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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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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Staying at this guest house was one of the highlights of our trip to Japan. The whole experience was fantastic: clean comfortable room, impeccable service, great facilities, mind-blowing food and location. If you want a truly Japanese experience, this is it. We felt spoilt! I highly recommend trying the dinner and renting bikes next door.

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

You only need about 3 days to visit Takayama and if you are only staying a short time, then the Sumiyoshi Ryokan is a great experience. Firstly for the reviewers who were disappointed, I wonder if their expectations were too great to begin with. Keep in mind this ryokan is in an old building and in a small rural town... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in several ryokan during our time in Japan and this was our favourite. (Ryokan in general are a great idea if you are travelling with children - much better than renting multiple tiny generic hotel rooms.) We had the large family room which did not look directly out over the river like other rooms but was still lovely.... More 

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Oxford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome, traditional ryokan. Great hospitality, lovely food served in the room on a tatami mat. Nick nacks and antiques everywhere. Plus the bath was wonderful. Nice sized room and not too far from the town. Just excellent!

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london
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We knew what to expect , they are very clued up to westerners and allthough their english is not grat the old couple with their son who runs this have things down to a tee , the stay is authentic in a 100 year old building with lots of knick naks , the onsen put on at 4 so a... More 

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spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is hard to review a Ryokan since I have only been in one. The building is not very nice, but the view from the room was great. We had the room with the shower and we could also enjoy the shared onsen, which you can close for privacy. We also had breakfast and dinner there and it was quite... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

the warmth! its true! the whole place is so full of character and history and its run by the loveliest, kindest people. room facing the river, great food , they take you in and take real good care of you. it has this contagious happy atmosphere. just so nice. totally recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The location is quite good. The majority of rooms are facing the river. It is extremely lovely at summer. The rooms are in old style and you can find out a lot of antique things, paitings, etc. We felt like back to my grandma's house. The master is very friendly and the staff was very kind and cheerful. The food... More 

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We stayed three nights in February ,when Takayama was under snow. We enjoyed it so much we went out of our way to return at the end of June for three nights. The first time I booked through Booking.com but this time I booked directly online and with a follow up phone call.I like the two rooms upstairs overlooking the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The ryokan is in a traditional wooden house and felt more like a minshuku than ryokan. But the hospitality was warm and sincere with excellent food. We ended up having dinner on both nights we were there because of the wonderful food. The location was also great as a base for site seeing. That said this is not a ryokan... More 

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