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Reviewed 15 June 2016

Traditional tired, but clean building. Limited shuttle buses and last JR bus is early afternoon, so don't arrive in Aomori late! Mixed or separate sulphorus bathing. Day tickets available. Very helpful, friendly staff although little English. Rental yukatas for the shy. Cute English translation about bathing etiquette. Traditional meals. Gorgeous mountains; Ropeway nearby and established trekking routes to and from...

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 1 May 2016

Sukayu Onsen is a classic ryokan with a large mixed gender public bath, which is known as the "1,000-person bath". It is also renowned as the first registered national health resort. There are also two smaller hot springs, one for men and one for women. However, I love the public bath most. There is not a toilet in my room...

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Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed 27 February 2016

Located few minutes away from Hakkoda Ropeway, this large historic ryokan is a guaranteed experience to Japan in its purest traditional element. Each room is a tatami room where doors are sliding and where slippers must be removed before going in. There is no bed and guests have to install their futon by themselves to sleep on the floor. The...

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Kawasaki, Japan
Reviewed 17 October 2015

This Japanese style ryokan is situated in between Aomori and Towada Lake so very convenient to stay after visiting Hakkoda Mountain before going to Towada lake next day (Bus Ride 1.5 hours each). There are 3 sulphur hotsprings there and one is very famous mixedbathing bath which was much smaller than I expected and there were many elderly ladies and...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 18 July 2015

We loved Sukayu, both to stay at and hike around. But the hike from Sukayu to yachi onsen via takada-o-dake is almost impassable at present as the path is heavily overgrown from the top of takada. The descent to yachi is described as 90 minutes but took us nearly 3 hours bashing through chest and head high foliage. We are...

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Varanasi, India
Reviewed 18 July 2015

We spent 4 nights at Sukayu Onsen Ryokan in July and had a wonderful stay. A very large tatami mat covered room with a view over the stream. Fabulous in room dining for dinner with a huge range of Japanese delicacies with lots of local seafood. The hotel is in a fabulous location to hike Hakkoda San- there is a...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 22 March 2015

There were many little things that surprised my girlfriend and I when we were at Sukayu Onsen Ryokan in early March this year. However, there were two outstanding services which deserve to be mentioned: 1. My girlfriend and I wanted to snowshoe around the ryokan. We approached the front desk to get some information. When they found out that both...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 March 2015

This place looks really rough in the photos, but it's clean and tidy, the staff are very nice but you'll want to know some Japanese as they don't speak English. The food is a great experience in itself, you never know what you're going to get. The coffee machine is good. A great place to stay with a group of...

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Reviewed 23 December 2014 via mobile

The ryokan room has seen better days. But make no mistake that it's very clean. Just that furnishing and parts of fixtures are worn out. After all this place has a long history. The big bath onsen is mixed with exception of women only at 8-9am and 8-9pm. However there is a separate smaller onsen separated. All onsen are indoor...

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Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed 27 February 2014

Experience a real winter monsoon in Japan! Free bus from Aomori station for an hour. Traditional Onsen, and local real Japanese dinner. Recomend to visit in Feb. Only 3.5 hours from Tokyo by Shinkansen.

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Address: 50 Sukayuzawa, Minami Arakawasan Kokuyurin, Arakawa, Aomori 030-0111, Aomori Prefecture
Region: Japan > Tohoku > Aomori Prefecture > Aomori
Price Range: $108 - $327 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 52
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“The rooms are 300 years old, spacious and traditional tatami mat rooms with futons, but do not have ensuites. However the charm of the place and fact that there are lovely onsen baths makes up for the lack of modern bathroom facilities. There are one or two other hotels in the Hakkoda region with more modern facilities, but then you'd be missing out on the truly unique and special experience of Sukayu Onsen.”
 of 5 bubbles PollyEigo, 14 Jun 2013 | Read review
“Talk to the reception first. There are two kinds of plans. One for tourists. Another for long term stay for mainly taking hot spring. The latter is cheaper but the former has better views.”
 of 5 bubbles globetrottingloner, 1 Apr 2012 | Read review
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