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Takaragawa Onsen Osenkaku

3.5 of 5 1899 Fujiwara, Tone-gun, Minakami-machi 379-1721, Gunma Prefecture
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Hong Kong, China
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54 reviews 54 reviews
52 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars NEW

After reading some glowing reports here, I had high expectations for a traditional Japanese experience in a peaceful and relaxing setting. I was in the first instance surprised by the customer service (which was perhaps the worst we saw in the hotels we stayed at in Japan), where the shuttle bus arrived at the train station 15mins late (after all... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Buzan (http://www.bunzan.jp/) is the more upscale hotel at Takaragawa owned by the same management. If you are concerned about wanting upscale cuisine well served and a room that is in great condition, you might want to stay here. The hot spring is the same for both hotels. However, staff at Buzan know little to no English so if you don't... More 

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Perth, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to this onsen from tokyo for a day trip. Was a bit of a trek to get out there. a train ride then a bus ride. but it was worth it. the onsen is awesome. one of the best places ive been in japan. if youve never been to an onsen in japan before, get ready for heaps... More 

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Andover, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
13 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Having been Tokyo based for a week, our resident friends decided that we should visit an onsen which is basically a spa with hot springs and it meant that we would have a very traditional Japanese experience. From Shinjuku, we took a local train to Takasaki then took the shincansen (bullet train) to gunma and then we were bused to... More 

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Nacka, Sweden
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

My first time at an Onsen so I admittedly do not have that much to comapre with but we had a fantastic stay. The hotel is a little worn but very charming with a fantastic view of the Takargawa river. Exterior and hot springs are great. Food was fantastic and staff friendly and helpful. As westerners they gave us double... More 

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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I booked this onsen hotel because of their high review score, reasonable price, free shuttle pickup/dropoff and outdoor onsen pictures. The English speaking staff was very helpful to guide me through almost everything clearly I need to know. Hotel shuttle driver did a good job when taking us from train station to hotel during a major snowstorm to drive very... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

For the price, I'd say this is one of the best onsens you could get this close to Tokyo. Especially if you're looking for a konyoku experienced (mixed baths), as seperate baths can sometimes get lonely when you go as a couple. When we arrived at the train station, was informed that it was raining in the mountains and my... More 

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Hong Kong
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57 reviews 57 reviews
44 hotel reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The first time I visited Japan I stayed here at Takaragawa Onsen, and it blew my socks off. It was my first ryokan experience, so it was pretty much full-on, exciting, and amazing. Since then I have probably stayed at over 30 ryokans all over Japan, most of them at the luxury top level ryokans. I visited Takaragawa again last... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This was by far one of the top experiences of my 2 month excursion to Japan. Nestled in the mountains north of Tokyo and next to a river is a historic Ryokan with amazing onsen with a traditional atmosphere. Know what it is not: it is not a western resort, and it is not a new facility. But what it... More 

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San Diego, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I can understand the other bad reviews and how others can have a not so good experience. The place is not new and there are signs of wear and tear. We paid about $100/p, which includes pickup from the shinkazen station, dinner, breakfast, use of spa, an old room with no bathroom, and drop off back at the station. For... More 

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Address: 1899 Fujiwara, Tone-gun, Minakami-machi 379-1721, Gunma Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kanto > Gunma Prefecture > Tone-gun > Minakami-machi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Takaragawa Onsen Osenkaku 3.5*
Number of rooms: 42
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Takaragawa Onsen Osenkaku Minakami-Machi, Japan - Gunma
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