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Sounkaku

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1300-492 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Daniel Island, South Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did have a nice stay at the Gora Sounkaku. But, and the fault again may have been my expectations, it was a bit underwhelming. The private onsen (spa) was nice but small. Barely big enough for two people. The rooms were well equipped but plain. The food was extensive and unique which was terrific. We requested no seafood for... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first ryokan experience and we had a lovely stay. The location was awesome - just steps away from the Sounzan rope way and cable car stop. The service was top notch. Our attendant Sato took excellent care of us. It was wonderful to have one person assigned to helping us check-in, tour the facilities, serve all meals,... More 

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perthshire
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We stayed in this ryokan for 2 nights in April 2015 - it was absolutely brilliant. We paid for a room with our own private outside hot bath and after travelling around Japan for over 2 weeks it was a fantastic treat at the end of our holiday. Things seemed to have changed since the last review we were served... More 

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Los Angeles
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Location: Unbeatable. When you get off the cable car at Sounzan from Gora, exit the station and it's right there. Hospitality: Courteous Japanese hospitality at its best. However, not too many English speaking staff, which didn't bother us too much, but it's something you have to expect. Onsen (the communal hot tub): They have a small indoor one and a... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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20 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Me and my wife enjoyed our 1 night here very much. The service was very good and professional. The rooms were cozy with a very nice private outdoor onsen. The food was well prepared and very delicious. We went at the start of December. It was in between seasons. For those interested, I think a snowy landscape would have made... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

How about being assigned one person to attend to you on all your meals! If that is not going to make you feel special. This is our first time to stay in a ryokan and I do not know if the personal attention given us is standard in all ryokans but Gora Hanougi Sounkaku did not disappoint. The western architecture... More 

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Isle of Wight
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10 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The welcome alone was enough to warm the heart. A lovely Matcha tea on arrival before being shown to the amazingly spacious room with all you need for a proper modern ryokan experience, including an outdoor personal Onsen. Service was impeccable, personal service from the same lady throughout our two night stay. 11 course meal served in the room. Futons... More 

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Auchterarder, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We stayed here for a couple of nights and it was definitely a highlight of our 2 weeks in Japan. It was a Ryokan experience with western influence The staff were fantastic. We had a young lady (I cannot remember her name - sorry!) look after us from check in until we left. She was just superb, spoke good enough... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

the hotel is right next to the cable car and rope car station, which is convenient for you to go along different tourist spots of that region. The onsen is not big but enough for you to enjoy the hotspring water for both day and night. The food there is also on season and very good quality. The room is... More 

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taipei
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6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

We spent two nights here and found the ryokan is better than we expected. Everything is great, from the food , the service and the hot spring. You won't regret staying here. Highly recommend.

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