10.29km from Restaurant ShunStayed one night on the way to Naeba Ski resorts. We didn't know anything about Tsukioka onsen, but we are so glad we came. 1. Location About 35-40min drive from JR Niigata Station. We rented a car at Nigata station, drove to Pier Fishmarket (great fun, must stop) and had quick lunch, drove to beach to look at the Japan Sea, drove to Tsukioka Onsen. I think hotel would be great if there's shuttle bus from Niigata Station. In Tsukioka Onsen (spa) town, town has cute stores on the streets, Sake tasting for 500yen etc, very reasonably priced. There's Ashiyu (foot bath) in town and it was very nice. We were worried about snow storm. In the end all the road was clear and no snow on the road. Rental car provided studies tire and we were very comfortable driving. 2. Facilities Building might be old, but it is VERY well maintained. Ikebana flower everywhere, large lobby and souvenir shop with good selection. There's no room with private bath but we paid to use Kashikiri Furo (Private rental bath with outdoor tub overlooking garden) at sister hotel next door. Hotel staffs drove to next door Kaho hotel, which was great service. There's heated swimming pool at Kaho. 3. Room Overlooking Tsukioka town was SO nice. Snow covered everywhere, it was very pretty. There's small wet bar, separate toilet and bathroom with double vanity. Our tatami room was HUGE with corner windows overlooking town. 4. Food Dinner is at restaurant and it was good portion. Presentation was very nice and staff was very pleasant. Overall I love this hotel because service was amazing. Every staffs were smiling and willing to help. Large lobby is good for group to lounge or kids to run around. For the price I paid it is far better than Hoshino resorts we stayed few months ago (every Hoshino hotel's service varies) and we'd love to come back again.