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Minshuku Rakutenya

291 Okawa, Ishigaki 907-0022 , Okinawa Prefecture
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

Venting (better out than in) point: Stayed in this hostel in May and the owner was of little help despite the good reviews I read online. When I asked whether he could keep our bag safe for a night while we go camping and collect it the next day he refused even with the offer of paying just to keep... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Rakutenya was located in an urban area of Ishigaki- close to lots of restaurants and shopping, with easy access to transportation nearby. The owner was really friendly. Come with 100 yen coins for the a/c, which you'll need in order to sleep at night. Overall, it's a great, cheap place to stay.

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Minneapolis, MN
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We stayed one night at Rakutenya Guesthouse. Great location, we were able to walk to lots of restaurants. It has a hostel feel with shared bathrooms and communal areas. The owner was very friendly and helpful. There is laundry onsite and air conditioning available for 100 yen/2 hours. We heard a lot of noise from people around 1-2 am, but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We stayed at Minshuku Rakutenya (also known as Rakutenya Guesthouse) on Ishigaki Island for two nights in October 2013, and chose a traditional Japanese style room. The guesthouse has a backpackers / hostel feel and so you can hear people in the next room or upstairs, and there are shared communal bathrooms. The room was small but suitable for 2... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

We stayed for 5 nights at Rakutenya and were extremely pleased we did. The location is amazing, 5 minutes walk from the inter island ferry services, even closer to get to the shops and restaurants downtown. The owners are very friendly, in typical okinawan style they are very laid back and will make you feel like Rakutenya is your home.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012 via mobile

Nice owner, but the room was very moldy. Our clothes smelled of mold days after leaving despite only spending one night there.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2011

We have just spent 4 days with our young family staying at Rakutenya on Ishigaki. Despite Rakutenya being a conglomoration of 4 old buildings we found the history of the buildings fascinating. The couple who run Rakutenya are absolutely lovely, helpful and full of information about many things especially the history of the Yaeyama Islands. The lovely lady went out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2009

The people were friendly and helpful and we had a nice stay. The walls between rooms could be thicker and let through the sound, but hey this is Japan and this was a fantastic location. I would stay here again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2006

Loved it ! Room is not very big and aircond is 100 yen per hour, but the atmosphere is good. Internet is free to use. Toilets and showers are quite old, but new ones exists in next door accomodation. But above all : owners are so kind and helpfull !!!

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