There are only 2 good points to this hotel: (1) It's one of the cheapest in Asahikawa (we paid 5600 for 2 people one night), and (2) there is a free internet linked computer to use on the second floor.
There are a number of disturbingly bad points. First off, the elevator doesn't work and apparently hasn't worked in a LONG time. Since even the front desk is on the second floor, everyone will be doing some hard stair climbs with luggage.
Secondly, the water is probably not fit for human consumption. There is no sign regarding this, but the refrigerators are stocked with bottled water (one per person!) free. It says "Please enjoy this water free of charge!" Then you read the fine print: "By the way, if you use the hot water/tea maker, USE THE BOTTLED WATER!" (Emphasis and translation mine).
We took a good look at the water from the tap (NOT labeled undrinkable) and after it got an inch deep in a glass, the bottom of the glass was no longer visible.
Finally, the hotel window was OK, but the window *sill* had serious problems. Specifically, we could see light pouring in where there should have been a layer of caulk between the sill and the wall.
Oh yeah, there was also a 3 alarm fire breaking out about half a block away the morning we left. That probably wasn't the hotel's fault though.More
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