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Ishiba Ryokan

55 Mototeramachi, Hirosaki 036-8355, Aomori Prefecture
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

The ryokan was founded in 1879 and the owner has produced a short written history of his family and this ryokan. Its not close to the station and you would need a taxi to get there however it is very close to the Hirosaki Castle complex and gardens which you should definitely visit. The autumn colours in the garden were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

This is a historical ryukan. If you would like to living in traditional Japanese style, I will suggest you to living here. The ryukan manager, he is very nice, and make you feel warm wellcome. The breakfast is Japanese style, nice and delicious. But this ryukan is not suitable for family with baby, because there are many antique items.

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

On our journey to Japan we wanted to experience a bit of the traditional way of living that we had read about. In the north of Honshu we found Ishiba Ryokan, which was already praised by former visitors. Yet when we decided to spend six nights there, we couldn't know how special our stay in Hirosaki would be! Booking directly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

I stayed there with a group in march/april, it was a pleasant stay. Very close to the castle and at walking distance from most of Hirosaki sightseeing. It was quite cold in Hirosaki in that period, but the owner brought us to the restaurant for dinner and to the train station when we left. The ryokan has lot of "character",... More 

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Schaffhausen, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

We had a very nice stay at the Ryokan for two days and the owner and his friend did show us a great deal of places here in Hirosaki. Its a very nice traditional Ryokan with Wi-Fi and an english speaking owner. We will definitely cone back if we are in the region again.

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Stockholm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Stayed one night with my daughter. As mentioned by previous reviewers, the owner (Ichiba-san) is incredibly kind and welcoming. He has an unusual background for a hotel owner. Has studied French literature in Tokyo and speaks fluent English and French. He drove us to restaurants, to a car rental and to the train station. He even stopped outside a convenience... More 

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milano
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We read a lot of positive reviews about the Ryokan, but our experience was better than expected. The owner of the Ryokan is incredibly kind and helps you to enjoy a littlebit of real Japan, i guess. He helped us with hiking, by bringing us to the start of hiking trails and providing detailed maps and equipment. In de night... More 

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Rokkasho-mura, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A step back in time to a true and unique Japanese experience. The host and his family are warm and so accommodating. The food is superb and the atmosphere is so soothing and relaxing. We plan to go again next year for the Sakura festival again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

The ryokan is so good it's hard for you to want to leave! The owner and his family are gentle, dedicated and do their best to offer a perfect experience. The ryokan is quite peaceful, but close to Hirosaki's most cheerful izakaya (bar). It's also close from some city's sightseeing spots. It's a wonderful place to stay!

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We agreed to stay here based on recommendations from a close friend who had stayed multiple times before, and boy were we very happy with his recommendation. The host (Sochiro) was so welcoming, and proud of his ryokan, which was so nice to see. It's so traditional that it gives you a taste of the past, which is what we... More 

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