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Certificate of Excellence
587 Kamisaka, Okuhida-onsenkyo, Takayama 506-1421 , 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
44 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Once you manage to find the place, you will enter into a paradise staycation and not just because this is an excellent onsen venue, but it is actually a boutique traditional hotel of sorts with standards comparable to luxury hotels. The rooms, service, the amenities, the thoughtfulness of things down to the english instruction menus show that traditional need not... More 

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
32 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The private Onsen were wonderful especially the one in front of the river.fantastic food. Great staff. I even participated to do mochi with my hands. Great landscape and charming even with the rain. Romantic for couple

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Boston, MA
16 reviews 16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Our stay in Yarimikan was a top highlight of our trip to Japan. This thoughtfully restored Japanese manor house has spacious and beautifully appointed rooms that are worth the splurge. The inn overlooks a wild river in the Japanese alps, and features a handful of outdoor onsen with great views, some built out of river stones, and just a stones... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Imagine waking up every morning to the gurgle of the river strewn with grey and white rocks with sharp white peaks of the distant mountains. I had the privilege of this magnificent experience during my stay at the exquisite and opulent Yarimikan, a dream like no other. This ryokan is a bit far but possible to get to by the... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We arrived at the ropeway bus station as we missed the stop. Called the Ryokan they promptly picked us up. Perfect timing in mid march as the snow was dumping down. The property and rooms are beautiful great remote location. Onsen's were great the first mixed onsen was the best nice warm water and snow falling on our heads while... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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48 reviews 48 reviews
31 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Somewhat remote location, about 2 hours bus ride to get to, the hotel is traditional Japanese style, the rooms comfortable and clean, breakfast and dinner were delicious. There are several open-air onsen, love it!

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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This ryokan is truly a hidden gem with less than 20 rooms. I was thoroughly impressed with the property and it's lovely private onsens with the most fabulous views that you thought you'd only come across in magazines. Imagine an onsen right next to a river. It really feels like paradise just soaking and enjoying the serenity and scenery. Even... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We arrived here after an one night stop in Kamikochi, changing buses in Hirayu Onsen. The trip was a easy one and the scenery boast with views of cloud-shrouded green mountains. Location is absolutely fantastic, in the remote valleys of the Okuhida in the northern alps, right on the bank of the river opposite side of the bus station (less... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Loved Yarimikan! It was a rainy Friday and we were not sure how to get to there from Shin Hotaka Ropeway (another amazing experience) so we called the Ryokan. A shuttle was outside the ropeway's doors withing 5 minutes! Once we arrived at the hotel a wonderful host served us hot tea and showed us our big and beautifully designed... More 

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Gold Coast
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

After a day at the excellent Shin-Hotaka Ropeway we arrived at this fantastic onsen. The reception area is beautiful and they make you feel very welcome. There was a mix up with our booking and there were no Japanese rooms left so by a stroke of luck we were given a suite room. It was such a great room with... More 

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