftop orchid greenhouse and free WiFi at the lobby. It houses a souvenir shop and drinks vending machines. Free parking is available.
Japanese-style rooms are decorated with Japanese ornaments, and feature a tatami (woven-straw) floor and a low table with seating cushions. Guests sleep in traditional futon bedding, and a coffee table and chairs are set by a floor-to-ceiling window. Facilities include a flat-screen TV, a fridge and a private bathroom.
Guests at the Hokkai can relax in an outdoor or indoor public hot-spring bath, which are separate by gender. The hotel offers laundry service and room service.
Hotel Hokkai specializes in seafood dishes and local vegetables. Dinner and a breakfast meal or buffet are served at the dining room, which features Japanese as well as Western seating.
Hokkai Hotel is a 15-minute bus ride from JR Toya Station. Sapporo and New Chitose Airport are each a 2-hour drive away.
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 8.2 for a two-person trip.
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2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Until 10:00 AM
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Children & Beds
Children of all ages are welcome.
Children 4 and above are considered adults at this property.
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Crib and extra bed policies
There's no capacity for cribs at this property.
This property doesn't offer extra beds.
No age restriction
There's no age requirement for check-in
Hokkai Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.
Pets are not allowed.
The fine print
Please note that either a set meal or a buffet meal will be served for breakfast. Guests cannot choose which meal will be served.
Please inform the property at the time of booking, if you're staying with children of 3 years or younger.
Guests with a tattoo may not be permitted to enter public bathing areas and other public facilities.
Please inform Hokkai Hotel of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.
FAQs about Hokkai Hotel
Hokkai Hotel is 2,150 feet from the center of Lake Toya.
Hokkai Hotel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):
- Hot tub/Jacuzzi
- Open-air bath
- Hot spring bath
- Public Bath
Guests staying at Hokkai Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.5).
Breakfast option(s) include:
Yes, there's a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Hokkai Hotel on this page.
The prices at Hokkai Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.
Room options at Hokkai Hotel include:
Check-in at Hokkai Hotel is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.