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Shimizu

2613 Ogi-machi, Ono-gun, Shirakawa-mura 501-5627, Gifu Prefecture
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although it is a bit far away from the bus station, the house is tidy, and the atmosphere is relax! The host speaks English and is very helpful! There is only 1 shower facility, so it may take some time to wait if more occupancy are there too. The meals prepared by the host are very traditional Japanese Meal and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

It was sub-zero temperature when we arrived at Shirakawa-go. But the sun was shining, which wasn't a good thing, because that turned the ground icy and lethally slippery. Shimizu Inn is a fair distance from where the bus dropped us - you have to cross the suspension bridge, turn left at the town centre and walk a couple of hundred... More 

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Subang Jaya, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Booked via email with the inn owner. It is located about 10 mins walk away from the bus terminal. Have to walk across the suspension bridge to the village and the inn, Went there during the 2013 autumn (mid nov); always wanted to write the review earlier but didn't have time to do so. It was a lovely experience to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Nice traditional house just a bit off the town centre so it is quiet and serene yet you are only a 5-minute walk away. It snowed during our stay but there was a heater and electric mat to keep the room warm at night. The dining room was well-heated during both breakfast and dinner. Both meals were absolutely wonderful with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The host is the 8th generation, the house is historical heritage with very clean and comfort rooms, the atmosphere is warm and simple, the hostess and host are very nice and both can speak english. They introduced the history of the house and Shiragawa. Having meals around the hearth and talk with each other is really traditional and enjoyable. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Great experience The hosts are great! Unlike previous reviews I read I did not find the hostess unwelcoming. She was just a bit more reserved. Still very friendly. Gave us some options on what to do until dinner. Dinner was incredible! The house itself is just really cool to sleep in. You can hear some of the frog and cricket... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This is the closest it comes to be received at home as a Japanese family's guest. It does not offer the service of a Ryokan or a hotel.The rooms and the facilities are basic but appropriate to the setting in a traditional guest house. The lovely hosts are wonderfully welcoming and their meals (breakfast and dinner) are tasty and very... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

It is good that the inn is on the edge of the village, away from the day-trippers' traffic. Apart from that, the experience was average as the hospitality was a bit underwhelming. Price / quality was also not as good as what we have been experiencing in this part of Japan. This was disappointing, particularly given the rural setting and... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We spend a night at this ryokan, gassho house. It is located at the end of the village, quite a bit far from the center of the town. I think this remote location of the house is quite an advantage of this ryokan. So, we stay in a quiet area. The view is quite better. Our bedroom is just next... More 

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Hong Kong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

It was my first time not staying in a formal hotel/ryokan therefore, the experience was good for me. I think the room looked a bit shabby but the futon was clean and the eating area was very interesting. The home made food (both breakfast and dinner) was delicious and tasted very fresh. There was some mechanic outside the room and... More 

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