Accommodation in Abashiri, Hokkaido (Toyoko Inn Abashiri Ekimae)


Name: Toyoko Inn Abashiri Ekimae

Address: 1 Chome-3-3 Shinmachi, Abashiri-shi, Hokkaidō

Map code:  305 675 176*36

Approx room rate per pax: 8,600 Yen (about a third of the cost of the hotels. thumbs up)

Parking rate: No charge

Free Wi-Fi access: Yes. Unique passcodes in every room.

My rating: 4/5 (Mainly cause the rates are much more affordable.)


  • Off-street parking lots; just behind the hotel
  • Extremely polite service staff
  • Big bottles of shampoo and body foam
  • In-hotel washing and drying machines – two machines each, situated in the laundry room a couple of footsteps from the hotel reception. 100 Yen for 30-min wash and 200 Yen for 30-min drying cycle. No need to bring your own detergent. Heavily used from dinner onwards
  • Right next to the train station

Photo | BIG_MOUSE | Single bedded room. Super comfy bed.

Room for improvement:

  • Staff couldn’t quite understand our requests; language barrier
  • No housekeeping service. Pay a fee to get them to change the towels.
  • Simple breakfast, but that’s how they keep their costs low.
  • Drinking water not available in the rooms. Gotta use the dispenser in the lobby. Another way to keep costs low.


Some notes:

  • Hotels typically charge for parking. Parking rates may vary according to the size of your car.
  • Space is a premium in Japan, so don’t expect super spacious rooms.
  • All hotels we stayed at provided Febreeze or an equivalent. Thumbs up man. Good for them shoes or the carpet.


Click here for the Itinerary in Summary; details in the following articles:

Protip #1: Taking the wheel in Hokkaido
Protip #2: Enjoying some rest in the restroom
Protip #3: Avoiding bill shock at restaurants
Protip #4: Chilling and dropping off at convenience stores
Protip #5: Taking the Dreamliner Boeing 787


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