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Wanosato

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4.5 of 5
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1682 Ichinomiyacho, Takayama 509-3505, Gifu Prefecture
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London
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51 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wanosato is located deep in a valley alongside a gushing mountain stream, 20 minute's drive from Takayama station and in its own little hamlet. The Ryokan will send a driver to pick you up at Takayama if you arrange in advance. As usual, there is virtually no english spoken so keep communication simple. The main building itself has four rooms,... More 

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Jakarta
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147 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this ryokan after seeing its picture in one of travel book. When we arrived, we found out it is much more than what the picture showed. I had very good communication exchange with this ryokan during reservation, very responsive and quick reply. We were picked up at Takayama Station. It took around 25 min to get to the... More 

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singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Had the opportunity to stay for a night in this luxury ryokan in takayama. The owner (an interesting and friendly old lady) kindly upgraded us to their top room and it's breath taking. I have stayed in many beautiful resorts and the view of this room is definitely one of, if not the most surreal. The river and forest seemed... More 

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

About 20 minutes out of Takayama you find yourself next to fast running brook with trees all around. Dinner is Japanese but excellent with top grade wagyu beef from the Hida herd. The rooms excellent, the ryori or fireplace in reception brilliant and unique and you wake up feeling that you are in the canopy of trees - you should... More 

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taipei
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141 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

The ryokan is in a beautiful piece of land, the room is dated, and really needs some work, the toilet seat was cracked, the table is taped on etc... the onsen is very good with with rocks surrounding the pool, and very hot... The food was mediocre at best, and basically no one spoke english here. I think it is... More 

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New York City, New York
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36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

The setting of this hotel next to a rushing mountain stream in a forest couldn't be more beautiful, but we found serious hospitality problems during our two-night stay here. First of all, the staff speak no or very wobbly English. Then the service of a shabu-shabu meal was a complete disaster, with half the meal arriving immediately--hot and cold dishes--the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Traditional Japanese Inn with individual guest houses along the river. Excellent dinner & breakfast, with helpful staff. Rooms are traditional, with charcoal fires in the center. Under-floor heating, thick futons and heavy quilts coupled with the sound of the water guarantees an excellent nights sleep. Sake & magic tricks around the open fire in the main building is a memorable... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Wanosato is situated in a forest, with a stream running alongside to it. It's gives you a sense of peace and relax which is a perfect place to get yourself away from busy and stressful urban life. The traditional fireplace in the lobby is the highlight, where you can sit there and chat, learning the history of this hotel while... More 

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2 Thank AY C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

I don't think I've ever been as relaxed as I was during our stay at Wa no Sato. The service was exemplary. And the food was top notch! The stream running next to the ryokan and the view from our room was so tranquil and bliss. Also the onsen is beautiful. It's great because there are two; a rocky one,... More 

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Breda, The Netherlands
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135 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

We spent two nights here. We had a wonderful time. You feel as if you are in historic Japan; and I mean this in the most positive way! The place is all serene and peaceful as time does not exist there. You feel completely at rest the moment you enter. The staff is very friendly and they make your stay... More 

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