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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

This was one of the worst onsen hotel I have ever been to in my life. The reviews was pretty descent prior to the fire renovation, but we were disappointed. First of all, the day we checked in was pretty hot in Hokkaido, with a daytime temperature at 29 C, the mini air con in the room was not sufficient... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We just recently experienced Kourakuen within days ago. The experience and good impression still lingers. Even my 12-yo son was very impressed. Your 5 senses would be tickled. We stayed in the Hinoki room, the maisonette room with private open-air bath on the upper floor. Sight - Room space is respectable, good view/ vista, well-planned layouts, impeccable finishes to the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Makes you feel at home right from the start. You will be taking off your shoes from the moment you enter the lobby and you will be walking around barefooted or with socks like in your own home. Room is beautifully furnished with many toiletries provided. Onsen was nice and comfortable as well with a nice outdoor onsen with good... More 

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We've stayed in Kourakuen during the fire accident in Dec. We were very lucky that we managed to get all our belongings after the accident. Staff in there were very helpful during this stressful time and most importantly they were very nice to provide all the warm clothes and food for us in -10 degrees Celsius day and a place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This is my second experience of a proper ryokan and one that did not disappoint. We enjoyed our room, the stay, the private onset and the dinner and breakfast enormously. The setting was extremely peaceful. If I ever revisit Otaru, I will definitely book this ryokan again. We managed to book a transfer from Chitose airport which was also seamless... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

My friend and I visited Kourakuen last winter during the Otaru Lantern Festival. We stayed at a standard room with dinner + breakfast plan. This ryokan was the best ryokan I had experienced in Japan. I was touched by the staff's helpfulness and hospitality, though they didn't speak English. The dinner was fresh, delicious and generously offered with variety such... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

We have been looking for a good, traditional onsen place in Oatrus and we came across this one on the web. It's not easy to book via their website so i wrote it to them. The staff was very prompt and efficient in replying. This hotel is located Otaru and not too far from Otaru city centre. The hotel itself... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

As a budget travaller, this hotel is too expensive, but with the regular price even on X'mas eve, we spent our luxury holiday there. We stayed in the "Hagi" room with private outdoor onsen. It's a bonus in the snowing Xmas. Room is very large. Dinner and breakfast included were average.. many dishes, tasted depends. Very comfortable room, especially the... More 

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Hong Kong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

I booked a room with an open-air bath but was disappointed with the room (Room Shirakaba). It is quite small, quite dark, and most of all, it just smells of cigarette smoke. I believe it is the ryokan's policy where you cannot choose the room; they will allocate you a room based on the category you pay for (with open-air... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Room itself was spacious and toilets were clean, so no complaints there. The private onsen was a nice idea but it could be a little bigger. The meals however was my main grouch. It was served hurriedly and every dish at once. Most of the items were precooked and cold when they reached the table. One of the features of... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Additional Information about Kourakuen

Address: 5-23-1 Shinko, Otaru 047-0152, Hokkaido
Location: Japan > Hokkaido > Otaru > Asarigawa Onsen
Price Range: $338 - $733 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 34
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Also Known As:
Korakuen Hotel Otaru
Kourakuen Otaru, Hokkaido
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#2 Top resorts Hotel in Otaru
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