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Iruka Hotel

5 Utoronishi, Shari-gun, Shari-cho 099-4354, Hokkaido
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Taipei, Taiwan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

It was not easy to encounter drift ice in January; however, it was the highlight of my travel in Hokkaido. During half a month, I inquired of all hotels about drift ice available. It was IRUKA hotel that replied me every day. Wearing dry suit, I set off from IRUKA hotel's terrace, where Sea of Okhotsk was right before my... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

I tried to book an ice diving plan with Iruka for February. I originally emailed them three months ago, in English (as their website and other blogs claim they have English services), but got no response. A week ago I emailed them in Japanese to which they responded very coldly saying they were full. I replied noting my original email... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Nice little place on the outskirts of Shiretoko National Park. Clean and tidy, and lovely staff. The dog is incredible too, a real cheeky character. Mare sure you don't miss the turn, especially in the dark otherwise you'll end up at a dead end (like we did).

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Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

This is a small b&b hotel run by a friendly lady who speaks a little English and her son in Utoro onsen. There is also a resident poodle by the name of Akuri which can be seen and heard in the hotel sometimes. We booked a tatami style twin room with fabulous views of the Okhotsk Sea. The hotel is... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

"Iruka" is the Japanese for dolphin which can sometimes be seen in the waters near the hotel together with some whales. The hotel is an interesting mixture of a guest house and youth hostel with clean and spacious private rooms together with a comfortable lounge which has free tea and coffee all day. Breakfast is very good and recommended although... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Stayed 2 nights with my brother in July. About 15 min walk from Utoro center which is not that bad. Closest bus stop is about 5 min walk just after the last tunnel before Utoro. They were so friendly and had an excellent stay. They gave bicycles for free on the first day and it was very good way to... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Note that the cheapest single room doesn't come with a sea view, but is very good value for Shiretoko. It is Western style. The hotel is a 15 minutes walk from the center (and any shop or restaurant) and the bus station, in a quiet location. Wifi works fine. As everywhere in Japan, there are only Japanese channels on the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

My first time in Utoro to visit Shiretoko and found out about this very reasonable BB hotel. The bus from Memambetsu airport to Utoro Onsen (this area) was quite near this place. Got a very nice room (306) with a fantastic view of the ocean, tatami flooring but with nice bed. Rooms are clean, the staff by the time I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Stayed here for 3 nights with my family in the traditional Japanese family style room. After staying at a few traditional style Japanese rooms in other hotels, I was really glad for one thing - soft pillows. Not that hard bean filled kind which I know is traditional and all but not sure if my head appreciated that. Our room... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

We loved the Iruka Hotel. After staying in some big resort hotels on Hokkaido, this made a very welcome change. We had a lovely big Japanese style room (301), with a great view out to sea and across to Utoro. The staff were very friendly and we enjoyed the Japanese breakfast, including fish caught just a few hours earlier. This... More 

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