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3-32 Jozankei Onsen Nishi, Minami-Ku, Sapporo 061-2303 Hokkaido
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#113 of 196 hotels in Sapporo
Hotel Shikanoyu is a hotel and classical Japanese "ryokan" (traditional inn) established in 1927. Carrying on the tradition of Japan's vibrant "ryokan" culture, Shikanoyu boasts a "Showa modern" interior that unites tradition with the needs of modernity, creating a nostalgic, yet comfortable space. The public bath house where you can enjoy the waters of the premier spring of Jozankei, Shikanoyu, which is also the origin of the name of the hotel, stands alongside the river at the center the spa town. In addition, traditional Japanese and unique Western dishes centered on the seasonal produce of Hokkaido are available as buffet style and Japanese banquets. Experience the essence of Japanese traditional culture at Jozankei, the definitive "ryokan" at the heart of the spa town.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Game room
Free shuttle or taxi services
Banquet room
Hot bath
Swimming pool toys
Heated pool
Shallow end in pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Table tennis
Shuttle bus service
Meeting rooms
Hot spring bath
Open-air bath
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Languages Spoken
English, Japanese


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D500QImatthewl wrote a review Dec 2019
Singapore, Singapore53 contributions21 helpful votes
I guess we went during a lull period in December, so it was somewhat quiet, though there were a couple tour groups from Taiwan or China. The hotel had a nice large lobby, and the staff were nice but their English was not strong. Our room was small but cosy. The Onzen was large and well provided with amenities. There were 3 indoor baths, a jacuzzi and an outdoor bath for the men. The buffet dinner had a large spread as did the breakfast. We took a bus from Sapporo station. We made the mistake of not taking the Express bus because it needed online reservations, so it was longer, about 75 minutes for about 790Yen. There is also a shuttle from the hotel but that also required reservations too. But the Jozankei Yu no Machi bus stop is right outside the ryokan so very convenient. See the Shikanoyu Hotel website for more specifics. Recommended.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Korala wrote a review Oct 2019
Hong Kong, China580 contributions50 helpful votes
The hotel is quite large compared to the other traditional hot spring hotel. The room is large, with Japanese tatami sitting area and western style bed. The room is very tidy and neat. The breakfast and dinner is buffet style, with lots variety from sashimi, tempura, noodles, curry .. etc. and they are all very fresh and delicious too. The onsen is large, includes both indoor and outdoor pool. Though there are group tours living here, but it is not too crowded. Overall this hotel is quite good.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Sweet-Dawn wrote a review May 2019
Barcelona, Spain63 contributions14 helpful votes
The rooms are traditional style and comfortable and quite large! Also, the common Japanese bath is very large, with all the amenities you may need and with different zones: outdoors and indoors, foot massage pebbles, cold bath, bubble bath, different high temperature baths, etc. The dining area is also very big and with a lot of different food for supper and breakfast! I also has ping-pong, games room, etc. But... I think the hotel needs a renovation, specially the bathroom in the room and the common bath. Not for the apperance, that looks a little old-fashioned, but for the condition of the bathtub and the sink in our room, the tiles in the baths, etc. Although, we had a good experience.
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Date of stay: October 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Yasu K wrote a review May 2019
Tokyo, Japan1101 contributions182 helpful votes
Not so high expectations based on previous reviews on several trip sites, the public space was all renewed and clean, the room was quite space with 4 beds and one tatami space so that 5-6 people can stay in one room. We chose foods with fixed courses in a large tatami room and it was awesome. Hot spring was large but a bit old still enjoyable.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
globejumper12 wrote a review Oct 2018
Singapore, Singapore308 contributions144 helpful votes
Good . Location is good, right in the middle of the town, easy to walk everywhere. . The lobby has a very nice lounge area with complimentary coffee at certain times of the day and also a place to indulge in classical music. Very very nice. . The onsen is nicely organised, a few pools : 39degC, 42degC, outdoor 42degC area, and a jacuzzi. Can be better . The buffet dinner and breakfast is average. . We were first given room 352, which had 2 problems, the door opens out to the roof like area (but guests are disallowed from walking out) which means that one may not want to keep the sliding door open for ventilation, and also the shower and bathtub were choked. We were later changed to room 951, much better.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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US$126 - US$278 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shikanoyu
Which popular attractions are close to Shikanoyu?
Nearby attractions include Futami Suspension Bridge (0.4 km), Jozangensen Park (0.08 km), and Iwato Kannondo (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Shikanoyu?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Shikanoyu?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Shikanoyu?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Shikanoyu?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fresh Soba Koyotei, Kokoro No Sato Morino Bettei, and Daikokuya Shoten.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Shikanoyu?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Shikanoyu have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Shikanoyu offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Shikanoyu offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Shikanoyu?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Shikanoyu?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hokkaido Jingu (15.3 km), Former Residence of Kuroiwa Family (8.5 km), and Arishima Takeo's Old House (14.7 km).