We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Typical ryokan”
Review of Nodaniya

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Nodaniya
Reviewed April 15, 2013

Simple, clean and rustic establishment. Dinner and breakfast in the same large room with other guests. Good food. Same bathroom for all rooms, however you can take the shower by yourself and lock the door. Sleep on the tatami. Relatively cheap compared to other ryokan. The only problema are th thin walls that allow you to hear the other guests. Overall good experience.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank AV_Saopaulo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (37)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

21 - 27 of 37 reviews

Reviewed October 7, 2012

Stayed in this very homely gassho-styled accommodation. Very convenient and located in the centre of the village. Great opportunity to meet travelers from all over the world. Be warned that the toilets are shared by all and very little privacy in view that the rooms are only separated by thin paper walls. A great historic and cultural place to indulge. Autumn time is great and weather and the flowers are really beautifully blooming.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Yoshihiko88
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 12, 2009

We wanted to stay over in Shirakawago after having heard so much about it. Be warned that the village is rather touristy and that there’s nothing much to do after dark. The gassho zukuri houses are still there, although many seem to have been converted to tourism uses – guest lodging, coffee houses, restaurants, souvenir shops or museum pieces. Make no mistake that they still exude a quaint historical charm, but because the serenity is completely ruined by day-tripper tourists, it’s unlikely that I’ll want to make a return visit someday.

Nodaniya itself looked rather impressive from the outside, although once you’re inside, I felt that there was really nothing much to distinguish it from any other minshuku. All guests were sequestered to the ground floor and so you couldn’t really admire the architectural delights of this kind of houses from inside the minshuku – for example, the steep thatched roof and the cross beams. For those, you’d have to visit one of the museums in town. The place was almost full when we were there, so we were sharing the toilet with quite a few other people. (There are only 2 washbasins for all the guests). The toilets though were kept in absolute tip top condition.

I must say that the food is excellent and the portions were just the right size for my wife and me. For dinner, we had the hoba miso, grilled fish and mountain vegetables so ubiquitous throughout the Hida region. We were also served the regional tofu specialty.
Bath times were rather restricted, from about 5pm – 9 pm or 9.30pm. But that could be because of the small scale of the establishment.

At breakfast, the hostess took the liberty of frying the egg for us. I guess she must have thought that we would not be used to raw eggs - Japanese tend to eat their eggs raw at breakfast. Personally, I would have loved a raw egg, so I would have appreciated her asking for my preference, rather than simply assuming them. But otherwise, I could find no fault with an otherwise scrumptious breakfast.

All in all, Nodaniya is not a bad place to stay. This doesn’t mean that I’m falling head over heels in love with it though. Guests staying at Nodaniya enjoy discounted admission to the Gassho Zukuri Minkaen. Ask for the discount coupon.

  • Stayed: February 2009, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
5  Thank WLeong
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 1, 2017
Google Translation

Room Tip: ต้องสำรองที่พักล่วงหน้านานหน่อยนะคะ
See more room tips
  • Stayed: January 2017, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Rooms
    • Service
Thank Taytoon U
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed December 23, 2016
Google Translation

Stayed: June 2016, traveled as a couple
3  Thank ぽこ
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile
Google Translation

Stayed: September 2016, traveled as a couple
2  Thank まつもとこーち
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile
Google Translation

Stayed: May 2016, traveled with friends
Thank Olivier_Le_H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Shirakawa-mura
Toyota Shirakawago Shizengakko
#1 of 14 in Shirakawa-mura
62 reviews
Hotel Kikori
#2 of 11 in Hida
44 reviews
Takayama Station
Takayama Ouan
Takayama Ouan
#9 of 175 in Takayama
809 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Shirakawago no Yu
#3 of 14 in Shirakawa-mura
108 reviews
Yunosato
#14 of 14 in Shirakawa-mura
11 reviews
Tosukenoyu Fujiya
#4 of 14 in Shirakawa-mura
30 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Nodaniya? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Nodaniya

Address: Shirakawa Mura 13-1, Shirakawa-mura, Ono-gun 501-5627, Gifu Prefecture
Location: Japan > Chubu > Gifu Prefecture > Ono-gun > Shirakawa-mura
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 14 Hotels / Ryokan in Shirakawa-mura
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The world's cultural and natural heritage Hida Shirakawa-go An inn of an A-frame "That isn't liked in DA." is in front of Shirakawa Hachimanjinja famous for a raw sake festival. A hearth made in the floor is circled, and you can taste a simple dish with the fresh ingredients gathered locally slowly. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Rakuten so you can book your Nodaniya reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing