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Hakuun

3.5 of 5
67 Horibatamachi, Takayama 506-0837 , Gifu Prefecture
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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31 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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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75 reviews 75 reviews
33 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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Madrid
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

If you want a true Japanese experience, this is THE place to stay. It is a well run, clean and comfortable Japanese inn with good onsen. It is on a hill overlooking the town (but just a quick five minute walk downhill - if that - to all the sights. It has a great terrace with lovely views over the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

This stay was my first stay in a Ryokan, and as much as I did find it uncomfortable on the futons I did love staying here. The staff were lovely, and very helpful, they spoke great english, the hotel was still walking distance from the town centre. Their onsen were lovely, my sister and I snuck down one snowing winter... More 

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