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#15 of 193 hotels in Takayama
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Japanese
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Typical ryokan, great experience as part of our 2 week trip. Stayed with 2 young children and the room set up was perfect (3 single beds and one child slept on futon, they had to take turns). We really enjoyed the food, 3 different dinners and breakfasts. The children's meals although still Japanese were not too alien for them (bread crumbed chicken/fish and some kind of egg baked dish with croissant). On the 3rd morning I asked for a child's breakfast as although loved the previous 2 Japanese breakfasts I really fancied something a bit plainer on the 3rd day! The onsens were lovely, we split up, boys together and girls together and all met up together at the foothbath with beautiful view over Takayama. Small playground 5 minute walk away which the kids loved and made some Japanese friends. We also did the walk round the hill/park which was nice and very quiet. Lovely staff, their English wasn't great but somehow added to the Japanese experience. Recommend!
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Quite traditional with a "no shoe"-policy. A good 15-20 min walk from the station. Placed a bit up the hill from the old part of town. The onsen are not availavle for all, which disapointed us a bit but maybe we had misread the description on the website. Breakfast was traditional japanese.
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We stayed one night at this hotel whilst most other members of our tour went to the Best Western-our expectation was we would have a lovely relaxing stay in a beautifully clean but simply furnished hotel, experiencing the joys of the public bath, and enjoying good Japanese food. How far away was the reality! after removing our shoes we were shown to the lounge area and this was the first disappointment. It reeked of smoke, and the upholstery was extremely tired and shabby looking- well overdue for refurbishment. We were then shown to our room but were given no explanation or guidance. We had expected simple but our overall impression was that this was once a budget hotel which had been cheaply made over as a Ryokan. We found some pyjamas made of pretty cheap and nasty cotton to put on (which I later discovered you wear to dinner) but alas my trousers finished just below the knee-very elegant. I asked at reception and obtained a new set. Anyway, we decided to try the public Onsen. There were no towels supplied at it so we had to use the ones out of our room. I had previously read up on etiquette so knew that I had to bathe beforehand which I did. However to my horror, when I got in the warm water, I immediately noticed an inch wide ring of brown slimy scum on the tiles just above water level, and looking down in the water it was apparent that there was a lot of debris in it...needless to say I made a very quick exit as I didn't want to sit in a culture pool for germs. And so to dinner. To be fair we were shown to a nice individual table with curtains around for privacy, and so we were looking forward to our meal. Yet again we were disappointed. Dishes were placed in front of us but we were given very little guidance on what to do with them, and frankly they were very unappetising. We had one meat element which I think was thinly sliced beef. This would have been quite nice cooked over hot flame, but we were instructed by pointing to place it in boiling water along with vegetables. The result- a scum of fat rose to the surface and the meat lost all texture and any taste. I can honestly say there was nothing that we enjoyed (and we are not fussy eaters). After the meal we didn't want to stay in the lounge because of the smell of cigarette smoke, and so we consoled ourselves in the room all night with a bottle of sake purchased earlier that day, and wishing ourselves at the best Western with the rest of the tour group. The one good thing is that we did sleep well on the traditional beds (although I did pile up 2 more futons on the one that was laid out for me, but I am like the princess sleeping on a pea when it comes to beds)! This is the first time that I have ever given such an awful rating for a hotel and quite frankly I couldn't recommend it at all. Maybe the rooms with private Onsens are more pleasurable.
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We stayed in a room on the 5th floor with its own outdoor hotonsen bath and traditional futon style sleeping. The staff was very friendly and very accommodating. Highly Recommended. Shuttle can be used to pick up from train station if you call.
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This was a great place to have a classic Japanese experience: no shoes, tatami mat floors, Kaiseki meals, futon beds, onsen. It's more like a hotel given the size, but the quiet atmosphere and the excellent service made it feel more intimate. Our room had a private onsen on the balcony with a gorgeous view of the city and mountains. Dinner and breakfast were included with the price of the room and were excellent; so much food and a chance to taste so many different kinds of food. We really enjoyed wearing the sumae (loose fitting cotton tops and pants) around the hotel and the fukata (simple cotton robes) in the room. My husband complained a bit about sleeping on the floor on a futon (his back), but I loved it. While we were at dinner, they swooped in and made the bed. In the morning, they cleaned everything up and put the low table and chairs back while we were at breakfast. Easy walking distance to town. Complimentary shuttle to the bus or train station.
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PRICE RANGE
$134 - $410 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
JapanChubuTokaiGifu PrefectureTakayamaHidatakayama Onsen
NUMBER OF ROOMS
62
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