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Kofukan offers a hot spring bath, multi-course Japanese dinners, and Japanese-style rooms with views of Mount Myoko. Only 3.1 mi from Myoko Suginohara Ski Resort, it offers a free shuttle to/from the ski resort and JR Myoko Kogen Train Station.
A free shuttle is available on weekdays only to/from Akakura Ski Resort and Ikenodaira Ski Resort. Myoko Sunshine Land is a 15-minute drive, and JR Myoko Kogen Station is 0.6 mi away. On-site parking is free.
The spacious rooms at Kofukan Ryokan feature tatami (woven-straw) flooring and shoji paper screens. All are air-conditioned, with a fridge and electric kettle provided. The private bathroom has a bathtub and Western toilet.
The hotel’s garden offers space to unwind, and the lobby has free Wi-Fi. The hotel sells ski passes and has ski storage.
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.
- If we book this room for 2 people is it booked private just for us or has to be shared since it has 4 beds? Thank you4 beds means 4 futon beds.Futon is forlding mat and blanket that's Japanese traditional sleeping goods.A Japanese room is just for you.no shared.Thank you.Answered on 31 August 2020
- Is there a regular shuttle service from the hotel to ski hills (i.e. Myoko Suginohara Ski Resort or Akakura Onsen Ski Ara)? Does it run every day, inc..Yes,we have a shuttle bus to Suginohara and Ikenotaira. It's every hour every day in a morning and evening included weekend. We can respond your requ..Answered on 15 December 2020
- Do you cater for any allergy or food preferences?I'll deal with your request. It would be helpful if you could tell me early.Answered on 15 December 2020
- How often is the shuttle to the ski resort run? and between what time to what time?It's every hour every day in a morning and evening. We will respond your irregular request as much as possibleAnswered on 15 December 2020
- What time do I have to arrive for dinner?I would you like to arrive at PM 7 o'clock.Answered on 15 December 2020
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3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Until 10:00 AM
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Children & Beds
Children of all ages are welcome.
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Crib and extra bed policies
Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.
No age restriction
There's no age requirement for check-in
Kofukan accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.
Smoking is not allowed.
Parties/events are not allowed
Guests need be quiet between 10:00 PM and 7:00 AM.
Pets are not allowed.
The fine print
To use the hotel's free shuttle, please make a reservation at least 1 day in advance. Contact details can be found on the booking confirmation.
In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries on dates where such guidelines exist.
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), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.
Please inform Kofukan 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.
This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.
FAQs about Kofukan
Guests staying at Kofukan can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 6.7).
Breakfast option(s) include:
- À la carte
Kofukan has 2 restaurants:
Yes, Kofukan is popular with guests booking family stays.
Room options at Kofukan include:
Kofukan is 2.5 miles from the center of Myoko.
Kofukan offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):
- Tennis court
- Golf course (within 2 miles)
- Massage chair
- Open-air bath
- Spa facilities
- Hot spring bath
- Public Bath
The prices at Kofukan may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.
Check-in at Kofukan is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.