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HOSHINOYA Karuizawa

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Hoshino, Kitasaku-gun, Karuizawa-machi 389-0194, Nagano Prefecture
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Singapore
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love how the room has very high ceiling and ventilation windows to let in the cool crisp air. The resort is luxurious but not overdone. It focuses more on the wellbeing of the guests with quality products/amenities. The wooden bath tub with a sprig of fresh mint leaves that the housekeeper changed daily was a nice touch. Herbal tea... More 

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sydney, aus
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was absolutely blown away by how beautiful and relaxed this retreat was. We visited in winter and it's a spectacular place with snow on the ground. (I'm sure it's just as lovely at other times of the year). We stayed here for a weekend as a break from two weeks of snowboarding as the ski fields can get a... More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This is one of the best places I've ever stayed in my life. This place is like a small village, that has an atmosphere of both traditional/modern Japan. We got an amazing cottage kind of room, super clean, amazing furniture and awesome views. They provide local beers and drinks in the room and they're all free, also they don't have... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The Hoshinoya in Karuizawa is our favourite "get away" spot. This was our third visit and, as always, the Hoshinoya did not disappoint. We came by train so we took advantage of Hoshinoya's free shuttle bus service; the shuttle schedule is posted on the Hoshinoya web site. Everything at Hoshinoya is designed for the ultimate in relaxation so we enjoyed... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

An elaborate and extravagant Japanese style hotel. Very good service. Traditional full set Japanese breakfast is nice. Good Onsen with one designated for hotel clients and another bigger one open for the public. Good for honeymoon ! With a big shopping outlet, a variety of restaurants and two Christian churches nearby. All within walking distance or short taxi ride to... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

It is not a typical Japanese Ryokan, but is like an Aman resort style. The room has a higher ceiling, and a floor heating. Quite and comfortable enough. A lot of new ideas and designs everywhere. The food was not as good as the top class Japanese Ryokans, but still we could enjoy and relax there.

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This resort was everything we expected and more!! Well worth the price of admission and all in traditional Japanese style. Staff was friendly and extremely helpful in arranging self and guided tours throughout the Karuizawa area. Would love to return one day!!

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Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

If you imagine classic style "ryokan", this is not the one. This is a new Japanese style resort to wind you down. Everything there is a little over-priced but considering hospitalities you'll meet there may calm you down. If you take your wife or girl friend (at your expense), they'll be super happy, i bet. Several choices for the rooms... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This is an astoundingly beautiful, very luxurious ryokan, located on a hot springs in a charming resort town in the foothills of the Japanese Alps, and very conveniently located just a 1-hr ride from Tokyo on the bullet train. The public spaces are architecturally stunning and provide amazing insight into feng shui. The dining area is especially gorgeous, and many... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

The photos and website present this hotel glamorously enough, but in reality, it's a huge disappointment, and no better than any other ryokan choice in the region. Yet it is way more expensive than its neighbors. Pictured as if its surrounded by nature, it is in fact surrounded by other buildings, car parks, roads and such, taking away from the... More 

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