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I am thinking of going to see Sounkyo Ice Fall Festival in February.

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I am thinking of going to see Sounkyo Ice Fall Festival in February.

After meeting with my relatives in Furano, I am planning to go and see Sounkyo Ice Fall Festival. Please recommend me an inn in Sounkyo with great views from hot springs as well as delicious meals.

  • Hokkaido
  • February
  • Festival

Sounkyo Choyotei

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Sounkyo Choyotei

4.9

  • address
  • Sounkyo Onsen, Kamikawa-cho, Kamikawa-gun, Hokkaido 078-1795, Japan
  • Transport Access
  • [Nearest Station]
    Approx. 25min. by taxi from Kamikawa Sta. on the Sekihoku Main Line.

    [From Sapporo Station]
    Approx. 80min. by Limited Express on the Hakodate Main Line to Asahikawa. Then transfer to Sekihoku Main Line, approx. 80min. ride by Local Line or 45min. ride by Limited Express to Kamikawa. And also bus is available from Asahikawa Sta. to Sounkyo bus stop. (Approx. 2hr. ride)

    [From Asahikawa Airport]
    Approx. 35min. by bus to Asahikawa Sta. Then take Sekihoku Main Line to Kamikawa or take a bus to Sounkyo.

    [By Car]
    Take Route 39 from Aibetsu Interchange on the Hokkaido Expressway.

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A landscape is good

It is close to the Ice Fall Festival venue, visible even from the large public baths. A landscape of Sounkyo is also wonderful, and you can relax in the spacious large public baths. Meals are either a buffet or served in your room, but both were good with many dishes. I think it is the best hotel in the Sounkyo area.


A Noguchi Kanko’s hotel is good

Honesty, hotels in Sounkyo tend to be old.
You can’t expect great scenery much either.
I thought a Noguchi Kanko’s hotel was good among them.
The group has many hotels throughout Hokkaido and you can’t go wrong with them.
Please consider it.

Definitely!

You can see Ice Fall Festival below from the bath.
This hot spring inn is convenient in the winter as offers a free shuttle bus from Sapporo or Asahikawa. Hot springs are nice, and I recommend both buffet meals and set menus served at a dining area.

Spacious hot springs and classy rooms worthy more than the price

This inn is recommended as the facility is new and hot springs are big. The modern room is clean and comfortable, and it is good value for money. I think you will be satisfied with the buffet meals as you can enjoy a variety of dishes.

Sounkyo Onsen Hotel Taisetsu

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Sounkyo Onsen Hotel Taisetsu

4.9

  • address
  • Sounkyo, Kamikawa-cho, Kamikawa-gun, Hokkaido 078-1701, Japan
  • Transport Access
  • [ Coming By Car ]: 3 hour from Sapporo, 1 hour 40 minute from Asahikawa Airport, 1 hour 20 minute from Asahiyama Zoological Park

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A hotel where you can see the Ice Fall Festival venue down below

It is on a hill where you can see the Ice Fall Festival venue. You can choose other hotels if thinking about only Sounkyo Ice Fall Festival, but this hotel is recommended if you want to enjoy also hot springs. There are three baths in the hotel you can bathe at any time for 24 hours because the cleaning times are different. Two of them have open-air baths. Since I love hot springs, I am planning to visit again next year and really looking forward to it.

The venue is visible from the hot spring!

Located on a hill of a spa town, the Ice Fall Festival venue is visible from the large public baths on the top floor. You can choose from a selection of rooms and meals (a buffet or a meal served in your room etc.) that suit your budget and preferences.
A bingo night is also fun!
Since weekends and holidays during the festival period are crowded, it is better to reserve as soon as possible.

You can enjoy Ice Fall Festival from the large public baths!

You can overlook the venue of Ice Fall Festival from the large public baths on the 7th floor at Hotel Taisetsu. It is quite nice to look at illuminations while warming up your cold body. Here, there are three large public baths and two open-air baths, and I think it is good for a hot spring lover.

Views from the open-air baths are fabulous

I think there are not many hotels in Sounkyo, but Hotel Taisetsu is famous.
It's a hotel often used for group tours, but the open-air baths with beautiful scenery are recommended. You can enjoy several different types of baths.
Most rooms are Japanese-style and very relaxing, so I think it is suitable for people of different ages.

Sounkaku Grand Hotel

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Sounkaku Grand Hotel

4.7

  • address
  • SOUNKYOONSEN, KAMIKAWA-CHO KAMIKAWA-GUN, HOKKAIDO, 078-1701, JAPAN
  • Transport Access
  • 90 minute drive from Asahiyama Zoo. 35 minutes from JR Sekihoku Line Kamikawa Station by local bus.

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The Ice Fall Festival venue is close

Located on the national highway and along the river, I think it is probably the closest to the Ice Fall Festival venue. You might even see the venue from the room. Open-air baths are big and surely satisfy you. Shampoo must be done after coming out of the open-air bath, otherwise your hair will freeze like a rock. The food is an usual Japanese kaiseki multi-course menu.

Close to the venue

Sounkyo Grand Hotel is close to the venue of Ice Fall Festival and has spacious large public hot spring baths. You can choose a Kaiseki multi-course menu or a buffet meal, so it is recommended for a wide range of generations from children to the elderly.

Scenery is good.

In this hotel, you can overlook Mt. Daisetsuzan from the hot springs. You can enjoy snow falling in the outdoor bath on a snowy day. You can enjoy buffet meals with Hokkaido cuisine such as crab.

ANA Crowne Plaza Chitose

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ANA Crowne Plaza Chitose

4.7

  • address
  • 2-2-1, HOKUEI, CHITOSE, HOKKAIDO 066-0036, JAPAN
  • Transport Access
  • 5-MINUTE WALK FROM JR CHITOSE STATION.

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It is convenient

It is convenient for flying and taking a train.
It is close to Sapporo Station, and there are various means of transportation from Shin Chitose Airport as well as to Sounkyo.
The room is nice but might not be suitable for a person who hate an elongated room.

Sounkyo Onsen Hotel Northern Lodge

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Sounkyo Onsen Hotel Northern Lodge

3.0

  • address
  • SOUNKYO, KAMIKAWA-CHO, KAMIKAWA-GUN, HOKKAIDO 078-1701, JAPAN
  • Transport Access
  • [Nearest Station]
    Approx. 25 min. by bus from Kamikawa Sta. on the JR Sekihoku Line to Sounkyo. And then 3 min. walk to the Hotel.

    [From Asahikawa Airport]
    35 min. by shuttle bus to Asahikawa Sta. and approx. 45 min. by Limited Express train 'Ohotsuku' on the JR Line to Kamimawa.

    [From Sapporo]
    By Train : Approx. 80 min. to Asahikawa Sta. and then take Express Limited train to Kamikawa.
    By Car : Take Route 12 to Asahikawa, and then take Route 39 to Sounkyo.

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A stylish petit hotel

It is a stylish petit hotel. I had meals in a country-style restaurant filled with warmth of wood. A mushroom hotpot was the main with steak as a side, and it was very delicious. You can also choose cheese fondue as the main hot pot. Hot springs were only indoor baths but very pleasant and available 24 hours. The twin room was very nice and had an European atmosphere. I liked the homely atmosphere unlikely at a large hotel.