Fantastic accommodation in Rebun, in the southern cape (Shiretoko) and within walking distance from great trekking paths. The accommodation, in a tatami room, is right by the sea with a great view of Rishiri island. The owners will do everything to make you feel comfortable: they cook delicious dinners and breakfasts, will pick you up at the Kafuka ferry terminal (even when coming back from an excursion) and will provide you with every information on schedules etc. I absolutely recommend this place if you're in Rebun.
We stayed for three nights and Kobayashi-san helped us make the most of our time by suggesting hikes. He also picked us up at the end of some hikes. The food was delicious and fresh. The variety of dishes made each meal enjoyable. The rooms are comfortable and it is so special to hear the waves when going to bed! He and his wife work very hard to keep the guests satisfied. If you are lucky and the weather has been good, you can watch fishermen unload kelp and uni right in front of the minshuku!
Our family of three stayed here for four nights. The rooms are clean and comfy. The owners are very helpful, hard working and wonderful cooks. We ate every variety of seafood imaginable- crab, many types of fish- cooked many ways, prawns, whelks, mussels, abalone, sea urchin, squid, octopus, a great variety of vegetables and seaweeds, soups and perfect rice. There are many lovely walks and often seals out the front of hotel. It is a very peaceful location with great views of Rishiri. Highly recommended.
Amazed that the owner comes to find us when we almost lost our way at hiking. The dinner is full of Japanese styles. The owner is very nice and provide us valuable advice trip. The room is clean and tidy, you could see Rishiri Island. Highly recommend.
Hamanasu is quite similar to any minshuku in Japan: inexpensive, with few Japanese style rooms, and common bathrooms. The location in the National Park is fantastic, right by the seashore at the wild souther tip of Rebun, facing moored fishing boats and the Rishiri island canal. The big plus is the English-speaking owner, who is also a photographer specialized in the famous Rebun flora. He really goes to great lengths to take care of his guests with excellent spirits and a large smile. Not only does he prepare superb seafood--for breakfast and dinner-- but is always available to assist you, to suggest walking tours, or to pick you up at the harbor.