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Sapporo Onsen: 10 Must-Visit Day Spas and Hot Springs Ryokan in Sapporo!

Sapporo Onsen: 10 Must-Visit Day Spas and Hot Springs Ryokan in Sapporo!

Date published: 9 October 2019
Last updated: 25 February 2021

Hokkaido is the holy land of hot springs. Even within the city limits of Sapporo onsen can be found in ample supply. From stunning outdoor baths with breathtaking views to huge tubs of mineral-rich waters, each onsen has its own unique charm and character. Some even provide stone saunas and beauty salons for a complete restoration experience!

With stunning natural onsen boasting day-trip options and gorgeous hotels with lavish spas, you don’t have to leave Sapporo for an onsen adventure!

Table of Contents
  1. 1. Clockless JZNK - Stylish Long Term Accommodation with a Top Floor Onsen!
  2. 2. La'gent Stay Sapporo - Unique Onsen You'll Never Forget!
  3. 3. JR Tower Hotel Nikko Sapporo - A Spa Directly Connected with Sapporo Station!
  4. 4. Yamahana Onsen Tonden - An Unmanned Hotel with a Private Onsen!
  5. 5. ONSEN RYOKAN Yuen Sapporo - A Refreshing Blend of Modern and Traditional
  6. 6. Sapporo Prince Hotel - Wash Away Your Fatigue and Enjoy Supper with a View!
  7. 7. Jasmac Plaza Hotel - An Onsen Deep in Sapporo's Party Town!
  8. 8. Teine Onsen: Honoka - A Stone Sauna and 24/7 Onsen!
  9. 9. HOTEL MYSTAYS PREMIER Sapporo Park - Nature in the Middle of the City!
  10. 10. Sapporo Kitahiroshima Classe Hotel - Ideal For Active Travelers!

1. Clockless JZNK - Stylish Long Term Accommodation with a Top Floor Onsen!

1. Clockless JZNK - Stylish Long Term Accommodation with a Top Floor Onsen!

Clockless JZNK, located in Sapporo’s onsen paradise of Jozankei, specializes in long-term stays in designer rooms furnished with kitchens, washing machines, and more, all while providing hotel amenities. It takes about 50 minutes to get here from central Sapporo via car, with public bus options also available.

The designer rooms

All rooms are equipped with fridges, cooking tools, utensils, and washing machines, making it perfect for couples, families, or even close friends looking for an extended escape. Hotel facilities have English explanations, and many of the staff can also converse in English.

On the top floor is a spacious natural onsen with jaw-dropping views of Jozankei’s lush nature. There are no restrictions on who can bathe, so those with tattoos are free to hop in! You can use the onsen between 3pm and 10am the next day, so you can literally bathe all night!

Measures against Covid-19
Check-in is automatic with limited face-to-face contact/Customers are requested to wear masks, undergo temperature checks, etc./Installation of sanitizer (at entrances, bathrooms,etc.)/Elevators and handrails,etc. disinfected/Rooms disinfected with alcohol/Individually-packed and sterilized amenities/Humidifiers and air purifiers installed/Staff gargle and wash hands regularly/Staff wear masks/Service from staff is limited (check-in only)/Discounts to encourage visitors are available/Lowest rates offered

2. La'gent Stay Sapporo - Unique Onsen You'll Never Forget!

2. La'gent Stay Sapporo - Unique Onsen You'll Never Forget!

A 5-minute walk from Odori Station on the Namboku Subway Line, La'gent Stay Sapporo is famous for its delightful art collection flaunting Hokkaido's beauty. Light displays emulating the trails of raccoons, a gallery space packed with antique clocks - the entire hotel brims with fascinating displays around every corner.

The medium twin room - designed upon the concepts of 'warmth,' 'relaxation,' and 'harmony' (Picture is an example)
The 3rd floor bathroom, adorned with a paper lantern from the ceiling

Located both on the 3rd and 5th floors, the 'Pon no Yu' bath rooms are a sight to behold! The 3rd floor presents a Meiji period-style wooden bathroom overflowing with traditional elegance, while the 5th floor is decorated with images of Japanese suzuki grass with shooting stars, creating an enchanting space to unwind. Both baths switch between male and female, so if you visit at different times, you'll get to experience both! They are equipped with male/female keycard readers, guaranteeing impeccable security.

The 5th floor bath

Facilities have English explanations. Staff can speak English, Chinese, and Korean.

Measures against Covid-19
Customers are requested to wear masks, undergo temperature checks, etc./Installation of sanitizer (at entrances, bathrooms, etc.)/Elevators and handrails, etc. disinfected/Rooms disinfected with alcohol/Individually-packed and sterilized amenities/Installation of plastic sheets at register and counters/Humidifiers and air purifiers installed/Restriction on number of people allowed in bath area/Staff gargle and wash hands regularly/Staff wear masks/Discounts to encourage visitors are available/Lowest rates offered

3. JR Tower Hotel Nikko Sapporo - A Spa Directly Connected with Sapporo Station!

3. JR Tower Hotel Nikko Sapporo - A Spa Directly Connected with Sapporo Station!

JR Tower Hotel Nikko Sapporo is a well-established 38-story tower hotel offering phenomenal Sapporo views from its higher floors.

The 'Corner Double Room'
The 'Corner Twin Room'

On the 22nd floor is a natural onsen bath using thermal waters pumped up from below JR Sapporo Station's South Exit. Completed by an air bubble bath and Finland-style sauna, the stresses of traveling will be washed away in minutes! Best of all, the hotel is connected directly with the station, allowing frazzled travelers to begin rejuvenating as soon as they reach Sapporo.

The women's spa also presents a special 1.2-meter deep massage bath known as 'Karunia Isle.' Out of the tub's walls and floor, which is large enough to walk around in, shoot bubbles caressing your entire body and encouraging blood flow. The men's bathroom is also a delight, boasting a steam sauna with negative air ionization therapy and aromatherapy. If you're in serious need of a recovery, this is the hotel for you!

(*You must be over 18 to use the spa. Those intoxicated or with tattoos will not be allowed access.)

The women's spa
The men's spa

Measures against Covid-19
Guests requested to wear masks and have temperatures taken/Installation of sanitizer (at entrances, bathrooms)/Elevators and handrails disinfected/Rooms disinfected with alcohol (Partially implemented when cleaning guest rooms)/Ventilation measures taken in rooms/Installation of plastic sheets at register and counters/Ventilation measures taken (humidifiers and air purifiers installed)/ Breakfast (Buffet is reopened, but plastic gloves are installed, dishes are served individually, and dishes in cooking corner are covered)/Restriction on number of people allowed in bath area/Staff gargle and wash hands regularly/Staff wear masks and/or face shields/Room service restrictions (staff entrance restrictions), etc.

4. Yamahana Onsen Tonden - An Unmanned Hotel with a Private Onsen!

4. Yamahana Onsen Tonden - An Unmanned Hotel with a Private Onsen!

Opened in July 2020, the Yamahana Onsen Tonden hotel is a freshly renovated 1960s sento spa that was once the pillar of the community. Guests can spend the night surrounded by traditional sento aesthetics, providing an authentic taste of retro Japan.

As there are no staff on the premises, Yamahana Onsen Tonden is with little coronavirus concern. It's also an easy 10-minute walk from Nakajimakoen Station on the Namboku Subway Line, making travel stress-free.

'Room Ni (Two)' is furnished with 6 single beds!

Utilizing the original showerheads and wall tiles, the former bathroom has been converted into a swanky bedroom, while the changing rooms are now the lounge room. Furniture, appliances, kitchenware, etc. are provided, making it the ultimate stay for families or large groups. There are two rooms, one for 6 people and one for 7, with two groups able to stay on the premises at one time.

The lights are made from the showerheads of the original bathroom
A private onsen is readily available

Of course, there is a natural onsen - which is for private use! Unlike most onsen, you'll need to fill the tub yourself, allowing you to create the perfect blend of water and temperature to suit your needs. As it's private, you can bathe together with family or friends, or just hog the whole thing yourself!

Measures against Covid-19
Check-in is automatic with limited face-to-face contact/Customers are requested to wear masks, undergo temperature checks, etc./Installation of sanitizer (at entrances, bathrooms, etc.)/Elevators, handrails, and other shared spaces are regularly disinfected/Rooms disinfected with alcohol/Individually-packed and sterilized amenities/Ventilation measures taken in rooms and facilities/Discounts to encourage visitors are available/Lowest rates offered*
*May change depending upon the season and market

5. ONSEN RYOKAN Yuen Sapporo - A Refreshing Blend of Modern and Traditional

5. ONSEN RYOKAN Yuen Sapporo - A Refreshing Blend of Modern and Traditional

ONSEN RYOKAN Yuen Sapporo, an 8-minute walk from the Odori Station Number 1 Exit, treats travelers to a taste of Japanese ryokan style culture with big city comforts. The outside is decorated by traditional noren hanging curtains and koshi lattices, reminiscent of a nostalgic onsen town deep in the Japanese countryside.

All rooms are Japanese-style, so shoes need to be taken off before entering.

The bathrooms on the 2nd floor are completely covered by an enchanting lights display, creating a relaxing atmosphere inviting guests to unwind. In the outdoor bath, you'll be able to try bathing in legendary thermal water brought over from Hokkaido's famous Karurusu Onsen in Noboribetsu. Depending upon the time of year, special seasonal onsen events are also held, making each visit unique!

Those with tattoos can purchase a tattoo concealer from the front desk.

Measures against Covid-19
Guests requested to wear masks and have temperatures taken/Installation of sanitizer (at entrances, bathrooms)/Elevators and handrails, etc. disinfected/Rooms disinfected with alcohol/Ventilation measures taken in rooms/Individually-packed and sterilized amenities/Installation of plastic sheets at register and counters/Humidifiers and air purifiers installed/Breakfast is presented as a set/Restriction on number of people allowed in bath area/Staff gargle and wash hands regularly/Staff wear masks/Business hours altered

  • ONSEN RYOKAN Yuen Sapporo
    • Address Chuo-Ku Kita1Jo Nishi7Chome 6, Sapporo, Hokkaido, 060-0001
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    • Nearest Station Nishi hatchome Station (Sapporo Streetcar Yamahana Line)
      14 minutes on foot

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6. Sapporo Prince Hotel - Wash Away Your Fatigue and Enjoy Supper with a View!

6. Sapporo Prince Hotel - Wash Away Your Fatigue and Enjoy Supper with a View!

Just a 3-minute walk from Nishi Juitchome Station and with a free shuttle bus service from JR Sapporo Station North Exit, the Sapporo Prince Hotel offers maximum convenience aimed at both sightseers and business professionals. With over 500 bright and comfortable rooms of 10 different styles, you'll be able to select a room that suits you perfectly.

The 'Superior Twin Room'

With a special guest-only onsen, a spacious, open floor outdoor rotenburo, and an indoor bath, you'll be spoilt for choice! The water contains sodium, calcium, and chloride, helping to alleviate nerve pain, joint pain, and revitalize your body.

(*Those intoxicated or with tattoos will not be allowed access.)

The column-shaped hotel allows for amazing views from its upper floors. After warming yourself up in the onsen, head to the 28th floor for the 100-meter-high Skylounge: Top of Prince to absorb the fantastic night scenery in comfort.

Measures against Covid-19
Guests requested to wear masks and have temperatures taken/Installation of sanitizer (at entrances, bathrooms, etc.)/Elevators and handrails, etc. disinfected/Rooms disinfected with alcohol/Ventilation measures taken in rooms/Individually-packed and sterilized amenities/Installation of plastic sheets at register and counters/Humidifiers and air purifiers installed/Breakfast content and location can be changed depending up bookings and request/ /Restriction on number of people allowed in bath area/Staff gargle and wash hands regularly/Staff wear masks/Business hours altered/Discounts to encourage visitors are available/Lowest rates offered

  • Sapporo Prince Hotel
    • Address Chuo-ku Minami 2 Jo Nishi 11 , Sapporo, Hokkaido, 060-8615
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    • Nearest Station Chuo kuyakusho mae Station (Sapporo Streetcar Yamahana Line)
      4 minutes on foot

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7. Jasmac Plaza Hotel - An Onsen Deep in Sapporo's Party Town!

7. Jasmac Plaza Hotel - An Onsen Deep in Sapporo's Party Town!

The Jasmac Plaza Hotel is housed within the Jasmac Plaza relaxation center, encompassing accommodation, onsen, massages, cafes, and more for a complete leisure experience. For those staying, the complex has single, twin, and double rooms catered towards both business trips and sightseeing travelers alike. Thankfully, the Jasmac Plaza is just 2-minutes on foot from Hosuisusukino Station - convenience is just another part of the package!

Best of all, hotel guests can use the natural hot spring, the Susukino Natural Onsen: Tokakyo, as many times as they like!

The 'Deluxe Twin Room'

The onsen's source is a thermal spring gushing up from 800 meters below ground. The changing area and bathroom's sophisticated and roomy interior design encourage one to truly let their guard down. The water is slightly salty and feels soft to the touch and thoroughly warm, penetrating to the core of one's body. The outdoor rotenburo bath is constructed from beautiful hinoki wood, presenting a tranquil space to bask in night sky views and forget you're in the midst of Sapporo's boisterous nightlife district.

In addition to the onsen, there is a relaxation floor for all your body care needs complemented by a rest lounge, cafeteria, and a number of other fun things to do!

The women's bathroom
The men's bathroom, featuring a massive bathtub

(*Those intoxicated or with tattoos (including concealed tattoos) will not be allowed access. If a tattoo is discovered after entry, the guest will be immediately requested to leave.)

Measures against Covid-19
Customers are requested to wear masks, undergo temperature checks, etc./Installation of sanitizer (at entrances, bathrooms, etc.)/Elevators and handrails, etc. disinfected/Rooms disinfected with alcohol/Individually-packed and sterilized amenities/Installation of plastic sheets at register and counters/Humidifiers and air purifiers installed/Breakfast is now served as a set/Restriction on number of people allowed in bath area/Staff gargle, wash hands regularly, and wear masks/Business hours have been altered.

  • Jasmac Plaza Hotel
    ジャスマックプラザホテル
    • Address 3 Chome Minami 7 Jonishi, Chuo Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido 064-8533
    • Phone Number 011-551-3333
    • Check-in/Check-out: 2:00pm/11:00am

8. Teine Onsen: Honoka - A Stone Sauna and 24/7 Onsen!

8. Teine Onsen: Honoka - A Stone Sauna and 24/7 Onsen!

Teine Onsen: Honoka is a 24-hour day spa extravaganza! While there is no accommodation, the charming relaxation space allows visitors to zone out from morning to night! While a little distant from Sapporo's metropolitan area, a free pick-up/drop-off bus service running from places like Miyanosawa Station and Teine Station is available, making it a breeze to get to.

The natural onsen waters are rich in sodium chloride, keeping the water warm and packed with moisturizing properties. In addition to the indoor and outdoor baths, there is a milky silk bath, a bath with seats, and single-person barrel-like bathtubs known as 'tsubo-yu.' The highlight, however, is Hokkaido's only 'sea of clouds stone sauna!' Nano-sized particles of mist hover on the floor of the room, penetrating your pores and moisturizing your body while making it feel like you're walking through a sea of clouds!

The 'Sea of Clouds Stone Sauna: Unkaido'

While from 5:00am to 1:00am you can use the facilities at the normal rate, entry between 1:00am to 5:00am will incur an extra late-night charge. Be aware of the charges beforehand.

*The indoor bath, outdoor bath, and stone sauna will be closed at some point in the night for cleaning.
**Those intoxicated or with tattoos (tattoo concealers included) will not be allowed access. If a tattoo is discovered after entry, guest will be immediately requested to leave.

Measures against Covid-19
Guests requested to wear masks and have temperatures taken at entry/Installation of sanitizer (at entrances, bathrooms, etc.)/Elevators and handrails, etc. disinfected/Rest spaces, etc. are regularly sanitized/Excluding the stone sauna, all facilities are regularly ventilated/Installation of plastic sheets at register and counters/Staff gargle and wash hands regularly/Staff wear a mask and take temperatures at the beginning of shifts/Restaurant hours are shortened

  • Teine Onsen Honoka
    ていね温泉 ほのか
    • Address 3-2-1, Tomioka 2-jo, Sapporo Shi Teine Ku, Hokkaido, 006-0012, Japan
    • Phone Number 011-683-4126
    • Open: 24 hours
      Closed: Open daily

9. HOTEL MYSTAYS PREMIER Sapporo Park - Nature in the Middle of the City!

9. HOTEL MYSTAYS PREMIER Sapporo Park - Nature in the Middle of the City!

Situated between the lavish Nakajima Park and the Toyohira River, HOTEL MYSTAYS PREMIER Sapporo Park allows nature lovers a calming garden escape while still enjoying city luxury. The hotel is a 2-minute walk from Nakajimakoen Station.

With 419 rooms, including family rooms for those with children along with coworking spaces for business people, the hotel is suitable for a wide range of people.

The 'Superior Triple High Floor'
The coworking space

With a roomy layout and fresh aura, the natural onsen bathroom is also a big draw. A jet-bath, sauna, and outdoor rotenburo (just in the ladies section) with mineral-rich water perfect for ailments make for an all-inclusive bathing experience.

HOTEL MYSTAYS PREMIER Sapporo Park also serves three breakfast styles to choose from - Japanese, Japanese-Western-Chinese buffet, or cafe-restaurant. With food and bathing this diverse, we'd understand if you never left the building!

Measures against Covid-19
Guests are requested to wear masks and have temperatures taken at entry/Installation of sanitizer (at entrances, bathrooms, etc.)/Elevators and handrails, etc. disinfected/Rooms are disinfected with alcohol/All facilities are regularly ventilated and sanitized/Individually-packed and sterilized amenities are provided/Installation of plastic sheets at register and counters/Humidifiers and air purifiers installed/Staff gargle and wash hands regularly/Staff wear masks/Business hours are shortened

10. Sapporo Kitahiroshima Classe Hotel - Ideal For Active Travelers!

10. Sapporo Kitahiroshima Classe Hotel - Ideal For Active Travelers!

Providing an escape from city mayhem, the Sapporo Kitahiroshima Classe Hotel is far enough away to feel like an adventure while enjoying Sapporo's city conveniences.

To get there, take the JR Hokkaido Airport Rapid service from Sapporo Station or New Chitose Airport. You will arrive at JR Kitahiroshima Station in roughly 20 minutes. From there, a free shuttle bus can take you to the hotel in just 10 minutes.

There are 271 rooms, including western, Japanese, and fusion rooms.

Gushing up from 1,500 meters below the surface is a brown-colored moor hot spring renowned for its silky-smooth water. After a long soak in its nurturing warmth your skin will pop with luster! The indoor onsen is equipped with a large viewing window, allowing the raw beauty of Hokkaido to shine right in. Also at hand is a luxurious stone sauna with hokutolite stones and black silica crystals designed with comfortable seats.

Day-trippers can also use the facilities until 10:00pm (admission until 9:30pm)

*Those with tattoos can enter if covered by a tattoo concealer.

Next to the hotel is 'Snow Park,' a wintery theme-park where guests can partake in exciting snow-based activities. After playing in the freezing snow all day, nothing beats jumping back in the onsen to clean and nourish your chilled body!

*Snow Park will be closed for the 2020-2021 season due to COVID-19.

Measures against COVID-19
Guests are requested to wear masks and have temperatures taken at entry/Installation of sanitizer (at entrances, bathrooms, etc.)/ Elevators and handrails, etc. disinfected/Rooms disinfected with alcohol/Ventilation measures taken in rooms/Individually-packed and sterilized amenities/Installation of plastic sheets at register and counters/Humidifiers and air purifiers installed/Restriction on number of people allowed in bath area/Staff gargle and wash hands regularly/Staff wear masks.

  • Sapporo Kitahiroshima Classe Hotel
    札幌北広島クラッセホテル
    • Address 316-1, Nakanosawa, Kitahiroshima Shi, Hokkaido, 061-1101, Japan
    • Phone Number 011-373-3800
    • Check-in/Check-out: 3:00pm/10:00am

Written by: Minna no Kotoba-sha

The information presented in this article is accurate as of January 2021. Confirm the latest information on official websites before visiting.

*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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