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Arai Ryokan

3.5 of 5
  |   970 Shuzenji, Izu, Shizuoka Prefecture 410-2416 , Japan (Shuzenji Onsen)
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Ranked #16 of 99 Hotels / Ryokan in Izu
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Location is a distance from the train station, you will need to take a taxi. Although there is a bus goes towards the hotel direction, it is still a walk from the bus-stop. There are some shops and restaurants around the areas, but be prepared many closed after 7.00 pm. This is a traditional Japanese ryokan experience, service was very... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice as a traditional Japanese ryokan experience but the hot baths are not impressive, and probably a more authentic experience would be to go the pubic baths outside the hotel. Service however was very good and attentive (no English though) and the food was very good. All in all a nice experience but I would not rush there, and definitely... More

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arairyokan, 女将 at Arai Ryokan, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay with us at the Arairyokan and for writing a review. We are happy when you enjoy staying with us. We will hope to continue offering comfortable lodging for tourists to Japan for a long time. We look forward to having you during your future visit to Japan. More

Turin, Italy
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

A beautiful Ryokan in the little termal town of Shuzenji, the Arai is perfect to relax in the middle of your trip. Our room had a private bath with thermal water, but there is also a beautiful open air bath, and some indoor ones. You can also reserve a private bath, perfect for two people. An inner garden with ponds... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Arai Ryokan is located just outside the center of Shuzenji and is therefore accessible only by car or taxi . However, the remote location also ensures plenty of silence and recovery : no car noise, just the sound of the river that flows next to the ryokan. The area is very extensive : Our room was located on the first... More

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Yokohama, Japan
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219 reviews 219 reviews
84 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

This hotel was loved by so many great writer and artist,finally knew the reason especially in the red leaf season.Hearing the katsura river and facing the japanese style courtyard,enjoyed the pure beauty of nature and even could feel the beat of my heart.the location was also great,went to syuzen temple,bamboo forest and found a lot of different charming points of... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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91 reviews 91 reviews
45 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I hate to be a naysayer, but my friend and I found the place to be underwhelming. The staff was great, location excellent and food wonderful. The structure itself, however, has seen much better days and needs a lot of TLC. The most recent updating in terms of plumbing,etc., appears to have been from the 1960's or 70's and is... More

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Rutherford, New Jersey
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

This was probably the most wonderful single overnight stay my wife and I have had in 30 years of traveling together. This place is everything it says it is and more. The pictures are beautiful and unbelievable, but they just don't do justice to the place. How can a 2-dimensional photo get across what it's like to sit in an... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012 via mobile

I was here one night with my husband, and we truly enjoyed our stay. The service is five star, there is an specific attendant who'd serve you throughout the stay. Both dinner and breakfast are excellent. The building is historical, which means the decor and the onsens are old. Internet are available in the lobby only, and it's slow. But... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2009

Stayed here on honeymoon and it was truly stunning. The building itself is amazing, intricate gardens, ponds, streams and lovely trees in a fantastic location next to the river and opposite the bamboo walk. Had a private onsen in the room and within the grounds had some amazing onsens, including a private small and large family one, traditional and outdoor... More

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Singapore, Singapore
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2008

My sis and I put up in Arai Ryokan, which is in Shuzenji, Izu, on 6 Nov 2008. The ryokan's service is excellent where you will be greeted with your name on the "Welcome Board" and the staff at the entrance. We were first led to a room and briefed by an English-speaking staff who also provided us a plan... More

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Address: 970 Shuzenji, Izu, Shizuoka Prefecture 410-2416 , Japan
Location: Japan > Chubu > Shizuoka Prefecture > Izu > Shuzenji Onsen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Arai Ryokan 3.5*
Number of rooms: 25
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