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Kitakobushi Shiretoko Hotel and Resort 北こぶし知床ホテル & リゾート

Shiretoko Grand Hotel Kitakobushi is located about 120-minute car distance from Manabetu Airport, Hokkaido.
This is a large-scale resort hotel stands at Utoro, which is the only sizable town along the western coast of
the Shiretoko Peninsula. It is located at the entrance to the national park on the area of World Natural Heritage Site.
A western-style room as well as Japanese tatami room is available for visitors. All 179 guest rooms are smoke-free.
The hotel guests may enjoy a luxuriant, all-natural hot spring baths.

(L) Welcome drink served between 3-6 pm (R) An elevator hall on the first floor

(L) Reception desk (M) A lobby (R) An elevator hall and a coridor on the 7th floor

(L) A twin-bedroom On the 7th flor (R) A view of the sea of Okhotsk from a guest room

(L) A comfortable twinbed and a semicircular sofa (R) A gas-controlled fireplace

(L) A swing chair (R) Pola makeup goods

At a seat that overlooks Utoro Port, the Kitakobushi provides a Japanese and/or Western style buffet.

(L) A receptionist for a dinning buffet (R) A buffet dinning room

(L) One corner of buffet (R) A buffet dish plate selected

The buffet corner of Live Kitchen and Shiretoko Sweets Kitchen

A buffet dish plate selected
Japanese and Western foods are available; however, most of which are Japanese.

Hotel facilities

(L) Drift ice that settled at Utoro Port, Shiretoko: It was stored and displayed at minus 20 degrees or less.
(M) An observation deck to watch the sea of Okhotsk (R) A library to read a newspapar and books

A souvenir shop full of the nature of Shiretoko

(L) Shari Pottery (M) Indoor shrine (R) 知床の名水「来運の水」Shiretoko's famous water that brings good luck.

Utoro harbor at 4:50 am

Utoro harbor viewed from a guest room from the 7th floor

(L) Footbath (M) An open-air bath (R) An indoor bath: All are open to a hotel guest.

Smoking Restriction:
Since its foundation in 1960, and in April 2016, all 179 guest rooms became smoke-free to make a guest more comfortable.

N0-smoking sign and a warning for smoking act

(L) The entrance of smoking lounge (M) Interior of smoking lounge (R) Smoking place outside

Official website of Kitakobushi Shiretoko Hotel and Resort
Smoke-free Hotels in Japan
A summary of smoking-room rate studied in local hotels of Japan

Smoking Restriction at Hotels in the World: Actual Survey
The ratio of a smoking guest room to the total hotel rooms was calculated,
based on-the-spot investigation.


 Shiretoko National Park

KK Shiretoko buffet

北こぶし知床ホテル & リゾート
執筆 禁煙席ネット主宰 医学博士 宮本順伯

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This information was provided by the Smokefree Hotel and Travel.
The article was written in October 2019.
All photography was taken by Dr. Junhaku Miyamoto in September 2019.

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