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Araki Kosen Ryokan

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2015

The Sakamoto family have run this traditional pre-Meiji Samurai home for generations, and it shows. They have kept abreast of the modern conveniences and innovations to keep the integrity of their accommodations, services and cuisine. The breakfast-dinner plan is recommended for at least one night of your stay for the full experience.

Downstairs is a smart kiosk of all the local fare and crafts. If you stay long enough, a couple of local snacks will be refreshed in your room's bowl. Taxis or a rental car work best getting there (the shuttle is appropriate for all the morning trains leaving), it lies equidistant from the Seibu-Yokoze, Seibu-Chichibu and Chichibu Testudo stations at roughly 4km (a cab ride of ~1,750円 per direction). The hikes around the inn are excellent ranging from the mountain range surrounding the basin to the traditional Edo period pilgrimage route of 34 shrines. There are two or three restaurants adjacent to the property in case you're looking for...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2012

On my 5th trip to Japan in early April 2012, the plan is to take my 12 year old granddaughter for her first visit. Some of my fondest memories of past visits included hot springs soaks in places like Shirahama, Nagaoka, Hakone and Chichibu. So I started to research Japanese style ryokans for our one overnight away from Tokyo.
Araki Kosen Ryokan in Chichibu read like a stand-out among many good choices in several travel sites. The hotel was founded in 1827, during the historical period of the samurai. Small and intimate, it’s just an hour and a half by train from Tokyo. With the help of a Japanese speaking friend, a large room with bath and both breakfast and dinner was reserved by telephone.
Although I loved everything about the inn and our stay, it may not have been the best choice for a 12 year old. Located in a residential area, except for a fabulous river gorge accessible by a stairway just behind the ryokan, there isn’t a lot onsite to interest children...

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Address: 1538 Yamada, Chichibu 368-0004, Saitama Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kanto > Saitama Prefecture > Chichibu > Otaki Onsen
Price Range: $75 - $358 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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