Hoshokaku

88 (Shiroyama park), Yamaiti Baba Cho 1, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture, 506-0838, Japan
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a truly authentic Japanese experience

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on September 1, 2006

We had booked this ryokan at a travel agency in one of the local train stations, so we did not know what to expect. This was certainly the real deal. Communication was tough the whole time we were there, as there is hardly any English spoken. The staff, however, were extremely friendly and helpful, and they tried very hard to make us understand. This was our first time in a ryokan, so they had to explain the whole sleeping, eating, and dressing routine to us, so that took some time, with many hand gestures and miming.

You take your shoes off before entering the main lobby and they keep them until you go out again. You are given yukata (unisex kimonos), haori (a type of loose jacket worn over the yukata), and tabi (Japanese style socks with the big toe separate from the rest) to wear throughout the hotel and dining room.

The rooms had tatami matting, futon mattresses, and a low table where you sit on the floor.
Excellent many-course meals were included for breakfast and supper.

This wasn't a top-end hotel, but I think it was a genuine local experience and I would recommend this friends.

Unique Quality: We rented one of the private family onsen (baths, more like hot tubs), which were outdoors on the roof of the building. It was very pleasant to look at the moon while soaking.

Directions: East of the red bridge maybe 3 blocks, then a block south; the same neighbourhood as the Local History Museum, up a slight hill. If you don't speak Japanese, I recommend booking through one of the travel angencies in the train stations.

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