Experience World-class Service at Hotel Sakurai

Boasting a hot spring open-air bath, Hotel Sakurai is located a 10-minute walk from the Yubatake hot water field. Guests can enjoy swimming in the outdoor pool during summer. Free pick-up service from the Kusatsu Onsen bus terminal is offered upon request. Free WiFi is available. Each room here will provide you with air conditioning. There is also a refrigerator. Featuring a bath or shower, private bathroom also comes with a hairdryer and free toiletries. You can enjoy mountain view from the room. Extras include bed linen and a fan. At Hotel Sakurai you will find a garden, a bar and a snack bar. Other facilities offered at the property include entertainment staff, a shared lounge and a games room. The property offers free parking. The ryokan is conveniently located a 3-minute walk from the Kusatsu Onsen bus terminal and a 20-minute drive away from JR Naganohara Kusatsuguchi Station. A Japanese buffet-style meal will be served for breakfast/dinner at the restaurant.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.6 for a two-person trip.

Hotel Sakurai has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Feb 26, 2015

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.5)

Breakfast Info


Free Private Parking Available On Site

Open-air bath, ​Public Bath, ​Hot spring bath


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Travel Sustainable Level 1
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Guest reviews


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  • Joy
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    We loved the buffet, room and the spa, hot springs and show.
  • Lee
    Hong KongHong Kong
    super good room and onsen, excellent! Staff are very nice and helpful!
  • Vistorvistor
    Great onsen, good buffé, excellent staff, nice free yukatas to borrow, awesome room! Much better than we expected, however the place is really really big and it was far from fully booked when we arrived (the days after Japanese new year), it might...
  • Mayumi
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Beautiful hotel, amazing amenities, very helpful and sweet staff and everything was very thoughtful. The dinner and breakfast buffet was so delicious! The quality is not what you’d expect when you hear buffet - very good quality and I loved that...
  • T
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The onsen facilities, the view and the selection at the buffet.
  • Arturo
    Wonderful, authentic experience. In particular the attendant who checked us in (Laky) was extremely helpful for letting us know what the customs and rules are, especially since we didn't speak Japanese. We would have missed out on a lot without...
  • Jacqueline
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Complimentary snack cakes and Nespresso coffee in room. Dinner buffet and breakfast buffet service include traditional Japanese cuisine such as tonkatsu, tempura, curry, sashimi, and Western items like roast beef, pasta, seafood paella. Many...
  • Ellen
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Dinner and breakfast was all you can eat and the food was fabulous. There were so many variety that I couldn’t sample them all but what I did have were all delicious. In the morning they had fresh squeezed orange juice where you can see the...
  • Bmak
    Hot spring is really nice and large. Cleaning and comfortable 😆
  • Tsz
    Hong KongHong Kong
    The dinner buffet is delicious and with large variety of food. The drum show is great too. The staffs were friendly and helpful.

Property questions and answers
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  • We are 2 families of 5 persons, can we know which category have 2 WCs, kindly advise please! Thanks.

    The type of room with two toilets is as follows 1)Japanese-Style Standard Room - Main building 2)Japanese-Style Standard Room - Annex 3)Japanese-Style Deluxe Room - Annex 4)Japanese-Style Suite - Annex Thank you very much.
    Answered on 9 September 2023
  • Hello, can I reserve for a private onsen?

    We are sorry, but we do not have a private hot spring at our hotel. The only hot springs we have are separate public bathhouses for men and women. Thank you.
    Answered on 9 September 2023

Host Info

Company review score: 9.2Based on 148 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Property info

At about 30 minutes, there is an event of "hot water paddy show", "drum show" and "the cloud of steam Bon dance" of Kusatsu hot spring specialty at "festival square" in the building from every evening 20:30. A customer can participate, too.

Neighborhood info

Kusatsu international ski resort opens the end of December-end of March. Ski can have a snowboard enjoy snow activity.

Language Spoken


Area info *

1 Restaurant On Site

  • パレルージュ
    • Cuisine
      Chinese • Italian • Japanese • Pizza • Sushi • Local • European • Grill/BBQ
    • Ambience

Amenities of Hotel Sakurai
Great facilities! Review score, 8.9

Most popular amenities
  • Pool – outdoor (kids)
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Hot spring bath
  • Skiing
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bidet
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Slippers
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Mountain view
  • Garden
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
  • Ski storage
  • Live music/Performance
  • Entertainment staff
  • Game room
  • Skiing
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruit
    Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Baggage storage
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Indoor play area
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Suit press
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Wake-up service
  • Heating
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
Pool – outdoor (kids)
  • Seasonal
  • Suitable for kids
  • Shallow end
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Kids' pool
  • Massage chair
  • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
  • Public Bath
  • Open-air bath
  • Hot spring bath
  • Massage
    Additional charge
Languages Spoken
  • Japanese

House rules

Hotel Sakurai takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM


From 7:00 AM to 10:00 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.


The entrance to the property is closed between 12:00 AM and 5:00 AM

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 13 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


When booking more than 3 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Mastercard Visa UC NICOS JCB Diners Club American Express Cash Hotel Sakurai 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 inform the property of guests' means of transportation, at the time of booking.

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.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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), this property has reduced reception and service hours.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

Please inform Hotel Sakurai 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.

Guests must check in by 6:00 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.

Swimming pool #1: Closed from Fri, Sep 01, 2023 until Fri, Jul 19, 2024

FAQs about Hotel Sakurai

  • Hotel Sakurai is 800 feet from the center of Kusatsu. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • The prices at Hotel Sakurai may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Check-in at Hotel Sakurai is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • Hotel Sakurai has 1 restaurant:

    • パレルージュ

  • Room options at Hotel Sakurai include:

    • Quad
    • Double
    • Twin
    • Suite
    • Family

  • Yes, Hotel Sakurai is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Hotel Sakurai offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Massage
    • Skiing
    • Game room
    • Entertainment staff
    • Open-air bath
    • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
    • Hot spring bath
    • Swimming pool
    • Public Bath
    • Massage chair
    • Live music/Performance

  • Guests staying at Hotel Sakurai can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 10.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental