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#1 of Premium Hotels in Abuta District
Hanazono 76-4, Kutchan Town, Abuta District, Hokkaido, 044-0084, Japan
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Located in Kutchan, Zaborin is within a 15-minute drive of Niseko Hanazono Resort and Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu. This upscale guesthouse is 15 mi (24.2 km) from Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area and 0.5 mi (0.9 km) from White Isle Niseko Snowmobile Park.Show More
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4.7/5Cleanliness: 4.7
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Private ParkingFreeHot SpringMassage RoomAirport Shuttle ServiceRestaurant24-Hour Front DeskWi-Fi in Public AreasFree
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Train: JR Kutchan Station
(7.6 km)
Train: JR Hirafu Station
(14.8 km)
Landmarks: Niseko Hanazono Resort
(2.3 km)


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Services & Amenities

Western Style Room with Private SPA

Western Style Room with Private SPA

1 King bed or 2 Single bed
Free Wi-Fi
Private Bath
24-Hour Hot Water
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Japanese Style Room with Private SPA

Japanese Style Room with Private SPA

Free Wi-Fi
Private Bath
24-Hour Hot Water
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Guest Reviews(18)

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  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Amenities4.7
  • Location4.7
  • Service4.7
Anonymous User
December 26, 2023
nice hotel It's very close to the Hanazono ski resort. The room is large and the menu is different every day. The waiter is very enthusiastic. The only hiccup is a reception that he didn't know how to adapt to. Everything else was perfect.
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Guest User
October 7, 2023
Having explored Japan for three decades and staying in numerous luxury Ryokans, Zaborin in Hokkaido has made an indelible impression. It strikes a remarkable balance between Western modern living and Japanese tradition in its architecture. The Northern Kaiseki cuisine was an unforgettable delight. Despite a minor setback with a broken hot spring pump, the attentive manager, Nobue Shiozawa, ensured our satisfaction. Zaborin's tranquil mountain location and warm hospitality only added to our appreciation. We would have given it a 5-star rating, but due to the temporary inconvenience of not enjoying the en-suite open-air Onsen, we rate it 4 stars this time. Nonetheless, we're already planning our return, as Zaborin's value and charm are truly exceptional.
Guest User
September 9, 2023
It's a quietly nestled ryokan amid nature. The scenery is, of course, splendid, but the cuisine and service are also excellent, making it a ryokan you'd want to visit over and over again. You can enjoy beautiful snowscapes here. Even without snow, you can still feel the changing seasons, though the most popular time for reservations seems to be the current season. There are open-air baths where you can indulge while surrounded by the grandeur of nature.
Guest User
January 12, 2023
Overall, it was a fantastic Ryokan (Japanese style hotel) with authentic private Japanese onsen. Few things I really enjoyed and not enjoyed. Pros: 1. Fantastic private onsen. I've been to many onsen in Japan so I know the good quality onsen and almost plain water onse, this place had amazing quality onsen in each room with inside and outside options. I loved taking outside onsen with serenity view so I ended up taking 3 bath a day. 2: Nice interior design through out that gives you a tranquil feeling. 3. For those Japanese Kaisen food ( traditional Japanese course menu) lovers, it is a fantastic place to enjoy the top notch Kaisen dinner as the hotel plan includes dinner and breakfast, though for those who are not good at the food, it may be difficult to enjoy. 4: Friendly and attentive staff Cons: 1. It was a huge regret for us that we couldn't get a room with beds but instead we were assigned to a bed with Futon. Futon was so thin so I asked them to provide me a couple more futon mattresses but even with those, I could hardly sleep. 2. The room was very basic, unlike the lobby area and other public area.
Guest User
June 4, 2023
I only stayed for one night with my husband and we both agreed that this was the best part of our 2.5 week trip in Japan, which was a pretty amazing trip regardless. But Zaborin just blew us away. They are the epitome of luxury hospitality. There is such a meticulous level of care they put into making their guests feel special, welcome and cared for. The staff members are truly exceptional. They are gracious and thoughtful and each one of them treats you with warmth. There is a quick tour of the accommodation as you check in. During our dinner, the general manager personally welcomed us and inquired about our stay, and when we left, a staff member personally escorted us to our car and waved us off. It The food is a showcase of Japanese cuisine at its best and one of the best dining experiences of my life. Just the meals itself (there's dinner and breakfast) is worth the price of the stay. The overall space, room, amenities, toiletries, bed - we booked a western style bed and it was the best sleep we had during our trip, the view(!) with both private indoor and outdoor baths! Everything was high quality so you can truly enjoy a relaxing stay with the luxury of privacy. Even the complimentary tea and coffee was of good quality. There is free parking for anyone driving. They also have a bar that I recommend getting a drink or two before or after dinner. My only regret is not staying longer to enjoy the additional experiences available. While not cheap, Zaborin must be experienced if given the opportunity. My husband and I found our stay to be more than worth the rate given the hospitality, services, the cuisine, and the amenities provided. Many thanks to the Zaborin staff. We look forward to returning.
Guest User
April 4, 2023
A warm magical ryokan experience, ranks among the top places we’ve ever stayed at. Everything from the room to the service to the food was amazing. Each room has a private indoor and outdoor onsen!! Dinner (many courses) and breakfast (full Japanese) was included in the nightly rate when we visited. The characters for the poetic hotel name means to “sit” and “forget” among “trees”. Super close to the ski slopes for those who want to ski.
Guest User
March 29, 2023
My best luxury ryokan experience and probably the best reward to myself to celebrate my milestone birthday. The location is a great escape from the urban jungle and is completely Zen and truly peaceful allowing for some self reflection and self care. My room was wrapped with outdoor natural scenes even in the middle of winter and I was left with unforgettable memories of tranquility while soaking in my private onsen; the delicateness, artistry, and superb taste of every meal and morsel; and the utmost hospitality, kindness, and respect of the staff. The rest is unexplainable. You have to be there to experience it.
Guest User
December 1, 2022
We stayed 3 nights at Zaborin right at the beginning of the pandemic. And I have to say, 3 nights did not feel enough, I wished we stayed longer. We flew into Sapporo and took the local train to the town, which I highly recommend to do! Once we arrived to the train station, Zaborin picked us up promptly and drove us to the Ryokan. Once we stepped in, we were completely relaxed and at ease. The space evoked a meditative calm. Each room as its own hot springs bath, which is not so usual. And to top it off, there are TWO hot springs baths to enjoy. 1 outdoor and 1 indoor. In the winter time the outdoor batch was just perfection. With snowy views of the forest and icicles forming at the end of our terrace, we greatly enjoyed dipping in the hot water and enjoying the nature. Bathroom amenities were top notch and one doesn't need to pack much for a stay here. The bed was very comfortable as well. The food is delicious and we looked forward to it every day. The menu is constantly in flux. And the bar is a real treat after dinner with gorgeous views of the mountain and creeks. We also really enjoyed the tea ceremony. Service is excellent and I cannot recommend this place enough. This was for us the best ryokan we had the chance to stay at in Japan.
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August 20, 2021
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Property Policies

Check-in and Check-out Times
Check-in: 14:00–19:00
Check-out: 09:00–11:00

Front desk hours: 24/7

To check-in, contact the property in advance

Child Policies
Children of all ages are welcome at this property.
Additional fees may be charged for children using existing beds. Add the number of children to get a more accurate price.

Cribs and Extra Beds
Please contact the hotel for details about crib and extra bed policies.

TypeFull English/Irish
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Additional breakfast fees are not included in the total and need to be paid at the property.

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Property Description

  • Opened: 2015
  • Number of Rooms: 15
Located in Kutchan, Zaborin is within a 15-minute drive of Niseko Hanazono Resort and Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu. This upscale guesthouse is 15 mi (24.2 km) from Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area and 0.5 mi (0.9 km) from White Isle Niseko Snowmobile Park.

After a day on the slopes, enjoy recreational amenities, which include hot springs. Additional amenities at this guesthouse include complimentary wireless internet access, ski storage, and gift shops/newsstands. You'll be on the slopes in no time with the complimentary ski shuttle.

Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at the bar/lounge. A complimentary full breakfast is served daily from 7:30 AM to 10 AM.

Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.

Make yourself at home in one of the 15 guestrooms featuring refrigerators and minibars (stocked with some free items). Rooms have private balconies. Flat-screen televisions with satellite programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature spring water baths and complimentary toiletries.

Services & Amenities

Hot Spring
Style: A la carte
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to stay at Zaborin?

Prices at Zaborin are subject to change according to dates, hotel policy, and other factors. To view prices, please search for the dates you wish to stay at the hotel.

What are the check-in and check-out times at Zaborin?

The check-in time is after 14:00 and the check-out time is before 11:00.

Does Zaborin provide airport transfer services?

Yes, Zaborin provides airport transfer services.

What amenities and services does Zaborin have?

Zaborin has the following amenities and services: Parking, Hot Spring, Massage Room.

Does Zaborin have a swimming pool?

No, Zaborin doesn't have a pool.

Does Zaborin have fitness amenities?

No, Zaborin doesn't have fitness amenities.

Does Zaborin provide Wi-Fi?

Yes, the hotel provides Wi-Fi.

Does Zaborin have non-smoking rooms?

Yes, Zaborin has non-smoking rooms. Please view the hotel listing for details.

Does Zaborin provide breakfast?

Yes, Zaborin provides breakfast.

Does Zaborin have a restaurant?

Yes, guests can eat at: Restaurant.

About This Property

Nearest Train StationJR Hirafu Station
Distance to Train Station14.79KM
Hotel Star Rating5