Luxuriously and elegantly story
of our Resort in Lake Shikotsu.
The Lake Shikotsu Tsuruga Bessou Ao no Za is located about 60 minutes by car from Sapporo-city of Central(Douou) Hokkaido, where is in Shikotsu-Tōya National Park, which also near and located about 40 minutes by car from New Chitose Airport（Sapporo Airport）in the south of Hokkaido.
1st MAY 2019, 碧の座 Ao no Za was opened as a Suites & Villas overlooking Lake Shikotsu.
Our Japanese style Ryokan "Lake Shikotsu Tsuruga Bessou Ao no Za" you can enjoy panorama view of the Lake Shikotsu.
It will be the top one of the executive class in Tsuruga group. All rooms are aimed at the world standard level suites and hospitality with Japanese style Ryokan.
Please feel the luxuriously and elegantly story of our Resort in Lake Shikotsu.
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.
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.