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Sumiyoshi Ryokan

3.0 of 5
  |   4 Hon-machi, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture 506-0011, Japan
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Ranked #3 of 173 Hotels / Ryokan in Takayama
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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    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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed our stay here. Place is a 15 min walk from the station and is beautifully set on the river. We had a room with a private bathroom which came with lovely river views. Room was very spacious, good matresses, a safe. We didnt spend much time in the place as it was so well situated. Staff didnt speak... More

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Bruges, Belgium
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We liked this place. Central location. Authentic. Lovely old lady running the place. We had two dinners. The food was excellent. The private bath, that you can take with your partner adds to the charm of the place.

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Melbourne, Australia
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99 reviews 99 reviews
56 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sumiyoshi is a lovely ryokan. We stayed three nights and would happily have stayed for three more. Based in a traditional house with a newer extension, rooms are traditional Japanese tatami rooms with futons set out each evening, paper walls and seating on the floor. You take your shoes off when you enter the ryokan and use a set of... More

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Sydney, Australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a lovely place! Beautiful historic house converted to a traditional Ryokan overlooking the river in the old part of Takayama. Convenient place for seeing the town on foot or bicycle and close to all the restaurants and historic old town. Really relaxing, nice bathrooms (you hardly need an Onsen, you can soak to hearts content right here!). Meals served... More

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Tel Aviv
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29 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

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 September 2, 2014

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
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7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

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
72 helpful votes 72 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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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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Address: 4 Hon-machi, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture 506-0011, Japan
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Location: Japan > Chubu > Gifu Prefecture > Takayama
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Sumiyoshi Ryokan 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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