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Hoshokaku

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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Gold Coast, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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34 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
11 helpful votes 11 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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46 hotel reviews
117 helpful votes 117 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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83 helpful votes 83 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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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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37 helpful votes 37 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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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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Sevenoaks
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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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26 helpful votes 26 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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