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Sumiyoshi Ryokan

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4 Hon-machi, Takayama 506-0011, Gifu Prefecture
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Auckland, New Zealand
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here in September 2014 for two nights. It was a wonderful traditional ryokan experience. The building itself is 100 years old. When we booked I checked if they could cater for my gluten free diet as I am coeliac, and they surpassed themselves on this. (I actually was turned down at another ryokan because of my dietary needs!)... More 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were warmly greeted by the people running the ryokan and showed to our room. The room was a combination of both modern and traditional accomodation. The sleeping area was the traditional tatami together with an ensuite toilet and wash basin. This definitely provided additional comfort to us. The food was well prepared and delicious. In addition, the owners were... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only stayed one night and thoroughly enjoyed the warm hospitality and delicious dinner. The dinner includes a bit of everything so there is something for everyone! The private onsen was a treat after the cold and wet weather... So far the beds on the floor are comfortable ;-) Definitely a once in a life experience! Highly recommend this place!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed two evenings and wish we had budgeted for more. The dinner and breakfast were traditional Japanese meals, and some of the best food I've ever had - and never ending! Futons laid out at night while you are at dinner - very comfortable, however. Private onsens are a plus.

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Australia
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99 reviews 99 reviews
48 hotel reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Stayed three nights the first week of February when the occupancy was very low.Snow on the ground and roofs but no snowfall in the days we were there My adult son and I shared one of the two rooms on the upper floor which have a small enclosed verandah overlooking the river.Our room did not have a toilet or sink.Toilets... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We came to Takayama on a whim. We wanted a ryokan experience and after some research we settled on Sumiyoshi Ryokan. The other TA reviews were right - this place is great! We got the room with the private toilet and shower. It's upstairs and has a great view of the river. The place itself is full of charm and... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Spent two wonderful nights here over Christmas 2014. Takayama is a great place to visit anyway but staying here took the experience to a new level and is one we will never forget. Everything about the accommodation was perfect and topped off by the beautiful family that own and run the Ryokan. Thank-you for giving us such a great memory.

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Plymouth
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

From greeting to farewell you feel like you've joined the family. Although no English is spoken this only reinforces the feeling of "Japaneseness" Simply wonderful food, baths, and atmosphere all the ingredients for great ryokan experience.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We stayed here for just one night, having spent the previous night at another hotel elsewhere in Takayama, but wish we had been able to stay for longer. The couple that run the hotel are supremely polite and overwhelmingly friendly (albeit in their own quirky Japanese way). The communal hot baths (onsen) were lovely and the breakfast very good too... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We booked for two nights stay (one with 2 meals, and one just to accomodation) via email. Ryokan owner Mr.Minami accepted and replied to our email very timely. And best of all, we weren't asked to pay deposit up front because that will be difficult for us to process. We arrived later than expected, but our room is ready and... More 

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