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1-3-15 Chuo, Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture 710-0046, Japan (Kurashiki Station)
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Ranked #4 of 13 Kurashiki B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

If you want to stay in a hotel, then pick a hotel. However, if you want a genuine Japanese Ryokan experience then you may like Tsurugata Ryokan. Kurashiki has a beautiful old quarter in which Tsurugata Ryokan is located. Be prepared for a traditional Japanese dinner and breakfast which may include some dishes which are unusual for a Western palate... More

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Hong Kong
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012 via mobile

We stayed in the garden view room for 1 night in mid Dec12. The ryokan is perfectly located next to the river and about 15 minutes walk from JR. The room is very clean but a bit small with a lively garden is lovely! The japanese style in-room dinner was bravo and we were consulted about our preference before the... More

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Munich, Germany
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

The hotel is located in a traditional building in a pedestrian street in the center of Kurashiki (around 700m from the railway station). The room in Japanese style was very big, comfortable and clean. The room rate (inclusive of breakfast and dinner) was expensive but still below average for such accommodations. The Japanese breakfast was very good and a unique... More

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Sydney, Australia
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42 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

Tsurugata is a rather traditional ryokan. They have buckwheat pillows, which I found was like sleeping on hard sand. Dinner and breakfast are compulsory (included in the room rate) - they do not serve western breakfasts, so unless you like raw fish and egg first thing in the morning, best to eat out at a cafe nearby. The evening meals... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2010

Ryokan Tsurugata was wonderful! It is perfectly situated in the middle of old Kurashiki. We did pass by it originally because it does not have a sign in english indicating its name. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The ryokan is a beautiful building with a lovely garden that guests are free to walk around in. Our room was... More

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Venice, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2010

We stayed there the 31st of December. We arrived from Takayama and even if we sent an e-mail to say we would have arrived at 7 p.m we received a very cold welcoming. The room was great (warm and nice) but dinner was horribile.It was served in another empty room,very cold and everything was really fast.We had to hurry up... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2009

Located in a small town of Kurashiki in the Bikan district. Many museums and shops around. Pleasant place to walk around. Meals in the ryokan were excellent.

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Los Angeles, California
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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2008

We stayed in one of the more inexpensive rooms which had no bath but did have a toilet and sink. I believe our total was about 30,000 yen. The room was extremely clean but a bit worn. Small, but manageable, not a closet.. The meals were lovely, the rate included dinner and breakfast. Didn't have anything too exotic, but I'm... More

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leeds - england
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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2008

Staying here is a fantastixcexperience - the building is in a superb location, right on the canal side, and is extremely attractive both inside & out. The staff are incredibly helpfull and it's a real treat to be greeted with the full old-world Japanese hospitality. Whilst it is in no way a detraction it's worth mentioning the food which isn't... More

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New York, NY
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127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2005

Very centrally located in the Bikan historic district, which is chock full of galleries, crafts & gift shops, resturants & museums; everything is within easy walking distance. The wonderfully old inn fits right in with its' neighbors, and it's interior is beautifully furnished in traditional Japanese style. The meals, dinners & breakfasts, were excellent "kaiseki" style feasts, so ample that... More

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Address: 1-3-15 Chuo, Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture 710-0046, Japan
Location: Japan > Chugoku > Okayama Prefecture > Kurashiki > Kurashiki Station
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