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1-64 Okamoto-cho, Takayama 506-0054, Gifu Prefecture
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Ranked #8 of 84 B&Bs / Inns in Takayama
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

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 

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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 

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15 hotel reviews
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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 

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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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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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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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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Address: 1-64 Okamoto-cho, Takayama 506-0054, Gifu Prefecture
Location: Japan > Chubu > Gifu Prefecture > Takayama
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Number of rooms: 13
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