Shikanoyu

Shikanoyu

3-32 Jozankei Onsen Nishi, Minami-Ku, Sapporo 061-2303 Hokkaido
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#98 of 167 hotels in Sapporo
3.6 of 5 bubbles
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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)
Pool
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Game room
Free shuttle or taxi services
Banquet room
Parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Swimming pool toys
Heated pool
Shallow end in pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Karaoke
Table tennis
Shuttle bus service
Meeting rooms
Spa
Hot spring bath
Open-air bath
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Newspaper
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
Refrigerator
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Japanese

Location

3-32 Jozankei Onsen Nishi, Minami-Ku, Sapporo 061-2303 Hokkaido
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Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 65 out of 100
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Okadama Airport
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san c wrote a review Dec 2022
Singapore, Singapore20 contributions5 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dated Ryokan and buffet dinne and breakfast were so bad. Sashimi was cutted to small pieces like for salad bowl. No sushi at all. Service was not great too.
But onsen was big with massage chair in onsen lounge. Room has no shower area and access area are a bit dim.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: If you go for food, don't go. But if you don't mind the food the onsen is fantastic.
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Dalina O wrote a review Apr 2016
12 contributions10 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Went there in April when there were still snows.The dinner and breakfast buffet was fantastic.The pool water was kept warm,theres 3 level of pool.The wave,the toddler pool and slides.The big slide you have to pay a fee.You can rent or buy swimming wear at the same level as the pool near the entrance. The onsen was wonderful.But the most annoying is the disgusting smells of cigarettes pervading the rooms and floors.Including the futon and mattress.We couldn't sleep that night due to the smell and it made our stuffy nose.
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Date of stay: April 2016Trip type: Travelled with family
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Korala wrote a review Oct 2019
Hong Kong, China620 contributions50 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Kevinang999 wrote a review Mar 2023
Bangkok, Thailand70 contributions37 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Will stay again. The hotel itself was well maintained. The room was clean and everything functioned properly. Our Japanese-style room had only a toilet, so we had to use the public bath instead. The onsen was very large and well-equipped. Large sauna and outdoor bath with a great view outside. Both dinner and breakfast were buffet style with the good quality considering the price. There were no exotic dishes but most of the menus tasted good and they offered many kinds of soft drinks.
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Date of stay: January 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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MtlFam wrote a review Apr 2014
San Diego, California97 contributions90 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Hotel Shikanoyu on a March-break visit to Hokkaido for 12 nights of our 13 in Hokkaido. We chose Japan for a ski/onsen vacation, as it is our third trip to Japan and we love it every time we go. Coming from Montreal we were accustomed to the weather. The amount of snow they receive is quite impressive.

We got a great deal on a package from Expedia including flight and hotel with half-board. We would not have booked the trip without having some meals taken care of. In the end, the meals probably would not have been that expensive to buy outside the package. Nevertheless we appreciated the convenience of having them included.

As others have said the hotel was modern in the 1970's, but in 2014 appears a bit behind the times. We did not really mind this aspect at all. The facilities were generally clean. The staff was generally accommodating and helpful. The food was mostly Japanese and pleasing to our family. There is a large buffet for breakfast and dinner. Many of the foods are similar at both meals. The dinner also included a varied main course of meat, fish, or seafood cooked at the table over a burner. The rest of the buffet provided a large variety of different foods, but generally did not change from night to night. Those unaccustomed to the culture shock of Japan might find the Japanese-only offerings inadequate. Those with only a slightly adventurous palate will be able to find something pleasing to eat, because there is a large choice of Japanese dishes. The dining room staff was very nice and tried their best to be helpful. There were some rare times when it was particularly crowded, but these were not frequent.

The onsen was large and quite nice. There were indoor and outdoor baths plus whirlpool, sauna, and steam. Many typical resort amenities were provided, including the usual Yukata which is often worn all around the hotel.

The room was Japanese tatami-style and quite small for a family of 4. The futon mattresses were folded for us and the room was cleaned every morning. In other Japanese accommodations, the beds have been made for us during the dinner hour- but at this hotel this service is not provided and we were obliged to make our bed with sheets each evening.

The downsides of our stay were one very BIG one. The odor of cigarettes is virtually omnipresent. Our first room was a nicer one, but the smell of cigarette and maybe aging tatami prompted us to change to the room next door. The front desk was very accommodating in this matter and also provided us with an electric air purifier unit. The smell could still come under the door from people in nearby rooms smoking- at times. With the interior door closed and a towel at the base of the door, the room did NOT smell and was quite tolerable. The smoke was present in half of the dining room due to the smoking area adjacent to the entrance. Smoking was thankfully not allowed IN the dining room and smoke-free areas were available always if you seek them out.

We were practically the only non-asian family for 2 weeks in this large hotel. The front desk has EXTREMELY limited knowledge of English, but this really was not a problem, as any issues were easily resolved. We did not have much chance to meet and talk to other travelers due to the language barrier. This aspect of our trip was really overall a positive, and really added to the adventure of going off the beaten (by north americans) path. This place is definitely a favorite among Japanese and other asians. It was really interesting to see all kinds of people from all parts of Japanese society at the onsen. We saw school groups, multigenerational families, tour groups, Taiwanese ski groups etc... This was true also on the ski slopes at Kokusai and at the water park at Jozankei View Hotel.

We appreciated the convenient free parking and were glad we had a car to explore the area. We enjoyed using the table tennis facilities frequently. The wi-fi in the lobby was easy to use and quite fast. Jozankei was beautiful and quiet- surrounded by mountains along a spring-fed stream. The trip to Sapporo downtown was quite long. The bus into the city only leaves limited time for sightseeing- again we appreciated the flexibility of the car. Skiers be aware that blowing snow occurs at times on slopes and highways. Whiteout is not uncommon. Niseko, Rusutsu, and Kokusai are quite accessible if you have a car. Kokusai is VERY convenient to Jozankei.

All in all we were pleased with our stay. The onsen atmosphere is quiet and relaxing.
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Date of stay: March 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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globejumper12 wrote a review Oct 2018
Singapore, Singapore295 contributions144 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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SOE AUNG LIN wrote a review Feb 2018
Bangkok, Thailand27 contributions23 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A hotel is quite big and convenient. If you like onsen bath, this hotel is a great one. Both dinner and breakfast is ok. I choose to have buffet dinner and breakfast. However, hotel also provide Japanese style restaurant. The room are clean, neat and very large.
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Date of stay: November 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Timothy R wrote a review Oct 2017
Charlottetown, Canada19 contributions12 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The big attraction for this hotel is the very clean and well maintained Onsen: there are 3 “baths”; hot, medium and a warm outdoors bath. The rooms at the Hotel are very basic with limited amenities. The Hotel offers a breakfast and dinner buffet package with good seafood and salad options but limited meat choices. Be sure to check out the walking trails and Shrines near the hotel. The autumn scenery around the hotel is spectacular.
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Date of stay: October 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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AC416-2015 wrote a review Feb 2017
Toronto, Canada629 contributions44 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed from Feb 11 to 12th, 2017. Hotel staff is very friendly and helpful. Theses one of the budget hotel that serve buffet breakfast and dinner. Onsen is nice with an area where there was no windows. But the hotel surrounding is very romantic. Room is spacious and clean. The Japanese/western style is nice allowing you to enjoy the sleeping on the Japanese tatami mat.while the kitchen area has chair. Yes there is a kitchen in the room, but since hotel stay includes breakfast and dinners, it seems not very useful.
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Date of stay: February 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: ask for one facing the front of the hotel
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Jenahcoil wrote a review Nov 2015
Singapore, Singapore32 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The free shuttle service from Sapporo makes it convenient to get to.
Room was rather spacious and clean, nothing too special or out of the ordinary. Note that free wifi is only available in the lobby. The highlight was the buffet dinner and onsen!

We opted for the package which included sushi, crab and steak on top of the typical buffet spread. This is highly recommended!! The steak was juicy and tender, sushi and crab were fresh as well. The typical buffet spread was wide enough, and tasty.
Loved the 24hr onsen as well, which was large and spacious. There's a vending machine on the first floor for those who like to get a bottle of milk after soaking in the onsen.

We paid 8500 yen for a double room, inclusive of breakfast and dinner. It's cheaper than the ryokans in the surrounding area, and value for money. Guests at this hotel were mainly Japanese, and I am not sure if the front desk speaks English as I spoke Japanese to them.
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Date of stay: August 2015
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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san c wrote a tip Dec 2022
Singapore, Singapore20 contributions5 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you go for food, don't go. But if you don't mind the food the onsen is fantastic."
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AC416-2015 wrote a tip Feb 2017
Toronto, Canada629 contributions44 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"ask for one facing the front of the hotel"
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MOUSE A wrote a tip Jul 2013
Singapore, Singapore306 contributions141 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for high floor and non smoking room."
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S$165 - S$227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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170
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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), Jozan Gensen 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 J Glacee.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Shikanoyu?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
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).
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