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Gora Kansuiro

1300 Gora, Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone-machi 250-0408, Kanagawa Prefecture
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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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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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 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

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 6 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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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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KL, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Stayed 2 nights in a Hanare (standalone) villa (believe we were in the Yamamichi Hanare) at Gora Kansuiro, as part of our honeymoon trip in Japan. The private garden was beautiful - and we were fortunate to have a good view of the garden from our room. The room itself met our expectations (consistent with other reviews -- traditional looking,... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful grounds and a traditional house to stay in, meals served in your room with a maximum of ceremony and lots of touches make this a real Japanese experience. It's true the rooms were not new, but I don't think that detracts from the experience. The staff were excellent, and when I tried to get a taxi to a neighbouring... More 

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London, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

To say that a stay at a ryokan is an unusual experience for a Western traveller is an understatement. That's why most of us try it. You have to be prepared though what "the experience" involves. This place is old, apparently 100 years, and has not been renovated for some time. Our room was literally a small box and it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Stayed for two nights during a tour of Japan, and it was the highlight of our trip. As others have said, the buildings and interior are old, but this just adds to the experience and makes it feel very authentic and traditional. It would actually be a shame if they did renovate / update it as I think it would... More 

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