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Sumiyoshi Ryokan

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Ryokan 
08/05/2017 09/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$209*
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here in a group of 5 last weekend and really enjoyed it. I have stayed in a lot of traditional ryokan in Japan and this one ticked all my boxes: - new tatami and futon - good heating - nice onsen- aromatic cypress wood tub - great food (we had breakfast here- Japanese one day, western the other)...

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved everything about this place. The room was very cozy and clean. The staff was very friendly. Sleeping in a futon was a unique experience. Our room had a view of a river. In the wardrobe there was a yukata and it was really fun to wear it! We were offered some matcha tea as a welcome gesture.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

My sister and mum spent 3 nights as the Ryokan. Just wonderful and atmospheric. We had dinner and breakfast on one of the days which really recommend, so tasty and the food kept coming. The owners are really sweet and we loved the hot baths. Our rooms were so clean and it was very warm with the heaters. Thank you...

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Reviewed 15 February 2017

My friend & I stayed here for 2 nights in January during a very snowy time. Takayama was like a magical little town all covered in white and the ryokan was the perfect place to experience this. The older couple + friends who run the place are amazing. We could only really communicate in hand gestures but they were really...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 7 February 2017

We only were able to book a single night at this fabulous ryokan, but would've probably stayed two nights if we had been able to. Takayama itself is a fascinating village, the only one of its kind left in Japan with so many old houses. The ryokan itself is sprawling and if you get one of the second story rooms...

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Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, Philippines
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

We felt very special during our stay at Sumiyoshi Ryokan. Me and my family enjoyed our night here. The staff and owners were very helpful, accommodating and friendly. They helped us get our luggage in our room upon check-in, carried our bags and even sent us to the taxi stand after check-out. Absolutely a perfect holiday in Takayama because of...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Only stayed here for one night while briefly in Takayama. Its a nice little Ryokan run by and older couple. They speak very limited English but they will get you setup, checked in quickly and help out if they can. I recommended the included local breakfast that gets served in your room and it's quite delicious. The room we stayed...

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Had high expectations after reading reviews and we were not disappointed. Were given a free upgrade to a river view room (it was a quiet period) and very much appreciated the extra space. The owners and staff are so welcoming, with extra special energy and cheekiness from Sumiko, who made mealtimes a delight. The food is fantastic and highly recommend...

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Perth, Western Australia
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Many of the reviews for the Sumiyoshi Ryokan view the old building through rose coloured glasses, looking to find aspects that are quaint and which represent something unique in Japan. We would agree with that, but if you are older, your bones are a bit tired or you have any form of back pain then don't choose a ryokan where...

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Buderim, Australia
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Everything was so lovely, from the welcoming grin of Sumiko who greeted us, to the full Japanese treatment of staying in a ryokan. The Japanese breakfast was lavish and always appetising. The rooms were clean and beautifully appointed. The Japanese bath was wonderful. It was a only little distance from the railway station - perhaps 500m, and was very easy...

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Traditional merchant house style Ryokan built in Taisho era. (1912)SUMIYOSHI RYOKAN located MIYAGAWA riverside and central TAKAYAMA city.Ideally located for sightseeing. ... more   less 

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Address: 4 Hon-machi, Takayama 506-0011, Gifu Prefecture
Region: Japan > Chubu > Gifu Prefecture > Takayama
Price Range: $202 - $456 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sumiyoshi Ryokan 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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Also Known As:
Sumiyoshi Ryokan Hotel Takayama
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#1 Top resorts Hotel in Takayama
#13 Best Value Hotel in Takayama
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“Ask for a second floor room with a river view”
  • Street view old Takayama in the snow
  • Sunrise in the snow
av10016, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If you can afford it the river view rooms are lovely”
915cath, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Perhaps ask for one with a window view, or ensuite if you like these things.”
626adelew, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“You can choose the ones with toilets as some of them are shared toilets”
anthea1232014, 27 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Loved our room on the second floor (with a view of the river and the resident feral cat!”
YaYaqueen, 18 Dec 2016 | Read review
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