We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sosuke

1-64 Okamoto-cho, Takayama 506-0054, Gifu Prefecture
Hotel amenities
Sosuke
Best prices for: 1 room 1 guest
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Ranked #8 of 86 B&Bs / Inns in Takayama
A recent review
Write a Review

50 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    12
    27
    8
    3
    0
See reviews for
10
19
3
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (3)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (50)
  • Mar-May only
    (17)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (11)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (11)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (11)
All months
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a thoroughly lovely place. We were met with such a warm and friendly greeting. It's such a quaint place. Simple rooms (futons) with shared facilities. There are communal onsen too, but I always had it to myself. Food is incredible! Even just come in for a meal (if that's possible). Possibly the best meal I've had. We spent 2... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Friend and me were in Takayama end of March, 2014 - owners are wonderful people, easy to communicate to in English. It's is a traditional Japanese style guesthouse, clean, excellent service, delicious food. Location is also convenient. My favorite stay in Japan. Felt like home.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
22 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

Warm welcome to this minshuka by the owner, Keiko. The guesthouse has traditional tatame rooms, sleeping on a comfortable futon. It has seperate male and female common bath, irori fireplace and serves meals, enabling its guests to experience a bit of Japanese life. It's nice as there we're a mix of Japanese and guests of other nationalities. Very good value... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

My friend and I travelled for the autumn festival. The minshuku was clean and well kept. One of the staff spoke a reasonable amount of English. The location was about 7 minute walk to the train/bus station (centre of town), with bike hire at the larger hotel across the road. There was breakfast and dinner included on one night/morning (breakfast... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cedar Creek, Australia
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
16 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Miami, Florida
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Victoria, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Hereford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
158 reviews 158 reviews
57 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sdyney
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

23 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (21)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (2)
Viewed
Other (15)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (2)
Viewed
Other (2)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay

Amenities

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question