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“Wouldn't Stay Anywhere Else in Hiroshima” 5 of 5 stars
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Chizuru Ryokan
Ranked #35 of 124 Hotels / Ryokan in Hiroshima
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Wouldn't Stay Anywhere Else in Hiroshima”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

3 weeks in Japan and this was one of my favorite places we stayed!

The location is superb - walkable to all the sites, cafe & convenience store at the corner, close to the pedestrian shopping area and a 15 minute walk to Nagarekawa. It's close to one of the tram stops too, but we just took the taxi from the train station with our luggage and walked everywhere once we were settled. If you prefer taxis, there is also a taxi stop about 2 blocks away.

The owner is very sweet. She immediately took us to our room and served us tea and cookies - she took care of the check in process while we enjoyed our snacks. Plus our room was HUGE - especially by Japanese standards. It was basically two rooms turned into one, which was great considering there were only two of us...think we may have been the only guests at the time. The hallway light shines through the screen at night, but I just turned it off when we were going to bed.

Shared bathrooms, but they were nice and very clean. Shower/bath was on the first floor.

Overall - loved it! Highly recommended and definitely would stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2011

Great location. I walked everywhere, Peace Park, Castle etc. Very close to shopping malls + food, internet, etc. Can catch the tram from Rijo Dori (the closest major rd) all the way to Miyajima. Very welcoming place, although I don't think English is her strongest point. Traditional Japanese. Very good although I've done the Ryokan thing now so I probably wouldn't stay again. No internet from memory and I think I had to pay in cash upon arrival, no credit card.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2010

Not much to add from the previous reviewer --
Ryokan Chizuru is in a great location, within 10 minutes walk from the Peace park and close to a streetcar stop. It is probably a 15-20 minute walk to the castle (we went a round-about way). The price, for Japan, is hard to beat (7500Y, no breakfast)
On arrival to Hiroshima Station we took a taxi there to help get our bearings (~1000Y, ~8 minutes). It was easy enough to navigate by streetcar after that -- from Hondori Streetcar Station, just go down the small street at the Family Mart.
The hotel itself has Japanese style rooms with a TV (never turned it on), and a set-up for tea making. It's a bit worn, but very clean and our room was very large. The lady took out a map as soon as we got there and showed us how to get places and where to get okonomiyaki. We spoke a combination of Japanese and English - we don't speak much Japanese, but it worked fine. We told her we would take showers in the morning, and there was no water in the ofuro (bathtub) which was okay.
There was one strange thing, the light in the hallway remained on, and was shining through the shoji screen all night. I'm sure they would have helped us turn it off if we had asked, but we didn't want to bother them. We were tired enough it didn't bother us much, and it was very, very quiet. The pillows were also harder than we're used to, even in other Japanese style rooms. (I'll admit we actually used the seat cushions as pillows, which worked great...)
They were extremely nice and helpful overall, and let us keep our bags there until around 13:00pm our last day when we left for Miyajima.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2010

Ryokan Chizuru is located within 10 minutes walk from all the major attractions of Hiroshima and easily accessed from the JR Hiroshima station by tramway.
The hotel itself is a well-kept traditional ryokan with japanese style rooms. There's even a small ofuro, too. And the proprietress speaks English, though some grasp of Japanese helps.
On the whole, Ryokan Chizuru is an excellent choice for your stay in Hiroshima. It is good value for your money: the rooms are tidy, the hotel quiet, rooms tidy, service friendly (note: friendly, not polite, which is what you usually get in Japan) and the location is most convenient for sight-seeing.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Property: Chizuru Ryokan
Address: 4-12 Fukuro-machi, Naka-Ku, Hiroshima 730-0036 , Hiroshima Prefecture
Location: Japan > Chugoku > Hiroshima Prefecture > Hiroshima > Fukuromachi Station , Chudenmae Station
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #35 of 124 Hotels / Ryokan in Hiroshima
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Chizuru Ryokan 2.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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