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KITAKOBUSHI SHIRETOKO Hotel & Resort
KITAKOBUSHI SHIRETOKO Hotel & Resort
KITAKOBUSHI SHIRETOKO Hotel & Resort
KITAKOBUSHI SHIRETOKO Hotel & Resort
KITAKOBUSHI SHIRETOKO Hotel & Resort
KITAKOBUSHI SHIRETOKO Hotel & Resort
KITAKOBUSHI SHIRETOKO Hotel & Resort

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8.7

Excellent

591 reviews

591 reviews

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8.9

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
SHINRA 150 m
Shiretoko Sightseeing Ship "Aurora" 300 m
Utoroonsen Yuhidai Hot Spring 310 m
Oronko Rock 380 m
Shiretoko World Heritage Centre 390 m
Yūhidai Observatory 470 m
Roadside Rest Area "Utoro-Shirietoku” 510 m
Cape Puyuni 2.8 km
Shiretoko National Park Nature Center 3.1 km
Furepe Falls 3.3 km

KITAKOBUSHI SHIRETOKO Hotel & Resort

172,Utoro-Higashi,Shari-cho,Shari-gun, Shari, Shari, Japan, 099-4355 - See map

This ryokan features free Wi-Fi in all rooms for easy connection, and car park free of charge. Conveniently situated in the Shari part of Shari, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Rated with 4 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and hot tub on-site.

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Highlights

Sparkling clean

Front desk [24-hour]

Excellent view

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Hot tub

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Hot tub

Sauna

Car power charging station

Spa

Cheaper than 93% of all properties in Shari in the last 24 hoursCompared to 30 Shari properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money8.2
Location rating8.9

Rooms available at KITAKOBUSHI SHIRETOKO Hotel & Resort

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.9

Room
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • Harbor view
  • 3 single beds
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Imperial Suite with Private Onsen
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  • Room size: 58 m²/624 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 2 single beds
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Twin Room with Sea View
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 2 single beds
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Sea View Twin
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 2 single beds
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Okhotsk Club Suite with Open Air Onsen Bath
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  • Room size: 58 m²/624 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 2 single beds
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Standard Twin
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Room
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • Harbor view
  • 4 futons
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Room
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Harbor view
  • 2 semi double beds
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Room
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  • Room size: 100 m²/1076 ft²
  • Harbor view
  • 2 semi double beds
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Standard Twin Room
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at KITAKOBUSHI SHIRETOKO Hotel & Resort?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The ryokan offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to KITAKOBUSHI SHIRETOKO Hotel & Resort?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, KITAKOBUSHI SHIRETOKO Hotel & Resort has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests.

Is breakfast offered at KITAKOBUSHI SHIRETOKO Hotel & Resort?

Wake up to a great buffet breakfast at KITAKOBUSHI SHIRETOKO Hotel & Resort.

What is the smoking policy at KITAKOBUSHI SHIRETOKO Hotel & Resort?

KITAKOBUSHI SHIRETOKO Hotel & Resort does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

What restaurants are nearby KITAKOBUSHI SHIRETOKO Hotel & Resort?

KITAKOBUSHI SHIRETOKO Hotel & Resort’s neighborhood is Shari which includes popular restaurants such as Shiretoko Terrace Dining Haon, Bonshome and Shiretoko Cuisine Ikkyuya.

What popular shopping places are close to KITAKOBUSHI SHIRETOKO Hotel & Resort?

Located in the Shari area, KITAKOBUSHI SHIRETOKO Hotel & Resort is close to great shopping choices like Shari Kobo Shiretokoya.

What are popular attractions near KITAKOBUSHI SHIRETOKO Hotel & Resort?

KITAKOBUSHI SHIRETOKO Hotel & Resort is located in Shari area, which is famous for attractions such as SHINRA, Utoroonsen Yuhidai Hot Spring and Yūhidai Observatory.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to KITAKOBUSHI SHIRETOKO Hotel & Resort?

KITAKOBUSHI SHIRETOKO Hotel & Resort is located within Shari, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Shiretoko National Park Nature Center, Furepe Falls and Waterfall of Oshinkoshin.

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What people love about KITAKOBUSHI SHIRETOKO Hotel & Resort

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "Likely the best hotel in Utoro Onsen area, which is just outside the Shiretoko National Park."

    Victor

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    June 20, 2022

  • 8.8

    Excellent

    "Nice view of the coast and good quality buffets"

    Gregory

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    July 4, 2020

  • 8.4

    Excellent

    "Nice restaurant and reasonable price too."

    bin

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    February 19, 2020

Overall rating:

8.8

Excellent
360 reviews
Cleanliness
9.1
Facilities
8.8
Location
8.9
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More about KITAKOBUSHI SHIRETOKO Hotel & Resort

More about KITAKOBUSHI SHIRETOKO Hotel & Resort

KITAKOBUSHI SHIRETOKO Hotel & Resort

Travelers are guaranteed to have a hassle-free stay with all the amenities and services provided by KITAKOBUSHI SHIRETOKO Hotel & Resort. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. Parking is provided free of charge for guests. You'll have no problem planning out your days and transportation needs with front desk services including luggage storage and safety deposit boxes.
The ryokan's ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations for entertainment and explorations. Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the laundromat offered at KITAKOBUSHI SHIRETOKO Hotel & Resort. In-room conveniences such as room service and daily housekeeping will make staying in a great choice. Smoking may only take place in restricted designated areas.
Rooms at KITAKOBUSHI SHIRETOKO Hotel & Resort are designed with the guest in mind. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the ryokan come with linen service and air conditioning. The specially-designed rooms at KITAKOBUSHI SHIRETOKO Hotel & Resort offer a layout option like a balcony or terrace. Some rooms have television to keep guests entertained.
You may be assured to know that a refrigerator, a coffee or tea maker and instant tea are available in some select rooms. You can stay fresh and clean with a hair dryer and towels provided in some of the guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Wake up with no worries at KITAKOBUSHI SHIRETOKO Hotel & Resort, where breakfast can be provided in house. What's better than a good cup of coffee? Start every vacation day at the ryokan with an energizing cup of quality coffee. Throughout your stay, choose from a variety of delicious dining options at the ryokan. Once there, be sure to check out karaoke rooms and bar for some in-house nighttime fun.
Vending machines are on 24 hours a day, so you can grab a snack at any time of day or night.
Whether you're looking for an adventure or are just looking for a way to unwind after a hard day, KITAKOBUSHI SHIRETOKO Hotel & Resort has a range of activities that will meet your needs. Warm up at the end of the day with a visit to the massage, hot tub, spa and sauna. Test your skills! Get competitive with your travel group or other guests, at the ryokan's ping-pong table. You can find a perfect memento of your trip, or grab some simple travel supplies at the shops.


Reasons to stay here

Spend less here on rooms than you would at 90% of other accommodations in the city.
This ryokan's facilities score higher than 93% of accommodations in the city.
Travelers keen on cleanliness will enjoy staying here, where cleanliness scores higher than 93% of other options in the city.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.8

Most talked about facilities

Food & Dining

9 mentions

Breakfast

7 mentions

View

7 mentions

Swimming Pool

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Japanese

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Hot tub
  • Karaoke
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Table tennis
  • Ticket services
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • Free face masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants
  • Room service
  • Vending machine

Swimming & soaking

  • Hot spring bath

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Grooming service
  • Heating in public area
  • Ironing service
  • Laundromat
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Salon
  • Shops
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

For the kids

  • Family room
  • Playground

Access

  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed

Getting around

  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Car power charging station
Food and dining
Restaurants on site

テラスダイニング波音(HAON)

  • Cuisine: European, Italian, Japanese
  • Menu: A-la-carte
Location
172,Utoro-Higashi,Shari-cho,Shari-gun, Shari, Shari, Japan, 099-4355
Excellent
Location

8.9

Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-2 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 3 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • Any additional people that are not included in the original reservation are not allowed to stay.
  • The dinner time can be changed depending on the season or group booking.
    To avoid congestion, the dinner time will be arranged by the property.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-in until19:30
  • Check-out from07:00
  • Check-out until10:00
  • Reception open until19:30

Getting around

  • Travel time to airport (minutes)120

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of floors8
  • Number of rooms 181
  • Year property opened1986
  • Most recent renovation2007

Reviews of KITAKOBUSHI SHIRETOKO Hotel & Resort from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.8
/
10
Cleanliness9.1
Facilities8.8
Location8.9
Room comfort and quality8.9
Service9.0
Value for money8.2
High score for Shari
Rating
9+ Exceptional (115)
8-9 Excellent (34)
7-8 Very Good (40)
6-7 Good (8)
<6 Below Expectation (8)
Time of the year
Mar - May (36)
Jun - Aug (61)
Sep - Nov (44)
Dec - Feb (64)
All guests (360)
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10.0
Exceptional
JOY from Singapore
Couple
Stayed 1 night in September 2019

Same good old place”

Return stay. Great place, well maintained, clean, efficient, and friendly staff. Always helpful and eager to serve. Spacious and clean rooms, got a bit of sea view with our rooms this time,. Indoor/outdoor onsens as well. Great experience. Excellent hotel buffet dinner and breakfast too. Great tasting food, incredible choices/variety. Had the kaiseki previously as well which was gorgeous.

Reviewed October 01, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Lina from Singapore
Couple
Standard Twin
Stayed 1 night in January 2020

Awestruck”

We did not expect the hotel to be this good, pretty big, stayed at the Annex building, don't mind the long but adventurous walk to the West Wing building for the onsen. Great onsen facilities, they have open-air bath with picturesque view of the coast, and sauna with the same view. Huge selection of breakfast. No dinner provided but there are about 2 to 3 restaurants in the hotel, but we decided to walk about 1KM to an amazing izakaya. Hotel also provide welcome drink upon check-in, great hospitality. I also liked the fact they provide more than 1 key for the room.

Reviewed February 12, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Victor from Japan
Solo traveler
Singe Room
Stayed 2 nights in June 2022

Top hotel in Shiretoko area”

Likely the best hotel in Utoro Onsen area, which is just outside the Shiretoko National Park. Modern facilities including recently renovated Onsen area, good buffet dinner and breakfast, there is much to like about this great hotel.

Reviewed June 21, 2022

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9.6
Exceptional
Lufianto from Canada
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

The Best hotel in Utoro ”

Stayed in this hotel for a couple of nights. I think this is the best hotel in Utoro. Staffs were very polite, room are clean, spacious and have a nice view of the port and ocean. Beds are comfortable. Breakfast was amazing with a wide variety of selection. Enjoyed the spa as well

Reviewed June 09, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
HUI from Malaysia
Group
Stayed 1 night in October 2018

Good facilities and environment”

Good facilities and environment

Reviewed January 22, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
chanchanit from Thailand
Couple
Sea View Twin
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

Exceptional”

Everything was great about the hotel but unfortunately there was a tour group that made a lot of noise and ruined all the nice atmosphere. That tour group made the nice hotel feels like a cheap hotel. I think the hotel should be more careful about accepting the tour group.

Reviewed October 13, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Ka from Hong Kong SAR, China
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

Excellent”

This is the 2nd time I stayed with this hotel. Would stay here again in future definitely.

Reviewed January 27, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Thomas from Singapore
Couple
Imperial Suite with Private Onsen
Stayed 3 nights in January 2020

Excellent”

stayed in the room with balcony outdoor onsen with sea view , comfortable room is same as published, Service is impeccable , hotel with couple of souvenir shops, small photo gallery, dine in buffet restaurant that served mostly japanese dishes or in hotel bar that served western food . Public/guest indoor and outdoor onsen / sauna at top floor with seaview,Free Outdoor or indoor parking is available. 24hrs convenient store is located outside hotel , handful of local restaurants within walking distance (mostly are closed during winter)

Reviewed January 12, 2020

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8.8
Excellent
May from Malaysia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in September 2019

Awesome Japanese Style-Room with private onsen ”

Love our stay at this Hotel set amidst the abundant nature of Shiretoko, a World Natural Heritage Site. Buffet breakfast was delicious, great staff service. Highly recommend !

Reviewed November 12, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
KOON from Macau SAR, China
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

Great stay”

The hotel is great. There is not much restaurants in the area so it is recommended to stay in the hotel for meal.

Reviewed July 27, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Jenny from Malaysia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in December 2018

Great location, good facilities”

It has open air food bath, spacious hotel with a lot of facilities. Plenty food selection. Ensuite open air onsen was fabulous

Reviewed January 01, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Gregory from Japan
Solo traveler
Budget Single Room
Stayed 1 night in July 2020

Good view and buffet”

Nice view of the coast and good quality buffets

Reviewed July 04, 2020

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8.4
Excellent
bin from Australia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in February 2020

Looks old outside, but very nice inside.”

Drift ice view from the window. Nice restaurant and reasonable price too.

Reviewed February 19, 2020

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8.0
Excellent
Fan from Hong Kong SAR, China
Family with young children
Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

Very good”

Excellent hotel

Reviewed October 14, 2019

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5.6
BOON from Singapore
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

No much other choices available”

There is nothing much here, and shiretoko is basically a place where most shops closed before 6pm. So better grab a stay with dinner plan else have to reply on convenient shop food for dinner.

Reviewed July 28, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Swee from Malaysia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in February 2016

Great Stay at Shiretoko”

Less than 5 mins walk to Utoro Onsen Bus terminal; Helpful and Friendly staff; Onsite Onsen for a relaxing stay.

My husband and I had a great time staying in Shiretoko Grand Hotel Kitakobushi even though we only stayed there for a night. We went there during end Feb and the view from the hotel was fabulous! The hotel buffet spread (dinner & breakfast) was delicious and fresh. We regretted for not planning a 2 nights trip at Shiretoko as there are a lot of activities (at own expense) which we are not able to participate (such as specialized drift ice tour where you are given a wetsuit and wade through the icy water). The view from their outdoor onsen was as shown in the Agoda website...no kidding! Be prepared to travel for at least 1 hr on bus from the Shiretoko-Shari train station to Utoro Onsen bus terminal..but the view along the bus ride is magnificent!

Reviewed March 04, 2016

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9.3
Exceptional
Donny from Indonesia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in May 2013

quaint stay at Grand Hotel Kitakobushi”

service, location, large room

Kitakobushi is your largest hotel in utoro peninsula, great base to start exploring shiretoko, opt for higher floor facing the ocean. quaint room, service is very attentive, good english speaking staff that will arrange your need on the spot. (we arrived in the morning utoro without any tour plan, and we fill up the remaining day with 2 tours before the check in time at 3pm) little tips for taking hiking trips at shiretoko world heritage park : if possible get the long hiking trips, the pacing is very slow, therefore you can opt the guide to take you further in the woods. arrive early and take the earliest schedule (give them a call beforehand, they have english speakers if you want to book via hotel)

Reviewed June 08, 2013

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9.3
Exceptional
Daniel from Singapore
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in June 2013

THE hotel for your stay in Shiretoko”

Large japanese style rooms, excellent buffet dinner and breakfast, roof top hot spring with view of the stars!

Had one of our best hotel stays here at Shiretoko Grand. This is the only major hotel in the region and would be an excellent base for exploring the natural wonders of Shiretoko. The Shiretoko Goko lakes and Shiretoko pass are a 15 minute drive away. You could easily spend 3 days exploring the area at a leisurely pace, taking walks or hikes on the trails exploring the lakes, waterfalls and mountains. The hotel itself is centrally located in the small town. Highly recommend including dinner in your booking as it is of a high standard even though its a buffet. The highlight of our stay would be the open air roof top hot spring where you can have a soak while enjoying the view of the ocean and skies.

Reviewed June 12, 2013

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9.6
Exceptional
Eunice from Singapore
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in May 2018

What a memorable and pleasant stay!”

Modern hotel so though we booked the traditional Japanese room with the futons, it didn't have the same feel as the hotel we went to before which was a very traditional Japanese hotel. However, kitakuboshi was worth the amount we paid per night (500+ sgd for 2). Buffet breakfast (wide spread) is provided, there is a beautiful albeit very modern rooftop onsen, a ground level outdoor terrace for soaking your feet in hot water, and on some nights, a wildlife enthusiast employee will conduct nature talks in the lobby with a slideshow of animal photographs taken from the nearby Shiretoko Park. We didn't understand a word of Japanese but her enthusiasm won us over! If you're willing to pay, it's definitely worth it!

Reviewed June 07, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Augustine from Singapore
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in October 2013

Best hotel to stay near Shiretoko! ”

Great dining experience, great onsens and great staff service.

The staff service was extremely superb from the moment we arrived till we left the hotel. It's near good view points for sunset pictures too. Dining buffet has one of the largest variety I have ever seen and the quality is something you just have to try. Room was absolutely stunning and the and the staff will make your futon for the night. Onsens were superb too. In short, a must stay if you are visiting Shiretoko! We definitely want to stay here again.

Reviewed October 13, 2013

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