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Reviewed 19 November 2012

We stayed at Tajimaya, Magome-juku as part of honeymoon. The hike from Magome to Tsumago will probably be the highlight of our trip. Both towns are so quaint and although very touristy are still charming.

The owners were welcoming and both evening meal and breakfast were made with local produce and good quality. Our room was very small compared to some other places we stayed in Japan but the shared toilet facilities were spotless and the bathtubs made of local wood were nice.

We would probably give 3.5 stars but the extra half star is for the singing and dancing and storytelling around the irori fire after dinner which was really fun. The owner sang local Kiso Valley songs and taught us the steps to the dance and we received a certificate to show we had 'graduated' which was a very sweet memento. Then we had bean tea and sake by the fire.

Date of stay: November 2012
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Thank misspeppichan
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Reviewed 21 October 2012

We arrived mid afternoon at Nagiso station left our luggage in a locker across the road from the station and just had a couple of small daypacks with change of clothes, night attire and toiletries. As there were four of us we opted to get a taxi as it would have cost about the same to catch the bus. We had a great driver that although he could not speak English he could understand that we were going to do the hike from Magome to Tsumago the next day and pointed to where the hike came out crossing the road which was very interesting he even dropped us right out the front of the lodging.

It was like stepping onto a movie set, all the day trippers had left for the day and we had the most beautiful sunset. Our host was lovely although our teenage kids weren't that thrilled with the meal they didn't go hungry as there was alot of rice which they filled up on. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and loved the walk which was one of the highlights of the trip. Very clean and friendly staff as the last reviewer said a unique experience in a lovely town.

Date of stay: September 2012
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Thank lizzy062
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Reviewed 2 October 2012

I stayed in the this place for one night. The room was spotless, the bathroom looked like a mini onsen, food was great and the owner is very passionate about the local culture. Prepare yourself to dancing at night in wooden thongs :).

Date of stay: October 2012
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Reviewed 3 September 2012

I stayed in this ryokan for 1 night during my hike of the Nakasendo Road, coming from Ochiai. It is situated in the middle of the village on the steep main road but luckily I had only a small backpack. My room was on the (Japanese) 2nd floor, 6 tatami. There was the usual tea and a cookie in the room, tooth brush & tooth paste, hair comb, yukata, etc. A small metal stand was at the door for drying your towel. No laundry facilities. There were plenty of washing basins on the ground floor, and 2 hot baths, for men and women separately. Everything was spotlessly clean. I glimpsed quite a lot of staff on hand, be it for cleaning or cooking.

The owner was very nice and approachable. When I mentioned that I planned to visit the local Shimazaki Toson museum, he gave me a voucher for a 10% discount. He also gave me a small certificate stating that I walked between Magome and Tsumago - you can get a second stamp on the certificate at the Information Centre in Tsumago.

The best bit came after dinner (which was delicious). For JPY600 you can take part in the lesson of Kiso songs and dance taught by the owner. All the guests staying at the ryokan on that evening took part and it was very enjoyable. We learnt few steps and then danced while the owner sung. We even went to the street in our yukatas and continued there, in the light of the lanterns, and watched the stars. It was good fun.

This ryokan feels like a family home and the service is of high standard. The owner made the experience very personal. I would stay here again and recommend it highly.

Note: there is an international ATM at the post office, several houses up from the ryokan that accepts foreign debit cards. Very useful as this is not common in Japan.

Date of stay: August 2012
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1  Thank nomad2212
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Reviewed 20 August 2012

One of the cheaper place if you are planning to hike between Magome-Tsumago. The location is in the center part of Magome main stone walkway, about 15min walk from bus station. The building is distinctive by the entrance cloth and cartwheel. We were given good advise on where to get the best buckwheat noodle. The building has many staircases towards the end, so be careful if you have a large trolley bag! Traditional and western bathroom is available.
Dinner and breakfast are served for all occupants in the dining, many vegetables are grown locally, the dishes is not as lavish as those served during Kaiseki dinner, but freshness of food is definitely maintained.
The family do not speak English.

Date of stay: August 2012
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1  Thank Tham Y
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