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Hoshokaku

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1-88 Babacho, Takayama 506-0838, Gifu Prefecture
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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london
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63 reviews 63 reviews
29 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The room was nice with the dining room in tatami with nice views of takayama. The dinner was better than taxable but still with space of improvement. Onsen full of Japanese that explained to me the right rules (you have to go inside completely naked). Nice staff

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Sydney, Australia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
33 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The cherry blossoms were out so it was a great time to be staying in Takayama in the mountains (apart from the daytime crowds going gaga over the blossom trees.) We emailed ahead and the Hoshokaku arranged for us to be collected from the station and we were whisked away to the inn. This is the full ryokan experience: shoes... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I recently stayed at Hoshokaku and found the experience very poor. I had just one night in Takayama and I was there on business. My biggest complaint is that none of the staff spoke English, at all! Despite booking a twin share room with beds I was given a room with no bed and a futon was later set up,... More 

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Claremont, California
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113 reviews 113 reviews
38 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We had never stayed in a Ryokan and were pleasantly surprised. Our room was modest with twin beds which isn't so fun when celebrating an anniversary but it was fine. The decor in our room was dated and the toilets are not comfortable for men. This may be different for rooms on the uppper level. We had our first experience... More 

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Osaka-shi, Osaka, Japan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
45 hotel reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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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237 reviews 237 reviews
36 hotel reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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Singapore
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47 reviews 47 reviews
40 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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