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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good25%
  • Average25%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
  • Jul 24, 2017
    “Nice but busy hosts, good location, clean and comfy en-suite Japanese style room”
  • Jan 1, 2017
    “Idyllic hideout in the mountains”
Free Wifi
Free parking
Air conditioning
3 Star accommodation
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Reviewed July 24, 2017

The first thing we noticed was its great location for those who take public transportation. The bus stops are right outside of the guesthouse and across the narrow road for the opposite direction. Only the following day then we realised the biggest gassho house (so...More

Date of stay: May 2017
Thank AL_in_SG
Reviewed January 1, 2017

Excellent base for exploring the gassho villages of Shirakawa-go and Ainokura - the latter is better. Fantastic cooked breakfast and dinner. Helpful inn owner who provided travel tips. Comfortable and large rooms and beds. Can't ask for more in this region of Japan.

Date of stay: December 2016
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Reviewed June 23, 2016

Location wise it is very convenience location especially if you are planning to go to Shirakawa-go historic villages. However, lady at check in/out counter is not friendly at all. She took our identity card for photo copied and forget to return next day and not...More

Date of stay: June 2016
Thank Myat007
Reviewed June 8, 2016

I've not stayed in many ryokans but this one is just not up to the standards of the others. Isolated in a small town, fairly old construction, no chairs in room. Dinner was good but breakfast was limited.

Date of stay: May 2016
Thank Kairho1
Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

Akaokan is located near the Shirakawa-go historic villages, it has the best location and superb traditional Japanese cuisine. We travelled there with our kids and we had wonderful and unforgettable time in Akaokan's Japanese style room. Akaokan is operated by a Japanese family that stayed...More

Date of stay: December 2014
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Air conditioning
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$144 - $360 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Akaokan Japan/Nanto, Toyama Prefecture
Japan > Chubu > Hokuriku > Toyama Prefecture > Nanto
Hotel class
Number of rooms
Price range
$144 - $360 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Akaokan Japan/Nanto, Toyama Prefecture
Japan > Chubu > Hokuriku > Toyama Prefecture > Nanto


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"Ask for the shuttle service to gassho villages"
Jul 24, 2017
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