Fodor's Expert Review Dai-ichi Takimoto-kan

55 Noboribetsu Onsen, Noboribetsu, Hokkaido, 059-0595, Japan

Contemplate the Valley of Hell while soaking in one of the 30 different baths at Dai-ichi Takimoto-kan, a prime example of Japanese mass tourism. This Japanese-style hotel is always busy with tour groups from China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. The main draw is sitting in the sumptuous waters, where swimsuits are allowed in some of the outside baths. There's also a daily shuttle bus from Sapporo. Nonguests can bathe for ¥2,000.

PROS

  • hot soothing water
  • crab-crazy buffets
  • free Wi-Fi in the main part of the hotel

CONS

  • conveyor-belt atmosphere
  • noisy with groups
  • baths can be busy as they are open to nonguests

QUICK FACTS

Resort
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0143-84–2111

HOTEL DETAILS

399 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast; All meals; Some meals

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