Welcome to Tosukenoyu Fujiya, your Shirakawa-mura “home away from home.” Tosukenoyu Fujiya aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.
Kaerikumo Shrine (2.6 mi), located nearby, makes Tosukenoyu Fujiya a great place to stay for those interested in visiting this popular Shirakawa-mura landmark.
The rooms offer a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and air conditioning, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.
Tosukenoyu Fujiya features baggage storage. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.
Should time allow, Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, Old Toyama Folk House Museum, and MIBORO Dam Side Park MIBORO Electricity Museum/Shokawa Zakura Memorial are some popular history museums that are relatively easy to get to.
Tosukenoyu Fujiya puts the best of Shirakawa-mura at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.
If you go ho vist Shirakawago and need a relaxing place to stay,you should go to this hot spring. Isn’t so far from the world heritage,15-20 minutes by car only. The place is very quiet and they have a inner bath and an out-side bath and also 2 privet out-side bath. Isn’t a cheep please but is worth it. The food is very good and they use a lot of local products. The staff are kind and help you with all the informations you ask. You can go with your family or in couple, with friends also. I really recommend it.
Hirase onsen is a 15-minute drive away from world heritage shirakawa-go. We debated between home-stay at one of the heritage houses at Shirakawa-go or a secluded onsen with good service at Hirase onsen. Since it was our anniversary, we decided we wanted service instead of the novelty of staying in a heritage house. The signs were quite clear and we found the ryokan, no problem. Wow, Hirase Onsen was really secluded - as in no shop and nothing on the main street except hotels. That was no problem - we wanted a getaway. Upon arrival, nobody was there to greet us. After we looked for several minutes, a surprised lady came out and told us we didn't have a reservation. After more sign language which got us nowhere, another lady [the boss I presume?] then decided to come out and told us she would check again. Then the boss lady said ok ok. No welcome tea. Just told us latest dinner time was 7:30. There were some steps and outdoor area from the reception to the room. The lady shoved our suitcase (which she insisted on pulling earlier) back to my husband. Quite a funny moment there. Room: We loved our room. There was a quaint seating area. The sleeping area was big enough to put 4 futons. No bath in room though. As usual, don't expect English TV channels. Food: Top notch kaiseki-ryōri. Hida beef and miso were magnificent. Onsen: The baths were a big disappointment. For ladies, there was 1 indoor bath and 1 outdoor bath. My husband told me same arrangement for men. The hotel did not exercise temperature control. The indoor bath water was tepid and the outdoor bath water was scaldingly hot. Needless to say, this boutique hotel would not have "high-tech facilities" like larger ryokans. For example, a thermometer or an explanation on what each bath is good for. So we couldn't tell for sure how hot it was. It's just neither my husband nor I could soak in the outdoor bath, respectively. We decided to try the private bath after dinner. Same scalding hot water. We scooped water up to pour onto our bodies. Our bodies became red like burnt skin and still we could not enter the bath. It was just too hot. Can you imagine a couple celebrating their anniversary by furiously scooping water? We later learned there was a total of 2 couples at the hotel that night. Was that why they didn't bother to set the onsen properly? Our biggest gripe was abandonment. After dinner, the server lady said goodnight and bowed. Little did we know she and everybody else were really gone. NO ONE was on duty after dinner. And there was no lock at the front door. Did I tell you some dishes were table-cooked with charcoal? After dinner, we were really fed up with the smell on our yukata. We went through the entire hotel looking for somebody to get us fresh yukata. No luck. And it wasn't fun walking through the frigid air at the corridors. The next morning I decided to try the outdoor bath again. The indoor bath was a lost cause. My husband gave up on the baths altogether. I sat on pool edge and scooped water onto my body for a good 10 minutes and still I couldn't enter the bath. Then somebody outside the fence must have heard me splashing water and took pity on me. He/she turned off the boiling water tap filling the bath and then I could soak in the bath 5 minutes later. When we checked out, boss lady congratulated us again and gave us a little momento. We were touched. Maybe the price was only for the room and the meals. Don't expect a proper working onsen. Well there's a first time for everything - now I have stayed in an onsen hotel without onsen.…
If you are looking for an out of the way location, which is easily accessible by public transport, with five star ryokan style comfort and service then Tosukenoyu Fujiya is high on my list. Getting Here: The first challenge was to travel via public transport from Takayama to Hirase Onsen. There are 5 buses to choose from departing the Takayama Nohi Bus Center which is right next to the JR Station. My recommendation is to catch the 13:50 bus from Takayama (via Shirakawago) which arrives in Hirase Onsen at 15:18 (no changes) - perfect timing for the 3pm check-in! Once you arrive in the small village bus stop, you continue to walk in the direction of the bus for about 1-2 minutes and then turn right into a street that then immediately sweeps around to the left - just before you walk under the overpass across the road, the Ryokan is on your right. A total of 3-4 minutes after getting off the bus - so very convenient. Greeting We entered into a large open area with no reception anywhere to be found, perfect to make you feel right at home straight away. As we arrived mid afternoon we felt like the only people here, even though we knew that all 11 rooms had been fully booked. Out of no where our host magically appears all smiling and guiding us promptly to some chairs to sit down and relax. A few minutes latter we were presented with a welcome drink and snack. Room We booked the largest of the rooms available (Japanese style suite room). You enter the room on the ground floor and ascend a spiral stair case to the room on the first floor (a spiral stair lift is also installed). The openness and abundance of space (living, indoor balcony area, sleeping area other open area) of this room immediately relaxed us with a "wow wow" when we entered the room. Sleeping At night it was absolutely quiet with no street, external or other disturbances to distract from anything other than a great nights rest. Communications We communicated in English and managed to get by easily enough. With the friendly smiles from all the staff it is very easy to forget we each speech different languages. Hot spring There are no shower facilities in the room, but with only a total of 11 rooms in the entire complex, if you pick your timing right, it feels like you have the biggest washroom facilities available. The Japanese style suite room we stayed in is the closest of all the rooms to the common washroom / hot spring area -- only 15-30 'seconds' and you are there once you leave your room (so this is a further plus for this particular room). There are two public hot springs (female and male) and two private hot springs. The two public are open air and you can look up into the sky above. The two private are enclosed opening to the outside at the rear of the building. There is no back wall - yet completely private - especially given we had high piles on snow there to further ensure our privacy. Just lock the door behind you and are set to relax away. The temperature of the hot spring was spot on (hot but not overly so). We were here at the start of the snowing season and it was absolutely perfect. All is included with your room package. Dinner/Breakfast The two main meals are included with the room as a package, which is ideal as there is nothing to choose from in the small surrounding village. The meals consisted of traditional small dishes complemented with an excellent presentation style, quality and taste to match. Summary After booking Tosukenoyu Fujiya, the challenge was ensuring how to travel here and also what to expect as this was our first Ryokan experience. But this worry all turned out to nothing. We stayed one night only and once inside the doors there was no incentive for us to leave, just sit back relax and enjoy the great hospitality and experience.…
My husband and I visited this ryokan 10 years ago, and it was wonderful then, but upgraded and even more wonderful now! The service is excellent, with friendly and attentive staff. The food is served in small, individual dining rooms. Very high quality ryokan meals with local, mountain cuisine. Both breakfast and dinner were excellent. The onsen is the main attraction, with separate men and women's bathing facilities with an outdoor rotembo, and spacious indoor pool, both at perfect temperatures! You need to go to Hirase Onsen, which about an hour drive from Takayama and about 25 minutes from Shirakawago. Well worth the stay, especially for couples needing a romantic getaway!
Relatively close to Shirakawa but located in a village where there’s not much to do or particular charm. Service is good, food is tasty, the onsen really nice, the rooms comfortable. You feel really transported into a parallel world of relaxation.