The lobby has a relaxed atmosphere and incorporates materials such as brick and stone.

Mitsui Garden Hotel Sapporo West (hereafter referred to as West) – Hokkaido’s second facility of the Mitsui Fudosan Group’s Mitsui Garden Hotels brand being developed throughout Japan – opened on Thursday, February 20th. Added to the ease of access, located just a 4-min. or so walk from JR Sapporo Station, designs conveying Hokkaido’s traditional beauty are incorporated throughout the interior, offering a refreshing high-quality accommodation space in which to reflect on your travels.

West, which stands adjacent to the west side of the Mitsui Garden Hotel Sapporo, the highly appraised hotel featured in the Michelin Guide Hokkaido 2017 Special Edition, is conspicuous for its tiled exterior, modeled on the red bricks familiar from Hokkaido’s development period. A stairwell from the first-floor lobby leads to the second floor, which houses Sankakudo, a café restaurant that offers a buffet-style breakfast serving dishes brimming with Hokkaido ingredients, as well as a grand bathhouse in which to soothe away the fatigue of your travels. Sankakudo is produced by GAKU Inc., the company behind numerous resort specialist establishments and nighttime parfait bars in Hokkaido and Tokyo. Don’t miss the special “adult crepe plate,” which is available after 12 noon.

Based on the concept of “a hotel that makes you want to travel,” the establishment aims to make each individual guest’s trip even more fun by materializing their desire to know more about Hokkaido and enjoy Hokkaido even more, at hotel brimming with Hokkaido characteristics.

What’s more, the restaurant is available for use by non-overnight guests. We look forward to welcoming locals to this new spot where delicious crepes can be eaten amid chic, photogenic surroundings.

In the lobby, guests are welcomed by WOODY BEAR, a cute objet d'art created by the up-and-coming artist unit, magma.

Hanging in the stairwell is neon art that makes visitors stop in their tracks and take photos, and adds to the excitement of Hokkaido travel.

Based on the form, color and texture of Hokkaido’s nature, the high-quality designed guestrooms are relaxing spaces decorated in soft-accent colors and available in two types: in the images of “sea” and “forest”. Seventy of the total 169 rooms sleep three people, making them ideal for families with children, or small groups.

The corridors to the guestrooms are decorated with floor numbers in the design of Hokkaido’s animals, enabling guests to enjoy an almost art-gallery-like mood.

[caption id="attachment_12533" align="alignleft" width="1024"]“Breakfast crepes” direct from the hotplate and topped with fresh Hokkaido ingredients are available at Café Restaurant Sankakudo.

[caption id="attachment_12537" align="alignleft" width="1024"]One example of a breakfast crepe

The highlight of the sweets menu available from 12 noon are the “adult crepe plates,” with seasonal crepes and the like topped with delicious ingredients. The restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch to non-overnight guests, too.

The interior garden, which can be viewed from the bathtub, features Kazeshirube (wind marker), a work of art by Nakabayashi Takeharu – who expresses Sapporo’s Susukino district in a contemporary way – enabling guests to enjoy a graceful, soothing time both physically and spiritually.

Mitsui Garden Hotel Sapporo West

Address: Kita 5-jo Nishi 6-2-4, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
Access: approx. 4-min. walk from the west ticket gate of JR Sapporo Station
Scale/guestrooms: 13 floors above ground level, 169 guestrooms
Tel.: 011-218-2231
Official website:

Café Restaurant Sankakudo

Breakfast opening hours: 6:30–10:00 (last admission 9:30)
Café opening hours: 12:00–20:00 (last order 19:30)

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