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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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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Tel Aviv
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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an experience of a traditional Japanese guesthouse. The guesthouse itself is 100 years old Japanese merchant house near the river full of antiques. The owners are very nice people. The room itself is a traditional Japanese room that uses for dinner during the day and you sleep on the floor during the night (don't worry, adapted to Western... More

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the cutest little authentic inn. The owners were so friendly, attentive and generous! They took care of us and made us feel like special guests. The wife was the cutest little woman I have ever met! If you are looking for an authentic experience stay here! One or two nights would be enough... We did feel like we... More

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plymouth, uk
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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74 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

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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30 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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Paris, France
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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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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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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