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Takaragawa Onsen Osenkaku

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1899 Fujiwara, Tone-gun, Minakami-machi 379-1721, Gunma Prefecture
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here in August 2015. Other reviewers have noted that this Ryokan was tired and in need of renovations which I agree with, but that all added to the old world charm of the place. "It is what it is". Our traditional room overlooked the river with the sound of fast flowing water which gave you a sense of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'll get the bad out of the way first - the inn itself seemed dated and lacked the super-cleanliness that I'd come to expect throughout Japan. The food was OK. There is a captive bear on the premises. The Amazing. The onsen/valley is beautiful. Perhaps we were extremely lucky, but we got to enjoy our onsen experience in the middle... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We LOVED the outdoor hot springs (rotenburo) and the whole feel of the place.  Food was very good (not top, top class for a ryokan but neither was the price), and the people were super friendly.  There is a lot of preserved history here, and the rotary dial phone in the room fit right in. The room was a quite... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Travelling here was well worth the wait in terms of the incredible onsen, hospitality and food fit for a king. I don't think we have ever eaten so much in our lives and for breakfast... Wow! Such a special and relaxing place. Shame that the rooms are tired, with paint and plaster flaking off of the walls and bird faeces... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

if you want to have a very jananesee amazing few days, thats the go to spa.. i had a wonderful all around intro to their food, their way of treating guests, the natural onsen is so squeaky clean, just wonderful..

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We stayed here once before in 2013 and I am pleased to say not much has changed. Well, except for a tiny change in bathing rules. Women are now expected to wear a brown shapeless smock in the mixed gender baths. Depending on your attitude to public nudity this could be liberating or constricting. Guys are still expected to bathe... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

Go to this place if you visit Japan!! Set in a narrow gorge with a strong flowing river you can escape the madness of Tokyo in less than 2 hours. Relax by the river in the natural hot springs and let your mind drift off. Breakfast and dinner are included in the price. The food is absolutely top notch and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

If you are looking for an authentic japanese experience, staying at least one night at a "ryokan" is worth the effort (price and getting there...). My wife and I spent 2 weeks in Japan and staying at Takaragawa Onsen was the highlight of our trip! 1- It is an authentic, traditional centuries-old ryokan (you are given traditional "kimonos" - yukatas... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We stayed there only one night in January 2015. The winter view was amazing. The room was not very clean, but we were happy with its classic tradition ryokan style. The keiseiki dinner, prepared by ryokan, was fantastic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

A traditional ryokan with a beautiful onsen in a natural, river setting. A wonderful place to experience a traditional Japanese way of life in the ryokan and then to unwind in a gorgeous natural setting by soaking in the outdoor onsens along the river.

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