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Kuramure

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2-685 Asarigawaonsen, Otaru, Hokkaido 047-0154, Japan (Asarigawa Onsen)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kuala Lumpur
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

I read different reviews on this place but decided to give it a try. Otaru is a 30mins+ train ride from Sapporo and it is very coastal and more romantic place of hokkaido. This is the second time i am here so did not really do much tourist thing but just find a nice onsen place to relax. Kuramure, i... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013 via mobile

So where do I begin.. We had the garden view room that looked out to Japanese Garden. There is a natural stream running behind the garden therefore when you open the window, you will hear such a serene sound of water. OK, so the rooms may be claustophobic as the windows are only half way up the ceiling, and the... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at a so called garden view room which view was looking at a wall 4 feet away from the window. The bedroom has 2 very very small square windows near to the ceiling with no curtains. The sun came in at 4am and it was quite a nuisance. The hotel seeves mediocre quality food, the cooked fish and... More

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Surrey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

For some reason, Hokkaido has always been on my bucket list. Not for skiing or anything per se, just always wanted to go. My wife and I took our children (9 & 11 years) on a trip around Japan. I really didn't know what part of Hokkaido to visit... we wanted something relaxing after Tokyo, Kyoto, and Hiroshima - and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012

I stayed two nights at Kuramure this past January, and had wished that I've spent a few more nights. The hotel doesn't have many English proficient staff, so reservation was done through e-mail. When I called up the hotel to inquire airport transfer info and other questions, they have always asked me to send e-mail instead, but very fast in... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2011

While Kuramure's website is sleek, it's not very detailed so I didn't really know what to expect. At 260,000 yen (minimum!) per person, per night, you'd expect a hotel to be pretty luxurious. I'm happy to report, although I expected it to be totally different, that the place didn't disappoint. I didn't pay much attention to its location but on... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2011

You can tell a hotel is going for the "designer" edge when it doesn't have a sign out the front. Only after several minutes did we realise we had reached our destination. On the inside, almost all of the windows are below waist-level, which is another designer feature that just ends up being annoying. When you first arrive, green tea... More

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New York, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2010

kuramure didn't look anything like i thought it would. the exterior looks like a factory/warehouse but very modern and sleek. the interior is a combination of japanese and industrial minimalist. i believe all the guest rooms are 2-levels with a living area, tatami room and separate western bedroom. we opted to sleep in the tatami room. the bathroom tub can... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2008

We stayed in Kuramure as a side swing from our stay in Otaru. Kuramure is not a hip hotel nor a traditional ryokan. The staff and service is immaculate. The hotel is converted from a quandrangle of old warehouse. The main entrance is hidden, yet you are shuttled from the Otaru chikko station or we were picked up from Hilton... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2007

The Kuramure is not a place for noisy people out for a good time. But if you are looking for an almost monastic peace and quiet in elegant but very modern surroundings with superb Japanese cuisine you will not be disappointed. We stayed as a small family party of two generations who had lived in Japan previously. We occupied a... More

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Address: 2-685 Asarigawaonsen, Otaru, Hokkaido 047-0154, Japan
Location: Japan > Hokkaido > Otaru > Asarigawa Onsen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Kuramure 4.5*
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