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Kitakobushi Shiretoko Hotel & Resort
099-4355 Hokkaido, Shari, Utorohigashi 172, Japan – Great location - show map
Featuring a hot-spring bath, a small shrine in the lobby and a restaurant serving freshly caught seafood, Kitakobushi Shiretoko Hotel & Resort is a 5-minute walk from Oronko Rock. Massages are available.
Guests can stay in a classically furnished Western room or a Japanese room with tatami (woven-straw) flooring and futon beds. All rooms have an attached bathroom with bathtub.
The hotel is just a 10-minute walk from sightseeing ships. JR Shiretoko-Shari Train Station is a 50-minute bus ride away.
Those feeling lively can sing karaoke or try their hand at fishing, while upon reservation the property can arrange outdoor activities like lake tours, whale watching or floating ice walking. A sauna and footbaths provide gentle relaxation. Free Wi-Fi is available in the lobby.
Shiretoko Terrace Dining Haon serves a buffet spread. A tea room is also located at the hotel.
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 9.0 for a two-person trip.
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4 reasons to choose Kitakobushi Shiretoko Hotel & Resort
Shiretoko National Park0.3 miles
Lake 知床五湖8.7 miles
Mountain 羅臼岳9.3 miles
Ocean/Sea ウトロ港0 miles
River ペレケ川0.1 miles
Nakashibetsu Airport34.2 miles
Memanbetsu Airport43.3 miles
Food: Italian, Japanese, Pizza, Seafood, Local, European
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3:00 PM - 7:30 PM
7:00 AM - 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 3 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
Kitakobushi Shiretoko Hotel & Resort accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.
Pets are not allowed.
The fine print
Please note that adult rates are applied to children 3 years and older. Children 3 years and older are included in the guest count, and the maximum occupancy of the room cannot be exceeded under any circumstances. For extra guests exceeding the room occupancy, guests may not be accommodated if there is no availability.
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 Kitakobushi Shiretoko Hotel & Resort
Kitakobushi Shiretoko Hotel & Resort has 1 restaurant:
Yes, Kitakobushi Shiretoko Hotel & Resort is popular with guests booking family stays.
From the nearest airport, you can get to Kitakobushi Shiretoko Hotel & Resort by:
- Car 2h
Kitakobushi Shiretoko Hotel & Resort offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):
- Beauty services
- Facial treatments
- Hot spring bath
- Spa lounge/Relaxation area
- Open-air bath
Kitakobushi Shiretoko Hotel & Resort is 19.3 miles from the center of Shari.
Guests staying at Kitakobushi Shiretoko Hotel & Resort can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.8).
Breakfast option(s) include:
The prices at Kitakobushi Shiretoko Hotel & Resort may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.
Room options at Kitakobushi Shiretoko Hotel & Resort include:
Check-in at Kitakobushi Shiretoko Hotel & Resort is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.