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10 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly staffs, nice view and comfortable room. Oh, the hot springs are awesome! 位在小山坡上,但有免費的shuttle bus可以預約,對於我們需要一大早去車站的情況來說非常方便。餐點很豐盛,用餐環境是半隔間,讓人自在又放鬆。頂樓的泡腳池很可愛,還能看星星和夜景。大眾女性湯屋有三個,其中兩個在隱密性佳的戶外,可以感受外面的溫度邊泡湯真的很舒服!

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Thank Iris C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in this hotel last year and again this year because of its location and the onsen. The hotel is on a hill so be warned that it is a hike to get back from the town. The staff are fantastic. The rooms are looking very tired and dated. They could do with an update. There is no laundry... More 

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Thank Tassiegirl759
New York City, New York
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137 reviews
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Although billed as a ryokan, we felt that it was more of a hotel with some features of a ryokan. It's quite a large property so it lacks the intimacy you'd expect in an inn. Having said that it's still a very nice place to stay. We had a lovely room featuring a sizable private outdoor hot tub with extensive... More 

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Sweden
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46 reviews
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

We stayed there for two nights, checked in to a large corner room with futon bedding. Lets be honest, it's not my cup of tea. The back was sore after just one night but now i know! We had breakfast and dinner included and the presentation was fantastic and the atmosphere really nice. The location is really close to the... More 

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Thank Jocke437
London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

This ryokan provided a high quality ryokan experience and what we assumed to be traditional Japanese food, beautifully presented. However, the 'free' wifi comprised access to wifi for only four 15 minute sessions each day whilst in the public lounge which also serves as a smoking area and bar complete with television. There was no wifi signal on the bedrooms.

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Thank Shly-54
Belfast, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 26 August 2016

This is a good hotel in royokan style. The staff are incredibly helpful - as one comes to expect in Japan - and, although the hotel is somewhat faded and in need of refurbishment, its saving grace are the hot baths that are free accessible to all guests. The room was had on the 4th floor was somewhat cramped, but,... More 

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Houston, Texas
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56 reviews
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Reviewed 15 August 2016

We enjoyed our stay at Hoshokaku. The staff were very helpful. The traditional pajamas t are very comfortable and fun to wear to breakfast. The rooms were comfortable and the location is good. There is a short, but somewhat steep hill to walk up. They provide shuttle service to the train station. We stayed four nights. There are plenty of... More 

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1 Thank Travelingwithgirls
Finland
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188 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

By the time we arrived to Hoshokaku we were already familiar with ryokan etiquette, wearing the yukatas and the like. However, this was the first place where we actually left our shoes at the entrance - all the hallways, even the elevators had tatami floors. We arrived a bit late, but were graciously welcomed, after a nice shuttle rice (our... More 

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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

I would hesitatingly give it 4 stars if I weren't sweating in my room, but that is because of the lobby being pretty and the staff. The room is like a motel room worthy of 2 stars. By far the best thing is the staff, who are ample and extremely polite. They took our bags from the cab straight to... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 8 July 2016

We stayed on the fifth floor in a room with a private outdoor bath. It was gorgeous and relaxing. We were in and out of the tub, soaking in the water (and the scenery). And the meals were fantastic. Regarding the dinner menu, the Hida beef shabu shabu was particularly tender and flavorful. The breakfast included the traditional miso rice... More 

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  • Free Parking
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  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Hoshokaku

Address: 1-88 Babacho, Takayama 506-0838, Gifu Prefecture
Region: Japan > Chubu > Gifu Prefecture > Takayama > Hidatakayama Onsen
Price Range: $162 - $548 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hoshokaku 3*
Number of rooms: 62
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“The rooms have western style beds are more practical than futons on the floor, whilst still providing the ryokan experience.”
 of 5 bubbles Shly-54, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“If you want a private outdoor bath, book a room on the 5th floor.”
 of 5 bubbles Travelingwithgirls, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms with private baths and western beds were awesome.”
 of 5 bubbles Anonymous854, 6 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a non smoking room although I am not sure there is such a thing! Try the house clothes supplied”
 of 5 bubbles RobP952, 19 May 2016 | Read review
“Japanese style rooms facing city was what I got and was very happy with. they are spacious and comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles SukantiSen, 26 Apr 2016 | Read review
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