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Ryokan Sakaya

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9329 Toyosato, Shimotakai-gun, Nozawaonsen-mura 389-2502 , Nagano Prefecture
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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Sydney
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything in this ryokan is incredible. The hospitality of the staff was out of this world. Beautiful people. The traditional rooms were an incredible experience so warm and cozy. The bathroom was small but all you need. The hotel restaurant is a must try for traditional cuisine but also western breakfast. My favourite part was the onsens. I tried both... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for a week in January 2015 and it was sensational. On arrival we were seated in the lobby and every detail about staying in a traditional ryokan was explained to us. We were then taken to our spacious Japanese style room where a pot of green tea was made for us. Such a lovely touch. Our room... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Ryokan Sakaya is the arguably the best property in town. The highlight of the hotel has to be the public onsen, hands down the best in town and easily beat any spa that I have been to...it's HUGE. each male and female have an open air onsen and a sauna room, there's also a nice family bath that you can... More 

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Malibu, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

It's been a few years since we spent a week staying at some of the most beautiful ryokans in Japan, and with no snow on the West Coast of the US, we and our friends were anxious to try Japanese powder, so in late February we went to Nozawa Olsen to warm up on their slopes before heading up to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This Ryokan was the perfect experience for our family of four. The service was superb, the food magnificent and the accommodation lovely. The sense of it was of a very exclusive opportunity and the care and attention we received could not have been better. An absolute highlight of our trip to Japan and we thoroughly recommend this place. A special... More 

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Brisbane
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We have just had a week at this gorgeous ryokan. It is our second stay here and was even better than the last time. We had a deluxe traditional room with futons this time which was huge and very comfortable. Last year we had the western room which was quite small. I recommend opting for a traditional Japanese room as... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Ok, so I'd give it 4.5 stars. It's better than very good, but not (quite) up to the standard of say, the Marriott Grand Hyatt or similar. However, its a wonderful place to stay, particularly if you want to experience genuine Japanese culture and service. Staff are extremely helpful and courteous, and everything you could want is provided; a wonderful... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Came here with the kids in December to celebrate Christmas. We reached the little town of Nozawa onsen at 5-6pm but it was pitch black by then. We took a taxi from the local train station to sakaya onsen (takes around 15mins), however as we learnt on the ride home it was easier to take the bus (only 3 mins... More 

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New York, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The wife and I stayed for 3 nights in mid january. Check-in was a breeze. English is spoken well by a few staff members, but overall communication is not a issue. The staff provides you a very good overview of the property and the town. Our room was on the 6th floor. We had 2 single beds setup instead of... More 

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Sydin-eey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015 via mobile

The glowing reviews are true. It's intimate and the staff are very attentive and warm. Full of nice little touches like encouraging you to wear kimonos to meals and free snow boots to wear. The Onsen was a delight we even used it at 5am on the morning of our departure. In future I would not have prepaid for all... More 

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