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1-64 Okamoto-cho, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture 506-0054, Japan (Takayama Station)
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 5 weeks ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Cedar Creek, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was our first visit to Takayama and we enjoyed it immensely. However, this was not our first stay at a traditional Japanese inn and we were disappointed that previous high standards were absent here. For example, at the entrance there were no slippers available for guests, nor were they available in the rooms. Upon the customary removal of shoes... More

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Sosuke was not initially my choice for accomodations in Takayama, but in talking to an acquaintance of mine (who has written several books on Japanese history), I was persuaded to try Sosuke out. I was warned that it would not feel like staying in a hotel and that the place was not necessarily luxurious, but he also said it would... More

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Victoria, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We paid extra as we stayed during Takayama Festival. Dinner was very good but I wish they let me know that I had a choice of Western style or Japanese style breakfast. Instead they assumed that we wanted Japanese style. It was boring and tasteless and definitely less than what I expected - without coffee!! We had to order a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We stayed in Sosuke for a night to have a taste if ryokan experience. It is within easy access from the Takayama Train Station (10mins walk with bulky luggage). Turn right at the station and walk to the end of a T junction, turn right and cross a short bridge. Continue walking till you walk past the 2nd Traffic Junction,... More

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

This was our first Minshuku on our trip so the small rooms and limited facilities did not rate as highly as the Ryokans we had stayed in. Sleep quality was not great as there is noise from other guests moving around and the road outside. The rooms were clean and comfortable and all the facilities shared - there are two... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

We stayed at Sosuke in January during a very cold winter. We had intended to stay only one night, but felt so comfortable we decided to stay another night. The hostess was so polite that she didn't let on until later that as they hadn't any other bookings for the second night, they'd intended to have a much-needed day off.... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

We stayed with our two kids, it's a beautiful place. Not a long walk from the JR station inside are all the comforts you'd expect from a traditional Japanese style inn. Our rooms were very clean and the staff so helpful in showing us where everything was. The onsen is small but very welcoming especially when it's cold. The meals... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012 via mobile

Irori Sosuke This was a good value place ....quite traditional I thought. The draws both Japanese and western travelers. The age profile is older. Curfew time is 11 pm, which is perfectly ok as there is not much to do after the sun sets in this sleepy town, which is en route to shirakawa and the Japanese alps. Dinner at... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

This was the first Minshuku we stayed in but having stayed in a Royokan a few days before we knew what to expect. This is a lovely old building tastefully rennovated. If you feel the need to sit on chairs there are some near a traditional fire place. The dining room is arranged so you can sit on the edge... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

After reading positive reviews from TA and travel guides, i was looking forward to my very first Minshuku experience. However, the Japanese hospitality i so adored was marred by my very short 1 night stay at Sosuke. First off, clear walking directions were not given and it didn't help that the information centre outside the train station had a sulky... More

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Address: 1-64 Okamoto-cho, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture 506-0054, Japan
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Location: Japan > Chubu > Gifu Prefecture > Takayama > Takayama Station , Hidatakayama Onsen
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Number of rooms: 13
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