An idyllic hot-spring hotel, the Ryotei Hanayura has floor-to-ceiling lobby windows that look out on a small canyon and river and hot springs on the top floor that bubble gently among rocks and trees. Spend a little more and enjoy your own one-person cypress wood tub on your balcony, followed by a traditional dinner delivered to the door. This relatively small, modern hotel is overlooked by tour groups; it's connected to a larger hotel, so you can use its bar and souvenir
shop. Reserve seats on a free shuttle bus from Sapporo.