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Ishiba Ryokan

55 Mototeramachi, Hirosaki 036-8355, Aomori Prefecture
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Ishiba Ryokan
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Ranked #2 of 34 Hotels / Ryokan in Hirosaki
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Rokkasho-mura, Japan
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A step back in time to a true and unique Japanese experience. The host and his family are warm and so accommodating. The food is superb and the atmosphere is so soothing and relaxing. We plan to go again next year for the Sakura festival again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The ryokan is so good it's hard for you to want to leave! The owner and his family are gentle, dedicated and do their best to offer a perfect experience. The ryokan is quite peaceful, but close to Hirosaki's most cheerful izakaya (bar). It's also close from some city's sightseeing spots. It's a wonderful place to stay!

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Melbourne, Australia
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185 reviews 185 reviews
65 hotel reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We agreed to stay here based on recommendations from a close friend who had stayed multiple times before, and boy were we very happy with his recommendation. The host (Sochiro) was so welcoming, and proud of his ryokan, which was so nice to see. It's so traditional that it gives you a taste of the past, which is what we... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We stayed for 2 nights. The host Sochiero was lovely, driving us to our restaurant, suggesting other places, and driving us to the station on our final morning. Ryokan is a rambling place with wonderful older part. We were in the newer addition but with view on to peaceful garden. Comfy sleeping. Bathroom decor needs a bit of attention but... More 

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I loved staying here. The owner was thoughtful and made excellent suggestions about where to eat. We went to a local "café" for our evening meal, having first been driven there by the ryokan owner, and sampled all kinds of traditional fare, which we wouldn't have had the chance or the nerve to taste without the introduction. I ate a... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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208 reviews 208 reviews
103 hotel reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

From the minute we arrived we felt very welcome. The ryokan has a lovely calm atmosphere & is located close to the castle. The owner speaks good English & is really helpful. We ate at a traditional Japanese restaurant that he recommended on our first night & it was a highlight of our trip. We enjoyed a free welcome drink... More 

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37 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We loved our one night stay at Ishiba Ryokan! First of all the property is beautiful and very traditional. The owners are fantastic, Mr. Ishiba is an incredibly nice guy. Brought us to a local place for dinner, a place which normal tourists would never find. Also he brought us back to the train station in Hirosaki in the morning,... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

The warm welcome and hospitability by the owner, Mr Ishiba had made our stay a memorable and pleasant experience. The english speaking owner recommended good places to visit and to eat... I strongly recommend this as a good place to stay in Hirosaki...

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England, United Kingdom
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126 reviews 126 reviews
78 hotel reviews
227 helpful votes 227 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Upon arriving from the station by taxi we were met by a member of staff who showed us to our room, and kindly explained through sign language of a sorts (no English and our Japanese is poor to say the least) where everything was, all very welcoming. The room itself faced a small garden one of which also has a... More 

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Aomori, Japan
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167 reviews 167 reviews
78 hotel reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

I enjoyed two great nights at Ishiba Ryokan in late-August 2013. English-speaker Mr. Soichiro and his staff were courteous, attentive, and kind. They helped me to make the most of my Hirosaki weekend. They provided clean and comfortable Japanese-style B&B lodgings, abundant multi-item breakfasts, kind attention, and sage advice on good sights and places to eat. Good location and free... More 

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