Takinoya

Takinoya

162 Noboribetsu Onsen, Noboribetsu 059-0551 Hokkaido
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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3.9 of 5 bubbles
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See why so many travellers make Takinoya their onsen hotel of choice when visiting Noboribetsu. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a luxury setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

While staying at Takinoya, visitors can check out Symbol Oni (0.1 mi) and Enmado (0.1 mi), some of Noboribetsu's top attractions.

Rooms at Takinoya Hotel offer a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a minibar providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with free wifi.

A concierge is one of the conveniences offered at this onsen hotel. A hot tub and a lounge will also help to make your stay even more special. If you are driving to Takinoya Hotel, free parking is available.

When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out Milky House, which is a cafe that is popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.

During your visit, be sure to check out popular attractions like Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath (0.6 mi), Oyunuma (0.7 mi), and Sengen Park (0.1 mi), which are all within walking distance of the onsen hotel.

At Takinoya, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Noboribetsu.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Sauna
Hot bath
Bar / lounge
Banquet room
Spa
Baggage storage
Parking
Wifi
Complimentary tea
Hot spring bath
Massage
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Minibar
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Smoking rooms available
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3.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Luxury
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Japanese

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162 Noboribetsu Onsen, Noboribetsu 059-0551 Hokkaido
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BRSflyer wrote a review Feb 2020
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Takinoya gets it right on every level. Unassuming from the outside, the inside is a perfect mix of contemporary understated luxury. The doorman greets you, takes your bags, and radios ahead to the front desk, where you're greeted by name.

A brief overview of the facilities includes guidelines about the public bathing facilities, along with the correct protocol for using them. Unfortunately a number of guests (not from Japan, but another country in Asia) completely ignored the rules, entering the baths without washing themselves, using mobile phones to play games and watch videos in the relaxation areas, etc. Perhaps the hotel should consider monitoring the area more closely.

We booked a Japanese DW suite that included a private outdoor hot spring bath looking out onto the snow covered gardens, which was magical. We also made use of the public baths, which included both indoor and outdoor examples, with varying temperatures and mineral content.

Dinner and breakfast are included in the room rate. Guests who book suites take their meals in their private dining room, and the food was superb, both in presentation and taste. We lost track of how many small portions we ate, but it was between 15 and 20.

We spent all our time in the suite but there is a large living room with a fireplace and a bar on the ground floor open to all guests.

Takinoya is a superb choice in Noboribetsu Onsen.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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LFCho wrote a review Feb 2023
Singapore, Singapore
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Decided to splurge on a night in this famous onsen town so we booked a night at Takinoya, a room with private onsen. Location was great, few min walk from the bus stop and hell valley and small town. Service was good throughout our stay from check in, dinner, breakfast and check out although English was limited, staff tried their best to communicate. Dinner and breakfast are included in the room price which both offers a wide spread of food and worth it. We chose beef and abalone shabu shabu for the main course - thumbs up for the beef! The breakfast was tasty with the homemade tofu. Onsen was really nice - quiet and tranquil. I really like the outdoor onsen especially with the winter view. The private onsen in room is nice as well. Room and hotel is comfortable and impeccable clean. Love our stay a lot!
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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NamSheeTsim wrote a review Jun 2024
Hong Kong, China
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely satisfied with the quietness, hospitality, service, food, meal arrangement, room, and environment. Though a bit more expensive, save all the hassle from staying in a big hotel caters for tours. The 'Zen' feeling immediately captures one's mind once inside the hotel. Breakfasts and dinners were served in a dedicated (and in the same room) for us (group of 4). The in-room onsen allows extreme privacy. Great hotel. We certainly will try to stay there (early booking necessary) if we are to visit Noboribetsu again.
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Date of stay: June 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Allow A LOT OF TIME to spend in the hotel, don't waste your money.
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Nathan N wrote a review Mar 2023
Ang Thong, Thailand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had an absolutely amazing experience from the moment we walked in the door to the warm goodbye from the amazing staff,m. The property is a gorgeous traditional Japanese Ryokan with subtle albeit critical modern elements. The Onsen was spectacular and the outdoor setting was soothing and serene. My wife and I love our traditional dinner and breakfast, among the best Kaiseki dinners we have had throughout Japan. We would like to acknowledge the amazing service from Ai, the staff member who tended to all of our needs through the entire stay, she is amazing and is sets the standard of why this is such a special place. We had such an outstanding experience, we are certain to return again soon.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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USExpat wrote a review Jul 2020
Kobe, Japan
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What an amazing stay! The service and standards at Takinoya were fabulous. Unassuming from the outside, the interior of the hotel and our room were zen and calming with contemporary luxury. The private onsen was perfect and the kaiseki dinner an experience. Delicious food served privately in our personal dining room. This hotel is worth every yen!
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Date of stay: July 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Kai Hang wrote a review Jan 2020
Sydney, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Extremely expensive but pretty worth it. I stayed in a room with my own private Onsen and it was the highlight of my trip in Hokkaido. I was able to see deer and raccoons from my Onsen as it overlooks the mountain. The food is amazing but for me the food wasn’t enough. Overall a great place to stay in if you have a big budget
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Andy L wrote a review May 2024
Chicago, Illinois
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Always enjoy staying at Japanese ryokans, and Takinoya was no exception. The hotel is elegant and the rooms were well-appointed. Really enjoyed the outdoor hot springs bath in our balcony. The food was exquisite - both dinner and breakfast are elaborate multi-course sets, featuring fresh/local/seasonal ingredients, delicate yet complex flavors, and elegant presentations. Best of all, the hospitality from everyone at this ryokan made our stay an absolutely wonderful experience!
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Book early; this hotel is very popular
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Sabelle Deng wrote a review Dec 2023
Chatham, New Jersey
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
One of the best hotel! The location, the facilities and the services, all is the best! You just enjoy your vacation!

The hot spring and the food, we enjoyed a lot, also the friendly staff who offered all the best service and smiles!

We will come back for sure, in Spring or Summer or Autumn, and Winter!
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Enjoy the hotel
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areisende wrote a review Jan 2013
Singapore, Singapore
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This is our second stay at Takinoya after having stayed there a night in December 2011. Our second stay was on a busier night (30th Dec), while the first stay was in the middle of December and much quieter. So I do understand if the staff are busier, more flustered, etc. However, this is still a luxury ryokan and my expectations surely, of its service, could not fall that much?

The ryokan is still beautiful as always. The onsen were delightful, very relaxing, very beautiful. The food - both dinner and breakfast - this time served in the room as we got a suite (Japanese suite type D I believe, with our own wooden onsen tub outdoors) - was very good, especially the breakfast, though I thought the dinner was not as good as the previous years'.

The room was great - there were three of us, so the third party had a western style room by herself and even that cheapest room at the ryokan is very nicely done, spacious.

However, the service was quite appalling. An elderly Japanese woman was assigned to serve us - she served us dinner, showed us our room etc, but her manner was that of impatience, and could not wait for us to finish our dinner. Each course of the dinner was brought out very hurridly, she cleared our tables in a very quick and clumsy fashion, having dropped a tray once, and very noisily. It was supposed to be a kaiseki dinner, slow and refined, but she wasn't that at all. I did not enjoy dinner partly because of her. Breakfast was alright as she merely laid out all the food and then left us to eat in peace, so I much enjoyed breakfast!

When we left, I know the staff - her - is supposed to wait outside until we drive away. Look, it's not that I'm cruel and expect her to bow and wave to us till we are out of sight. But it is the way they do it for all guests - and during all my stay at onsen ryokans, the staff would do that, till I feel bad for them, standing in the cold. But this woman - she merely stood there and bowed, said thank you, and while we were fiddling with the GPS to get to our next destination, she hurried inside the ryokan!!! What! Without eevn waving goodbye, etc.

I felt her service, her smiles - were all very insincere. They were really fake, and like as if she was not happy that we had stayed the night.

The other staff were ok - when we checked out and paid, our our luggage being helped into the ryokan by other staff - they were good, fine.

I'm not sure I'll return to Takinoya now after our second experience. I was looking forward to the stay so much and then having such cold service was a big let down.
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Date of stay: December 2012
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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WYMC wrote a review Jan 2018
Singapore, Singapore
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My spouse and I stayed at the Takinoya in December 2017. Booking through the Luxury Ryokan Collection, service is always impeccable, emails answered promptly and all details were settled well before our trip, right down to timing for dinner and our height so that yukatas can be prepared by the ryokan beforehand. Since we wanted a private open air onsen, we were booked into a Japanese-Western Suite.

From Sapporo, we took the direct train to Noboribetsu, about 70 minutes away. From the train station, we were informed the ryokan did not provide pick up service, so we took a taxi from the train station to the ryokan, about 3000 yen, 15 minutes away.

Upon arrival at the Ryokan, entrance was very pretty, raked gravel driveway, lovely wooden bridge structure. We were however surprised to find it deserted. For a ryokan of this calibre, we are always greeted with some fanfare and warm welcome, no matter what time of the day it was. Slightly disconcerted, we made our way into the reception area nonetheless.

Wandering into the reception area, we finally caught the attention of someone from within the ryokan. We explained we have a reservation, and we were told to wait by the door while he checked his guestlist. Having finally located us on his list, we were brusquely informed to return at 2 pm for check in ("Check-in, 2 pm!), and we are allowed to leave our small suitcase with them. No invitation to warm up inside, no invitation for a hot cup of tea while we took what we needed from our bag, nothing. My husband and I were left at the front door to repack our small case, so that we could bring our camera with us. He did give us some lunch recommendations and directions, and I should emphasize he was not rude, but nothing of the Japanese hospitality that we have come to expect from a ryokan of this calibre and price range.

We returned at 3 pm for check in. The same gentleman attended to us. When asked to pick a dinner service time, we were asked to have dinner at 5.30, 6 pm or 6:30 pm. This was after booking a 7 pm dinner service with LRC 6 months prior to our stay. He did explain it was because the ryokan was fully booked, but nevertheless, I feel this should not be our problem, we had already made a prior dinner reservation. We had to insist on our original timing, and he finally relented after some persuasion, although he clearly didn't look too happy about it.

We were then handed over to our personal butler, a lovely lady who looked after us the entire duration of our stay. Cheerful and helpful, she showed us to our room, explained how everything worked, and informed us that she would be using a separate service door to access our dining room for meal service. Very nice touch, ensuring that we are uninterrupted at all times.

This property is absolutely beautiful. It's modern, so every comfort was clearly contemplated and provided for. The interior is kept in immaculate condition, beautifully and tastefully decorated.

Our suite was very large, and very comfortable. Bedroom is separated by shojis. Best of all was the outdoor natural onsen, filled with the famous natural hotspring water that Noboribetsu is renown for. Bathroom attached was large, generous toiletries provided. Yukatas are starched to perfection and came in various sizes. Beautiful wool outer jackets were also provided.

We took the time to relax in the room and enjoy a welcome drink of matcha and sweets, prepared by Mari-san.

Dinner was served in the dining room, and promptly at 7 pm. The kaiseki dinner at Takinoya has been much lauded, some of it was good admittedly, some I felt wasn't. Gohan course was simply ochatsuke; some flaked salmon on rice, and dashi broth. For a ryokan of this standard, I found the kaiseki dinner to be rather average. It certainly wasn't a feast of the best Hokkaido had to offer.

Breakfast was a generous spread, and included fresh tofu in a gently heated wooden box.

After dinner, we decided to visit the public onsens. They are mostly empty, since there are private onsens in almost every room. The ground floor open-air rock pool onsen was lovely, as was the infinity onsen on the top floor. Onsens are well-kept, beautiful and clean.

Upon check out, we encountered the same brusque gentleman. There was a bit of a wait since everyone else was checking out at the same time, but everything went without incident. A taxi was procured for us by the ryokan and Mari-san waved us all the way from the ryokan until our taxi went out of sight, standing in the bitter snow and cold.

All in all, it wasn't a bad stay by a long shot, we did enjoy this short respite from the city very much. However, for a ryokan of this standard and price range, we've experienced better. For one, the Ginrinsou in Otaru definitely outranked the Takinoya in terms of service and quality of the kaiseki dinner. One would expect a warm welcome no matter what time guests arrived, be it before or after the appointed check-in time. At the very least an offer of hot tea should have been given, I've received this even at much humbler ryokans. We shouldn't have to feel like we are intruders or random people wandering in asking for directions, not when one is paying US$800 a night for a room. Most ryokans of this price range also provide transfer service from the train station, pre-arranged in advance of course. This is something the Takinoya really should consider providing. We had made a detour to Noboribetsu on the excellent reputation of Takinoya, but I'm afraid they had failed to live up to my expectations. This is not a ryokan I would be rushing to return to, such a pity because it really has everything going for it.
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Date of stay: December 2017
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Suites have open air private natural onsens. Worth the splurge.
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Swanfan asked a question Jul 2019
7 contributions
Are the public onsens at the hotel co-Ed?
Answer from ontheroadsince73
Sydney, Australia343 contributions287 helpful votes
There are both male and female onsens.
Answer from Tp0n
Hong Kong, China38 contributions39 helpful votes
No clean up for the tub on the semi-open platform as the spring water continues to fill it up non-stop from time to time no matter the room is booked or not. The spillover effect would do the job of cleaning naturally.
Answer from luxingren
Bellevue, Washington36 contributions53 helpful votes
Hi Sylvia: My apologies for such a slow response. My wife and I just returned from a 5 week stay in France and Italy. Regarding meal choices at this ryukan, I'm not able to give you an answer because we stayed only one night and ordered the kaiseki meal. The meal was excellent, but expensive. Our experience at other ryukan's over the years has been that if you stay multiple nights, they provide other meal options too. For example, kaiseki one night (at differing price points depending on how elaborate you want the meal and the number of food items) followed by hot pot the second night ( the Japanese don't call it hot pot, that's the Chinese equivalent). I'd suggest emailing the ryukan directly regarding meal options. Good luck. By the way, I hope you do stay at this ryukan as it's really nice. I'm glad they weren't impacted by the recent earthquake and are open for business.
Answer from taki-reservation
Thank you for inquiring to TAKINOYA. The public bath 3:00pm-2:00am 5:00am-10:00am Breakfast is 9:00am from 7:30am. Dinner and breakfast time are arranged beforehand at check-in.
NamSheeTsim wrote a tip Jun 2024
Hong Kong, China148 contributions29 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Allow A LOT OF TIME to spend in the hotel, don't waste your money. "
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Andy L wrote a tip May 2024
Chicago, Illinois175 contributions20 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book early; this hotel is very popular"
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Sabelle Deng wrote a tip Dec 2023
Chatham, New Jersey128 contributions118 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Enjoy the hotel"
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GlobalCitizen2 wrote a tip May 2023
Racine, Wisconsin101 contributions100 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Baths are mineral rich and therapeutic. Walks in geothermal area behind/above the inn relatively short, but some parts rocky & steep."
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Rikrok M wrote a tip Apr 2023
Bangkok, Thailand12 contributions15 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Go for private onsen room and you will never be disappointed."
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Nearby attractions include Sengen Park (0.2 km), Oku no Yu (0.4 km), and Enmado (0.2 km).
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Conveniently located restaurants include Sobadokorofukuan, Pizzeria Astra, and Sugiyohoen Noboribetsu.
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