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We booked this hotel 6 months in advance through aJapanese Travel agency to make sure that we get to see the Sakura at Yoshino.We had no idea where the hotel was situated due to language barrier.Had to climb up the hill with our luggages and...More
Nice ryokan, considering the average facilities that you can usually met along your journey in Japan.
Comfortable and clean rooms with private bathroom.
Nice onsen and stunning view on Yoshino mountains, perfect stay for hanami festival.
Excellent japanese food in the large banquet room!
Sakoya is a very old inn, over 300years old and while charming it is in need of repairs to improve the user experience. Owners and staff were very polite and warm but spoke little English. Rooms are Japanese style, I stayed in one with a...More
Personally I am familiar with ryokan type hotel and have several experience. The hotel is old school but I was quite enjoy the atmosphere.
The public hot spring bath is really good and provide free sake, but the issue with temperature control. One of pool...More
I know that any half decent ryokan in Japan is going to cost you an arm and a leg. But for the price we payed (over $600 per night for three people) we expected a bit more from the facilities.
The service however was really...More