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Otaru Ryotei Kuramure

Boutique ryokan Kuramure in Otaru is our top pick for the best ryokan with an onsen and private kaiseki dining experience, and it's only 1.5 hours from Niseko. Kuramure is located in the midst of a little charming neighbourhood with a picturesque landscape beyond.  The architecture captures the quintessence of Hokkaido in its material and textural expression, and brings out the sensuality of all things simple, natural and wonderful.