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Reviewed 4 March 2017

Anyone visiting Japan has to experience a real Ryokan. In Ginrinso, the service is plain amazing for a westerner - It seemed like Fusako was a friend welcoming us into her home, with all the smiling courtesy and manners of Japan. The facilites and food were on par. The views of the room stunning. Yes, this is Japan, so expect...

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Reviewed 9 January 2017

We stayed at the Ginrinso for a night en route to Niseko. From Sapporo, we took a train to Otaru-chikko, about 30 minutes. The ryokan provided complimentary pick up and drop off service, and this was arranged through the Luxury Ryokan Collection. Exiting the train and entering the main hall of the Otaru-chikko station, we were met with the ryokan's...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 9 July 2016

This was by far the most traditional place we stayed in. Outstanding service that went above and beyond. The rooms are traditional with futons and they also had a private onsen in the room which was lovely. The level of detail to service was outstanding!

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Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

My family and I enjoyed this stay immensely. The rooms are spacious and airy, with a great view of Otaru, food is top-notch (the crab especially), and service was always friendly, warm and prompt. Their attention to detail is extraordinary. Even though the ryokan is not in the heart of Otaru, it affords beautiful coastal and city views that more...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 26 May 2016

Ginroso is not as historic as Gora Kadan in Hakone, the newer high rise section is where we stayed. The first room on the fifth floor was hot and with the windows open we could smell cigarette smoke. Little English is spoken here so they called our first guide to translate the problem for us. They apologetically moved us to...

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 26 March 2016

This was our first time at a ryokan and it is perched high up just outside Otaru town with an excellent view of the town and the bay from our very spacious room - which includes an enclosed balcony/sitting area, the main room which doubles as sleeping and living area as is usual, a hallway with the drink amenities and...

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Reviewed 6 March 2016

Went in March with my wife. Still it was all white in snow. Actually snowed everyday. Beautiful ryokan upon a hill looking over Otaru harbor. Better get a room in new building which has private in-room hot spring bath. View at night of sparkling Otaru was magical. Dinner course was fantastic. Even a whole hairy crab came out. During my...

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Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

My family love this place... We came here almost every year... This is our 7th stay. Just love this place... The ambience, food and services... Everything is so great... Highly recommended for every tourist... This place is known as Ginrinsou and not Ginrinso.

1Thank yeoc468
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 14 July 2015

Beyond expectations and deserving of a great review. Yes it's expensive but worth it. Exquisite in the detail and the food really good indeed. The old world charm that exudes every pore of this place is an experience in itself. Coming back if I'm in Japan.

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Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed 2 June 2015 via mobile

I stayed with my parents and younger brother on last Sunday of May. Their services were much better than I'd expected. The thoughts were not only from me, but from my parents. My further had been Sushi chef for over 30 years. Usually it is quite challenging to get his satisfaction on Japanese food quality. But this time, he was...

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Additional Information about Ginrinso

Address: 1-1-13 Sakura, Otaru 047-0156 , Hokkaido
Region: Japan > Hokkaido > Otaru
Price Range: $790 - $1,503 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
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“Away from smokers!”
cyssf2003, 25 May 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at new building have in-room hot spring bath.”
  • Room prepared for sleeping
  • View of Otaru
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bduckk, 5 Mar 2016 | Read review
“get the view of the Bay !!!”
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johnCSC, 3 Dec 2014 | Read review
“please ask for new building that facing the bay”
Mfazriyulianto, 27 May 2014 | Read review
“Go for traditional tatami room.”
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MichaelT58, 25 Oct 2012 | Read review
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