Next-door to Minakami Fujiwara Ski Resort, Hotel Sunbird features 11 private-use hot spring baths, a tennis court and karaoke. It offers rental bicycles, massage treatments and free Wi-Fi at the lobby. A free shuttle is provided from Minakami Station. Guests at Hotel Sunbird can go rafting, canoeing or fishing in the area, or unwind in the public open-air hot spring bath. They can relax in the hot tub and enjoy the first 40 minutes in a private hot spring bath free of charge. Rental ski gear is available. Comfortable Japanese-style rooms offer nature views and a seating area with chairs and a coffee table. They feature a tatami (woven-straw) floor and traditional futon bedding, while amenities include an LCD TV, a fridge and yukata robes. Some rooms have an open-air hot spring bath, made of Cypress wood. Sunbird offers a breakfast buffet with hot and cold fare, while for dinner it serves seasonal Japanese dishes. Room service is available. The Sunbird Hotel is only a 3-minute drive from Minakami Golf resort, while JR Minakami Station is 30 minutes with its complimentary shuttle.

Hotel Sunbird has been welcoming guests since Aug 26, 2013

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.5)

Breakfast Info


Free Parking Available On Site


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


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Room Type
2 twin beds
3 futon beds
2 futon beds
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Minakami
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    食事が美味しかったし、量がたくさんでした。 スキー場や寄りたい場所の相談も親身になってしてくれました。

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  • Hi. Is this hotel no children allowed? Thanks

    お子様連れでもご宿泊可能でございます。 よろしくお願い致します。
    Answered on 23 October 2022
  • Hi Could I please book a family room for me and my boyfriend on 2-3 January 2023. Thank you

    質問いただき、ありがとうございます。 既に、ご予約はお済みですか? まだご予約いただいていないようでしたら、お客様ご自身でご予約をお取りいただくよう、お願い致します。
    Answered on 3 October 2022

Host Info

Company review score: 9.4Based on 13 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Company info

The staff is cherishing the customer's smile. There are staff who can speak English and Chinese

Property info

It is a hot spring hotel in Minakami-town, Gumma Prefecture. Eleven private room outdoor baths are popular. You can enjoy hot springs with family, lover, friends.Guest rooms are all japanese style rooms. If you choose a room with outdoor bath, dinner will be served in the room. Dinner is Japanese-style kaiseki cooking.1200 cherry blossoms in spring, fireflies in summer, autumn cherry trees and autumn leaves in autumn.In winter, the front of the hotel is a ski resort. Takaragawa Onsen is a 15-minute by car. We will pick you up if you wish.

Neighborhood info

◎[Takaragawa Onsen] It is 15-minute by car. We will pick you up if you wish. ◎[Akegawa-Sakuranosato] It is 2-minute by car. ◎[Golf] It is 15-minute by car. ◎[Mt.Tanigawa] It is 30-minute by car. ◎[Lake] Naramata-lake, Okutone-lake,Fujiwara-lake.They are very beautiful lakes.

Languages Spoken


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Amenities of Hotel Sunbird
Great facilities! Review score, 8.7

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Hot spring bath
  • Family rooms
  • Skiing
  • Spa
  • Breakfast
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Slippers
  • Toilet
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Mountain view
  • Picnic area
  • BBQ facilities
    Additional charge
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
  • Ski-in, ski-out access
  • Ski pass vendor
  • Ski rental on site
  • Ski school
    Additional charge
  • Ski storage
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Bike tours
    Additional charge
  • Badminton equipment
  • Tennis equipment
    Additional charge
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Ping-pong
    Additional charge
  • Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
  • Tennis court
    Additional charge
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
WiFi is available in some rooms and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Shuttle service
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Baggage storage
  • Wake-up service
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
  • Safe
  • Convenience store on site
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Heating
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Massage chair
  • Public Bath
  • Open-air bath
    Additional charge
  • Hot spring bath
    Additional charge
  • Spa
    Additional charge
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Japanese
  • Chinese

Sustainability initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules

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


From 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM


Until 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.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

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

Mastercard Visa UC NICOS JCB Diners Club American Express Cash Hotel Sunbird accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

To use the property's free shuttle from Jomo Kogen Station or Minakami Station, please make a reservation at least 3 days prior to arrival.

<Shuttle times>
- From Jomo Kogen Station (Joetsu Shinkansen): 13:50
- From JR Minakami Station: 14:15

Guests with a tattoo may not be permitted to enter public bathing areas and other public facilities.

No meals are served after 20:00.

Guests with food allergies or other diet restrictions must contact the property at least 3 days in advance. Please note that all special requests cannot be guaranteed. Contact details can be found on the booking confirmation.

The property only has smoking rooms. If guests would like a nonsmoking room, a spray will be used to remove smoking odors.

Rooms do not have a safety deposit box. Guests are requested to leave valuables at the reception for safety deposit.

Please note that child rates are applicable to children 12 years and younger and adult rates are applicable to children 13 years and older. Please contact the property for more details.

Guests must check in by 8:00 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.

FAQs about Hotel Sunbird

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

  • Hotel Sunbird is 12.4 miles from the center of Minakami. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Check-in at Hotel Sunbird is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • Room options at Hotel Sunbird include:

    • Family
    • Twin

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

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

    • Spa
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Skiing
    • Ping-pong
    • Tennis court
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Tennis equipment
    • Open-air bath
    • Bicycle rental
    • Bike tours
    • Massage chair
    • Public Bath
    • Badminton equipment
    • Hot spring bath