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Bath Zaborin Ryokan Hokkaido

Zaborin Ryokan

Private hot springs in the north of Japan
Hokkaido HolidaysJapan holidays· 15 Rooms · £££

Serenity encapsulated in stunning architecture and an unbeatable location

Zaborin is the epitome of luxury with stunning ryokan style rooms, a peaceful location, private onsens, and exclusive access to a wide range of activities.

Zaborin in Hokkaido is a masterpiece of tranquility situated in the heart of the Niseko region.

Rooms: The rooms are a testament to Japanese minimalism and comfort. Each one offers stunning views of the surrounding natural beauty, ensuring an immersive experience in Hokkaido's pristine landscapes.

Location: Situated in the serene Hanazono woods, Zaborin offers a unique escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. It's a perfect spot for travelers seeking a tranquil retreat while being conveniently close to Niseko's world-renowned ski slopes and the Hanazono Golf Course.

Amenities: The hotel boasts a private, open-air onsen (hot spring bath) for each room, allowing guests to unwind while surrounded by nature. These onsen are fed by the region's natural hot springs, creating a truly authentic and soothing experience. Additionally, Zaborin's restaurant serves gourmet kaiseki cuisine, showcasing the best of Hokkaido's fresh and seasonal ingredients.

Activities: Guests can explore Hokkaido's natural wonders, such as hiking, skiing, and snowboarding in the winter, and hiking or golfing in the summer. The hotel also offers cultural experiences, like tea ceremonies and calligraphy lessons, providing a deep dive into Japanese traditions.

Sustainability: Zaborin Hotel is deeply committed to sustainability. The pristine surroundings are carefully preserved, with an emphasis on conserving Hokkaido's unique ecosystem. Waste management, energy efficiency, and responsible sourcing of ingredients for their restaurant are all integral parts of their eco-friendly approach. Zaborin aims to provide an unforgettable experience while respecting and protecting the beautiful natural environment of Hokkaido.

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When to go to Japan

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January

January is ideal for winter sports in Hokkaido and northern regions, with plenty of snow. Tokyo and Kyoto remain chilly but offer clear skies for sightseeing. Explore Sapporo's Snow Festival and soak in an onsen for the ultimate winter experience.

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February

February is the best time for skiing and snowboarding in Nagano and Hokkaido. The Sapporo Snow Festival is a major attraction, featuring stunning ice sculptures. Other areas are generally cold and dry and good for sightseeing.

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March

March marks the beginning of spring, with cherry blossoms starting to bloom in southern regions like Kyoto and Tokyo. Enjoy hanami picnics under the pink blossoms. It's a great time for hiking and outdoor adventures.

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April

April is the peak of cherry blossom season. Witness Tokyo's Ueno Park and Kyoto's Maruyama Park come alive with vibrant sakura. Golden Week, late April to early May, offers festive parades and events.

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May

May offers pleasant weather for outdoor activities and hiking. Explore Tokyo's International Food Festival and enjoy the comfortable climate for sightseeing in Kyoto.

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June

June is the start of the rainy season, known as tsuyu, lasting until mid-July. Although it's wet, explore Kyoto's temples and gardens amid light crowds. Festivals like the Sanno Matsuri in Tokyo showcase Japanese traditions.

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July

July continues the rainy season, but the Tanabata Star Festival brightens the skies. Hokkaido hosts the Lavender Festival with fields of purple blooms. Kyoto's Gion Matsuri features grand floats.

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August

August offers festivals and fireworks. The Obon Festival celebrates ancestors with lanterns and dances. Enjoy the Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival in Tokyo. Hokkaido's summer flower festivals are perfect for nature enthusiasts.

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September

September brings comfortable weather and the iconic Kunchi Festival in Nagasaki. Explore the Sapporo Autumn Festival in Hokkaido. It's a great time for sightseeing with fewer tourists.

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October

October features stunning autumn foliage in Kyoto and Nikko. Visit Tokyo's Meiji Shrine during the Meiji Jingu Festival and enjoy Oktoberfest celebrations. Ideal for hiking and outdoor adventures.

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November

November showcases autumn foliage, with Kyoto's temples and parks ablaze in red and orange. Yoyogi Park in Tokyo hosts the International Food Festival, and Kyushu's hot spring resorts offer relaxation.

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December

December marks the onset of winter, with holiday illuminations in cities and festive lights. Explore Hokkaido's Sapporo Snow Festival with breathtaking ice sculptures. Ski resorts open for winter sports enthusiasts.

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