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1-88 Babacho, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture 506-0838, Japan (Hidatakayama Onsen)
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Ranked #29 of 132 Takayama B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013
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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Congleton, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Toronto, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
13 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Singapore, Singapore
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

We stayed here for 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 was promptly picked up by the hotel bus and driven to the hotel (about a 5 minute drive). We were greeted in typical Japanese fashion, politely and warmly by the... More

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Adelaide, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay at Hoshokaku. The location is excellent and close to the famous bridge, temple market and old town. While expensive, I think it's good value when you consider the meals that are included. Our room was very comfortable with amenities such as a free mini-bar, coffee machine and excellent toiletries. We were on the 5th (top)... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

We splurged one night at the Hoshokaku to get a 'roten boro' means 'a private onsen bath on your balcony over looking the city. It doesn't get any better than this, not even the awesome Hida beef and the multi-course meal could top the relaxation and experience of sitting in your own onsen bath drinking beer or wine while a... More

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Hong Kong, China
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133 reviews 133 reviews
30 hotel reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2011

After an extensive research on Japanese website around Hida, Hoshokaku was by far the best hotel. We stayed 2 nights in a newly renovated room with private onsen. It was the first hotel I encountered in Japan that offered free drinks in its mini-bar! Our room was tatami style , but still got large sofa sitting area, long bench with... More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
33 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2009

I was very torn about where to book in Takayama, but this ryokan was very good. It is a very Japanese experience, and in fact, there were many Japanese staying there at the same time we were. The rates included dinner & breakfasts that were excellent!! We were able to pay additional to reserve the private onsen and used both... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2008

We stayed in Takayama overnight on Oct. 21, 2008 and paid 378,000 yen for the both of us on the couple plan. It was pricy and was our big splurge for our trip. The reason I picked Hoshokaku was because they have private rotenburo (outdoor bathh) that you could reserve. The couple plan that we had included a 45min bath... More

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London, UK
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58 hotel reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2006

We had booked this ryokan at a travel agency in one of the local train stations, so we did not know what to expect. This was certainly the real deal. Communication was tough the whole time we were there, as there is hardly any English spoken. The staff, however, were extremely friendly and helpful, and they tried very hard to... More

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Address: 1-88 Babacho, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture 506-0838, Japan
Location: Japan > Chubu > Gifu Prefecture > Takayama > Hidatakayama Onsen
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Ranked #29 of 132 B&Bs / Inns in Takayama
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