Fodor's Expert Review Shiretoko Daiichi Hotel

306 Utoro Onsen, Shari, Shiretoko, Hokkaido, 362-0003, Japan

Plush interiors, hot-spring baths, pool, play area for kids, excellent dining options—as far as Japanese resort hotels go, it doesn't get much better than this. Located at the very top of Utoro's hotel zone, Daiichi offers sensational hot-spring sunset views. Mountain-facing windows look over small vegetable fields, where bear and deer can be spotted chowing down at dusk. Hotel guests do the same at over-the-top buffets. English speakers are on duty in the evening at the tour desk.

PROS

  • luxurious digs
  • best place for sunset view
  • delicious dining

CONS

  • Western rooms are plain and boxy
  • nature can oddly feel a bit distant
  • tour group frenzy in the lobby

QUICK FACTS

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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0152-24–2334

HOTEL DETAILS

238 rooms
Rate Includes: Some meals

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