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Yunoshimakan is a long-standing ryokan (Japanese-style inn) in Gero Onsen. The ryokan was established in 1931 and has had the honor of accommodating the previous Emperor Showa and the current Emperor Akihito. The more than 80-years-old wooden structure in a traditional sukiya-style took three years to be built by artisans of Hida, who are local artisans famous for their skillful techniques. The building is designated as a National Tangible Cultural Asset. Since the hotel stands in the great forest, each room commands a view of natural beauty. Guests here can experience the real Japan by staying at this historical main building surrounded by nature. Our ryokan is the best choice for those who want to touch and sample the ambience of real Japan.
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I have been to a few onsen ryokans in Japan and when I saw the reviews for this, I thought I had to give this a try. The place itself felt old and gave it an interesting touch. However, when our host brought us to our rooms, it felt very worn out, and considering the price of
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Having visited Arima onsen, I next set out for Gero onsen, which together with Arima onsen and Kusatsu onsen comprise the generally acknowledged for centuries top three onsens in Japan. Gero is not as developed as Arima (only one Family Mart and one Lawsons in the whole town as
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Response from yunoshimakan, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Yunoshimakan
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Guest, First of all, we really appreciate your warm and consideration comment for us. The explanation of our hotel which you provided here is very clear so that might help other guest who is considering to stay at Yunoshimakan in the near future. In addition we are all delighted to heart that you could be relaxed with our accommodation though your 2 night stay. Here Gero is not matured as other famous hot spring like Arima or Kusatsu as you mentioned, we always wish all the guest who came all the way from their place would be able to refresh from their dairy life and feel the unusual time in our hotel so we are really honored to hear the words you gave us. We regret we may haven't tell you about when is the correct timing of having the vegetable, fish or meat on the heater at that time. We are sorry for that we couldn't be more helpful for your meal and we will definitely reeducate our staff to explain about Japanese style cuisine more clearly for the guest. Again thank you very much for your stay in our hotel and please take care for yourself for your next trip. We will keep our effort to improve our service level and keep our accommodation as it does in the future. Besides we look forward to having you as our gust in the future again if you have any chance to visit Gero onsen again.
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This grand old ryokan should be managed far better. From the entrance area that requires incoming guests (even the elderly) to balance on one foot as they take off winter lace up footwear and change into slippery ill fitting plastic slippers, to the beat up looking rooms and the
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Response from yunoshimakan, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Yunoshimakan
Responded Dec 28, 2018
Dear guest, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Yunoshimakan. First of all, we deeply apologize for making you so much disappointed from bottom of our heart. Also we appreciate your message to point our lacks out very cleary. We will definitely make efforts to develop our service qualities in addition, we will try to improve hospitalities of all staff. Aain thank you for staying with us and for using your time to tell us your experience.
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Stayed for two night at the new wing tatami room with indoor spring bath with view. Dinner served in room, breakfast in the dining area. Yunoshimakan delivered Japanese hospitality. All staff are polite and friendly. Public outdoor bath is awesome. This historical onsen resort
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Response from yunoshimakan, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Yunoshimakan
Responded Nov 22, 2018
Dear guest, Thank you for staying with us at Yunoshimakan. We all delighted with your warm and thoughtful comments. As you mentioned, we all try to make all the guests feel Japanese style hospitality so those comments really made us to feel relieved. We look forward to having you as our guest again in the near futue.
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If you want to experience the best of Japanese Ryokan’s go to Gero Onsen and stay at Yunoshimakan ! Fabulous location , exceptional food and beer / sake , and totally natural friendly service , nothing is too much trouble . The rooms are spacious with every amenity , and the
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Response from yunoshimakan, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Yunoshimakan
Responded Nov 18, 2018
Dear guest, Thank you for staying with us at Yunoshimakan again. Also we all appreciate that you gave us those warm comments. We will keep our effort to keep our service quality and try to make the guests more confortable. We are happy to welcome you all again and look forward to having you as our guest in the near future.
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Futon bed.
View looking down into Gero town below.
View looking into garden area in front of Yunoshimakan and just below the room.
Standard 1931 main building room, with a corner enclosed porch.
No bathroom in Japanese room main building? Where should we take a bath, not onsen?
You can take shower and onsen in the public bath on second floor, having open air onsen.
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hi , how to I get from takayama to this gorgeous hotel
The easiest way is probably to take a train from Takayama to Gero. Trains run quite frequently and the journey takes less than an hour. A one-way ticket costs 970 yen. Do arrange for pick up with the hotel when you make your reservation because it is perched at the top of a hill. The driver will meet you as you exit the train station. You can even send you bags up with him first and catch a later ride to the hotel after exploring the town and eating lunch.
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Is the onsen also open for people nog staying in the hotel?
Thank you for sending a question to us. Our spa opens for non- staying guest between 1:00pm~2:00pm everyday. It costs 1,000YEN per person. We will give you a small towel. Sometimes we may have sudden maintenance, so it will be better for you to call us or send an email to make sure on the day you come. ※Our hotel will close between 15th June to 21st June. We are looking forward to seeing you.
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"Twin bed room plus in room dinner still gives classic ryokan experience."
"There is a free shuttle bus from the train station to the hotel but inform the reception prior your arrival"
"Try to get a room that faces down the mountain."
"I would go for the cheapest room option - impressive enough!"
"Shunkeiso is certainly the most beautiful room."
$337 - $542 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
JapanChubuTokaiGifu PrefectureGeroGero Onsen
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