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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
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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99 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this was definitely the most quiet hostel on our trip. there is some zen in the air. i guess the very nice temple (a part of the hostel) has something to do with it. there are rooms towards the inner garden which is beautiful and rooms look very japanese. i would recommend those ones. with my sister we got the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This was an odd one, it was recommended to us by two travellers as it's cheap and we thought the temple vibe would be interesting. Unfortunately there was like zero atmosphere here - apparently it was full when we were here but the place doesn't really lend itself to much socializing which is fine if you want to relax, there... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I enjoyed my stay here. This hostel is quiet and peaceful with a homey atmosphere. Bathrooms were clean and small towels provided. There is also tea of nescafe stocked in the kitchen - which is large and offers plenty of space to prepare your own food and socialize with other travelers. Our room adjoined another room and was separated by... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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11 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Our family of 4 (with boys aged 7, 10) found this place comfortable and well located. We enjoyed meeting other travellers around the kitchen table and found the shared facilities perfectly adequate. It is one of the cheapest places we stayed in during our visit to Japan and found the rooms spacious, the futons comfortable, and the kitchen well set... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Had a memorable stay here. The place had a lovely atmosphere of calm and quiet. The lady who welcomed us was lovely and showed us everything we needed. Lovely little garden that I used for some yoga practice :-) The room was fine - pretty basic as expected but clean and pleasant. It looked like one or two of the... More 

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washington, dc
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

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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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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73 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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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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