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650 Nagai, Minakami-machi, Tone-gun, Gunma Prefecture 379-1401, Japan
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Ranked #3 of 85 Minakami-machi B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Nagoya, Japan
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Recommended this place by a person who has stayed more than 150 Onsen Ryokan (accommodation with hot spring) in Japan. He ranked this place No.1 out of 150. Very traditional accommodation. Buildings are aged, but in a good way. Protected as a cultural heritage. The 3 onsens (hotsprings) are open almost 24 hours (except cleaning time for about 1 hour).... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

If you want to feel and experiment Japanese traditional Onsen-ryokan style, I strongly recommend this Chojukan in Gunma prefecture. Indeed this spot is bit far from Tokyo or Narita Air port(you need to get Shin-kan-sen and local bus), but this is why they can keep the atmosphere of "secret place". Of course the quality of their springs is one of... More

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Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Wow. My wife and I loved the excellent food, beautifulmrooms, rustic hot springs (including an unforgettable one under the stars) allowing for mixed and single-sex bathing, and the wonderfully secluded locale.

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

My boyfriend and I visited in early May 2013 and thoroughly enjoyed our one night stay. The journey is quite straightforward from Jomokogen train station, we asked for advice at the tourist office and a very kind man provided us with maps and the bus timetables. We actually got a taxi after the first bus because of a long wait... More

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Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

We went towards the end of February, though it was cold I would say it was still a nice time to go. Getting to the ryokan/onsen was a little hard but the bus trip was quite pleasant as it goes through rural Japan and we got to see some snow monkeys. The ryokan itself is very old, and mostly made... More

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Dallas, TX
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

We went in late May, and though the trip getting there was a little long, it was well worth it. If you can afford the experience, it's well worth it. The onsen are pristine and picturesque--the outside one especially is everything I'd dreamed of when picturing old Japan. The staff were very friendly and accommodating; our personal maid/waitress didn't speak... More

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Sydney, Australia
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Great onsen and ryokan. The english internet booking site doesn't really work, so we used google translate and picked a plan off the Japanese booking site. You still need to understand Japanese style booking system so it might help to get a friend who knows Japanese to explain or book for you. The onsen is remote and as I read... More

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Sydney
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32 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

Although it takes a little effort to get there (two buses from Gomo Kojen shinkansen station, but all part of the experience!) it is well worth it to visit Chojukan. Literally at the end of the road, this remote onsen is very atmospheric - surrounded by dense forest, with snow covered mountains in the distance and astride a beautiful rushing,... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

This place was the highlight of our trip to japan. We stayed in the most expensive room cathegory and the room where large. The old indoor onsen was very nice as well as the new onsen. The location is very secluded. The food was also very good.

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Manila, Philippines
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

We stayed only one night it was enough to give you that whole ryokan experience. We had a very comfortable relaxing room (category B), great service (one sweet young woman took care of us from calling us for our meals to serving us), amazing food (dinner and breakfast) and the location was just perfect. A river running through it.. nice... More

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Address: 650 Nagai, Minakami-machi, Tone-gun, Gunma Prefecture 379-1401, Japan
Location: Japan > Kanto > Gunma Prefecture > Tone-gun > Minakami-machi
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Number of rooms: 35
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