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Yamamoto Ryokan
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

This wasn't my first trip to Fukuoka but my first ryokan experience. It was a pleasant stay. The room was nice, the bedding was very comfortable, the building was quiet, and they do have WIFI, which I wasn't expecting as no other review or info I saw mentioned it.

The owners were nice but spoke very little English. I only stayed for a night and didn't try the communal bath, but would have preferred shower stalls in the shared bathroom areas. I also didn't have any meals which leads me to one strange part of the experience: I booked the room on Agoda for approximately 4200 yen (maybe a little cheaper because it was in Korean won) and Agoda said it was some kind of promotion and a large percentage discount. Later, I saw the ryokan website and that was the basic rate, ie not really a discount at all (agoda had a few more expensive options with meals, that could've been the reason, but I'm not sure).

Sunny supermarket is about 10 minutes up the main road at Gofukumachi Station, a great place to grab some cheaper beers and discounted sushi later in the evening if you are looking to stay in. The TV has only a few channels, but with the nice WIFI I wasn't worried about that.

A nice place, new experience, and owners who I think deserve your business!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
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6  Thank Julbo09
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

The Yamamoto Ryokan really ticked the boxes as far as we were concerned. It had a good location - even marked on street maps by the nearest underground station. The building oozes history and charm - and even though the owner speaks little English, she really made us feel welcome without being 'in your face'. Personally I like that...and the peacefulness of the room - the baths - the slightly wonky floor...all added up to give us a great stay. It is ALSO close to the spectacular mall with epic fountain displays....a real bonus!
All in all we were really pleased with the quirks of this lovely place and would certainly return!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Ro D
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Reviewed October 16, 2010

I selected that ryokan because it was in a central location which was what i needed as a base for my three days stay in the area.
This ryokan serves no meals apart from Japanese breakast which was okay but that was it.
The room comes with the basic usual amenities that you find a ryokan and the shared toilets and bath were located downstairs.
The ryokan was clean.
The owner had a shiba dog that welcomed guests and which was fun ;)
All in all, this place served its purpose but honestly, it was not what i expected.
I felt more like staying into a hostel than a ryokan and was a bit disappointed by the lack of exchange on the behalf of the staff. I travelled seven times in Japan and usually Japanese staff in ryokans even if does not speak a word of English is great, smiling and eager to help but not there.
For that reason, i will try to stay at Kashima ryokan next time as it is located just round the corner of Yamamoto ryokan.
I will only recommend this place to travellers on a budget ad not expecting too much.

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled solo
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Stayed: April 2018, traveled with friends
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  • Stayed: January 2017, traveled solo
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