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Wanosato

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1682 Ichinomiyacho, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture 509-3505, Japan (Hidatakayama Onsen)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We stayed for one night only as a break on our tour of Japan. We were shown to a beautiful traditional wooden cottage with fantastic views of the nearby stream and woodland. Dinner was an outstanding Kaiseki banquet served with precision and care. Breakfast was similarly memorable. The ryokan also has his/her onsens. This place is pretty expensive but worth... More

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Toronto
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Imagine falling asleep to sound of rushing water just below your window, snuggled into plush futon on heated tatami mats in a 700-century inn decorated for samurai with the faint smell of wood smoke. Your earlier dinner was the best Japanese meal ever; so very fresh, tasteful and each course served on beautiful dishes. And after dinner, you washed away... More

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New York City, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

we went there in March 2014 and It was really magical.... Me and my husband were the only guests of the ryokan so we had a very special japanese experience.. From the two amazing onsen to the kaiseki dinner offered with such a wonderful precision and care! It was late winter and there still was snow outside but our room... More

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Maroochydore, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

This small boutique Japanese-style hotel is a must for those who have the budget and who want to have a traditional Japanese-style hotel experience. The hotel is located in a narrow valley along a stream outside Takayama. It comprises a main building which is a traditional farm/barn house which has been beautifully restored. There are a number of adjacent barns... More

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Paris, France
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We had called the ryokan one day in advance so they picked us up at the train station of Takayama. It's about a 20 min ride by car. We got a really huge room.. Actually it was three rooms, two of them overlooking the river. The scenery is absolutely relaxing. It was our first time staying in a ryokan so... More

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San Francisco
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

This is an excellent ryokan: the location (remote, beside a river), beautiful wooded gardens, the rooms (we had a multi-roomed "villa" with a private garden, a sitting area for morning tea, a large formal room with tokonomo, plus a delightful cedar tub), delicious and beautifully presented kaiseki meals, and a perfect onsen overlooking the river. The staff was most helpful,... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

We spent the last week of our recent Japan trip driving around central Honshu staying in a different Ryokan every night. Each of them was special in its own way, but Wanosato may have been our favorite. It's tucked away next to a beautiful stream on a country road outside Takayama. I doubt we would have found it without GPS.... More

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Boston
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We stayed at a whole bunch of lovely Ryokans over the course of two weeks' travel in Japan, and Wanosato was far and away the best. We arrived there by car, and as we were first passing it without realizing at first that it was our hotel, one of our group remarked that the property looked absolutely stunning, and he... More

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New York City, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

My guess is that if you are visiting Takayama, you are trying to get out of the big city and enjoy the beauty of Japan. Wanosato is the perfect place to do this! The grounds are unbelievable gorgeous, the food was incredible, the staff were so friendly and thoughtful and the onsen were divine. Yes, it is a bit of... More

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Hong Kong
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

We spent two nights at Wanosato and the experience exceeded our expectations. We had stayed at upscale ryokans for a number of times and so are familiar with the ryokan experience of tatami rooms, multiple-course dinners, public bathing, and the early wake-up calls; Wanosato sets itself apart with its authentic architecture of the region and beauitful location right by a... More

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Address: 1682 Ichinomiyacho, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture 509-3505, Japan
Location: Japan > Chubu > Gifu Prefecture > Takayama > Hidatakayama Onsen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Wanosato 4.5*
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