Hokkaido is Japan’s nothernmost island known for its remoteness and wilderness, snowy ski areas, and beautiful mountains. If you’ve ever pictured yourself in a private onsen, gazing upon the natural landscapes of Japan, consider booking yourself in to a traditional Japanese ryokan with a private onsen! One of the most sought-after accommodation experiences in Japan is staying in a ryokan with a private onsen. Hokkaido and its picture-perfect country towns is an exceptional Japanese destination to try this experience!
Ryokan are famous for evoking historic Japanese vibes with their old-fashioned interior, traditional rooms, and Japanese omotenashi, or hospitality. Guests staying at ryokan in Japan can often enjoy kaiseki or multi-course Japanese meals, as well as soak in an onsen, or hot spring bath on the property. Because public onsen in Japan are enjoyed in the nude too, visitors to Japan may prefer staying in a ryokan with an in-room private onsen.
Enjoy a one-of-a-kind, fabulous ryokan stay at one of these ryokan in Hokkaido with private onsen!
Ryokan in Hokkaido with Private Onsen
This list of ryokan in Hokkaido with private onsen includes everything from incredibly luxurious ryokan to vacation home rentals with Japanese rotenburo (hot tubs) as well. They all have private onsen to soak your stresses away, and often offer a number of other amenities for their guests as well.
The Hokkaido ryokan listed below are ordered by price (USD) at the time of writing (lowest to highest). If you’re traveling to Hokkaido on a budget, it’s best to stick to the private onsen options at the top of the list.
Make sure to check Booking.com to confirm the latest rates.
Just a note before we start, the cheapest private onsen options here are $250 USD per pair (no meals included, for Hotel Neu Schloss in Otaru).
If you want to splurge, it’s definitely worth taking a peek at the luxurious private onsen options at the bottom of my list. Consider splurging during your Hokkaido itinerary at one of the best Hokkaido ryokan with private onsen. You won’t want to leave once you’re checked in! Look over my posts about Kyoto and Hakone ryokan with private onsen too.
So, here’s my complete list of Hokkaido ryokan with private onsen!
Hokkaido Ryokan with Private Onsen by Price (Lowest to Highest)
1. Hotel Neu Schloss Otaru (Otaru)
Double Room with Open Air Bath and Ocean View – $250 USD per night for two people, no meals included. $300 per night with breakfast and dinner included. King and Twin rooms are also available with private open-air baths overlooking the sea.
Hotel Neuschloss Otaru is a unique Sapporo hotel with private onsen. It draws inspiration from Viennese-style castles, hence the German name which translates to “new castle”. The hotel is located at the top of a hill on a cape that overlooks Otaru and has panoramic views of the Sea of Japan. Rooms are elegantly decorated in a Japanese/European-style, and some have private open-air rotenburo (Japanese-style hot tubs) on the terrace.
On-site restaurant Blau Kuste serves French cuisine using local seafood, vegetables, and meats. Hotel Neuschloss Otaru also has a relaxation room and spa, a bar and lounge, and a salon on-site for guests.
Check the latest prices here.
2. Otaru Asari Classe Hotel (Otaru)
Western and Japanese Western-Style Rooms with Open-Air Bath – $295 USD per night for two or $590 USD per night for four people, breakfast and dinner included.
Asari Classe Hotel is a ryokan hotel located hear Otaru, a 40-minute drive away from Sapporo city. The public and private onsen here are fed by Hokkaido’s Asarigawa Onsen.
The hotel has two public hot spring baths, one indoor and one outdoor, where guests can soak in Asarigawa Onsen’s mineral-rich waters. Three on-site restaurants serve Japanese, Western, and Chinese dishes (including a buffet breakfast!) using local Hokkaido ingredients.
Other facilities here available to guests include a sauna and spa, ping pong table, tennis court, gift shop, and fitness center. In the summer, guests can enjoy the heated pool and hiking or cycling in the surrounding mountains. In the winter, guests can enjoy snow sports at the Asari ski resort and winter illuminations in Otaru. If you’re looking for a snow-covered onsen experience in Hokkaido, this ryokan is for you!
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3. Grand Blissen Hotel Jozankei (Jozankei)
Twin Room with Onsen View Bath – $435 USD per night for two people, breakfast and dinner included. A more spacious Room with Tatami Area & Onsen can accommodate up to four people. The cost is around $465 USD per night for two people and $825 USD per night for four, breakfast and dinner included.
Grand Blissen Hotel Jozankei is a modern Hokkaido ryokan with private onsen that has private onsen baths attached to all of their rooms. Depending on your budget, guests can book the more budget friendly Twin Room with onsen, or opt for the Luxury Room with onsen view bath on a high floor. The higher floor rooms have two separate rooms and scenic views of the surrounding forest.
Because all of the rooms at this hotel have private onsen (with a view!) attached, the public onsen stays uncrowded and serene. Other amenities available to guests here include a kids room, bar, amenities corner, spa, and shuttle bus to the JR Sapporo Station. If you’re looking for a Hokkaido ryokan with private onsen that’s in nature but still accessible from Sapporo, this is a great option for you.
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4. Ryotei Hanayura (Noboribetsu)
Japanese-Style Room with Open-Air Bath – $435 USD for two people, $785 USD for four, breakfast and dinner included. Other room options include the Superior and Deluxe Rooms with Open Air Bath (both with two bedrooms) for $740 USD for two people and $1,210 USD for four.
Ryotei Hanayura is another top-rated Hokkaido ryokan with a private onsen located in Noboribetsu town, between Hakodate and Sapporo. Three different types of hot spring waters can be enjoyed here, in the ryokan’s outdoor, indoor, and semi-open air onsen. The rooms with open-air private onsen attached all have beautiful views of Hokkaido’s natural surroundings. Other facilities at this ryokan include a spa, two restaurants, and a convenience store and gift shop.
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5. Midorinokaze Resort Kitayuzawa (Date)
Executive Room with Tatami Area with Hot Spring Bath – $480 USD per night for two, $900 USD per night for four, breakfast and dinner included.
Midorinokaze Resort is located south of Sapporo in the heart of Japan’s scenic countryside. It takes hot spring water from the Kita Yuzawa onsen area, which is also famous for being home to Hokkaido’s Shikotsu Toya National Park.
This Hokkaido hotel with private onsen also offers one of Japan’s largest open-air hot spring baths, at over 150 square meters. A large wooden deck featuring many small open-air onsen is another unique feature to this resort. Each onsen has a different ingredient in its water such as yuzu, aloe, honey royal jelly, and even ginger and green tea! Check out all of the different types of onsen available, including additional indoor onsen options.
Restaurants on-site offer Japanese, Italian, and French cuisine, and offers buffet meal options as well. Other facilities on-site at the resort include a relaxation library, a workspace perfect for remote workers, a gift shop, and spa that offers massages. The resort offers a shuttle bus pick-up service from New Chitose Airport and JR Sapporo Station.
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6. Okujozankei Onsen Kasho Gyoen (Jozankei)
Standard Twin Room – $580 USD per night for two people, breakfast and dinner included. For larger groups, the more spacious Deluxe Quadruple room is available for $625 USD per night for two people and $1,020 USD per night for four, also with breakfast and dinner included. These rooms also have a private onsen looking out into Hokkaido’s beautiful nature, and even has a cozy fireplace for the cold winter days too.
Okujozankei Onsen Kasho Gyoen is a top-rated ryokan in Hokkaido with private onsen. Kasho Gyoen offers private onsen with all of their rooms, which also open up to the beautiful surrounding Hokkaido nature. The Japanese-style ryokan was renovated in 2018 with modern amenities.
Facilities available to guests on-site include a spa treatment, a garden, lounge and library. The ryokan does not have a public onsen available, so guests can enjoy their in-room private onsens to the fullest. The hot spring onsen here pulls from the Usubetsu Onsen near Jozankei.
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7. Hotel Mahoroba (Noboribetsu)
Suite with Open Air Bath – $635 USD per night for two people, $1,000 USD per night for four, breakfast and dinner included.
Hotel Mahoroba is located in Noboribetsu, an onsen town conveniently located between Sapporo and Hakodate, two main cities in Hokkaido. Hotel Mahoroba has a number of luxurious suite options, each with private open-air onsen that fit between 2-4 guests. Suites vary between Western-style (with king and twin beds) to Japanese and Western-style with both beds and futons available.
On Booking.com you can see exactly which suite you are reserving, so you know exactly which luxurious room layouts you’ll be enjoying during your next stay in Hokkaido. If you want to skip the in-room private onsen, rooms at this ryokan can fit up to 9 adults, making this an amazing Hokkaido ryokan to stay for large groups and families.
Hotel Mahoroba offers a whopping 31 different types of onsen over two floors, using different waters, temperatures, located indoor and outdoor. There’s even an onsen with a slide! The onsen here draw from four different Noboribetsu onsen waters, so guests can soak in and benefit from, the different compositions of each hot spring. Facilities here include karaoke, lounge, gaming room, convenience store, lounge, spa, and event spaces.
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8. Lake Toya Tsuruga Resort HIKARINOUTA (Lake Toya)
Room with Tatami Area & Onsen Open Air Bath – $750 USD per night for two people, $1,365 per night for four, breakfast and dinner included. If you’re going all out to find an amazing Hokkaido ryokan with private onsen, Lake Toya Tsuruga Resort also offers Premium Suite rooms for $2,615 USD per night for two people, $5,100 USD for four. These private suites have an impressive private onsen attached, as well as a balcony with views of Lake Toya and the surrounding Hokkaido mountains.
Lake Toya Tsuruga Resort Hikarunouta is one of the newest Hokkaido ryokans with private onsen properties, located in Sobetsu Onsen near Lake Toya. Newly opened in April 2023, this five-star resort has all of the modern amenities that visitors would want during a luxurious trip to Japan.
On-site amenities include a sauna, spa, two restaurants, a garden, gym, wedding chapel, bar and cafe. A harpist plays in the lobby area to add to the high-end vibes, and hotel staff can help organize taxis and tours for guests around Lake Toya.
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9. Chalet Ivy Jozankei (Jozankei)
Deluxe Suite – $1,104 USD per night for two people, $1,845 USD for four people, breakfast and dinner included. A more spacious Two-Bedroom Suite can be reserved for $1,780 for two people and $3,023 for four people per night, breakfast and dinner included.
Chalet Ivy Jozankei is a five-star, top-rated ryokan in Hokkaido with private onsen in all of their rooms. The ryokan is a new-build which blends Japanese tradition with modern amenities, and is surrounded by Hokkaido’s natural mountainous beauty. Guests can enjoy relaxing in the hotel bar and lounge, or their on-site spa which incorporates Ainu traditional herbs and aromas. A gym and public indoor onsen is also available for guests.
Check out availability and the latest prices here.
10. Lake Shikotsu Tsuruga Bessou AO no ZA (Chitose)
Suite Resort – $1,380 USD per night for two people, $1,780 USD per night for three people, breakfast and dinner included. A super-spacious Suite Superior Villa is also available for $1,980 USD per night for two people, $2,570 USD per night for three people, breakfast and dinner included.
Lake Shikotsu Tsuruga Bessou Ao no Za is one of the most luxurious and high-end Hokkaido ryokan with private onsen, perfect for special occasions and to spend an unforgettable few nights in Hokkaido. Not only do their suite rooms each come with a private onsen, they also have separate spa baths, tatami areas, balconies, and views of nearby Lake Shikotsu and Mount Fuppushi.
The resort draws inspiration from the clear blue waters of Lake Shikotsu (called Shikotsu Blue) and the nearby Jomon culture ruins, or spiritual burial circles used by indigenous Jomon people over 3,000 years ago. Guests can enjoy activities like learning about Ainu clothing and culture, taking part in Japanese tea ceremonies and indigo dyeing, and also enjoy a spa, lounge, gift shop, and bar on-site.
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