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“It is one of the best onsen ryokan in Hokkaido”
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Sanyoan
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Hong Kong, China
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5 reviews
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“It is one of the best onsen ryokan in Hokkaido”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

I think it is the best onsen ryokan I've stayed so far in Hokkaido. The staffs provided the best service to us. We got great satisfaction from the delicious dinner and breakfast. We must stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 December 2013

"Isn't this place amazing?", a Japanese man asked me. Was it? The surrounding town is unremarkable, there aren't any spectacular views from the rooms, and the area is completely flat.

But I knew exactly what he meant. The food is absolutely amazing. It's yet another Japanese undiscovered Michelin star restaurant. Presentation is artful, and the taste, freshness, and preparation are incredible. As with all Japanese ryokan, the grand multi-course dinner is included. There's no menu; you're just served what the chef has in mind (though you can always specify allergies or dislikes). On top of that, the rooms are cozy Japanese-style rooms, most with their own hot spring baths. Yes, Sanyoan is amazing.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 September 2013

This one was expensive, but it worthed every penny. The room was tidy and clean, big enough for my kid to wonder around. The in-room hot-spring was very convenience for people with baby liked us (no need to bring the baby to the public hot-spring). Of course, the dinner and breakfast was fantastic, and they were considerate enough to give us a room for dinner and prepare some food for my baby (although the price didn't include meal/bed). Overall, it was one of the best hotel experience in my life so far. I will definitely come back next time I visit Hokkaido.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 February 2013

So far, the best (and most expensive) hotel/ryokan that I have stayed in Hokkaido. Stayed here for 1 night, booked two rooms - Western and Japanese style rooms. Both rooms came with their own onsen tub, which means you can enjoy the moor hot spring in the comfort of the room. Public onsen are also available - recommend the outdoor bath which allows you to view the starry skies at night. Love the tranquility and laidback nature of this place, allows one to totally relax and step back from the hustle city life. Food (both dinner and breakfast) was superb as well - fresh ingredients from this Northern country and impressive culinary skills of the chef. Staffs were amiable and approachable, not well versed in English but always tried their best to cater to our needs. A place that I will love to be back again in future.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 October 2012

The best ryokan I've stayed so far in Japan. Service is excellent as well as the exquisite display of dinner and the sumptuous breakfast. We were provided with supper too. Would love to be back one day and soak in the moor hot spring.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Sanyoan
Address: 13 Tokachigawaonsenminami, Kato-gun, Otofuke-cho 080-0263, Hokkaido
Region: Japan > Hokkaido > Kato-gun > Otofuke-cho > Tokachigawa Onsen
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Free Parking
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Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels / Ryokan in Otofuke-cho
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:4 star — Sanyoan 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
☆Sanyoan The name Sanyoan comes from the great educator Sanyo Tsuchiya, a mentor of the Tokachi and Obihiro region's pioneering forefather Benzo Yoda. Tsuchiya believed in an old Chinese teaching that says farmers should study by reading between stints of farm work, particularly at three specific times (sanyo in Japanese, lit. "Three extra times"), i.E., In winter, at night and on rainy days. He even changed his first name to Sanyo and advocated the importance of this teaching. These three times can be considered to represent affluence of the mind. Sanyoan offers the same quality time and space that these periods would provide. ☆Hot Spring Botanical moor hot springs are found only in two places in the world. This type of spring contains more organic botanical nutrients than mineral components, it is referred to as a botanical hot spring. It contains sodium chloride and bicarbonate making it a weak alkaline, hypotonic, high-temperature spring. Such springs are known as spas for beauty because of the skin smoothening and moisturizing effects provided by their rich natural moisturizer content. ☆A free shuttle service is available between Sanyoan and JR Obihiro Station/Tokachi-Obihiro Airport. Please feel free to ask for more information. * Note that shuttle services do not run regularly; reservations should be made by the day before arrival/departure. ... more   less 
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