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Gassho no Yado Magoemon

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360 Ogi-machi, Shirakawa-mura, Ono-gun, Gifu Prefecture 501-5627 , Japan
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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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English first
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
22 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Arrived in the heavy snow to a very warm welcome from the owners, who did not speak English; which did not seem to be a problem. Our room was VERY traditional Japanese, a little cold at first as it was well below freezing outside and only paper screen wall between us and the large snow drifts. The room was heated... More

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Gosford, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

We stayed one night in this ryokan. The rooms were big. Being winter, they had this heater cranking up for us in our room. The family was very nice. Food, both dinner and bfast was fantastic. The toilet and bathroom was quite modern, so that's good. I really enjoyed our stay here. And given the chance will book this place... More

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Sandringham, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

One of the highlights of our trip to Japan. Shirakawa-go itself is beautiful and calm. There were a lot of tourists when we first arrived but by the early evening they had all left, and the only people remaining were those staying in the guesthouses. We took a walk around the village in the cool air. The family were very... More

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Alameda, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

We stayed one night in Magoemon in Shirakawa-go. This is a gassho-zukuri style building, the traditional "praying hands" style of architecture traditional to this heavy-snowfall area of rural Japan. Shirakawa-go itself is a treat, and staying here gave us an inside look at the buildings. We had one large tatami room that slept all four of us. Dinner has in... More

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Manila, Manila, Philippines
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

It is a great total ryokan experience. It starts from the tatami mats in the whole dining area, the big hot water kettle that serves as room heater, the traditional ryokan meal ( GOOD), the rooms, with yukata ( robes) provided for each guest, the heated room table for drinking tea and having snacks with friends, modern washroom amenities, onsen... More

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Address: 360 Ogi-machi, Shirakawa-mura, Ono-gun, Gifu Prefecture 501-5627 , Japan
Location: Japan > Chubu > Gifu Prefecture > Ono-gun > Shirakawa-mura

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