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Naraya

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396 Kusatsu, Agatsuma-gun, Kusatsu-machi 377-1711, Gunma Prefecture
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Naraya is a pleasant and comfortable ryokan. The staff are all warm, polite and hospitable and the food is of good quality, with just the right quantity. The onsen area is small but sufficient. The price is reasonable and the location is very close to the famous yubatake. The gift shop has a wide range of omiyage (souvenirs including food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Naraya is located conveniently close to the Yubatake, the centre of Kusatsu Onsen town. From here, you can pretty much walk to most of the attractions around the town. This is especially useful after dinner, when you have changed to your yukata and do not have to rely on other forms of transportation to visit the lighted Yubatake. On arriving... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Our ryokan experience was everything we had hoped for. The room was on the top floor of the ryokan and looked out over the steps up to the temple. Tatami mats, an eating area and traditional dining table complete with under table heating still left plenty of free area in the very spacious room. Non smoking rooms are available. Bedding... More 

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Taipei
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

After our trip to the Kurokawa Onsen the year before, my six-year-old was completely hooked on the onsen experience. With the exception of Disneyland, she clamored for another bathing trip all last year. My wife and I happily obliged by going to Kusatsu over the New Year. We started our trip with an early ride to Karuizawa via Shinkansen. Though... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

Lonely Planet describes the ryokan onsen experience as bathe, eat, rest, repeat. This relaxing regimen was made doubly relaxing at the Naraya Ryokan, for which I cannot say enough words of praise. It is smack dab in the middle of picturesque Kusatsu, a couple dozen steps to the Yubatake. The Naraya has gender separated baths, both inside and outside. They... More 

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Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2009

My friend and I recently stayed at Naraya for two nights and it was just wonderful. From the moment the very helpful manager collected us from the bus station until we left two days later we felt well cared for and pampered. The location of the inn right near the Yubatake was excellent, the food magnificent and the staff so... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2009

Some staff can speak simple english to me and very polite, traditional Japanese style room, with a free Hot Spring a good trip stay in Kusatsu I hope i can visit this again

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