Most travelers come Monbetsu (紋別) to take an ice breaker cruise and meet the seals in winter. Also, it is a good base for traveling to Wakkanai along the coastal Okhotsk Line (Route 238).

Hotels on Map



Monbetsu Prince Hotel ♨︎


10min walk from Monbetsu bus terminal / 2min walk from Minamigaoka 1 bus stop

Monbetsu’s most comfortable place to stay is located on the main street, this hotel has both Japanese- and Western-style spruce rooms. Complete with excellent onsen (free to guest) on the basement.

Hotel Okhotsk Palace


1min walk from Monbetsu bus terminal

In a prime location behind the bus terminal, the Okhotsk Palace has spacious ocean-view rooms, with restaurants and a bowling alley. There is a 24-hour food vending machine.

Okhotsk Ocean Villa AL MARE mombetsu


1min walk from Okhotsk Sea Ice Museum

Located next to the Okhotsk Sea Ice Museum, this ocean-front cottages are within walking distance to the Garinko-go terminal and the Crab Claw. The ‘room 2’ has a private sauna.