Akan Yuku no Sato Tsuruga

Top choice ryokan in Akanko Onsen
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This old-style resort is the fanciest spot in town and sprawls over three buildings. The honkan (main hall) rooms are the cheapest but don't have lake views; the rooms in the lavish bekkan (annexe) have en-suite outdoor onsen baths. Everyone gets to use the two big bathhouses, one of which has outdoor lake views. Look for sculptures from Ainu artists in the lobby.

This spot is ideal if you want a taste of the classic Japanese upscale ryokan experience. You'll be welcomed at check-in, the room has selected sweets and tea, and the service is impeccable.

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Quick description

Set on the shores of Lake Akan, Akan Yuku no Sato Tsuruga offers beautiful hot-spring baths and a variety of shops and restaurants. The spacious Japanese rooms feature tatami (woven-straw) flooring. A range of rooms are available at Akan Yuku no Sato Tsuruga. Guests can choose Western beds or Japanese futons, and rooms with a private hot-spring bath are offered. All rooms include a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with bathtub. Just 150 metres from Ainu Kotan Folk Village, the hotel is a 10-minute walk from Akandake-Jinja Shrine. The property is an 80-minute bus ride from Kushiro Airport. Guests can relax in the hot tub or sauna, or unwind with a massage. A tour desk and karaoke rooms are on offer. Free-use internet terminals are provided. Tenga Restaurant offers Western, Japanese and Chinese cuisines. Keraan serves local specialities, and Kitarikyu has a Japanese menu. The hotel also has a ramen noodle shop, cafe and bar.

Important information

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply. Guests must check in by 19:00 to eat dinner at this property. Guests who check in after this time may not be served dinner, and no refund will be given. Guests with tattoos may not be permitted to use the property’s public bathing areas or other facilities where the tattoos might be visible to other guests. Please note, additional charges will apply for children. Please note that child rates apply to children who are 6 years and younger and adult rates apply for children who are 7 years and older. Please contact the property for details. Please note, rates for children will change from 01 October 2019. Please contact the property for more information. Please be informed that no pets are allowed to stay or entire property premises, except for guide dogs / service dogs. Please make sure to contact the property in advance if a guide dog or service dog will be accompanying your stay.


  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Tour or class about local culture
  • Parking
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Wifi
  • Gift shop
  • Nightclub/dj
  • Fishing
  • Canoeing
  • Shops (on site)
  • Library
  • Open-air bath
  • Hot spring bath
  • Family rooms
  • Wifi available in all areas
  • Mini-market on site
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Tour desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Skiing
  • Live music/performance
  • Garden
  • Games room
  • Walking tours
  • Public bath
  • Bicycle rental (additional charge)
  • Terrace
  • Smoke alarms
  • Designated smoking area
  • Ski pass vendor
  • Internet services
  • Snack bar
  • Allergy-free room
  • Karaoke


  • Vip room facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Laundry
  • Concierge service
  • Car hire
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • 24-hour front desk


  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Sauna
  • Massage
  • Fitness centre


  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Newspapers
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Air conditioning
  • Safety deposit box
  • Lift
  • Vending machine (drinks)

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar


  • Valet parking
  • Private parking


  • Free WiFi available