Fodor's Expert Review Choyotei

Soun-kyo Onsen, Kamikawa, Hokkaido, 078-1795, Japan

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.

PROS

  • quality on par with other large hotels
  • large onsen baths
  • feels close to nature despite its size

CONS

  • full of tour groups
  • conveyor-belt service
  • not the most attractive hotel

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Sceney

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 01658-5–3241

HOTEL DETAILS

252 rooms
Rate Includes: Some meals

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