Shiretoko Grand Kitakobushi

Shiretoko, Hokkaido, Japan

At a Glance

  • Wonderful ocean views over the Sea of Okhotsk

  • Range of Western and Japanese-style accommodation

  • Large family rooms sleeping up to eight guests

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Hokkaido is a year-round destination for travellers as its distinct seasons benefit the activities you can do here. The hotter summer months of July and August are perfect for witnessing colourful meadows full of flowers. Winter peaks in January with colder temperatures than the rest of the country, but it is then that the snowy slopes are at their best for skiing. The months of April, May and June are spring-like with pleasant temperatures and long sunny days, which is great for hiking. Autumn arrives early on Hokkaido and by mid-September the famous autumn colours are once again changing the landscape.

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Description

A large resort hotel with both private and communal onsen overlooking the Sea of Okhotsk amid great natural beauty, Shiretoko Grand Kitakobushi provides a comfortable base for exploring this World Natural Heritage Site.

The interior design of Shiretoko Grand Kitakobushi honours the rich heritage of the northeast tip of Hokkaido, with the use of rustic timbers and local stone, a lobby shrine and reception desk finished in traditional washi-style paper decorated with ocean waves and marine life. This large resort is a good base for whale watching, ice floating and bear viewing and offers a range of both Western and Japanese-style rooms, some with private onsen.
 
Standard rooms at the hotel are compact but do include a seating area and en-suite bathroom. Amenities include air-conditioning, heating, LCD TV, fridge, kettle and safe. Guests can also choose from Western-style rooms, some of which include ocean views, private onsen, cosy seating area with fireplace and rocking chair or Japanese-style rooms with tatami furniture, futon beds and the option for a private onsen. Large groups and families can book a room sleeping up to eight guests in twin-beds with up to six futon beds. In addition, there are 24 Okhotsk Club rooms authentically furnished with rustic materials, dark woods and deer horn art.
 
The Terrace Dining Haon Restaurant offers sophisticated buffet style dining for breakfast and dinner, with plenty of fresh seafood and international dishes. There are several lounge areas, including the Lounge Bar, Cigar Bar and Okhotsk Lounge for relaxing over drinks and light refreshments.
 
The Okhotsk Spa offers both indoor and outdoor hot spring bathing, wonderful ocean views and massage services. Along with a kid’s play area, there is also a pet lounge. A convenient base for exploring this remote corner of Japan, Shiretoko Grand Kitakobushi offers a good range of comfortable accommodation.
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Accommodation

Standard rooms at the hotel are compact but include a seating area, en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning, heating, LCD TV, fridge, kettle and safe. Some Western-style rooms include ocean views, private onsen, seating area with fireplace, while Japanese-style rooms have tatami furniture, futon beds and the option for a private onsen. Large rooms sleeping up to eight guests are also available. In addition, there are 24 Okhotsk Club rooms authentically furnished with rustic materials and dark woods.

Childcare

While there is a children’s play area, there are no formal childcare facilities.

Facilities

The Terrace Dining Haon Restaurant offers buffet-style dining for breakfast and dinner and there are several lounge areas, including the Lounge Bar, Cigar Bar and Okhotsk Lounge for drinks and light refreshments. The Okhotsk Spa offers indoor and outdoor hot spring bathing and massage services.

Activities

For relaxation guests can enjoy onsen bathing and massage services.

Experiences

  • Abashiri City Highlights

    Take a tour of Abashiri City and visit the Okhotsuku Ryuhyo Museum and Prison Museum.

  • Active Winter in Asahidake

    Today, visit Daisetsuzan National Park, one of the largest national parks in Japan, and embark on a light winter snowshoe trek in the park. Finish the day with a tour on the Asahidake ropeway, which provides great views of the scenic winter landscape.

  • Biei Nature Tour - Flower Fields and the Blue Pond

    Drive to Biei and visit the Patchwork Hill and Shikisai Hill, which offers fantastic views of the countryside and various flower fields. After lunch, visit the Blue Pond which is a mesmerising blue colour before hopping on a Norokko Train.

  • Birdlife and Nature in Onuma National Park

    Reconnect with nature as you visit Onuma National Park, known for its bird life and an abundance of diverse vegetation.

  • Boat Ride on Lake Akan

    Take a Boat Tour and enjoy the scenery of the unspoiled lush forest around Lake Akan and the famous Marimo, one of Japan's unique natural wonders.

  • Hakodate Morning Market and the Grand Matsumae

    Today, visit the Morning Market of Hakodate and experience the local life. Continue to Matsumae, a former castle town, where you can take a tour of the town and the grand Matsumae Castle.

  • Half Day Tour of Kushiro

    Today, take a trip to the Hoso'oka Observation deck to view the spectacular Kushiro Marsh before heading to Washo Market that boasts Japan's largest fish catch!

  • Highlights of Sapporo

    Enjoy a Half Day City tour of Sapporo. You will see the Sapporo Clock Tower, Odori Park, the Old Hokkaido Government Building, the viewing point of Okurayama Ski Jump Hill and more.

  • Hiking in Shiretoko National Park

    Enjoy a three hour hike around the Shiretoko Goko Lakes and discover the untouched nature of Shiretoko.

  • Horseback Riding

    Enjoy a leisurely nature tour on a 70-minutes horseback ride through the great outdoors while taking in the beautiful scenery of Abashiri.

  • Icewalking adventure and Shiretoko Ryuhyo Fes

    Put on your wetsuits as you embark on a walk on the ice, led by your experienced guide! In the night, witness the Shiretoko Fantasaia as the laser show lights up the sky in a colourful display.

  • Insight into Sapporo Beer

    Take a tour of the Sapporo Beer Factory for an insight into beer and brewing.

  • Morning Local Immersion in Rausu

    This morning, explore the local fishing village of Rausu. Enjoy the chance to witness a real fish auction and watch how the locals snap up their deals at the market.

  • Otaru by Rickshaw and Foot

    Explore Otaru by rickshaw and experience the city in a unique way. Afterwards, take a stroll along the Otaru Canal and have a chance to visit the original stone-built warehouses.

  • Rausu Summer Wildlife Cruise (Join-in)

    Embark on a two and a half hour wildlife cruise and get up close to dolphins, sea birds and even sperm whales.

  • Refreshing Lake Toya

    Tour Lake Toya. Enjoy great views of the lake and the neighbouring Showa Shinzan at the observation deck of the Usuzan Ropeway. Make a stop at Lake Hill Toya and taste some of the best home-made icecream. Afterwards, proceed to Niseko for a horse-trek.

  • Shiretoko Nature cruise

    Enjoy the spectacular drift ice that brings a wealth of nutrients to the sea of Shiretoko. Steller's sea eagles, white-tailed sea eagles and seals can be seen during the winter.

  • Sushi Making in Yoichi

    Learn how to make sushi by preparing your own sushi rolls for lunch!

  • Tofu Making Class in Honbetsu

    Take a trip to Honbetsu town to learn how to make tofu from soy beans with the local farmers - a wonderfully unique activity.

  • Tokachigawa Winter Dog Sledding

    Get ready for a winter adventure as you try your hand at mushing a team of Alaskan Huskies!

  • Winter Exploration of Akan

    Discover Eastern Hokkaido as you visit Mt Iou, Lake Mashu, known as the 'foggy lake' and immerse in the culture of the Ainu at the Ainu Kotan.

Holiday Ideas

  • Eastern Hokkaido in Winter

    Abashiri, Shiretoko, Akan, Kushiro

    from £4900 pp inc flights & transfers for 5 nights

    • Experience the wild and pristine beauty of Eastern Hokkaido, an area off the beaten track and less visited.
    • Visit during end January to mid March to see the phenomenon of drift ice in the Okhotsk Sea of Northeastern Hokkaido.
    • Go onboard the Shiretoko Nature Cruise and get the chance to see some rare species of birds or wildlife!

Location & directions

Shiretoko, Hokkaido, Japan

The hotel is a 90-minute drive from Memanbetsu airport. Alternatively, JR Shiretoko-Shari Station is a 50-minute drive. Sightseeing boat trips are just a 10-minute walk away.

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