Fodor's Expert Review Maruzen Pension Rera Mosir

227-5 Sakaemachi, Rishiri, Hokkaido, 097-0101, Japan

Although it is a bit removed from town and the ferry landing, the pension is very close to where nature really starts and that is why most people are here on Rishiri Island. To avoid the walk from the ferry, however, you should let the pension know when you will arrive and they will pick you up. The owner of the pension, an experienced hiker himself, is a mountain-climbing guide and has published a book on the flowers along Rishiri Island's trails. The rooms are done up in calming earth tones and the wood continues into the open public areas and outdoor spaces. Natural materials continue into the baths where you can gaze up at Rishiri's mountains from a bath made of hinoki cypress or at the starry sky from a bath made of 50,000-year-old local volcanic rocks.

PROS

  • beautiful scenery all around
  • much smarter than a typical countryside pension
  • good food

CONS

  • the nearby school might get loud at times
  • not very convenient location
  • no nearby restaurants, so need to book with a meal plan

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Casual
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0163-82–2295
Website:

HOTEL DETAILS

12 rooms
Rate Includes: Some meals

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