Perched on a bluff halfway up one side of the gorge, this hotel has the best views in the park. Unfortunately, it's also an architectural eyesore, built during an era of unchecked development and spoiling some of Soun-kyo's natural beauty. If you can overlook that, the upside is the hotel has sumptuous baths to take in all the nature. Rooms at the back overlook the parking lot, so those facing the gorge merit the higher prices. There is a free shuttle bus from JR Sapporo
Station, four hours away.