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Ryokan Murayama
Ranked #26 of 187 Hotels / Ryokan in Takayama
Reviewed November 10, 2013

We were very satisfied with our stay at Murayama- we had a large room in traditional Japanese style with a big bathrom and toilet, public onsen( traditional hot bath with wather from hot springs)- all for a nice price. We could choose between English and Japanese breakfast, I had it Japanese style- a good idea if you like fermented beans and tofu, if not I would recomend the English menue. The owner speaks English and was very helpful- we borrowed an European adapter and he gave us umbrellas as we were leaving. The drawback might be the distance from the city centre, but they have a free shuttlebus and we found the natural surroundings refreshing after busy Tokyo.

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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Ane V
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

We liked the surroundings and some of the walking path around are charming. The staff is very welcoming but we were disappointed by our room and the shared bathroom cleanliness. Besides, it is way too far from town for walking back and forward to town for visits and dinner. The ryokan has a disused charm but I won't recommend it.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 22, 2013

This was our first Ryokan on our Japan tour and was a nice introduction. Had a little problem at the train station, we had noted the free shuttle bus info in the details but had not considered how/where we pick it up from. Thankfully the Tourist Information desk outside the Station found the Hotel phone number and pointed us in the direction of a phone. After 10 mins wait bus arrived.
Was given tour of amenities before being shown room, two futon beds and a table on tatami with safe and TV in the room. Very quiet and peaceful location though a little outside of town.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

I would only stay here if you are here for a few days. I was there one day and walked back and forth to the town 20-30 minutes each way. They did pick me up from the train station. They put me in a nice room with a squat toilet, but its was near the flue for the hot tub heater and it smelled like benzine. They were nice, but I dont really recommend the place.

Stayed: May 2013, traveled solo
Thank HnLA
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

Murayama is a lovely ryokan with comfortable rooms and amenities, a spacious dining room, a public bath that we loved, and WiFi. The staff was helpful and accommodated us for a late meal even as their kitchen was closing. The ryokan is outside town and after 5pm, they do not give you a ride to or from the station but during the day, they are gladly willing to oblige. Excellent countryside location with lovely views from our room and walking paths around us. We really enjoyed our stay here and our only regret was that we did not stay longer.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Kamala R
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

Ryokan Murayama is not upmarket accommodation. It is a very comfortable and friendly place to stay and represents good value. We had a large room with a private bathroom and separate toilet. Our room had tatami flooring and futon bedding on the floor. When we arrived it was very chilly, so we were relieved to find that the heating/ air-conditioning was very efficient. The room we had was very spacious by Japanese standards, and in fact was probably the largest we had over 4 weeks in Japan.

The Japanese or continental breakfast was consistently good throughout our stay. We had dinner a couple of nights in the ryokan, but once, when ordered the vegetarian option we were given a hash brown, french fries, potato salad and pickles, which may have been OK for kids, but taught us the lesson that you need make sure that you order Japanese food.

The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful, especially the manager. They all bent over backwards to help us, or answer any questions we might have.

As to the condition of the ryokan, it was quite plain, a little rundown but very clean and comfortable.

Murayama is a little out of town, but that presented little problem to us as the hotel ran 3 free trips to the station each morning, and the city circle bus ran regularly through the day. Takayama also has a very efficient taxi service to take to you back after the buses have closed for the afternoon. The cost of a taxi was between 800 and 1,000 yen.

All in all, Ryokan Murayama is highly recommended budget option, and we would stay there again.

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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

We stayed here whilst visiting Takayama. We found it to be quite far away from the main attractions and had to get taxi's to the centre and from the station. It was cheap and cheerful but nothing special. The rooms were large enough and comfortable, and there was internet downstairs and wifi throughout which was really helpful, the bath was quite old and tired looking and the whole place was just a little shabby. The staff were very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Ryokan Murayama

Address: 3-829 Nishinoisshikimachi, Takayama 506-0031, Gifu Prefecture
Location: Japan > Chubu > Gifu Prefecture > Takayama > Takayama Station , Hidatakayama Onsen
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#16 Top resorts Hotel in Takayama
Price Range: $74 - $294 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ryokan Murayama 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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