This is a very small, family run minishuku with special characters--lots of antiques in the house. The family that runs this place is extremely friendly and accommodating, perhaps too accommodating to foreigners--they must have allowed someone with pets at some point. The futon in our room has flea! My husband was biten all over in one night and took over 10 days for them to go away. Meanwhile they were extremely itchy. It was a nightmare.
Other than that, the food was beyond wonderful. The portion was huge. They were nice to little kids, providing small kimonos and slippers. The Japanese bath was very nice, and you can lock the door for family use. We had a nice room on the 2nd floor facing the river. Going to sleep listening to the river and rain was extremely pleasant.
The room is on the small side, and it was old. Definitely not a category A or B ryokan. But it is full of characters, and you can special family style service. All in all, a very good experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Traditional merchant house style Ryokan built in Taisho era. (1912)SUMIYOSHI RYOKAN located MIYAGAWA riverside and central TAKAYAMA city.Ideally located for sightseeing. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sumiyoshi Ryokan Hotel Takayama