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1-88 Babacho, Takayama 506-0838, Gifu Prefecture
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Osaka-shi, Osaka, Japan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on 31 January 2015, book for triple bed and stay for a night. Beautiful tatami room, delicious kaiseki set menu but the staff looks tired while clean up the restaurant as there is so noisy like in the Chinese restaurant. Don't bring big luggage, because you have to lift your luggage from front desk to the room as... More 

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91 reviews 91 reviews
44 hotel reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We loved it here. We had an onsen in the room which is always a good start, and there was also a massage chair and bar with drinks to sample. We'd just arrived after an 11 hour flight and 4 hour drive so this was perfect! The staff were excellent, helping us to work out what we needed to wear... More 

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Mill Valley, California
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202 reviews 202 reviews
35 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I'm going to start by saying that this was our first ryokan stay, so I have no comparison as some other contributors do. That said, we enjoyed everything about our stay here. The shuttle provided for the train station is convenient, the staff treated us as honored guests, were polite and did their best to assist us with our needs.... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Hoshokaku is a very nice ryokan, but is unremarkable for the price. I paid 19k¥/person for two people on a Sunday night. The location is nice, right up the hill from Takayama's old town. The service was as I would expect from a ryokan in this price range (that is, very professional and welcoming). The food was good, but not... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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33 reviews 33 reviews
29 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This hotel is within walking distance to Miyagawa Morning Market, Old Public Houses and famous Kitchen Hida restaurant, however, the staircase which next to hotel and connected to the town is very steep so must walk with care especially during raining day. This hotel has outdoor private onsen on top floor for hotel guests to use with a charge. But... More 

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45 reviews 45 reviews
38 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

A truly wonderful experience from start to finish. Even though we only stayed here 1 night, in a Japanese room with in - room onsen, the experience came with 2 meals (dinner and breakfast) which was nothing short of amazing. Pluses: Service - on arrival at Takayama station, we called the ryokan and they had a shuttle come by the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We stayed here for two nights in mid April. 2 night end Feb, which was in winter, and selected the room with private hot-tub. Upon arrival we called up from the Takayama train station and were picked up by the hotel bus and driven to the ryokan (about a 5 minute drive). We were greeted politely and warmly at reception... More 

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Congleton, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Picked up by the very obliging owner in an elderly minibus after a very late evening train because of a typhoon, a meal was nevertheless ready and waiting after check in. The dining area is split into tiny booths, with drapes across the entrance in the Japanese fashion. Food was very good, but we were to taste better in other... More 

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Cobourg, Ontario
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

This immaculate ryokan, on a hill overlooking charming Takayama, was an unforgettable highlight of our short trip to Japan. The hotel is maintained spotlessly throughout: shoes are handed to the concierge upon entry. The building is a modernised version of the traditional Japanese ryokan, and is the complete opposite of a Western hotel. Rooms are simple: no TV, but private... More 

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70 reviews 70 reviews
16 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

We booked Hoshokaku through JTB with our train tickets. We chose it for its onsen and because you don't dine in the room. We preferred dining in a restaurant setting. Upon arrival, we were greeted in the full Japanese style -- respect and grace. Shoes off, straight to the room. Tour of the room and tea service was elegant, short... More 

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Address: 1-88 Babacho, Takayama 506-0838, Gifu Prefecture
Location: Japan > Chubu > Gifu Prefecture > Takayama > Hidatakayama Onsen
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Number of rooms: 62
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