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Hakuun

67 Horibatamachi, Takayama 506-0837 , Gifu Prefecture
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Ranked #41 of 174 Hotels / Ryokan in Takayama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This is a hidden gem that I would highly recommend Stayed 1 night to get the experience of a Ryokan and was very happy. Very nice and clean Japanese style rooms. Traditional breakfast in the morning was good. Excellent view of takayama as it is just up a small hill. About 10-15 minute walk from the train station Also has... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I stayed at Hakuun in one of the upstairs rooms with my husband for three nights in April during the Takayama Festival. The ryokan was situated in tranquil surroundings with a view over Takayama city. We had three breakfasts (around AUD$10 each) and one dinner (Around AUD $50) at the ryokan and were impressed, especially with breakfast which was different... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Hakuun is a lovely ryokan which overlooks Takayama. Beaut separate onsens for men and women. Only about 20 minutes walk from station but we took a taxi for 900 yen when we arrived in town with our luggage. Highlight was the dinner pre-booked at the ryokan. Probably the most exquisite meal I've ever had. An incredible array of dishes including... More 

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Hudiksvall, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We are not very experienced in Japanese style guesthouses, so keep that in mind when you read this review. The place was clean both in public areas and rooms. The people working there are very serviceminded. The dinner that was included was served in your room and had so many different courses that you wondered if you could eat it... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This traditional japanese ryokan was our one night stay in Takayama, coming from Shin Hotaka/ Yarimikan and on the way to Shirakawa-go village. Is located up, on a hilly, green and quiet area, and we leisurely walked around 20 minutes from the bus station. Good way to take in the city! We get a cosy tatami room, same as in... More 

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Trondheim
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This is a traditional japanese ryokan around 5 minutes from the trainstaion, with a taxi. You can also walk up, but it lie almost on the top of the hill. It therefore have a really good view over Takayama. The oldtown is a short walk away. Rooms: We tried a traditional japanese room with tatami. The room is spacious for... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The hotel is a real japanese experience In the great setting of the alps. The hotel has ryokan baths which are great, although very very hot! The rooms are Futarishizuka Hakuun style and for a westerner this was quite an interesting experience. I really enjoyed the breakfast, but do note that there are no vegetarian options and the breakfast is... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

My girlfriend and I stayed here for 1 night in September 2013. Great Ryokan experience. Slightly expensive for a normal occasion. Good for special occasions as it does feel luxurious. Rooms (9/10): + Very large. One double bedroom with western style beds. Seperate living room with low table for drinking tea. The bedroom alone was larger than some of the... More 

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

This ryokan/bed and breakfast is a 10 minute uphill walk from town but we have been very happy The rooms are large and our private cedar bath and miniature balcony have a beautiful view over the town They have a shuttle into town in the morning but we chose to walk and one when you arrive. It is very clean... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

We booked into Hakuun to give our friends from London a full on Japanese ryokan experience, sleeping on tatami mats, onsen and Japanese slippers rituals. Although we asked for non smoking rooms (seemingly very rare in Japan) there were ashtrays in both, however the place didn't smell too smoky. The basin in our room was cracked and the bathroom mirror... More 

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