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2613 Ogi-machi, Shirakawa-mura, Ono-gun, Gifu Prefecture 501-5627, Japan
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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21 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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30 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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27 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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19 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

We stayed here for 1 night in June. The accomodation and food were good, as was the location - a little further away but very quiet and close to fields etc. The welcome was not hugely warm - yes language could be an issue, but a smile goes a long way and crosses language barriers. A nice town - worth... More

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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

I shan't add to what has already been said (which is largely true) except to say: - This is much like staying in someone's (albeit traditional and really nice) house in Japan. So, if you haven't done that much you'll find it amazing. If you have, it's still great but perhaps the price tag includes that experience. - It's really... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Shimizu is rather far from the bus stop, but it definitely has the best view! The japan alps on your doorstep. Dinner was okay and the futon was comfy, probably the thickest futon we had so far. Because its quite isolated from the rest of the village, we even met a wild fox wander from nearby forest. However, we didnt... More

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Sacramento, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Shimizu is located in the edge of the village, so a little walk (15 minute) is expected from the bus station. However, from the house you can see beautiful mountains, forests, the rice fields and several gasso historic houses. We fully enjoyed the serene and beautiful scenery. Our family enjoyed very much the "tatami" bedroom because the floor of our... More

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New York City, New York
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15 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

This review is long overdue and I owe our wonderful hosts at Shimizu minshuku an apology for not posting sooner. We stayed in September 2011 for one night, as part of a two-week trip to Japan. Shimizu minshuku gave us the unique experience of staying in a thatched, family-run farmhouse within the picturesque boundaries of Shirakawa-go. After a short 10-minute... More

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Address: 2613 Ogi-machi, Shirakawa-mura, Ono-gun, Gifu Prefecture 501-5627, Japan
Location: Japan > Chubu > Gifu Prefecture > Ono-gun > Shirakawa-mura
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