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Minshuku Furen

213-7 Tobai, Nemuro 086-0074, Hokkaido
Minshuku Furen
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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190 reviews 190 reviews
56 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As the other reviewers have noted this is a birders lodge for birders. Taku San is extremely knowledgeable and has a long history of watching the birds of Hokkaido. He's happy to share and encourage visitors. Taku was helpful in onward bookings for other bird watching places to stay.

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Darlington
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121 reviews 121 reviews
41 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This accommodation offers the opportunity to stay in the home of someone who is passionate and knowledgable about birds, speaks good English, and who can help, for example, to arrange boat trips. Our bedroom was fairly basic and the toilet and bathroom was shared with other guests. Meals are taken at a large table and the evening meals were some... More 

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California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Lodge Furen is a wonderful down-to-earth place that offers authenticity and a rare proximity to nature. The owners, Take-san and his wife, are incredibly kind and welcoming people, who also speak English. Take-san is an avid birder, and definitely the best source of information I've found about where and how to tackle Hokkaido wildlife. The meals I had here were... More 

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Ebetsu-shi
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

If Red-crowned Crane and White-tailed Sea Eagle from the breakfast table sound good, then this is the place for you. In winter, when Lake Furen is frozen, you are likely to see Steller's Sea Eagles from the breakfast table too! Friendly and welcoming hosts, great healthy food, simple, but pleasant accommodations, and all within walking distance of Lake Furen and... More 

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Beijing, China
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108 reviews 108 reviews
51 hotel reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2011

Comfortable, simple-style minshuku. Owner has a great library of English books about birds and is happy to answer questions about local wildlife. Food may be challenging for foreigners, though breakfast includes toast, jam and coffee. Unusually for Japan, the owner keeps the house at exactly the right temperature - neither too hot (like most hotels) nor too cold (like some... More 

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Berea, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2011

My wife and I spent three nights with the Matsuos at their mishuku. We wanted to get to the tip of Hokkaido, away from cities, and do some walking and birding. Couldn't have found a better spot: right on the boundary of a sanctuary run by the Wild Bird Society of Japan, and Mr. Matsuo is an avid birder and... More 

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