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Ryokan Hotel Kifu Club Shiretoko
099-4355 Hokkaido, Shari, Utoro Higashi 318, Japan – Excellent location – show map
Excellent location – rated 9.3/10! (score from 120 reviews)
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Hotel Kifu Hotel Shiretoko is a 10-minute drive from Shiretoko National Park, which is assigned as a UNESCO World Heritage. Guests can enjoy the sunset and sea views from their rooms and refresh in the public hot-spring bath. Guests can use free WiFi in all areas.
The air-conditioned rooms come with a flat-screen TV, a fridge and a seating area with low tables. Japanese Yukata robes are provided for all guests and the private bathroom comes with a free amenities.
Guests can borrow snow shoes at the property, when visiting the Shiretoko National Park. A private reservable hot-spring bath is available and luggage storage is offered at the front desk.
Japanese dishes featuring local seafood is served at the dining room. An oil-fondue of fresh seasonal ingredients is offered in the set menu. Dinner is served at 18:00 daily.
Shiretoko Kifu Club Hotel is a 50-minute drive from JR Shiretoko Shari Train Station and a 15-minute walk from Utoro Bus Terminal. A free transfer shuttle is available from the bus terminal, if reservations are made at time of booking.
This property is a ryokan, which is a type of traditional Japanese Inn. Learn more
- What's a ryokan?
- A ryokan is a traditional Japanese inn. They usually feature bathhouses, multicourse dinners, communal spaces where guests can relax, and rooms with woven-straw flooring and futon mats. Like hotels, a range of ryokans (from budget to luxury) is available. What originated centuries ago as a free rest house for long-distance travelers has evolved into a popular destination for relaxation surrounded by therapeutic mineral springs.
- What are the big differences between a ryokan and a hotel?
- Unlike a hotel, where the guest room is just a place to turn in for the night, a ryokan is more than just a place to sleep. In Japan, many travelers journey long distances to relax in a hot spring bath and feast on a traditional multicourse dinner – staying in a ryokan is an experience in and of itself. These ryokans typically have Japanese-style rooms with woven-straw floors and futon beds (no Western beds and carpeting). You should also remove your shoes at the entrance of the room, or before you enter it. Modern ryokans might serve buffet-style meals in a dining area, while more traditional ryokans tend to serve in-room dinners. Some ryokan rooms have a private bathroom, and others might just have a shared bathroom.
- What's a kaiseki meal?
- Kaiseki is the culinary highlight at a ryokan, embodying beautifully presented dishes that delight both the palate and the eyes. Every one of the 10 to 15 dishes that make up the multicourse Japanese dinner is prepared in a way that highlights the unique textures, colors, and flavors of featured seasonal ingredients and local specialties. Most commonly served at special restaurants and ryokans, a traditional kaiseki dinner usually consists of bite-size appetizers, fresh sashimi (raw fish, like sushi), soup, grilled fish or meat, a hot-pot dish, rice with miso soup, and a small dessert.
- What's a yukata?
- A yukata is a casual summer kimono or robe, typically made of light cotton. Many ryokans provide guests with yukata robes during their stay. In some areas, it's common to see guests strolling through the neighborhood in their yukatas. The loose-fitting garment is perfect for sleeping and relaxing in.
- How should I wear a yukata?
- First, put your arms through the sleeves like you would with a robe. Take the right side of the yukata and wrap it across your body. Then, take the left side and wrap it over the right, making sure that the robe is level at your ankles. Pinning the yukata closed on the right side, wrap the sash around your waist a couple of times and then tie a bow. Generally, the bow is tied around the waist for women, and the hips for men.
- What's a Japanese hot spring (onsen)?
- Onsen (literally "hot spring") is a term often used to refer to both the mineral-rich hot springs and the bathing facilities that house them. Whether the bath is public or private, gender-segregated or mixed, indoor or outdoor, soaking and unwinding in the soothing geothermal waters at an onsen is a millennia-old custom deeply embedded in Japanese culture.
- What's standard bathing etiquette?
- At a bathhouse—onsen or not—guests are expected to remove all clothing in their respective changing rooms before entering the bathing area. As a common courtesy, once inside the bathing area, guests should wash and rinse their bodies thoroughly before quietly stepping into the hot water. Whether you relax in solitude or converse softly with others is up to you, but guests should always be mindful of others. Wash towels are often used to cover one’s private areas while walking around. However, note that you should not put towels in the water.
- Why are tattoos not allowed?
- While tattoos have become more popular among Japan's youth, many Japanese people still associate them with outlaws and organized crime. Nowadays, not all businesses ban customers with tattoos, but you might still be refused admission to bathhouses and swimming pools. Small tattoos can be covered up using waterproof bandaids, but keep in mind that each property has the final say on what’s acceptable.
Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.
4 reasons to choose Hotel Kifu Club Shiretoko
Shiretoko National Park0.6 miles
River ペレケ川/Pereke river0.4 miles
Lake 知床五湖/Shiretoko Five lakes8.1 miles
Mountain 羅臼岳/Mt.Rausu9.3 miles
Ocean/Sea ウトロ港0.3 miles
Nakashibetsu Airport34.6 miles
Memanbetsu Airport43.8 miles
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Until 10:00 AM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children & Beds
Children of all ages are welcome.
Children 12 and above are considered adults at this property.
To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.
Crib and extra bed policies
There's no capacity for cribs at this property.
This property doesn't offer extra beds.
No age restriction
There's no age requirement for check-in
Hotel Kifu Club Shiretoko accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.
Smoking is not allowed.
Pets are not allowed.
The fine print
In order to prepare special amenities for men and women, guests are kindly requested to indicate the gender of each guest staying in the room in the Special Requests box when booking.
Guests with tattoos may not be permitted to use the property’s public bathing areas or other facilities where the tattoos might be visible to other guests.
FAQs about Hotel Kifu Club Shiretoko
Hotel Kifu Club Shiretoko offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):
- Hot spring bath
- Open-air bath
Hotel Kifu Club Shiretoko is 19.9 miles from the center of Shari.
Guests staying at Hotel Kifu Club Shiretoko can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 10.0).
Breakfast option(s) include:
From the nearest airport, you can get to Hotel Kifu Club Shiretoko by:
- Airport shuttle (public) 2h
Check-in at Hotel Kifu Club Shiretoko is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.
The prices at Hotel Kifu Club Shiretoko may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.
The following parking options are available to guests staying at Hotel Kifu Club Shiretoko (subject to availability):
- Parking on site
- Private Parking
- Street parking
- Electric vehicle charging station
- Free parking
Room options at Hotel Kifu Club Shiretoko include: