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Takefue

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5725-1 Manganji, Aso-gun, Minamioguni-machi 869-2402, Kumamoto Prefecture
Takefue
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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New York
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55 reviews 55 reviews
51 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ryokan is truly paradise found in a bamboo forest! We loved every minute of our stay, and simply did not want to leave when check out time arrived. We ended up taking the bus to reach the hotel. You can easily book tickets for the bus online on their English website. It was a three hour bus ride from... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We stayed for two nights in different room of Kokyuan and Sayo and had unforgettable cultural experience that I feel upset when departing thinking I would never be able to find any better ryokan like Takefue. Design of rooms are very unique with traditional Japanese style. Most of the guestroom had their private indoor and outdoor natural hot springs (super... More 

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Spore
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6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We booked this place because it was rated No.1 by Tripadvisor members, and it did not disappoint. This ryokan surpasses some of my Aman resort experiences, with nice touches such as little gifts, personalised service, and multitude of activities. We had the opportunity to use all the family baths(must try), and had a wonderful dinner and breakfast. I would definitely... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I am a frequent traveller who hardly remembers the places I had been to or the hotels I had stayed, despite the fact that I plan my own itinerary. A year on, memories of my Xmas eve night stay seems to have been entrenched in my 2kb human CPU. Like one reviewer wrote, if you have not stayed elsewhere before... More 

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Hong Kong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Stayed as a couple for two nights in two different rooms. So, let me start with my conclusion here: Takefue may be the best all-round onsen ryokan experience you can get in Japan. We are well reversed in the luxury ryokan collection and other onsen ryokans across Japan at price points that skyrocket above Takefue--all things considered, I dare say... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is the second time we stayed in this onsen ryokan. There are only 11 suites and each suite is unique. In fact, we chose the same suite "Bijyoan" as the first time. It was equipped with an unique outdoor onsen with a small cave. Inside, it even had our own foot bath. Everything about this ryokan was perfect from... More 

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Hong Kong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

My return visit to this dreamed Japanese traditional Ryokan since last Oct 2013. It was almost full even when I made my reservation half a year before my departure. So, this time there is no choice for me but "forced" to choose what is left--Tukikage. However, it was to my surprise, whatever room type you choose, you still enjoy the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

A return visit and this time hit the peak of the fall foliage; stayed in the Bijoyan again -- but this time with yuzu! which elevated the experience to a new level. Service was impeccable, as before. But none of this is why we are entering a second review. As wonderful as is Takafue's physical site, they really need to... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We had high expectation for Takefue as it was recommended by our good friend and it was the one and only destination for this trip. During our 2 nights there, Takefue never ceased to impress us and went much beyond our expectation in many ways. Staffs were polite, attentive and efficient. The place was well maintained to a high standard.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

One of the best private onset experiences! Hard to beat… if you love privacy. Stunning setting and excellent service. All units have their own private outdoor as well as indoor spring baths. Set in the middle of the bamboo forest, each individual unit is planned as if you are the only unit around- total privacy. Other outdoor baths can be... More 

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