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Ryokan Fujioto

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Tsumago Azuma, Kiso-gun, Nagiso-machi 399-5302, Nagano Prefecture
Ryokan Fujioto
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Brussels, Belgium
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105 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

No doubt the place is magic. Tsumago is such a small and well preserved town, empty of turists during the afternoon. The warm welcome from Mr.Franco and the are, mixed with the nice menu for dinner made from local ingredients will make your experience unique. Although the treatment was excellent, rooms are small and no bathroom inside. This is why... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently stayed for two nights whilst exploring the local area. Upon arrival we were met with a very warm welcome and a detailed explanation of the facilities available. The dinner on both nights was very special. Each part of the meal was explained which was very handy considering the many courses and separate dishes!. Breakfast again was a site... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did the hike from Magome to Tsumago and stayed at this beautiful Ryokan. Our stay was wonderful. The staff could not have been more helpful and we loved our room. You do use a shared bathroom but it is very clean and we never encountered others while we used the facilities. The highlight of our stay was the food.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

An excellent place to stay, beautiful and very well kept. We were served an amazing 8 course Japanese taster menu, with everything explained by the English speaking staff. Really, the height of hospitality. Staff were very helpful with onward journey planning too.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We stayed two nights, walking to magome and back - a lovely day not too hot, sun all day. The room was large, lovely view of Japanese garden front and back. The staff are friendly and attend to anything you wish quickly and with humour. Other reviews rave about the food - we were not disappointed as can be with... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We loved our big room with windows all around, enjoyed sitting on the balcony, dinner, breakfast, ... No private bathroom at all (not even a sink in the room) but for one night I don't mind too much. Loved it.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

After hiking from Magome in surprising heat, we arrived at beautiful Tsumago and the ryokan Fujioto. The hosts were welcoming and helpful and spoken excellent English. The room had amazing views of their beautiful gardens. The highlight was the outstanding meals, both dinner and breakfast which were prepared lovingly using local ingredients and beautifully presented. Memorable stay.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We stayed here after walking from Magome (the best direction if you prefer more downhill than uphill). As people have stated, the rooms are basic, but were comfortable. We had a bath in the onsen and entirely enjoyed it. The staff and the meals were a highlight. Really interesting local food and lovingly presented. It was probably the best meal... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

It was one of our best Ryokan experiences in Japan so far. You pay a lot but from the friendly (and fluently english speaking) hosts but you'll get back a lot. Great rooms, nice house in the middle of the old town, fantastic gardens, superb food experience etc. At the end we even got a picture with us to remember... More 

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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

If you stay at only one ryokan in Japan, make it this one: it is a treasure! The delicious food served by Mrs Fujihara, is a real highlight. As someone who is a little ambivalent about Japanese food, I could so easily become a convert with Mrs Fujihara's cooking. She has a gift and works from five in the morning... More 

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