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Otaru Furukawa Hotel

At a Glance

    Pros

  • old-fashioned atmosphere
  • beside the canal
  • impressive baths

    Cons

  • tobacco smell in some rooms
  • overlooks main road

Otaru Furukawa Hotel Review

Dark wooden beams, shadowy corridors, and well-chosen antiques transform a modern canal-side building into a comfortable, old-fashioned Japanese inn—a rarity in Otaru. The traditionally clad staff bows low on the raised straw matting in the reception area, and the first-floor restaurant has an outdoor terrace for sunset drinks with a canal view. The charm of the public areas is slightly marred by the faintly tobacco-smelling rooms that look out over the canal. The eighth-floor Japanese bathroom has a one-person whiskey-barrel bath perfect for outdoor soaking.

    Hotel Details

  • 43 Western-style rooms, 1 Japanese-style room, 2 suites.
  • Rate includes breakfast, some meals, no meals.
Updated: 09-20-2013

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