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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2012 via mobile

This is one of my favorite ryokan - so much so that we've gone out of our way to plan trips that allow us to stay here on a number of different occasions

The place is not fancy. The staff aren't wearing kimono and lack the obsequiousness that seems to be the norm in most ryokan.

The rooms (at least the ones we've had) are pretty plain - our initial reaction when we stayed here was that they seemed a bit run down.

But what the place lacks in prevention, it more than makes up for in charm. There are a number of spots around the inn where you can snack on various food items (roast sweet potatoes in the fall, cucumbers and tomatoes with salt or miso in the summer, plus a number of other options).

The food is reliably excellent. Again, nothing overly pretentious, but well-executed, good kaiseki. I have yet to be anything but impressed.

And the best part of the inn is the outdoor bath. The whole thing, from the change rooms, to the washing...

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Additional Information about Osawakan

Address: 1170 Osawa, Minamiuonuma 949-6361, Niigata Prefecture
Location: Japan > Chubu > Niigata Prefecture > Minamiuonuma
Price Range: $226 - $364 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 19
Also Known As:
Osawakan Japan/Niigata Prefecture - Minamiuonuma
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