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1-88 Babacho, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture 506-0838, Japan (Hidatakayama Onsen)
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Ranked #23 of 134 Takayama B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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43 reviews 43 reviews
36 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

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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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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19 helpful votes 19 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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38 helpful votes 38 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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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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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 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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151 reviews 151 reviews
34 hotel reviews
165 helpful votes 165 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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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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Address: 1-88 Babacho, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture 506-0838, Japan
Location: Japan > Chubu > Gifu Prefecture > Takayama > Hidatakayama Onsen
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