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2-685 Asarigawa Onsen, Otaru 047-0154 Hokkaido
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#14 of 24 in Otaru
Our hotel presents a total of 19 rooms of various styles. The decoration and furniture of each room is unique. From floor to ceiling, the decor and furniture are all totally coordinated. We make every effort to make our rooms as comfortable as possible so you can you can enjoy your stay to the full. The furniture is inspired by Japanese antiques, and antiques from the period of Li Dynasty and Ming Dynasty also appear in our rooms. The walls are painted with Japanese traditional plastering materials. The walls are also decorated with Japanese traditional paper, the texture of which gradually increases with time; its permeability is said to be good for people's health! Our rooms have a distinct air of nostalgia. Spending time here can make life feel more meaningful. All the rooms are named after writers, poets and artists with some indelible connection to Otaru.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Shuttle bus service
Hot spring bath
Baggage storage
Coffee shop
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Room features
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Languages Spoken
English, Japanese
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elenort505 wrote a review Sep 2019
Hong Kong, China62 contributions17 helpful votes
This is the second time i stay in Kuramure - i chose Kuramure again as their 2-story rooms allow 4+ people to stay, and their delicious Kaiseki. The location of Kuramure is a bit off from the center of Otaru (e.g.,the canal) , so driving would be more convenient (although they have shuttle bus offer). Kaiseki is served in their restaurant at either 6 or 7 pm, & breakfast at 8:00- 9:30 am. Comparing with my last stay 5 years ago, i found the cusine is less unique as it used to be, but it is still above the standard among most Kaiseki from the Ryokans. The Hot Spring they have including indoor and out door as well as private bath in the guest rooms. Their pricing could be varied due to hot season, and their online booking system is easy and available in English. After all it is still the best choice i would recommend
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Room Tip: they only have 19 rooms with 2 sizes and their website provides the layouts as reference.
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AlexHMcD wrote a review Aug 2019
Hong Kong, China27 contributions4 helpful votes
Can’t recommend this ryokan highly enough. Magically modern and traditional at the same time. The staff were very friendly and looked after us well. Incredible food and top class Onsen baths. Five stars!
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled
Kim wrote a review Apr 2019
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개인을 넘어서서.. 료칸의 정책자체가 오만합니다 홈페이지를 통해 예약할 경우, 무조건 100% 카드로 선결제해야합니다. 신용카드번호로 예약만 확정하는 것이 아니라 실제 선결제를 요구합니다. 旅館の方針自体が不親切です... 個人の問題を越えます 予約をした後,クレジットカードで無条件全額先決制を要求します。 単にクレジットカード番号を予約用に記録するのではありません。 ホームページを通して予約する場合です。 (这个酒店的方针本身很傲慢.. 超越个人问题 预约后,用信用卡无条件要求全额预付 并非单纯地将信用卡号码记录为预约用 通过主页预约的情况) (The policy of this ryokan itself is highly unfriendly.. This ryokan requires you to pay full 100% in advance to secure your reservation. It is highly unusual policy in Japan... They don't just keep card number for reference purpose.. They actually charge 100% in advance!!!)
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Date of stay: April 2019
Trip type: Travelled
Audreyr R wrote a review Dec 2018
Sydney, Australia470 contributions88 helpful votes
First of all, the main picture used to present the hotel does not give justice to the place. This is a big marketing mistake from TripAdvisor and / or the management team. Seriously, this is a designer / high end hotel, the picture used is deceptive to say the least. From the outside, it looks like a bunker without entrance sign. It reminds me Philipe STARK design : bold, strong, massive, almost impressive feeling from outside. From the inside, It is all about design, with maximisation of light volumes and space, almost felt like I was James Bond checking in one of these unique hotels. Check in 5 people welcomed us, from the first second you step inside, you understand you are going to experience something unique. Check in was quick and efficient, I had a macha (Japanese green tea with that light foam on top, sign of quality and craftsmanship during the making). The room We wanted to experience Japan hospitality, the room is somehow a reflection of that: could seem rough, almost aseptic from outside (massive Metallic door) but once inside, felt warm, not in any excess, neat and comfortable. YUKATA is de rigueur inside the hotel so they provide a grey one for the day and a white one for sleeping. The highlight was the view over landscape of trees (absolutely nobody in front of the window) and a decadent onsen bath. It is a deep bath using real hot thermal source, so hot that you can soak and leave the window open (there was snow outside), so refreshing yet so relaxing. The service Do not dare to be late for dinner or Breakfast... you have to be on time. They would come to your door 5 minutes before serving time if you are not already in the dinning room! Can be surprising but I guess this is cultural: I’m Latin so I’m always late... The food The negative: too salty to my taste The positive: everything else! The food was imaginative, diverse, interesting, beautifully presented and using tableware of upmost quality The waitresses were experienced but with limited English (I speak a bit Japanese so this closed the communication gap easier) The bath experience Amazing but way too hot for me Maybe 5 degrees less and I would have enjoyed it but it was way too hot to stay more than 30mns, even in the outdoor part (it was minus 6 but still could not manage to soak my whole body: too hot) Like many Japanese baths, as you are naked, men and women are separated. The bed This is a let down for my gaijin background: too hard, I slept on top of the bed cover to compensate. Same with the pillow that uses traditional fillings... not use to this but I guess this is part of Ryokan experience: you try something new compare to an hotel. My regret: no bedside table and no USB plugs or international adaptors. A good surprise : the air humidifier to compensate with the dry air from the heater. It was well appreciated! I was blessed to have 40cm of snow during my stay, it turned a unique experience to something almost magical. All in all Yes it cost about 2000 AUD for 2 nights, this is not for every budget BUT Gosh, what an experience! And, if you take into consideration that they serve 2 meals (huge Japanese personalized banquet of 8 dishes), plus access to spring hot source plus alcool and drinks for free... it is quiet a good deal! This is a genuine luxury Japanese experience not to be missed if you are in Otaru. I already feel sad (I left this Ryokan this morning)... and eager to come back when my children are big enough to enjoy such experience. This kind of feeling you have when you know that you just experienced something unique. Thank you very much
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled
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B138877 wrote a review Sep 2018
Queensland, Australia626 contributions134 helpful votes
Everything very professional. Greeted with a tea and hot towel. I was given a tour of the place. I took advantage of all the things. Wish I spent more than one night. Great food, drinks included, music library.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Trip type: Travelled
US$576 - US$664 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kuramure
Which popular attractions are close to Kuramure?
Nearby attractions include Mt.Tengu (6.1 km), Otaru Orgel Museum Main Building (5.5 km), and Otaru Sakaimachi Street (5.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kuramure?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Kuramure?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Kuramure?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Kuramure?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kuramure?
Conveniently located restaurants include Le Tao Pathos, Kitakaro Otaru Honkan, and Kamaei Factory Direct Sales Store.
Does Kuramure have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Kuramure offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kuramure?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Kuramure?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kitaichi Glass 3gokan (5.7 km), The Site of Temiya Line (6.7 km), and Former Mitsui Sumitomo Bank Otaru Branch (6.4 km).
Is Kuramure accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.