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Hida Takayama Zenkoji

4-3 Tenman-cho, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture
Hida Takayama Zenkoji
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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washington, dc
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

by far my least favorite (and most traumatic) of four places i stayed during 10 day japan trip. depressing fluorescent lighting, astroturf hallways, strong chemical smell in bathroom, all foreigners. space heater's 3-hr alarm repeatedly woke me up in middle of night - hostile male owner was by far the rudest japanese man i've ever encountered....telling me that i didn't... More 

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Perthshire
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just spent two nights pleasant welcome when we came back at check-in time of 3pm from Yukini we had left our luggage earlier here great rooms comfy Tatami mats our room was big and private next to showers and toilets which are shared but everyone seems to feel responsible about keeping them c l ean. Big kitchen to use your... More 

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Paris, France
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This original hostel, located in a temple, is just perfect for a short stop in Takayama. Very good service and very clean for the price. Rooms are private and confortable but showers and toilets are shared with other guests. The heating system is made of either electric or oil individual heaters so in winter the place is a bit cool.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

A great place to spend a night or two if you know what to expect, and excellent value for money. Clean, convenient location, free wifi and friendly staff with good English - thank you Yukini! Definitely no luxury though. There are both dormitory and private rooms (tatami mats and Japanese bedding) with shared shower, toilet and kitchen facilities. Our family... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We had a good stay here for two nights, even though it was in the dead of winter. We had a large room with two heaters, electric blankets, and a heater under the table. We used all of these at various points to keep ourselves warm. The kitchen is large and well supplied if you want to do any cooking... More 

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San Francisco, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Highly recommend. We came away relaxed. The gentleman who showed us the place when we arrived was so sweet and friendly, and entertaining. We didn't see any Zen services while we were there, but you definitely can feel the Zen. Clean, calm. The simple rooms with tatami mats were relaxing, and decorated with very authentic lovely Zen Buddhist items like... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Takayama Zenkoji Temple is definitely a highly recommended place to stay. This is a quiet place despite being located in one of the main road in Takayama. It is about 8 minutes walk from the bus or train station. Walking to The Takayama Jinya takes just 3 minutes. It's kitchen is well equipped where we can prepare some of our... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

We had the back room, which was quite big and looked over the garden. The bathroom is very simple, but clean. The staff is very nice. We really liked the Zen atmosphere. Furthermore it is central location for discovering Takayama and its surroundings. Highly recommended!

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Pavia, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Temple guesthouse located in the city center (at a walking distance from everything), it offers a traditional futon sleeping accomodation. One of the staff members, Yukina, was very kind and gave us a warm welcome showing us around the guesthouse. It has shared bathrooms and kitchen and it is suitable for travelers on a budget. You need to e-mail directly... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We are a crew family (Commercial airline staff) who has a really short vacation trip. So we seriously searched the safe place, nearest to the best of Hida beef yakiniku and easy to travelling especially somewhere close to the bus center. Accidentally, we found Hida Takayama Zenkoji temple Inn at this site make us interested. We received the best cooperation... More 

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