We can't say enough about how nice it was to stay with Kenichi at Guesthouse Maago. The guesthouse has three connected rooms upstairs - 2 tatami room with comfy futons on the floor, and one room with bunk beds. (We were two couples and used the two tatami rooms - because the middle room had two sliding doors, we could exit through the bunkbed room and not disturb our companions.) Downstairs is a small dining room for guests' use with western-style table and chairs, where breakfast is served, along with the toilet, washroom, and shower.
One of the best things about the guesthouse is its charming location. It is just next to a small winding river in a quiet neighborhood near the temple district and a short walk from the bustle of the historic downtown. We were charmed by the walk along the river, and Kenichi gave us a recommendation of a WONDERFUL soba shop a five minute walk away, along with a delightful public bath just across the street, where we were able to scrub and soak our travel cares away!
Finally, as everyone says, Kenichi is such a kind and attentive host. As a retired English teacher, he speaks beautiful English , and he takes a sincere interest in his guests. We wished we had booked more than one night to stay at Guesthouse Maago and to explore the magic of Takayama!!More
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