Daiichi Takimotokan

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Mike’s travel
Wattle Grove, Australia5 contributions
Worse hotel service I have ever had in Japan.
Feb 2020 • Solo
this hotel is ridiculous. worst service I have seen in Japan. i'm here right now. no matter what temperature I set, the air con can only be either on or off and it will not stop at the set temperature. it shows the room temp is 31 degree!! the room gets so hot. the only guy available is 片XYZ. his English is so limited. thru translator he said in winter the air con only has warm air out and cannot be adjuested. it is just how it works and not faulty. all the rooms are the same. he refused to offer any help. asked me to turn off the air con and if gets too cold just ask for extra blanket. it is minus 4 degree outside!! when I asked him 'can U set Ur ac in your house at 18 degree' and he said yes. so why cant this hotel do it? worse, he opened the windows to cool the room down, after my half hour convo with him, the whole room smells like rotten egg. it is an onsen area full of sulphur. how can someone has no common sense and knowledge about the area works in a hotel like yhis. what I need is a hotel offers a comfortable room. that should be the bottom line of any hotel, let alone this one so called the best in town.
also there is an alarm hidden in the wardrobe ringing at 6am in the morning. the humidifier water tank doesn't get refilled. very unhappy. going to complain all the way up. this is not a japanses service. so disapointed. where is おもてなし)? what a shame!
Written 1 February 2020
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magic b
1 contribution
Hot spring
Jul 2019 • Family
When I got to the hot spring, I can barley breath bit the service was still excellent I really recommend this Hotel to you if you travel with family
Written 14 July 2019
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uallin
Singapore, Singapore734 contributions
A good 1 night visit
Jan 2019 • Couples
Location is great and the hotel operates very systemically. Perhaps cos it is so big. Guests are allocated timings for their meals. But hotel is accommodating. They readily let us dine early when we requested at the reception. When we reached the dining room, a table with our room number was ready. Dinner and breakfast buffet spread were acceptable, nothing to shout about. Be prepared to clear your own plates when you finish cos there are only a few staff doing this task.
I can understand how the staff may feel overloaded with that many guests, but being in the hotel industry, a smile when handling guests is still something a staff simply can't omit. We encountered 2 such non-smiley, matter-of-fact staff at reception. Didn't feel that welcomed as a result. We stayed in 4 hotels this trip and only Daiichi Takimotokan gave us this feeling.
We didn't visit the onsen as the hotel seemed to be running full house, many Japanese families despite being a weekday. Perhaps the hotel should provide info sheets to guests on preparations for using the onsen, like another small hotel we stayed did. We saw a staff manning an area giving out yucata- was this for onsen use? The room also has a set. Of course, we could have asked the staff if we were keen to onsen.
Written 15 January 2019
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Sophie N
Singapore, Singapore188 contributions
Onsen worth a visit
Jan 2019 • Solo
It's a paradise for onsen lovers but people who do not like onsen can give this place a miss. Guests staying at Takimoto Inn have free access to the onsen.
Written 9 January 2019
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mistereks
Marin County, CA181 contributions
Delightful baths
I did not stay at the hotel, opting instead to purchase a day pass to access the onsen (traditional Japanese bath) facilities. Though the hostess at the entrance spoke very little English, she had a paper with instructions in English for us. With only a few missteps, we made our way to the locker room, got our towels, removed our clothes and headed into the bath area. (Segregated by gender.)

There are several different soaking pools, none much deeper than two feet. One was significantly hotter than the others, but it wasn't scalding. Each of the pools has its own chemical makeup - some sulfur, some sodium, etc. A huge window provides a lovely view up "Hell Valley," where you can watch the steam billowing out of fumaroles.

There are also three outside pools, which we found much more pleasant than those inside.

The ramen restaurant in the hotel was sadly, only average.
Written 11 June 2018
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Ho L
Singapore, Singapore41 contributions
Premium rooms and food
May 2018 • Couples
Would recommend this place for a good experience of the Onsen and Japanese style rooms. The buffet dinner is also very good. However as this place is very popular, it draws in crowds and tour groups, so there are many people. Go to the onsen during off peak period, which is between 3 to 5pm. The onsen are all open to the public, so there is no private onsen. I would say a wonderful experience overall, but if you are looking for a private experience with less people, this is not the place.
Written 14 May 2018
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Hairul Fariz H
Singapore, Singapore56 contributions
Amazing bath with a gorgeous view
Mar 2018 • Solo
The onsen(I can only speak for the male section) was gigantic with very high ceilings. I've been to quite a few onsen already and this was the best by a mile. The onsen has 3 floors, one of which houses the swimming pool and jacuzzis (pack a bathing suit). My personal favourite feature was on the main floor with an expansive viewing window with a pool for you to sit and admire the mountains- especially beautiful during winter. I stayed in the south wing which is the furthest rooms from the baths and it is quite the walk. The room decor looked a bit old and tired. The lighting didn't help i think. I had a private kaiseki dinner on their 5th floor restaurant and it was the best meal I had in Hokkaido. Definitely a must do! It's also conveniently located close to the Jigokudani area. Overall I'd give this a 4.5 but I'll be generous and bump it to a 5. Highly recommended.
Written 18 March 2018
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Yasinta Asih W
Jakarta, Indonesia26 contributions
Big hotel with complete facilities
Jan 2018 • Friends
I got information about this hotel from internet and read some guests reviews, then I decided to stay here.
The hotel is very big with many rooms in some different towers or buildings. Of course many guests even traveling in groups. I was staying in mid January and still many guests staying in this hotel. I assume there's no low season in this hotel.
The room with tatami style and the space are good.
They also have big restaurants, Western style and Japanese style serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. They also have onsen inside the hotel' area, indoor and outdoor, completed by sauna, but I can't enjoy the onsen and feel relax because of too many guests at that time.
This hotel is good for group traveler or who loves staying in very big hotel with many guests, but I would suggest you to stay at ryokan if you wanna relax, enjoy and learn the real Japanese culture during your stay.
Written 26 February 2018
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닭 춘
South Korea13 contributions
A welcome place for all family
Jan 2017 • Family
A 100 year old casual ryokan style hotel with enormous hot spring area and a decent swiming pool located closest to the jikokudani. A giagantic establishment with fun elements that appeal to every family member. Buffet style dinner and breakfast was absolutely delicious. Loved everything on the menu. Rooms might be rather plain and simple compared to other upscale ryokans in the area. Transportation to and from Sapporo can be arranged by advance booking.
Written 28 August 2017
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Yew Hong Ng
Singapore, Singapore196 contributions
Luxurious Bath
Jun 2017
The room was very average and rather disappointing for the price. The bath area was huge - including a few pools outdoor, though it was quite a distance from the block I was staying in. Breakfast and dinner were done buffet style at a hall - a good variety of food including crab, sashimi, and some western options. The place is huge with busloads of tourists (Japanese, Chinese, Koreans etc) so don't expect any personal service.

The location is near to Jigokudani and one of the bus stop.

All in all, a decent place to stay in especially considering the luxurious bath area, but price-wise I've stayed in cheaper onsen ryokans with personal services without the busloads of noisy tourists.
Written 12 June 2017
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