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Wasurenosato Gajyoen

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

Having stayed in a number of different ryokan around Japan, Gajyoen is definitely one of the most memorable ones!

Located atop a running river, this ryokan is tucked away in lush vegetation which instantly gives you a sense of tranquillity. All the “rooms” are located in traditional thatched roof cottages. Once you enter the ryokan, which is more like a tiny village frozen in time, you see chickens roaming free, flora and fauna flourishing, you hear the running river flowing in the distance, and the whole environment transcends you.

The room interior is what you would expect, a traditional tatami room with separate living and dining room/bedroom plus a modern bathroom, and the highlight would definitely be the balcony with heated floor and a running onsen bath made of stone! The in-room onsen is a bit small (I’d say fit for one), but entirely satisfying.

Dinner is served in the comfort of your own room, and on the first night, they offered us chicken...
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I was fortunate to stay in this deluxe version of a traditional Japanese inn, or ryokan, in November. As described to me a Japanese friend, Gajoen is a bit like the houses that her grandmother would have lived in. Spacious, individual bungalows with thatched roofs are discreetly tucked away in the peaceful wooded valley of the fast-flowing Amori River in the steep-sided wooded hills of the Kirishima Geo Park, some 55km as the bird flies northeast of Kagoshima. If you want to get away from the rat race and completely slow down then this is the place for you. With hens and their chicks clucking around in the courtyard, a stream babbling beside the path, the open-air traditional Japanese kitchen serves the most beautiful and delicious traditional Japanese fare, all of it organic and locally sourced, eaten at low tables in the restaurant. The accommodation is arranged in separate thatched bungalows. The one I stayed in was called Tsubaki and the highest overlooking the valley and the... More 

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Additional Information about Wasurenosato Gajyoen

Address: 4230 Makizono-cho Shukukubota, Kirishima 899-6507, Kagoshima Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kyushu-Okinawa > Kagoshima Prefecture > Kirishima > Myoken Onsen
Number of rooms: 10
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