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!!
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).…
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.
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).
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.