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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great little minshuku. We travelled with our 2 year old and were made to feel very welcome. We'd stayed in business hotels previously, and for the same cost (less actually), we got a lot more space, room for the little one to run around and sleeping on the futons means no risk of the falling off the... More 

Thank Uberbabsen
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

We slept here for two nights in august, the free pick up and drop off service to the train station is very good. Because it's quite a walk with luggage. Taxi is about 880 yen. A very big plus of iwatakan is the free bike service. Takayama is a small city best crossed by bike. They have plenty of bike's... More 

Thank Nick S
Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Super friendly and attentive service and very very clean. Not a big fan of shared bathing but plenty of times it's free so you don't have to. Food is amazing and I'm vegetarian so a very big compliment for a non veggy establishment. Only room for improvement would be a communal, cool socialising area.

Thank SteveRobson
Northampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

Be prepared this is traditional Japanese with shared bathroom facilities, don't moan about it expect it, if you don't like the idea go to a western hotel. Lovely hospitable people, very good Japanese feast for dinner and Japanese breakfast. All facilities clean and well presented.

Thank LovesTravel165
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2016

Hospitality perfect, Japanese breakfast good for only ¥ 850. Very clean accomodation. Oke, there are shared facilities, but when you know that in advance, no problem. And the spa is for free too. A bit far from the station, but they pick you up and bring you back, exactly on time and for free. You can also ride a bike... More 

Thank Ad W
Frankfurt, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Beds really comfortable, and a lot of storage space. The onsen very relaxing and everything about this place has a friendliness about it. The breakfasts were excellent, a mixture of Japanese and Western but certainly substantial. We had an evening meal which was absolutely superb, one that I could eat over and over again.

Thank Von_Smiles
Newcastle, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2016

We stayed in this Inn for 2 nights. The rooms are adequate but a little small compared to other Inns we stayed at. Futon was very comfortable compared to other Inns. Shared facilities were a disappointment and there was no breakfast or dinner available, this was contrary to what was advertised. We stayed with 13 other guest and we were... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2016

This is a nice smaal scaled hotel/ minshuku. traditional sleeping on the tatami floor en traditional Japanese baths with an own hot spring. Food is served, but only if you pre order. But don't worry, the town offers enough nice restaurants

Thank R B
Buffalo, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2016 via mobile

A wonderful place to stay and experience a traditional Japanese Ryokan. Very clean and warm and in a great location with close proximity to the town. The little girls that would ride in the bus with us were adorable. Beautiful onsens! A lovely stay

Thank Kristagz
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2016

We love this ryokan so much that it is a 'must' to write a review for it. After so many years, this ryokan and Takayama remind us of how good Japan used to feel before it become so commercial at some parts of Japan. All the pro highlighted before in this thread are accurate. Some tips for everyone :- 1.... More 

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Additional Information about Iwatakan

Address: 4-166-3 Oshinmachi, Takayama 506-0851, Gifu Prefecture
Location: Japan > Chubu > Gifu Prefecture > Takayama > Hidatakayama Onsen
Price Range: $96 - $118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Iwatakan 2*
Number of rooms: 13
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