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Iwatakan

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4-166-3 Oshinmachi, Takayama 506-0851, Gifu Prefecture
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Utrecht
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54 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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116 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

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Newcastle, Australia
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125 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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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66 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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

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Buffalo, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars 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

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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Sydney, Australia
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114 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

The room is quite small but after you lay down the bed it is much comfortable than other ryokan I have been to. The dinner is great value and the food is quite good. The beef hide nabe should be cook shorter time as in our case was quite rubbery and tough. They provide free bicycle which is very good... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Although Minshuku Iwatakan isn't necessarily 'central' it wasn't an issue as everywhere is within easy walking or cycling distance. The old town is around 15-20 minutes away and the morning market is only a 10 minute walk. I loved the fact they provided bicycles free of charge, it's a great way to explore Takayama, especially during early evening when the... More 

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Toronto
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52 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

This is the 3rd time I'm staying here and i love it. Though it's quite far from the station, they can pick up and drop you off at station. The rooms are large. The food is awesome. And there are bikes you can use for free. The facility is nice and clean and they have outdoor and indoor bath which... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Iwatakan

Address: 4-166-3 Oshinmachi, Takayama 506-0851, Gifu Prefecture
Location: Japan > Chubu > Gifu Prefecture > Takayama > Hidatakayama Onsen
Price Range: $100 - $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Iwatakan 2*
Number of rooms: 13
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