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Sumiyoshi Ryokan

3.0 of 5 Ryokan   |   4 Hon-machi, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture 506-0011, Japan (Takayama Station)
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Ranked #3 of 134 Takayama B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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plymouth, uk
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Sumiyoshi Ryokan was lovely. My room was on the ground floor, overlooking the river, and I had my own private screened in terrace and my own toilet. There is a communal onsen with a lockable door, which I used, but as it was 32 degrees C (90 degrees F) I didn't enjoy it as much as I would have in... More

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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 3 nights at this sumiyoshi ryokan in July 2014. The thing that made this ryokan so excellent was the food and the fantastic hospitality. Our room had two separate rooms--- a dining area and bedroom in addition to a screened porch area to have coffee/tea at in the morning. The bath(washing area) was communal but had locks. There... More

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73 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sumiyoshi is indeed authentic; both Japanese and western tourists frequent this historic inn and a stay is highly recommended. Everything has been said about the quality of the food and the rooms. Perhaps one point to note is that to accommodate western prudishness the common bathroom can be locked for private use (not traditionally done) and some guests are not... More

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43 reviews 43 reviews
30 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best ways to experience Japanese hospitality is staying at a traditional ryokan (i.e. Japanese guesthouse): traditional futon beds, traditional breakfast and dinner served in your room and of course, Sentō, Japanese communal baths. We selected Sumiyoshi Ryokan and we thoroughly enjoyed the stay: the owners and staff were very friendly and accommodating, our room small, but with... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We choose the ryokan based on all the excellent reviews. Seems silly to write another, but must. We were greeted warmly, though language a slight issue, but enthusiasm cleared the way for all. We enjoyed a wonderful dinner that seemed to go on forever. Each course was explained as best they could, and we were shown appropriate ways to eat... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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64 reviews 64 reviews
58 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

There is not much to add other reviewers' opinions. Excellent service, very good food, super location... We stayed in a ground floor river facing room with private toilet. It was a good choice because the common bath was only two doors away from our room. Nights in Takayama in April are freezing but the AC warms the room and there... More

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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We spent two nights in this very-well located and charming ryokan. We had a room upstairs with a nice view on the river. It is only about 10/15min by walk from the train station and the city centre. We were warmly welcomed by the owners, who were doing their best to make our stay perfect. They even proposed to wash... More

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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This was my third visit to Takayama, and spending a night or two in a ryokan in this quaint but touristy little town is something that should be high on anyone's "must do" list. We stayed at Sumiyoshi Ryokan in January 2014, as 2 adults and 3 children, and it was a wonderful experience. Firstly, the location. Located on the... More

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Emeryville, California
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12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This is our second stay here and the service, accommodations, staff and especially the food were everything that we remembered and more, especially the food, which can be both breakfast and dinner. A relatively short walk from the train station and easy to find (if you need help there is very friendly staff at the train station tourist office). The... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We stayed there one night and were generally very satisfied. Perfect location and very sweet and helpful staff. Would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a genuine ryokan experience in Takayama!

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Address: 4 Hon-machi, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture 506-0011, Japan
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Location: Japan > Chubu > Gifu Prefecture > Takayama > Takayama Station , Hidatakayama Onsen
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Hotel Class:3 star — Sumiyoshi Ryokan 3*
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Traditional merchant house style Ryokan built in Taisho era. (1912)SUMIYOSHI RYOKAN located MIYAGAWA riverside and central TAKAYAMA city.Ideally located for sightseeing. ... more   less 
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