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River Retreat Garaku

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#2 of 69 hotels in Toyama
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Travelers' Choice 2019 Winner
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we've been awarded "four red pavilion, the best comfort hotel" by the Michelin Guide 2016 Toyama • Ishikawa. River Retreat Garaku is a luxury boutique hotel situated on the Jinzu ("Path of the Gods") River in the forested foothills of the Northern Japan Alps. In this sublime setting outside central Toyama City you are enveloped in the unique Japanese aesthetic of nature and art, all within a modern architectural masterpiece. Ever present views of the timeless hills and river are brought through dramatic windows into the lobby, restaurants and guest rooms, which are filled with stunning sight lines, quiet spaces and exquisite art. The spring fed baths, cedar tubs, and colors of traditional Japan are paired with more than 300 pieces of contemporary Japanese art from the owner's extraordinary collection. With only 25 very spacious rooms and suites, each with a different decor, large common spaces, multiple onsen (spa) and aromatherapy facilities, and two exceptional restaurants with traditional Japanese and French/Japanese fusion cuisines, Garaku emphasizes personal attention, relaxation and privacy. L'evo or Evolution is the new nouvelle cuisine French/Japanese fusion restaurant at Garaku where the world class seafood of Toyama Bay and local mountain vegetables are brilliantly combined for a total culinary and aesthetic experience. At Garaku's Japanese restaurant Rakumi ("Enjoy the Taste") you can experience the best of washoku, the traditional Japanese cuisine UNESCO has designated a world cultural asset. Here the chef blends Kanto (Tokyo) and Kansai (Osaka) styles in delectable presentations of elegant simplicity where every ingredient can be savored. Whether you are looking for a memorable experience away from the pressures of the city, want to avoid the rule bound atmosphere of a traditional ryokan or want a romantic getaway, Garaku invites you to come, be pampered, and relax. Imagine visiting the amazing home of a serious art collector where your every wish is granted. This is Garaku. Garaku is conveniently located 20 minutes from the Toyama Airport, 30 minutes from the Hokuriku Shinkansen (bullet train) at Toyama Station, or one hour from Kanazawa Station.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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56-2 Kasuga, Toyama 939-2224 Toyama Prefecture
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Toyama Airport6 mi
Komatsu Airport45 mi
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We’ve stayed at a number of onsen hotels and ryokans over the years and this is one of the best. We had a small incident with our rental car and the staff went above and beyond their call of duty to help us resolve it. One gets used to high service standards in Japan but the
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Response from matsumiyafumihiro, 支配人 at River Retreat Garaku
Responded Nov 5, 2018
Dear Holidaymoody san Thank you for staying River Retreat Garaku. And we also appreciate to you posting your feedback and review. We were surprised at the accident, but I was relieved that you were not injured. Also,thank you for your comments on Japanese restaurant. I will show your comments to the chef and discuss. We hope that you will be continue to stay at our hotel when you will be visit Japan again. Thank you. Sincerely,
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A clean, modern hotel, with beautiful amenities, this is a true retreat. Nestled on the river, it is far from town - so dont expect to venture too far from the property. The restaurants are both supremely delicious, yet approachable. This is the kind of place you can hole up in
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Response from リバーリトリート雅楽倶, 支配人 at River Retreat Garaku
Responded Sep 4, 2018
Dear CarpLampsons san Thank you for staying River Retreat Garaku. And we also appreciate to you posting your feedback and review. We will use your feedback to make future stays even more enjoyable and comfortable. We hope that you will be continue to stay at our hotel when you will be visit Japan again. Thank you. Sincerely,
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I have been to Japan more than 20 times and have been so many hotels. River Retreat (リバーリトリート雅樂倶 ) is definitely one of the best. The décor is modern and chic and yet you won’t feel cold like some of the high-end hotels in Japan. And you can try to wear a formal Yukata, not
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Response from リバーリトリート雅楽倶, 支配人 at River Retreat Garaku
Responded Apr 13, 2018
Dear Melissa W san Thank you for staying River Retreat Garaku. And we also appreciate to you posting your feedback and review. We will use your feedback to make future stays even more enjoyable and comfortable. We hope that you will be continue to stay at our hotel when you will be visit Japan again. Thank you. Sincerely,
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Was here for lunch at the Levo restaurant last year and was very much impressed by the quality offered by the hotel. Thus decided to return this year and stayed at the hotel and tried Levo again. Did make a good decision as the first step into the hotel was treated like VIP. No
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Response from リバーリトリート雅楽倶, 支配人 at River Retreat Garaku
Responded Mar 31, 2018
Dear larrylP2076NA san Thank you for staying Garaku. And we also appreciate to you posting your feedback and review. We will use your feedback to make future stays even more enjoyable. We hope that you will be continue to stay with us when you will be visit to Japan again. Thank you. Sincerely,
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The Good: -- The lobby is magnificent. The fireplace is especially inviting since we visited on a snowy day. Most of the public areas (the living rooms, the library, etc) are terrific. Art is thoughtfully and tastefully displayed throughout the property. -- Staff is
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Response from リバーリトリート雅楽倶, 支配人 at River Retreat Garaku
Responded Jan 2, 2018
Dear TWGirl san Thank you for your staying at our hotel and your review. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed the stay and had a great time in Garaku. However,we are sorry about the smell of the suite.We will consult with facility manager and we will consider further. We hope to welcome you back again someday. Thank you. Best regards, River Retreat Garaku Fumihiro Matsumiya
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PRICE RANGE
$318 - $817 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
JapanChubuHokurikuToyama PrefectureToyama
NUMBER OF ROOMS
25
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