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Reviewed July 11, 2018

We stayed in the Ryokan for two nights from 6-8 June. The experience was amazing. Although we couldn't speak much Japanese, the staff made us feel welcome and the food served was plentiful and of very good quality. Special mention goes to the bubbly middle-aged lady and the 75 year old granny who brought us dinner on both nights. You are such a delight to the guests. It is also with a tinge of sadness that I write this as we read about the heavy storms and floods that have affected the Okayama region. We hope you are well and we think of you and wish you good health and good cheer.

  • Stayed: June 2018, traveled as a couple
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Thank khkong00
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Reviewed December 26, 2017

First, the location of this small historic inn on the canal is perfect. We surrendered our shoes and were led to a small but adequate room on the second floor with a private sink and toilet. We did not use the communal baths. After donning our yakatas, which we could wear outside the room and even outside the inn, we enjoyed a delicious classic Kaiseki dinner served to us in our room on a low table. After a lovely night time stroll along the canal we returned to the inn to see futons on the floor. The bedding was very comfortable. The experience showed how Japanese make maximum use of their small spaces. Service was very good. A memorable experience.

Stayed: November 2017, traveled as a couple
Thank NewYorkCityJoan
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Reviewed October 17, 2017

It was raining when we arrived at the front of the ryokan. We asked the lady who came out with an umbrella. I was advised that the car park was in the back of the ryokan. "You'll get wet in the rain. Leave your luggage we'll take care of it. And please take these umbrellas with you." On returning from the car park, the staff were waiting for us and quickly showed us to our room upstairs. We had a refreshing bath in the large common bath before being served a kaiseki full course menu in our room. Throughout our stay all the staff showed the highest hospitality. "Look up and take a look at the old beams when you are in the ground floor area." we were told. The Japanese name is Tsurugata Ryouri Ryokan. Ryouri means cuisine. The dishes served certainly matched the name.

Room Tip: You wouldn't be disappointed with any of the rooms at this hotel.
  • Stayed: January 2017, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank tomizuta1953
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Reviewed October 5, 2017 via mobile

The old section of Kurashiki is exquisite. This ryokan is perfectly located along the canal. After an ofuro and a Kaiseki meal we walked through the neighborhood in our yukata while the futon were set out in our room. Seeing the neighborhood after dark was breathtaking.

Stayed: October 2017, traveled as a couple
1  Thank judylynneshelman
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Reviewed December 12, 2016

Tsurugata Ryokan is located on the canal in the Kurashiki historical district. It took about 15 minutes to walk there from the station. English information (menus, room info) is available, but it helps if guests speak some Japanese. The interior is gorgeous filled with traditional Japanese artifacts and antiques. The tatami room was comfortable with private bathroom. The communal bath is small, but lovely and relaxing. Dinner is kaiseki style served in room and breakfast is in the main dining room. The area is very busy during the day, but at night the streets are dark and deserted. I was given a chochin (Japanese lantern) to light our way and we strolled the neighbourhood in our yukata and sandals. It felt as though we had stepped back in time. We also ordered in advance, the tai ochazuke lunch (sea bream sashimi on rice with tea). All meals were beautifully prepared and delicious. The rate for 2 was about Cdn$400 for one night.

  • Stayed: November 2016, traveled with friends
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1  Thank geminimonkey
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