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Hida Takayama Zenkoji

4-3 Tenman-cho, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture, Japan
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Duluth, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This temple was a wonderful place to stay! I had my futon immediately next to the shrine, so that was a comfortable idea to fall asleep with. They also have the traditional rooms below the shrine where you are to find the key in total darkness. It's a spiritual experience - try it. The bathrooms are clean, and the kitchen... More

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London, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
16 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We were given a very large roo and the showers/WCs are very clean and overall the place is very good value for money for backpackers. Good location too with walking distance to all shrines/temples and JR Station. Yukina the hostess/trainee priest was just too sweet for words with her thorough tour and rules and regs she gave us. details such... More

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Very cheap for Japan, beautiful tatami rooms which open onto floor to ceiling windows overlooking a zen garden. Kind and helpful hosts, and really good and clean kitchen facilities. We were travelling as a family and it was really useful to have this. Well located for exploring the rest of Takayama. Plus, there is a basement where you can achieve... More

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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Good location for exploring Takayama - walking distance from the station. Greeted by a friendly host - who spoke good English. Room was spacious and clean - with electric blankets and a heater (it snowed when we were there in March). Shared bathroom was also clean. Had free WiFi. Recommend it.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Stayed here for 5 nights (25/12 - 30/12/13) in winter. I bought the Nouhi 4-days bus pass to explore the surrounding Okuhida Onsen area and Shirakawago. The room is super big and very clean (see my pictures). The common toilets are also very clean. Wifi is fast enough to Skpe and the kitchen is well-equipped with microwave and cooking tools.... More

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Yokohama, Japan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

I stayed there for 2 nights with my boyfriend. We've been welcomed by a very nice person who spoke good english and had at heart to show and explain us everything so that we would feel comfortable. She even made us choose our room. So we got a huge japanese style room, with a window (actually it's a whole in... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

I stayed here in August with my partner for 3 nights. We stayed in the main double room between the shrine and the beautiful garden and paid JPY5000 per night (it required a reservation by email). The temple was extremely quiet and peaceful, and it was a wonderful experience to stay in a room with paper walls, sliding doors, a... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
23 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Excellent location is right opposite Takayama station but a 5 min walk away from the heart of town and the riverside. Don't let this put you off - Takayama is a gorgeous and quiet little town - recommended mode of transport - feet. Staff in hotel are very friendly especially the small rotund fella at reception - Not great english... More

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

We enjoyed our stay at Zenkoji Temple in April 2013. We had booked well in advance, and had two clean and comfortable adjoining rooms upstairs for our family of four - the fantastically steep stairway, almost a ladder, added to the experience! Don't stay here if you want a nice standard and sterile hotel just like you'd find anywhere else;... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Reading the negative reviews of the Takayama Zenkoji makes me think that we were in a different place! Our experience couldn't have been more positive indeed! A French tourist whom we met in Kamakura recommended us to stay here, so we wrote to the temple's care-taker a few days before our arrival and he booked a room for us. We... More

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Address: 4-3 Tenman-cho, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture, Japan
Location: Japan > Chubu > Gifu Prefecture > Takayama
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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