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Gora Kansuiro

1300 Gora, Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone-machi 250-0408, Kanagawa Prefecture
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are after traditional Japanese Ryokan lifestyle experience then this is it. Service, ambience and surrounding views are blissful. Seen reviews of others using western living values and styles to compare with futon mattresses and bean pillows, sitting on tatami mats instead of chairs, traditional kaiseki meals, onsen hot baths etc makes you feel how the upper class Japanese... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

In its time, this was clearly a top destination as can be seen from the photos of visits from the emperor etc But it doesn't look like it has had much money spent on it for a while. To be fair, this was towards the end of our trip and we had probably had enough kaiseke meals and sleeping on... More 

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Cerrillos, New Mexico
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44 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Our group of five spent two nights here in a villa in September. It was definitely an interesting and insightful experience, but not all that comfortable. We slept on the floor on thin mattresses which were not too bad, but the rice-filled pillow was not so great so I used my sweater as a pillow instead. The bedding gets put... More 

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Basingstoke
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

I am glad we had the opportunity to stay at the ryokan, It certainly added to our Japanese experience, however it is not for everyone. The staff were lovely, although we didn't really know what they were talking about. The food is a challenge, and there is a lot of it, I did feel somewhat overwelmed by all of it... More 

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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Wow, what can I say.... This ryokan was the best accommodation that we had during our stay in Japan, from 8 different places. It is utterly charming. The service is exceptional. The ryokan is breathtakingly beautiful. Gora Kansuiro possesses a real Japanese elegance, it's very peaceful and relaxing. The onsen are lovely, especially the outside one. The food was plentiful,... More 

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Newark, New Jersey, United States
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

My wife and I stayed here a few nights for our honeymoon. It was an amazing experience. It was a bit jarring at first as there are certain procedures and etiquette to follow that we were unfamiliar with. But from the moment we set foot inside we felt like we were some sort of high class royalty from historical Japan.... More 

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Taipei
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Gora has always held a special place in our heart. I took my wife and my-then-three-year-old daughter for a visit a few years back. Everything was perfect...from the picnic in the Odakyu Romance Car , the scenic train criss-crossing foggy mountain to the exquisite stay at Gora Kadan. So when my parents wanted a family trip, I suggested a stay... More 

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San Mateo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

The website says 3 minutes from the train station. OK fine. But directions? Sign? Nothing. It was by pure luck through the kindness of two Hyatt Regency staff who saw us floundering around and gave us a ride in their van to the place. This place is difficult to find...directions from the train station - Left turn as you exit... More 

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Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

My partner and I recently stayed two nights at Gora Kansuiro from 23 - 25 Feb in the Yuri room. As I have some tattoos, it was necessary that we select a ryokan that had a private onsen. While I never asked specifically if the ryokan would allow me to use the public bath, I assumed as such based on... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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23 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

It was an amazing experience staying at one of the free-standing villas for one night. The garden and the facilities make you feel that you're entering another world as soon as you step in. The management has preserved a very traditional feel and look, complete with a large Japanese garden with intricate design and small walkways. It felt serene and... More 

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