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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Shirakawa-go is a UNESCO world heritage site, so we were curious about staying overnight there. It is located in a valley with a very scenic river surrounded by hills. Staying at one of the Gassho Zukuri minshuku (steep, thatched roof farm houses) here is a unique experience that some people may enjoy. Unfortunately, we were unprepared for the Spartan-like conditions.... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed June 20, 2016

My husband and I stayed for 1 night at this lovely ryokan - room and bathroom facilities were extremely clean and functional. The ryokan is located at the back of the village so it was extremely quiet away from the many day trippers. It was most pleasant after 5pm and especially walking around early morning before breakfast. Dinner and breakfast... More 

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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2 reviews
Reviewed March 17, 2016

Stay here one night with my wife, we booked this Ryokan via Japanese guesthouse, the price is 21800 yen included 2 persons dinner and breakfast so the price still okay for this. We experienced the Japanese food and bed style. This place is nice, food is delicious, especial the Hida beef for the dinner. The location is far from bus... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

This is my second time to stay at guesthouse in Shirakawako. I would say each place comes in the same standard. You will experience the real Japanese life right here. The price you paid including 2 traditional Japanese meals, 1 dinner and 1 breakfast, which are very healthy. The room is very comfy especially the blanket I love. There are... More 

Thank airiko
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Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for one night with my husband on a 2 day trip to Shirakawago. The host was very welcoming and eager to recommend restaurants and an onsen in the area. The bathroom was great, looks like a sauna, great way to warm up after a cold day, we were lucky as the only guests staying that night, otherwise you... More 

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed December 5, 2015

Good: very nice dinner, clean Drawback: - ====================================== Room stayed: For 3 person (Futon bed) Room rate: 10900yen/person (weekend) with dinner and breakfast Location: 10-15mins walk from Shirakawago bus station. Front desk staffs: The house owner (a lady) can speak and understand simple English. Room condition: The house was renovated before. Room is well maintained and is clean. Room to... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed October 14, 2015

We wanted to try and stay in the very pretty town of Shirakawa in a traditional Gassho. Kanjiya had a lot of good reviews. I feel this will come down to who else is staying in the Gassho with you. The rooms are clean and comfortable, however the walls are paper thin. All noise and light gets though every crack... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

Kanjiya (or Kanja on some other websites) is a traditional styled house nestled on the Northern end of the beautiful Shirakawago village. This keeps the house away from the main tourist strip but yet very accessible to all sights in the village. The house is renovated within the traditional style structure and this allows a perfect blend of modern bathroom/toilet... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

Do yourself a favour and make sure to stay overnight in this town, it is definitely worth it the time and money. Pros: AMAZINGLY beautiful town worthy of the UNESCO World Heritage Site designation Very comfortable guesthouse Good location, short walk to bus station and lookout point Clean with very nice facilities Delicious meals Cons: Somewhat shy hosts who spend... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed May 5, 2015

For over 3 weeks we had the holiday of a lifetime in Japan. But our stay at Kanjiya was a disappointing experience. To stay in a traditional farmhouse had given me the expectation of experiencing basic down to earth country Japanese hospitality. This simply did not happen. We were greeted by an elderly lady and shown to our room and... More 

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Additional Information about Kanjiya

Address: 689 Ogimachi, Ono-gun, Shirakawa-mura 501-5627, Gifu Prefecture
Location: Japan > Chubu > Gifu Prefecture > Ono-gun > Shirakawa-mura
Number of rooms: 4
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“Go for the far end from the main entrance”
 of 5 bubbles hajijohn, May 5, 2015 | Read review
“Try to avoid the first room as it has no privacy. All guests have to walk pass your room to toilet and it is just next to the guest house main door. As all rooms are just separated by a thin wood wall so it is less privacy so if possible, so visit shirakawago in a big group of 8 and stay at Kanjiya so the guest house is yours:-p”
 of 5 bubbles Wareemon, Dec 23, 2014 | Read review
“This is a purely Japanese style establishment, so be prepared for a memorable experience if you have not been lucky enough to have had this enlightening voyage before. The food is Japanese as are the bath and sleeping arrangements.”
 of 5 bubbles CHRISTINEO368, Oct 15, 2014 | Read review
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