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Sosuke

1-64 Okamoto-cho, Takayama 506-0054, Gifu Prefecture
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  • 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
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

THIS IS A RYOKEN, which is basically the same as a hostel, just japaneese style. The people were nice... But the location is so close to the road, which makes a lot of traffic noise. We slept on futons on the floor and getting extra, in order to sleep better, made no improvement. It was like the futons had just... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I think the highlight of our one night stay at Sosuke was the food, so I'd probably recommend Sosuke more for people who want to drink the meals. We ate dinner and breakfast at the inn, and enjoyed both a lot. The room was simple but pleasant. You have to make up your own beds, and I'm not convinced we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

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 

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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.

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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 

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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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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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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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