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5 Popular Hot Springs Hotels in Hakodate, Hokkaido!

5 Popular Hot Springs Hotels in Hakodate, Hokkaido!

Date published: 12 November 2019

The major sightseeing spots in Hakodate are Mount Hakodate, Motomachi, the Bay Area and Goryokaku Park. These areas are relatively close to each other and are connected by the Hakodate City Tram, however it is always nice to stay somewhere that is in a great location! Also if you are planning to take advantage of the hot springs in Hakodate, a good area to stay at is Yunokawa Onsen. The following are popular, conveniently-located hotels with large bath areas, and which have amazingly luxurious breakfasts!

1. La Vista Hakodate Bay / Ranked in #1 in Hokkaido for “Hotel with Delicious Breakfast”

La Vista Hakodate Bay is located in the Bay Area, where the popular sightseeing spot Red Brick Warehouse is at. This area is a convenient location with great shopping and dining options. Also it is in walking distance of the Motomachi area, another popular sightseeing spot for its churches and Western-style buildings.

Since there aren’t many particularly tall buildings in the area, the hotel provides a spectacular view of Hakodate Bay and of the city. Especially the natural hot spring located on the top floor “Kaikyo no Yu” has a great view of Mount Hakodate and Hakodate Bay. It also offers baths such as Hinokiburo (Japanese cypress bath), Toukiburo (ceramic bath) and taruburu (barrel bath), in all of which water flows directly from the source for an enjoyable experience.

One of the hotel’s highlights is breakfast. The hotel has ranked in 1st place for seven years in a row in Hokkaido’s “Top 20 Hotels with Delicious Breakfast” on a world-famous ranking website. The breakfast includes both Western and Japanese dishes that use plenty of seafood caught locally in Hakodate. A popular option is the kaisendon seafood rice bowl where you can add as much ikura (salmon roe) and shrimp as you want.

Hotel room interiors are designed in the Taisho era style and are equipped with Simmons beds. Single beds are semi double-sized and spacious. Also the double and twin beds are Japanese style ones which are closer to the ground. There are also rooms that combine Japanese and Western styles with beds and tatami matting.

  • La Vista Hakodate Bay
    ラビスタ函館ベイ
    • Address 〒040-0065 北海道函館市豊川町12-6/12-6, Toyokawa-cho, Hakodate, Hokkaido 040-0065
    • Nearest Station 5-minute drive from JR Hakodate Station. About 8 minutes from JR Hakodate Station on the city loop bus “Motomachi Bay Area Shuyu-go” and a minute walk from La Vista Hakodate bus stop. About 8 minutes via the city tram from JR Hakodate Station and a 5-minute walk from Uoichibadori Station. About a 20-minute drive from Hakodate Station.
    • Phone Number 0138-23-6111

    Fee: 1 night with breakfast, single starting from 14,000 yen; twin starting from 14,000 yen
    Number of rooms: 350
    Check-in: From 3:00 PM, checkout 11:00 AM
    Language Support: English
    Reservation Method: Phone, hotel website, travel websites, travel agencies

2. Winning Hotel Hakodate / Superb View of Hakodate Bay and the Bay Area

A symbolic hotel sitting in front of Hakodate Bay and in a convenient location for shopping at places like Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse (Youbutsukan) and Bay Hakodate. Also there are popular dining facilities in near the hotel.

We strongly recommend Restaurant Winning located on the 7th floor, which offers Hakodate cuisine for lunch and dinner made with local ingredients. The restaurant has a great view of Hakodate Bay and the Bay Area, and night view is very romantic. Below is a picture of the shoukatou bento.

The single guest rooms are spacious and offer a great view of Mount Hakodate and churches. Also the double and twin rooms offer an ocean view and the twin deluxe and suite rooms provide outstanding views of Hakodate Bay. With the hotel having comparatively few rooms they have established a reputation for offering excellent service. Also there is a memorial hall for famous enka singer Saburo Kitajima who was born in Shiriuchi, a town near Hakodate.

  • Winning Hotel HAKODATE
    ウイニングホテル函館
    • Address 〒040-0053 北海道函館市末広町22-11/22-11, Suehiro-cho, Hakodate, Hokkaido 040-0053
    • Nearest Station 5-minute drive from JR Hakodate Station. 7 minutes by city tram from JR Hakodate Station to Suehiro Station and a 1-minute walk to the hotel. 20-minute drive from Hakodate Airport.
    • Phone Number 0138-26-1111

    Fee: Single rooms starting from 7,000 yen; twin rooms starting from 14,000 yen (service charge included, tax excluded, meals not included.)
    Number of rooms: 29
    Check in: 3:00 PM ~, checkout ~10:00 AM
    Language Support: English. Website includes English
    Reservation Method: Phone, hotel website, various reservation websites, and travel agencies

3. Four Points by Sheraton Hakodate / World-Famous Brand Hotel Located in front of Hakodate Station

The hotel opened in September 2016 as the first Four Points Sheraton in Japan. Conveniently located in front of JR Hakodate Station it is perfect for business and sightseeing. Also all rooms are non-smoking.

Guest rooms are simple yet have a luxurious atmosphere. The rooms come with a 102cm flat screen TV and a desk, also the Simmons bed guarantees a good night’s sleep. From the room you can get a great view of Hakodate City, Mount Hakodate and Hakodate Bay. Also the deluxe twin rooms located on the top floor provide for the perfect panoramic night view. There are single, double, and twin rooms; bed and room sizes will change depending on the type.

The popular breakfast buffet (2,000 yen) has over 80 items available including seafood, meat dishes, freshly baked bread, salads and desert. The buffet offers a full Western and Japanese style breakfast.

The bar located on the top floor offers a great night view, perfect for your last night in Hakodate. Also they offer a welcome drink service from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM during check-in.

  • Four Points by Sheraton Hakodate
    フォーポイントバイシェラトン函館
    • Address 〒040-0063 北海道函館市若松町14-10/14-10, Wakamatsu-cho, Hakodate, Hokkaido 040-0063
    • Nearest Station 1-minute walk from JR Hakodate Station. 20-minute drive from Hakodate Airport
    • Phone Number 0138-22-0111

    Fee: Single rooms starting from 9,400 yen; twin rooms starting from 17,500 yen (room charge only)
    Number of Rooms: 199
    Check-in: 2:00 PM~, Check-out ~11:00 AM
    Language Support; English. Website language support includes English, Korean, simplified Chinese
    Reservation Method: Phone, hotel website, various reservation sites, travel agencies

4. Yunokawa Prince Hotel Nagisatei / Guest Rooms with Outdoor Hot Springs

An established Hakodate hotel located in Yunokawa Onsen, which is about a 5-minute drive from Hakodate Airport heading towards Hakodate City, and offers a great view of the Tsugaru Strait.

One of the main feature of the hotel is, out of the 186 rooms, 115 rooms have a private outdoor hot spring. These rooms have hinokiburo Japanese cypress wood baths or iwaburo stone baths in the room, so guests can enjoy a relaxing soak at any time. Also the majority of the rooms are facing the ocean, making for an excellent view. Guest rooms come in different concepts, such as Japanese style, and Japanese and Western mixed style rooms.

Another major feature is the dinner buffet. The buffet has around 50 different Japanese, Western and Chinese dishes made from fresh local ingredients. There is also a section where sushi chefs will make what you request. The breakfast is also a buffest style and their customizable kaisendon is popular.

The large gender-separated bath areas are filled with hot spring water directly from the source. The view of the ocean, Mount Hakodate and the lights used for squid fishing at night creates a majestic view.

  • Yunokawa Prince Hotel Nagisatei
    湯の川プリンスホテル渚亭
    • Address 〒042-0932 北海道函館市湯川町1-2-25/1-2-25, Yunokawa-cho, Hakodate, Hokkaido 042-0932
    • Nearest Station 5-minute drive from Hakodate Airport. 15-minute drive from JR Hakodate Station
    • Phone Number 0138-57-3911

    Fee: Japanese style room, 1 night, 2 meals, starting from 10,000 yen per person; deluxe twin room starting from 14,300 yen; room with outdoor hot spring starting from 16,000 yen per person
    Number of Rooms: 186
    Check-in: 3:00 PM~, Check-out ~11:00 AM
    Language Support; English. Website language support includes English, Korean, simplified Chinese
    Reservation Method: Phone, hotel website, various reservation sites, travel agencies

5. Hotel Mystays Hakodate Goryokaku / Conveniently Located Near Goryokaku Park

The former Hotel Nets Hakodate was rebranded as Hotel Mystays Hakodate Goryokaku and became a stylish hotel. Located conveniently near Goryokaku Koen Mae Station, you can easily walk to Goryokaku Park and Goryokaku Tower. There are also various dining spots in the vicinity.

Available guest rooms are mainly doubles, with other categories being singles, twins and suites. Single rooms utilize double beds. Twin rooms have standard and comfort twin (see photo) categories. There are also three-person rooms such as the superior twin room and the deluxe twin that can fit 2 extra beds; these are recommended for families and groups. All rooms have a large window with good lighting, some rooms even have a great view of Goryokaku Tower. Also the rooms come with a convenient side table.

The buffet style breakfast (1,600 yen) has over 30 dishes. The buffet uses selected ingredients from Hokkaido and Hakodate for their local delicacies such as squid sashimi and grilled salmon. They also serve western dishes such as chicken curry, pasta and fresh baked bread, and you’ll want to be sure to try the ice cream and other deserts that they offer.

  • HOTEL MYSTAYS Hakodate Goryokaku
    ホテルマイステイズ函館五稜郭
    • Address 〒040-0011 北海道函館市本町26-17/26-17 Honcho, Hakodate, Hokkaido 040-0011
    • Nearest Station 10 minutes by car from JR Hakodate Station. 15 minutes by the city tram from JR Hakodate Station, and a 1-minute walk after getting off at Goryokaku Koen Mae Station. 15-minute drive from Hakodate Airport.
    • Phone Number 0138-30-2111

    Fee: Single room starting from 7,000 yen; twin room starting from 13,000 yen.
    Number of Rooms: 208
    Check-in: 3:00 PM~, Check-out ~11:00 AM
    Language Support; English. Website language support includes English, Korean, simplified Chinese
    Reservation Method: Phone, hotel website, various reservation sites, travel agencies

*This information is from the time of this article's publication.
*Prices and options mentioned are subject to change.
*Unless stated otherwise, all prices include tax.

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