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Wanosato

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1682 Ichinomiyacho, Takayama 509-3505, Gifu Prefecture
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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wanosato is located about 30 minutes away from Takayama city. The ryokan looks very traditional and cozy. Next to the ryokan is a river, which add even more unique feel to the place. We stayed here for 1 night. Our room is a cottage type. There 4 seperate sections in the cottage. 3 tatami rooms and 1 bathroom. Since the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

This was the final Ryokan in our two week trip to Japan and was a great place to end our holiday. The place itself is not that convenient as it is a good 30 min drive from town so you need to arrange a pick up by the hotel or get a taxi (btw - there are plenty of taxis... More 

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

If considering coming to Wanosato you really ought to visit the Hida folk village in Takayama first. There you will see ancient houses of the region and the characteristics of their interiors and the lives their inhabitants lived in past centuries. That puts the experience into context. We drove to Wanosato and whilst sat nav got us to right outside... More 

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Hood River, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

We had high expectations for Wanosato, given the great reviews. It is charming in many ways (attractive setting, rooms, and onsen and good food well served), but here are some of the issues we encountered. Being cherry blossom season, when we made reservations nearly a year in advance, our party of two couples was required to take a single suite... More 

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Thank WholeRye
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

This hotel is amazing. You feel in peace and relaxed being there. The hotel service is incredible and the onsen just perfect. The food is fantastic. Going there to relax is exactly what one needs after being in busy Tokyo. Going to Wanosato is worth every penny. Sleeping and hearing the river is an experience we will never forget. If... More 

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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

Wanosato is located deep in a valley alongside a gushing mountain stream, 20 minute's drive from Takayama station and in its own little hamlet. The Ryokan will send a driver to pick you up at Takayama if you arrange in advance. As usual, there is virtually no english spoken so keep communication simple. The main building itself has four rooms,... More 

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Jakarta
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

We booked this ryokan after seeing its picture in one of travel book. When we arrived, we found out it is much more than what the picture showed. I had very good communication exchange with this ryokan during reservation, very responsive and quick reply. We were picked up at Takayama Station. It took around 25 min to get to the... More 

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singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Had the opportunity to stay for a night in this luxury ryokan in takayama. The owner (an interesting and friendly old lady) kindly upgraded us to their top room and it's breath taking. I have stayed in many beautiful resorts and the view of this room is definitely one of, if not the most surreal. The river and forest seemed... More 

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

About 20 minutes out of Takayama you find yourself next to fast running brook with trees all around. Dinner is Japanese but excellent with top grade wagyu beef from the Hida herd. The rooms excellent, the ryori or fireplace in reception brilliant and unique and you wake up feeling that you are in the canopy of trees - you should... More 

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taipei
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

The ryokan is in a beautiful piece of land, the room is dated, and really needs some work, the toilet seat was cracked, the table is taped on etc... the onsen is very good with with rocks surrounding the pool, and very hot... The food was mediocre at best, and basically no one spoke english here. I think it is... More 

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Additional Information about Wanosato

Address: 1682 Ichinomiyacho, Takayama 509-3505, Gifu Prefecture
Location: Japan > Chubu > Gifu Prefecture > Takayama > Hidatakayama Onsen
Price Range: $596 - $1,027 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Wanosato 4.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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