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Gassho no Yado Magoemon

360 Ogi-machi, Ono-gun, Shirakawa-mura 501-5627 , Gifu Prefecture
Gassho no Yado Magoemon
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Midgård
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to experience life in the countryside of Japan, this cozy house really makes that happen. The absolutely best thing for us was the food! Up until this hotel we had been in Japan for over two weeks and the food was kinda OK but nothing special...but here! Don't miss it!

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I stayed at Magoemon for 1 night in May 2015. The food and facilities were wonderful. However, I had a horrendous experience with beg bugs which ruined my trip to Japan. So future travellers be warned... The night of our stay, we noticed many small light grey and brown stains on our doonas (or quilts). Having had... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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15 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The location is fabulous and romantic. Even if we did not understand a word from the host, but we still felt they were very friendly. But for the quite high price we paid, I find the room very small and the heating was quite complicated. I understood that you could only take a shower in the evening, but I like... More 

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Maebashi, Japan
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We had a two days tour at Ogimachi last week and stay overnight here. It was a great experience to stay at an original gassho zukuri minshuku, although not all the equipments are from Edo period, of course ^^ The owner are friendly and if you can speak a little Japanese, it will be very helpful. The food was awesome,... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We arrived early in the morning and there was no problem in leaving our luggage until check in, later in the day. A large and magnificent Gassho-Zukuri home with immense character and within easy walking distance to the main walking bridge. Comfortable and clean tatami floored room with large low table and an effective heater. ''Paper thin'' walls between rooms.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Shirakawa-go is certainly a very interesting location. For the lovers of culture it is an excellent place to go. We spent one night there. The staff is very friendly. They don't speak English or have limit knowledge of it but with some effort you can understand everything. They are cordial and friendly. The rooms are large. It is a traditional... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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27 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

It was an unique experience staying in a Gassho-Zukuri for 1Night.The two of us were given a 12-tatami mat big room.Even though we were abit disappointed not getting the river view room but our room was comfortable and we enjoyed sitting outside the room at night admiring the other houses and padi fields.The meals were very delicious with grilled fish,fresh... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Everything is good there: the staff, the service, the meals, the shared bathroom are all good, the room was nice and clean enough. Only the heater would be a little trouble as it's quite old, but I managed it anyway. There are discount voucher for onsen at the reception table for you, feel free to take them as I found... More 

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Tokyo
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22 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

From the other other reviews posted here, it is hard to believe, that we stayed at the same place, so let me confirm first that I am reviewing the 'Magoemon' in Shirakago where we stayed a night in April 2014 + Rooms : It is clear that we are not talking about a luxury hotel, but an old traditional farrmhouse.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Top tip - if you want to experience Shirikawa-go away from the tourist hordes, stay overnight. And if you want the traditional farmhouse stay experience then stay at Magoemon. This place is beautiful and makes for wonderfully authentic 300 year old Japanese accommodation. Despite being the only westerners staying here, we were made to feel very welcome by the owners... More 

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