Kappo Ryokan Wakamatsu
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Kappo Ryokan Wakamatsu

1-2-27 Yunokawacho, Hakodate 042-0932 Hokkaido
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4.5
#3 of 10 ryokans in Hakodate
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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3.9 of 5 bubbles
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Kappo Ryokan Wakamatsu is a ryokan with a history of about 100 years. This is a traditional Japanese inn where Emperor Showa has stayed. It has also been selected as one Michelin guide star in Hokkaido. This inn boasts authentic Japanese kaiseki cuisine and high-quality hot springs. Even with such tremendous history,we have never stopped innovating new experiences to offer our beloved guests better service, facility and the ultimate Onsen Ryokan experience.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Restaurant
Hot spring bath
Baggage storage
Concierge
24-hour front desk
Electric vehicle charging station
Parking
Wifi
Breakfast available
Complimentary welcome drink
Massage
Open-air bath
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Bath / shower
Telephone
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Luxury
Boutique
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Japanese

Location

1-2-27 Yunokawacho, Hakodate 042-0932 Hokkaido
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Tedar2001 wrote a review Feb 2024
San Francisco42 contributions8 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This ryokan and restaurant is over 100 years old and on the ocean outside of Hakodate. Our traditional tatami room in the main building in the second floor was ocean front with beautiful view of rhe seashore and the Straits of Tsugaru. Delicious Kaiseki style dinner and breakfast featuring Hokkaido seafood and meat were served in the restaurant again with stunning oceanfront views. The public onsen which has itsmown water source had indoor and outdoor pools overlooking the beach. These views were made more memorable because of the snow on the beach. Service was polite
and friendly but for the most part invisible except for meals. The only place to stay in Hakodate if you want an authentic ryokan and onsen experience with ocean views!
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: You’ll need to taxi to central Hakodate and sights
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fco wrote a review Oct 2005
Windermere, United Kingdom244 contributions283 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed only one night to continue the Ryokan experience. Probably one of the most expensive but food was exquisite and the room absolutely typical Ryokan and overlooking the sea. Although unusually there was a very small separate western style sitting area screened from main room. Only a toilet and wash basin in room - bath was common use. The indoor and outdoor spa baths are on first floor and again follow the typical Ryokan regime. What puts the all inclusive price up (and it is a very high price at Y30K pppn) is the food, dinner and breakfast. Stayed the previous night in another Ryokan only a 50m walk away (no views) called Ichinomatsu, which was a bit cheaper (but still expensive) where food just as good; although experience was equal the fact that personal service was by a friendly English (albeit limited) speaking person made a difference and would recommend ahead of Wakamatsu, which seemed more for business on expense accounts or treats.
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Date of stay: September 2005
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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john c wrote a review Dec 2014
Singapore, Singapore1,315 contribution126 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a nice warmth and cosy ryokan. We felt very warmly welcome and we really enjoyed the 2 nights stay there. Highly recommended. It's good for couples or if you have a car as the location is away from the city.
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Date of stay: October 2014
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: All rooms faces the sea
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marjolee wrote a review Aug 2014
1 contribution24 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Be careful to book this hotel. No any email customer servise. i booked one on Hotel.com and paid full room fee, but informed by hotel one month later they put the wrong price on Hotel.com and i need to pay extra nearly usd100 when i arriived there...i have never heard any thing like this. They made the mistaked but customers need to suffer. i emailed hotel customer service but 1 month past, no any response. I feel sad and finally cancelled the booking. Think about my experience before you book this hotel.
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Date of stay: July 2014
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Bruiser1113 wrote a review Aug 2017
Seattle, Washington92 contributions61 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wakamatsu is located in Yunokawa Onsen district, which is about 15 minutes drive away from the heart of Hakodate, or about 30 minutes by streetcar. Although there are many lodging in Yunokawa Onsen district, Wakamatsu is the only lodging that actually owns its own hot spring well on premise (which you can see see in the front courtyard, bubbling and steaming). All the other hotels in the district share a common well and many dilute the hot spring water. Wakamatu's well apparently goes below the coastline ocean floor and has some salt content along with other minerals, which leaves your skin super soft and smooth (or so I was told).

The service you receive from the moment you drive up to the front until you leave is world class top notch, just in a very traditional Japanese fashion. Just like you pay for impeccable service at Four Seasons, you get the same level of courtesy and attention at Wakamatsu. Dining experience is also very high class, in a typical Kappo style.

Pros:
- Absolutely top notch service
- Very nice in-room amenity (our room had espresso machine with Illy pods!!)
- Magnificent view of Straight of Tsugaru from your room, particularly during the summer months when you can see lights of squid jigging boats floating in the darkness. Dreamy.
- Very nice natural hot spring pools lined with ancient reclaimed cedar planks. Outdoor onsen looks over the ocean too - ultimate onsen experience.
- Very high quality Kappo meals, if you choose to have them
- Serenity. Wakamatsu has only 24 rooms, so it's quiet and calm. No worries of having to share the onsen with dozens of loud tourists. In fact, 2 times we used the onsen, we had it all to ourselves once and only another lady the other time.

Con:
- Pricy. Think Four Seasons, Langham, Conrads...
- Distance from main part of Hakodate. Not a quick jaunt if you want to tour the town.
- Distance from Shin Hakodate Hokuto Station. It's far enough away from JR Hakodate station, so we decided to go directly to Shin Hakodate Hokuto station (current terminus of Hokkaido Shinkansen) by taxi, instead of going to JR Hakodate then catching a local train to Shin Hakodate Hokuto. Well, I didn't realize that it's about 30 minutes drive on a freeway, so it ended up costing us nearly 10,000 yen one way.
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Date of stay: August 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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William C wrote a review Feb 2017
Istanbul, Türkiye79 contributions45 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A ryokan with 90+ year of history is great. The food lived up to its expectations of being featured in the Michelin guide. The room was spotless, featuring superb view of the ocean and Mount Hakodate on the right. Really a place of zen.
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Date of stay: September 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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bananacakemonster wrote a review Feb 2014
Taipei, Taiwan41 contributions18 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This place has one of the best services is ever experienced, it has a view of the ocean from my room and the onsen bath which is really nice. The food was generally really good with the exception of one or two dishes in the two nights I've stayed there but with more than 5 exceptional ones that's simply amazing. It's close to airport but further away from city (a 20 min car ride to downtown where there are more tourist stuff to do) it is a great experience overall.
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Date of stay: February 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Cicidala wrote a review Jul 2019
Seattle, Washington2 contributions2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Booked through hotels.com. After we checked in, we were told that our reservation did not include dinner. WTF - does any onset ryokan not include dinner? I paid $360 to stay at a crappy, outdated room with no dinner?! Are you kidding me?

I would not recommend this place to anyone. Be aware.

If you are the hotel manager, come talk to me now. I just checked in.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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yuyet f wrote a review Mar 2018
Singapore, Singapore4 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I recommend you stay here for two nights to really appreciate the beauty of this place. Impeccable service. Comfortable rooms with a breathtaking view. When you stay for two nights, the breakfast and dinner menu is also slightly different, so you get to taste the best of the local produce.
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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juliet t wrote a review Dec 2017
Singapore, Singapore18 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If there is a 6 stars, I would give it to them. Everything is excellent about this hotel. The service is excellent, the room is spacious and nice., the view is fantastic, the breakfast and dinner are out of this world. I will definitely be back again!
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Date of stay: December 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: If you are going to Hakodate, I highly recommend you choose this hotel. You will love it!
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Tokyo, Japan
Thank you for your inquiry on our Ryokan. For the daytime use, we offer "Lunch package" which includes "Kaiseki", traditional Japanese course lunch and usage of hot springs. The price is from 10,000JPY(++). You can start lunch at 13:00, taking bath from 15:00 and go back to your cruise ship or go to city tour. Hope this answers your question and looking forward to welcoming you here at Wakamatsu Hakodate!
Tedar2001 wrote a tip Feb 2024
San Francisco42 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"You’ll need to taxi to central Hakodate and sights"
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Martin F wrote a tip May 2019
Wiesbaden, Germany23 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The larger rooms are magnificient"
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juliet t wrote a tip Dec 2017
Singapore, Singapore18 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you are going to Hakodate, I highly recommend you choose this hotel. You will love it!"
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Wander_Lust1969 wrote a tip Oct 2015
Sunnyvale, California1,220 contribution157 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Use the bus service to go into the city of Hakodate. I wish I had known than on day 1. I used taxi on 1st day and bus 2nd day."
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john c wrote a tip Dec 2014
Singapore, Singapore1,315 contribution126 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms faces the sea"
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PRICE RANGE
£251 - £325 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
JapanHokkaidoHakodateYunokawa Onsen
NUMBER OF ROOMS
24
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kappo Ryokan Wakamatsu
Which popular attractions are close to Kappo Ryokan Wakamatsu?
Nearby attractions include Hakodate Horse Racetrack (0.7 miles), Yukura Shrine (0.6 miles), and Hakodate Tropical Botanical Garden (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Kappo Ryokan Wakamatsu?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Kappo Ryokan Wakamatsu?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Kappo Ryokan Wakamatsu?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and a free welcome drink during their stay.
Is parking available at Kappo Ryokan Wakamatsu?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kappo Ryokan Wakamatsu?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sushidokoro Kihara, Hakodate Menya Ichimonji Hakodate Honten, and Kohirumukikuchi.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kappo Ryokan Wakamatsu?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Kappo Ryokan Wakamatsu?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Goryokaku Park (2.1 miles), The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward (4.0 miles), and Kyu Soma-tei (3.9 miles).
Does Kappo Ryokan Wakamatsu have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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