We travelled last Oct 2012 to view the Autumn tint in Daisetsuzan and en-route we reserved rooms at Hanakagura (Mori-No-You Hotel). Although we had some difficulties in reserving our rooms online, we managed to call the hotel (no English spoken), and fax across our details to the hotel.
The rooms were spacious and very comfortable, it provided us well, a good night of rest.
Both indoor and outdoor onsens were relaxing and gave a good view of nature all around.
We had reserved rooms with meal plans and certainly, it was value for money. Dinner was splendid and dishes served were varied.
Our stay at Hanakagura was quite different to most hotels we had stayed in Hokkaido.
Firstly we found that the onsen was opened to public and it was more of a "medicated health onsen". Largely visited by local patrons.
Secondly, as we were provided socks by the hotel, we had to wear them everywhere, even when we dined in the restaurant.
Thirdly, we were amazed by the indoor wall hung decorations; representing the wild life and nature which Hokkaido has (in my humble opinion).
There is also a park near the hotel where one could go for a morning run - a quiet and peaceful environment.
Overall, we are pleased with our "find" although it was quite pricey for a night stay in October. Neverthelss, we will definitely make Hanakagura our rest stop should we visit Daisetsuzan in the near future.
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