Fodor's Expert Review Resort Pension Yamanoue

Soun-kyo Onsen, Kamikawa, Hokkaido, 078-1701, Japan

This modern guesthouse sits in the center of the village's flower-filled pedestrian area. The owner is not only extremely knowledgeable about butterflies, but is also an agile fisherman, so dinners can include freshwater fish, plus seasonal wild mushroom soup served from a giant cauldron in the dining room. He can also take guests on fishing trips. Sake liqueurs made from fruits like mountain grapes may enhance (or hinder) the next day's hiking power. There are clean tatami rooms with shared washing areas, and use of the Kurodake no Yu hot spring next door is free.

PROS

  • in village center
  • expansive Japanese or Italian dinners
  • butterflies in late June and early July

CONS

  • must go next door for hot springs
  • shared bathrooms
  • can book online in English, but no English spoken

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Intimate
Local Flavor
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0165-85–3207

HOTEL DETAILS

14 rooms
Rate Includes: Some meals

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