Dai-ichi Takimoto-kan

55 Noboribetsu Onsen, Noboribetsu, 059-0595, Japan

Contemplate the Valley of Hell while soaking in one of the 12 different pools at Dai-ichi Takimoto-kan, a prime example of Japanese mass tourism. It's always busy with tour groups from China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Some of the rooms are a bit worn, but you come here to sit in the sumptuous waters, where swimsuits are allowed in some of the outside baths in response to requests from shy foreign customers. There's also a daily shuttle bus from Sapporo. Nonguests can bathe for ¥2,000.

PROS

  • hot water to ease every known condition
  • crab-crazy buffets
  • free Wi-Fi in the main part of the hotel

CONS

  • conveyor-belt atmosphere
  • noisy with groups
  • some rooms need sprucing up

Location

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Lively
Near the mountain
Luxurious Retreat

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0120-940–489
Website:

HOTEL DETAILS

383 Japanese-style rooms, 12 Western-style rooms, 4 combination rooms
Rate Includes: Breakfast; All meals; Some meals

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