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Tsurugata

1-3-15 Chuo, Kurashiki 710-0046, Okayama Prefecture
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Ranked #19 of 39 Hotels / Ryokan in Kurashiki
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Paris
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Kurashiki has an old charming touristic center and Tsuruguta Ryokan is just located in its middle. Perhaps are they a bit too accustomed to tourism? It's the third time I travel to Japan, I have ever been to many ryokans and I can claim I know the basic rules of the codes of practice in this styles of lodging. The... More 

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Singapore
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206 hotel reviews
533 helpful votes 533 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Having stayed at numerous ryokans in Kyoto, Miyajima and Nara, this ryokan though not as luxurious nor stunning as the ones like Kankaso in Nara or the Yoshida Sanso in Kyoto, this has got to be a very good value traditional ryokan indeed. We can only blame ourselves by arriving on a Saturday when the ryokan's 13 rooms were all... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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50 hotel reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Located in the Kurashiki Bikan Historical quarter, this ryokan was established in the Edo period, but with many upgraded facilities since then. However, it remain a traditional ryokan. From the Kurashiki Bikan street side, you will be met by ryokan representatives and checked in. Our bags were left at the ryokan earlier, and we found these in our room. Some... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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12 hotel reviews
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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33 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
44 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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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6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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Singapore
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103 reviews 103 reviews
24 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
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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