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50 Sukayuzawa, Minami Arakawasan Kokuyurin, Arakawa, Aomori 030-0111 Aomori Prefecture
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#2 of 57 hotels in Aomori
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3.7
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3.7
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3.8
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4.0
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Fi No wrote a review Feb 2020
Lund, Sweden12 contributions1 helpful vote
I have stayed in a couple of different hotels in Japan but no other compares to this one. It is not the most luxurious hotel but you really experienced the Japanese culture at this place. Only negative thing is that you do not have your own bathroom. Great food!!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Pathoup wrote a review Aug 2019
Singapore38 contributions8 helpful votes
Budget room i booked was so tiny for 4 pax and dusty with cobwebs in corners of room. no airconditioning and only a fan in the room. First time in my many Onsen stays did i encounter an onsen with 2 types of dinners. 1 budget and 1 slightly more premium.stayed in the budget room so dinner was budget which i wasn't aware of. topped up 1.5k yen per pax for the more premium dinner on second day but it still pales compared to the other ryokan meals i've experienced. For such a big onsen hotel, the female onsen was so tiny with only 8-10 washing area and a tiny indoor hot spring bath. we had to queue to shower and to soak in onsen and the changing room was so packed with folks coming in and folks dressing up that there was barely room to stand and get dressed without hitting into someone. the Mixed onsen was hyped up to be awesome but i have to say it's really not big either. i truly loves onsen ryokans in japan but i have to say this one really disappoints me in all areas (room, food and onsen).
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: if u must stay here, pls opt for the new wing and check on meals and airconditioning in summer time.
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Daniel Yong wrote a review Nov 2018
Singapore, Singapore711 contributions94 helpful votes
The famous and traditional building reeks of sulphur but isn’t that what we all want? The dinner is simple meal but good enough. Presently renovating and I assume the finesse will up a notch soon. Overall a delightful experience and water is good.
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Date of stay: December 2018
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TNJP_Explorer wrote a review Aug 2018
Yokohama, Japan102 contributions81 helpful votes
This spa is fairly well-known for having a large mixed (male, female) spa. It was the busiest onsen I have been to. Many people coming and going most of the day. They have a new wing and old wing. New wing has a toilet and sink in the rooms, the old wing has a shared restroom. Either wing requires use of the spa for bath/shower. In addition to the big mixed spa, they also have separated facilities one for male and one for female, both using the same hot spring water (as the mixed bath). The hot spring water leaves your skin soft & silky. Now the inn seems to be under some construction but not sure if that is temporary or permanent. Breakfast was pretty meager mostly Japanese style (sausage, and toast but no eggs).
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Choose new wing for rooms with sink and toilet.
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ISMETCENGIC wrote a review Oct 2017
Istanbul, Turkey2460 contributions110 helpful votes
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Sukayu was a big ryokan with an equally big onsen. My small tatami room was nice. There was a gas heater in the room.Common bathroom was clean. Wifi was only functional in the reception area. Japanese style diner and breakfast were delicious. There was a large skiroom outside the ryokan. Skitouring on nearby Hakkoda mountains was amazing.
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Date of stay: January 2017
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Tao De Friends 陶德 wrote a review Aug 2017
Spokane, Washington230 contributions75 helpful votes
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$80USD a day covered single room, great Japanese breakfast and dinner, plus rides to tram/ski mountain. Unlimited hot spring access. A true historical mountain retreat. Best to ski with someone, no formal runs, lots of trees. Utilized Sukayu Onsen Backcountry tour - reasonable & excellent. Skied for miles after about 1-2 hr hikes. Rental equipment was OK. Advance skiers only, one of my favorite all time winter alpine experiences. The snow dumped for days in February. Wifi ok in lobby.
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Date of stay: February 2017
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Amandelbrotje wrote a review Jun 2016
7 contributions3 helpful votes
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Traditional tired, but clean building. Limited shuttle buses and last JR bus is early afternoon, so don't arrive in Aomori late! Mixed or separate sulphorus bathing. Day tickets available. Very helpful, friendly staff although little English. Rental yukatas for the shy. Cute English translation about bathing etiquette. Traditional meals. Gorgeous mountains; Ropeway nearby and established trekking routes to and from the hotel or rope way which can be accessed by JR buses. Bring your own lunch/snacks and gear if trekking. Japanese only maps match signposts but paths easy to follow. No wifi. Lovely short walks around hotel and small roofed outdoor hot spring water heated benches to warm your "bottom" as described by signboard. Had a very relaxing 2 night stay in quiet surrounds of beautiful mountainous region.
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Date of stay: June 2016
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ymmsa wrote a review May 2016
Hong Kong, China256 contributions20 helpful votes
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Sukayu Onsen is a classic ryokan with a large mixed gender public bath, which is known as the "1,000-person bath". It is also renowned as the first registered national health resort. There are also two smaller hot springs, one for men and one for women. However, I love the public bath most. There is not a toilet in my room (I suspect that it is the case in most of the other rooms), we have to use the public one. The one for male is acceptable. On the other hand, my wife did tell me that the one for female is quite big and good. It is a nice stay actually, the only thing we have to complain is about the sleep quality. Footstep sounds in the corridor were transmitted to my room through the wooden floor. It might be a problem for some people, especially in the morning when other people are going to the toilet. For me, the problem is not a big one.
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Date of stay: March 2016
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Kevin S wrote a review Feb 2016
Tokyo, Japan68 contributions89 helpful votes
Located few minutes away from Hakkoda Ropeway, this large historic ryokan is a guaranteed experience to Japan in its purest traditional element. Each room is a tatami room where doors are sliding and where slippers must be removed before going in. There is no bed and guests have to install their futon by themselves to sleep on the floor. The room is equipped with a tiny TV and a safe. There are green tea leaves, cups, and a hot water pot that is changed everyday. The water stays hot until at least the next morning. Toiletries consist of a towel, a small towel (that I saw people bringing inside the onsen), a bathrobe, a toothbrush and a razor. They are changed everyday. The room is cold in the winter, especially the floor. I recommend to bringing extra thick socks. I was also wearing my beanie at night. There is a gas heater in each room; it is efficient but temperature was dropping quickly once turned off. There is neither toilet nor sink nor shower in the room. Toilets and sinks are located on each floor. They are not new, but they are clean. They are separated by gender. Disposable sanitary papers are offered to cover the toilet seat. Shower is possible in the 2 onsens : The first onsen is huge and mixed gender. The water is very hot and white colored. Men and women are bathing in the same area, but it is large enough to not see the opposite sex. The room is quite dark and there is steam in the air. You know that there is a person, but cannot see the “details”. Two hours are reserved strictly for women every day at 8:00 AM & 8:00 PM. It is not possible to use soap in this onsen; you can only rinse your body. For real washing, there is a second onsen that is separated by gender. It is a lot smaller and the water is not as hot. The problem is that both onsens are located at different places. So if you want to use both, you need to dry yourself and get dressed to switch before undressing again. The evening meal is fantastic with a lot of variety and several Japanese delicacies. If you don’t like something, there is no problem since there are many other plates to eat. Service is impeccable. I personally found the traditional music annoying, but it is part of the experience. I suspect that the ryokan has different price grades because the number of guests during the evening meal was very limited compared to breakfast. The breakfast is a buffet and is served quite early in the morning. There is a lot of choice and the apple juice, speciality of the region, is delicious. The building is made of wood and is very old; it adds to the atmosphere of the ryokan. There are vending machines for drinks and there is a souvenir shop for snacks. Wi-fi is strong at the lobby, but I could barely receive a signal in my room that was on 3rd floor. There is also a kiosk for backcountry guided tours. As anywhere else in Japan, service is courteous and ultra polite. A free shuttle goes daily to Hakkoda Ropeway at 8:20 AM, with return at 12:40 PM & 4:00 PM. If you are ready to go off the beaten track, Sukayu Onsen Ryokan will certainly bring you a unique experience. Like it or not, it needs to be tried ! It is also possible to visit the onsen during the day without staying overnight. In my case, I loved it and will surely be back next winter.
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Date of stay: January 2016
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Keizo wrote a review Oct 2015
Kawasaki, Japan1537 contributions271 helpful votes
This Japanese style ryokan is situated in between Aomori and Towada Lake so very convenient to stay after visiting Hakkoda Mountain before going to Towada lake next day (Bus Ride 1.5 hours each). There are 3 sulphur hotsprings there and one is very famous mixedbathing bath which was much smaller than I expected and there were many elderly ladies and gentlemen including myself. My choice was smaller bath for men and I got relaxed in it alone at 3 a.m.(basically 24 hours open ). There are two types of rooms ,with bathroom and without. Accomodation fee is reasonable. I enjoyed also Sake tasting during dinnertime. 3 different type of local Sake at around US$8.50. Please try!
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Date of stay: October 2015
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sukayu Onsen Ryokan
Which popular attractions are close to Sukayu Onsen Ryokan?
Nearby attractions include Hakkoda Mountains (2.2 miles), Jogakura Bridge (1.3 miles), and Jigoku Pond (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Sukayu Onsen Ryokan?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and shuttle bus service.
What food & drink options are available at Sukayu Onsen Ryokan?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Sukayu Onsen Ryokan?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sukayu Onsen Ryokan?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kayano Chaya, Onimen An, and Meddeau.
Does Sukayu Onsen Ryokan have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Sukayu Onsen Ryokan offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Sukayu Onsen Ryokan?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Komakino-no-mori Donguri-no-ie (8.9 miles), Ishigami Shrine Narita (8.6 miles), and Katori Shrine (9.4 miles).