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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

We absolutely loved this ryokan. Reasons: - the room is spacious, very clean, and in Japanese style - we did the half board (which is a great thing to do as there aren't that many options in Ginzan onsen) and the food was wonderful. For dinner, we had a private room for the two of us and they kept on... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

Notoya Ryokan with its red bridge is definitely the most stunning looking building on the ginza onsen street. It's also one of the major inspiration behind the bath house in Ghibli Spirited Away anime. Warm welcome was extended as soon as you arrive. Room is huge with a balcony to relax while enjoying the view. Private basement bath is awesome... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

We have a Memorable stay at Notoya Ryokan in December 2015. It is located on the ginza onsen street, we could go outside and took pictures conveniently whenever we want. We woke up early that morning, and we can take many beautiful pictures there. To our suprise, this hotel has 3 onsens for us to choose from: a men's public... More 

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Kahului, Hawaii
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We had a wonderful April stay at Notoya Ryokan. Over the years, we have always included 1-2 ryokans during our Japan visits. This one was pretty close to the top with reference to rooms, food, service, and cultural experience. The ryokan has a welcoming entrance and staff. The rooms were spacious, clean and comfortable with traditional tatami floors. The onsen... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Very nice classic building with traditional japanese decoration. Very warm welcome from all staffs. Large japanese room for my family with very good view of this memorable village, Ginzan Onsen. If you feel free about public bathing in japanese style, I recommend this place because their is no private shower inside your room. Open-air bath in snowing period was splendid.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We had one night stay at Notoya Ryokan in November 2014. During our stay, we have a really good time and received superb services from very lovely and friendly staff. We really love the place and will definitely come back again if we have a chance.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Before i make a reservation of this place, i'm not sure about any thing. I have a little information about this place and It not easy to access to their website that use Japanese language. I try to call from my country but staff cannot speak English. But when i arrived to Obanazawa train station, i'm so surprised that they... More 

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singapore
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2010

I stayed here for 1 night with my family of 6 in early march. I was amazed by the quality of service rendered by the staff.. The owner of the ryokan actually bothered to Give us a brief introduction cum welcome to the place! Initially, I thought the price was rather steep but considering the quality of service, the beautiful... More 

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Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2010

great ryokan in Ginzan onsen. once we reached the hotel, we were guided to our room and the staff served us tea in our room. amenities were complete and we were also being offered to have our dinner in the room! food was excellent. it had a touch of yamagata cuisine and the shabu shabu is also great. e best... More 

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Address: 446 Ginzanshinhata, Obanazawa 999-4333, Yamagata Prefecture
Location: Japan > Tohoku > Yamagata Prefecture > Obanazawa > Ginzan Onsen
Number of rooms: 15
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