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587 Kamisaka, Okuhida-onsenkyo, Takayama 506-1421 , Gifu Prefecture
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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
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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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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
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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

I walked there from Shin Hotaka Ropeway, along river, after hiking the mountains. It was a high quality historic ryokan. Onsen are beside river, and not busy. Very scenic. Open all night. Dinner is fabulous, with what seemed like 10 course meal. Local bus stop is nearby, cross river and its on other side but best to get directions as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013 via mobile

The outdoor onsens was definitely the highlight of our stay. Great experience trudging through the snow at night and in the early morning to try out the different outdoor onsens. The one with the most beautiful view is the mixed bathing one - unfortunately for those who are shy about using this. As this place is not too crowded, there's... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

We booked 2 lower rate standard rooms. Upon arrival at Hirayu Onsen we called to request for their free pick-up from the bus stop near the ryokan (Nakau Kougen Gutchi Bus Stop). Once alighting from the bus there was a minivan waiting for us. Otherwise it would have taken us around 10 minutes slow walk. Check-in was smooth and we... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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28 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

If you are taking the bus, it's a 5mins walk from the Nakao Kogen Guchi bus stop. The amazing thing was the bus driver called ahead without our asking and then approached us to confirm our nationality and then got off the bus to show us the direction to go in the middle of a snow storm! The ryokan is... More 

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