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4296 Magome, Nakatsugawa 508-0502 Gifu Prefecture
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#2 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in Nakatsugawa
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English, Filipino, Japanese
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Free internet
Vending machine
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Non-smoking hotel
Shared bathroom
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emmachloe1419 wrote a review Dec 2019
Curl Curl, Australia43 contributions11 helpful votes
Halfway up the mountain situated between little souvenir shops, food stalls and mini supermarkets seats the magomechaya guesthouse. Fully accommodated with kitchen ware and appliances, a bathroom on both levels for men and women though separate. Also has a living room and a place for prayers. Out the front of the place is a room with a vending machine and check in/check out, also has a guitar for complimentary use! Across the road is the extremely yummy restaurant that you can book beforehand which is preferred, I’m gluten free and the food was amazing for both breakfast and dinner. The food is a tad expensive but good for a well round, healthy and filling meal costing $45 per person. The bedrooms in the guesthouse are well sized for the number of guests per room. I stayed with my mother and everyone sleeps on futons with doonas and heat pack like pillows. One room per group, in traditional Japanese style, with sliding doors, robes and slippers. It’s quiet at nighttime as quiet time is after 9:30-10:00pm. If you’re not sure though, bring eye masks and ear plugs to sleep. Also recommend bringing food from other locations to place because if not going to restaurant then the choice will be limited and especially limited if you have any dietary requirements. The ladies who work there help with everything and are very knowledgeable and friendly so if you need to ask for anything, they are very welcome to help. Their English is amazing especially for a country town. The sunsets of this area are beautiful as well as the sunrises. The atmosphere is very pretty with the old traditional style of feudal Japan. The trees are beautiful as well, as I travelled in Autumn, being very red, though other times of the year will be lovely as well such as Spring with the cherry blossoms. The temperatures vary in the year so if coming in autumn the nights are cold and the days are moderate. Stayed here for 3-4nights and the price to stay was highly affordable. Recommend if happy to cater for yourself/party and want to experience the traditional Japanese style, also if you’re happy to live with people- like a backpacker hostel! Also plenty of walking trails and towns nearby, a very serene escape from the bustle of the city!
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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dennysinnott wrote a review Nov 2019
Vancouver Island, Canada123 contributions64 helpful votes
We stayed here for 1 night as we were trekking to Tsumago the next morning. We were met by very friendly english speaking staff. We had a traditional room upstairs which was very large and comfortable. We had the option to eat dinner at their restaurant across the narrow walkway but as we had some food of our own we used the well supplied kitchen area downstairs to prepare our food and mingle with the other guests. We were able to keep our food in the fridge as well. We were also able to enjoy a hot private bath!! We had lots of fun wandering around the beautiful old Edo era buildings around us. There was a vending machine inside full of an assortment of cold beer and other beverages. This Ryokan is a perfect starting point for the 8km trek to Tsumago.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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isycl wrote a review Nov 2019
Vancouver, Canada87 contributions57 helpful votes
We booked a triple room and were happy with our stay. I have stayed just down the road previously and thought this was pretty common level of accommodation for the area. It was pretty decent for the price we paid. And note that I'm pretty sure you have to pay in cash (If I remember correctly, it's been a while). There's a small kitchen area so you can make your own food if you'd like. My friends had dinner across the street (pre-booked), but they did not have a vegan option, so I ate some food I had brought with me. There's also a lounge area downstairs. We couldn't quite figure out the heat in the common area, so we didn't end up staying very long. but there are a few different areas if you don't want to stay in your room. One nice plus was having wifi! It worked well enough while we were there. The bath was also nice. If you're looking for more of a traditional/basic ryokan experience, I'd definitely recommend staying here. It's a bit of a walk up from the main road if you come by bus, but it's manageable as long as you don't have too much luggage.
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Jacqui M wrote a review Oct 2019
140 contributions20 helpful votes
The property location is fabulous and the guesthouse offers parking at the back of the property. Let me start by saying we have stayed in traditional ryokans before but nothing like this! It is more like a hostel but the price does not reflect this. The property is very basic and needs some maintenance-our room had peeling paint, chunks taken out of the walls and was dusty. The outside of the building is authentic looking and has some nice features inside but not much thought has been given to the bedrooms, bathrooms, the kitchen. Examples are the cupboards for the futons are something from the 1970s (concertina plastic). This place was noisy-no work done to try and minimise noise-again I understand its authentic but if you want a good nights sleep this is not the place for you. Our windows didn’t fit so we could hear everything outside-water, sewerage pipes and AC units running. Our room was at the back of the guesthouse and right by the entrance for the staff! From 6am the door was open and closing every few minutes. Breakfast (if you have included it) is at 7.30 and they make as much noise in the guest house, play music to make sure people get up! All in all I would not return here and would not recommend staying! There are other options in Magome and Tsumago.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sara Whelan Dublin wrote a review Oct 2019
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We were forced to cancel because Typhoon Hagibis stopped the trains. We called 2 days in advance to seek advice and told to wait until the morning of our booking to check if trains were running which they were not. Rang again and the Magomechaya cancellation charge was 100%!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
USD 75 - USD 82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
JapanChubuTokaiGifu PrefectureNakatsugawa
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Frequently Asked Questions about Magomechaya
Which popular attractions are close to Magomechaya?
Nearby attractions include Nakasendo Magome-juku (0.2 km), Magome Observatory (0.4 km), and Masugata Waterwheel (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Magomechaya?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, laundry service, and free internet access.
What food & drink options are available at Magomechaya?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Magomechaya?
Conveniently located restaurants include HillBilly Coffee Company, Magome Chaya, and Keiseian.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Magomechaya?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Japanese, and Filipino.
Are there any historical sites close to Magomechaya?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Nakasendo Magome-juku (0.2 km), Naegi Castle Ruins (7.5 km), and Masugata Waterwheel (0.2 km).