Fodor's Expert Review Hotel Abashiriko So

78 Yobito, Abashiri, Hokkaido, 099-2421, Japan

Waterbirds drift by the windows of the big but friendly hotel on the shore of Lake Abashiri, a few miles from town. It has the usual noise of Japanese resort hotels—game corners, tour groups, and karaoke rooms. But beyond the doors you can enjoy the peace of a lakeside walk, enjoy a soak in the hot spring, and finally retire to your room and relax over a multicourse crab dinner. The combination rooms have raised beds and tatami sitting areas. The hotel has everything you can imagine, even a barbershop for dogs.

PROS

  • lakeside location
  • ideal for bird-watching
  • impressive menu

CONS

  • out of town
  • popular with tour groups
  • nowhere else nearby to eat or drink

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Views
LivelySophisticated
Remote
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0152-48–2245

HOTEL DETAILS

157 rooms
Rate Includes: All-inclusive

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