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Jakarta, Indonesia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our first visit to shirakawa go. And we stayed in this small and yet beautiful house. It's winter but very warm inside. Room is big with tatami bed. Welcome japanese tea and snack inside the room. A nice view at the back room with mountain and river. Even though bathroom is in common room in front, it is clean spacious...

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St Ives, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for one night, and were treated as very special guests. The food was the best we had over our entire stay in Japan. Our hostess and family were delightful, despite the lack of a common language. The Accommodation is spacious and the Gassho itself a wonderful building. You can't beat the feeling of staying in a real...

Thank mou5e
Reviewed 24 November 2016

tatami mat rooms, heaters provided. about 6 rooms total. common toilet rooms, sinks in hall, common bath (but one use at a time). Food was great, and ate in common room, with fire pit. Note, our clothes smelled like smoke for a good long time because of this though. Would suggest using Yukatas provided when eating. Good location, off main...

1Thank Mark C
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Magoemon was everything I was hoping for it to be. We had a cozy small room with a great view onto the garden on the backside of the house. The food was stellar, probably the best we've had on our entire trip. I'd recommend anyone who wants to experience rural Japan to spend at least 1 night at Magoemon, but...

1Thank Oliver G
Cambridge, United States
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

We booked this through Japaneseguesthouses dot com because the innkeeper does not speak English and they don't have online bookings. It was a traditional Gassho style building that had six other guests when we were there (I think that put them at capacity) and we had one of the two rooms facing the back with a waterfall within earshot and...

1Thank Sara G
Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed 1 November 2015

Pros: * Great dinner and breakfast meals! * Great location that's easy to find * Rooms have heated floorboards for added comfort * I thought the price was alright. Cons: * Hospitality was so-so. (We reserved the hotel months in advance and requested the room by the stream. When confirmed our arrival time the day before we arrived). When we...

2Thank zebedeesolive
Reviewed 4 June 2015

If you want to experience life in the countryside of Japan, this cozy house really makes that happen. The absolutely best thing for us was the food! Up until this hotel we had been in Japan for over two weeks and the food was kinda OK but nothing special...but here! Don't miss it!

2Thank GreenManXY
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 June 2015

My friend and I stayed at Magoemon for 1 night in May 2015. The food and facilities were wonderful. However, I had a horrendous experience with beg bugs which ruined my trip to Japan. So future travellers be warned... The night of our stay, we noticed many small light grey and brown stains on our doonas (or quilts). Having had...

19Thank Yizza18
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 2 May 2015

The location is fabulous and romantic. Even if we did not understand a word from the host, but we still felt they were very friendly. But for the quite high price we paid, I find the room very small and the heating was quite complicated. I understood that you could only take a shower in the evening, but I like...

1Thank Gringuito13
Maebashi, Japan
Reviewed 5 March 2015

We had a two days tour at Ogimachi last week and stay overnight here. It was a great experience to stay at an original gassho zukuri minshuku, although not all the equipments are from Edo period, of course ^^ The owner are friendly and if you can speak a little Japanese, it will be very helpful. The food was awesome,...

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Address: 360 Ogi-machi, Ono-gun, Shirakawa-mura 501-5627, Gifu Prefecture
Region: Japan > Chubu > Gifu Prefecture > Ono-gun > Shirakawa-mura
Number of rooms: 6
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“I don't know if all rooms are the same but my room has a nice view over the garden when I open the side door of the room. Although it's too cold for me to step outside, I opened the door a little while at night to see the stars from the room and opened it in the early morning, the feeling was so lovely.”
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