story of our Resort
in Lake Shikotsu
A trip beyond time, steeped in blue.
363 meters at its deepest, mysterious lake Shikotsu is filled breathtakingly clear water.
The color of that water is called Lake Shikostu Blue, and has offered countless blessings to this area since ages long past. The kiusu Earthwork Burial Circles, Japanese northernmost and largest Jomon culture ruins, give proof that people have lived here peacefully for 3,000 years. The northern Jomon people carried on the love and reverence of nature from their ancestors. That spirit and form, and the symbolic Lake Shikotsu blue which named by Japanese Kanji [碧 Ao], exist beyond time, now and into the future.
Prayer patterns carrying dreams beyond time.
The theme of [碧の座 Ao no Za] is how the story of the land still carries echoes of Jomon culture into the modern age. The lobby features an 8 meters wall symbolizing the interwoven layers of Jomon culture, Ainu culture, and the modern age with the flow of time. The pattern designs found in every corner of the facility are prayer patterns expressing respect and affection for our ancestors, and wishes for a peaceful life.
The origin of name"碧の座(Ao no Za)"
We are enchanted by the color changing waters of Lake Shikotsu, bule and green and white, hidden as they are in deep forest. The word [碧 Ao] in Japanese can mean blue or green, and evokes the enchantment of those waters in our name. We add to that [座 Za], or "gathering", to create a place for people to interact.
We chose this name out of our desire to create a space set with moment after moment of natural beauty, like jewels in time.
Dishes of Simple luxury, composed from the seasons of the north.
Each seasonal ingredient is prepared with special care to bring out its hidden flavors.
Each plate becomes a kaleidoscope, showing a limitless array of flavors born of the seasons of the north.
Our chefs carefully choose each ingredient to create naturally decadent Kaiseki style cuisine evoking the northern landscape. Each dish is a work of art, a poetic expression of each season.
Exquisite cuisine be served in private dining rooms
Located separately style Teppanyaki
Suites & Villas overlooking
All rooms at [碧の座 Ao no Za] are 100㎡ super suites. We have made a new style of Japanese Ryokan at the highest level of all the Tsuruga Group.
The anex holds 4 Executive Villas, with a premium on privacy. Two of the Suite Villas are Maisonette types, boasting of over 200㎡ of space.
All are spacious, and offer a special sense of staying in your own vacation home.
Guest Villas Information and Availability
A private Onsen
in every guest room.
To help every guest relax and enjoy a soothing bath without reserve, every room features its own indoor jet bath and outdoor private onsen bath. Each outdoor private onsen bath is large enough to comfortably accommodate three or four people at once. Dusk, midnight, dawn... Spring, summer, fall and winter. Gaze out over the blue of Lake Shikotsu as time flows by, and let the hot spring waters soothe your body. Enjoy the luxury of your own private onsen to your hear's content.
Treatment SPA 玉青(Tamao)
The treatment ceremony
[Temae (点前)] , the Japanese name of the Tea preparation ceremony that from greeting to gestures and preparation, symbolizes sensations, beauty and pleasure. The brand name THÉMAÉ is inspired by this culture and art of Tea.
The beauty is naturally revealed when pleasure and well-being are associated with it. Enjoy our techniques of treatment and massage inspired with THÉMAÉ in Ao no Za.
Treatment SPA MENU
THÉMAÉ's flagship full-body treatment. Our therapist will use slow, rhythmic strokes to comfortably work the tension out of your whole body to offer relaxation and well-being.
A deep, powerful, rhythmic treatment in the Indian tradition. It fills body and spirit with vitality and relaxes every muscle, so it is particularly recommended for those exhausted both body and mind.
THÉMAÉ Hydration Strategy
This is the fundamental skin-beautifying treatment used in THÉMAÉ's full facial lineup. Its three-stage washing process offers more radiant, translucent skin.
THÉMAÉ Anti-Aging Ritual Lift
This aging care treatment used in THÉMAÉ's full facial lineup helps rejuvenate aging skin. It has lifting and firming components to make beautiful skin with youthful vitality.
Men's facial treatments
This helps restore moisture to skin damaged shaving, etc. thus restoring firm tautness.
BODY & FACIAL TREATMENT
THÉMAÉ Ceremony - body & facial treatment
This treatment combines the main Hydration Strategy facial treatment with a back body treatment. Your entire body will be guided into deep relaxation.
THÉMAÉ Harmony - body & facial treatment
This treatment combines Oriental Body with the facial Hydration Strategy, the main treatment. It will guide your entire body into deep relaxation.
THÉMAÉ Signature - body & facial treatment
This treatment combines Oriental Body and Hydration Strategy. Every inch of your body will be cared for with an aging-care ritual lift.
This treatment begins with a back treatment that incorporates Polynesian techniques, which are followed by a body massage performed using bamboo sticks that thoroughly loosens the muscles deep down. The facial treatment relaxes the facial muscles, stimulates them with finger pressure and brings about a youthful, vital complexion.
Green Tea Facial
A mini-facial given using green tea, a cleansing, a facial treatment and finishing touches.
Moroccan Oil Scalp
This helps repair environmental damage to hair, instantly bringing it a beautiful luster and softness, and also brings relaxation through scalp massage.
||Lake Shikotsu Tsuruga Bessou Ao no Za
||Shikotsuko Onsen, Chitose 066-0281, Hokkaido, Japan
||+81-123-25-6006 (09:00 - 20:00)
||6 Types, Total 25 Lake View Rooms(100m2 - 270m2) All rooms with Open-air Bath and View Jet Bath
|Check In / Out
||14:00 - 19:00 / until 11:00
||Lobby Lounge, Bar Lounge, Japanese Restaurant (private room stlye), Teppanyaki Counter, Others
|Total floor area
From Sapporo approx.
70 minutes /
From New Chitose Airport approx.