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Medicine Hat, Canada
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We had the special privilege of stayimg for 1 night. It was our first night in Japan and it was overwhelming to say the least. It was an amazing say and huge learning curve the food tasted super although we had of idea what most of it was. The room was so original it felt lile we went back in...

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Nagoya, Japan
Reviewed 3 April 2016

In looking for a place to take some visiting guests so they could experience the hospitality we are always hearing about in the media etc, I was thankful to come across this gem of a ryokan in the wonderful spa town of Shuzenji. Staff were not only polite and professional yet not stuffy and their humour was refreshing in such...

1Thank jutabe
Singapore, null, Singapore
Reviewed 22 November 2015

Its amenities and facilities are excellent: they provide free flow of milk, probiotic cultured drink and other drinks@ their special café (+ free ramen during supper)and unlimited use of all sort of onsen (indoor, outdoor as well as private) that comes along with free use of beauty products (for the men, hair loss product and lotion that prevent arthritis or...

7Thank Jay H
Reviewed 26 July 2015

We a family of 4 set to experience the ryokan. Our first time eventhough we have read through a numerious review. Upon our arrival at 14.30, a warm welcomed by the staff & serve us with welcomming drink. We were then ushered to the ryokan. Wow a very impresive layout with an onsen. Dinner wss served at our choice at...

1Thank Mokhtar A
Charleston, South Carolina
Reviewed 14 July 2015

We spent one night on our way from Kyoto to Tokyo, arriving mid-afternoon and leaving late morning of the next day. Even such short time felt like a mini-retreat. The place is a sprawling historical ryokan, with meandering corridors wrapping around an interior garden (just looking at it from the wide interior windows infuses peace). We stayed in the new...

1Thank Nina064
Reviewed 26 May 2015 via mobile

Kikuya is one of the best Ryokan I have visited in Japan. A traditional hot spring ryokan with a long history, it remains ip to date with refurbishments but still retains its old-world charm. The menu is also wonderful. Rooms are large, and free use of private baths are a great plus point.

1Thank J00lsC
Reviewed 10 April 2015 via mobile

Couldn't say enough good things about this place. If you want a ryokan experience, GO HERE! The service and friendliness of the staff is was amazing and the food was genuinely out of this world! The only very minor downside is if you don't have a private bath in your room you need to wait for the public hot spring...

1Thank TangoSam
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Reviewed 28 May 2014

From my perspective, this lodging offers quirky and traditional Japanese cultural flavors that I can only recommend. Your unique experience starts with the check in - the arriving party is offered slippers, tea and a light Japanese sweet snack. An attendant will ask explain extra perks, including a 24hr coffee lounge (Worth a visit! You can hand grind and brew...

2Thank TKTT
Shiki, Japan
Reviewed 11 May 2013

My wife, sister-in-law and I thought this would be an excellent place to at with my father during his trip to Japan. The hotel is extremely traditional and it feels like you are stepping back in time. The 'room' was not so much a room as a flat with 2 bathrooms, two main tatami rooms and a nice corridor next...

2Thank Mr.Ashwell
Reviewed 15 October 2011

We came here for my 30th birthday. 6 friends and had a great time. The onsen baths were all pretty quiet the whole weekend and the food was outstanding. Only one criticism would be that the waitress seemed a bit annoyed with us when she messed up our order and her manner did not seem quite as warm after that....

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Address: 874-1 Shuzenji, Izu 410-2416, Shizuoka Prefecture
Region: Japan > Chubu > Shizuoka Prefecture > Izu > Shuzenji Onsen
Price Range: $330 - $1,102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kikuya 4*
Number of rooms: 44
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“For 4 people be ready to have 2 fairly thick mattresses (i.e comfy) and 2 standard style futons (i.e harder sleeping experience)”
jutabe, 3 Apr 2016 | Read review
“inns/ryokans at Shuzenji is leaned towards the higher-end, not for budget-goers”
JayH739, 22 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Few room with attach bathroom”
mokhtara551, 26 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Rooms in the new wing with private baths are enormous and very zen.”
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