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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

This is a family run ryokan. While most staff do not speak English, the owners do speak perfect English which made things a lot easier. In general, communication was not an issue. The traditional Japanese wooden buildings were beautiful; there's a lot of Instagram-worthy pictures to be had. The entire ryokan was built around a lovely pine and koi pond... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 26 May 2016

A very friendly obliging ryokan. Large room, the most comfortable futon I've slept on in Japan. Not much English spoken, but no problem - we are visitors in their land and sign language has its fun! On the edge of town but we had a car and they offered us use of a bicycle if we wished. Breakfast huge and... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

The Karatsu Yoyokaku was a high-end family-run ryokan with only 19 rooms. The building was traditional Japanese style, with the rooms built around a beautifully maintained Japanese garden with pine trees, bamboos and koi pond. The wooden structure and flooring gave a luxurious, cozy and warm ambience. Service was impeccable. When we arrived by car at the ryokan entrance, the... More 

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Ludlow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for three nights after a hectic two weeks travelling around Japan. The perfect place for a rest. The buildings are beautiful. The garden as pretty as a picture. The onsen provided wonderful relaxation. Our room was beautiful and very comfortable. The food was the best we had in Japan. Perfectly prepared and presented. Like a work of... More 

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Hong Kong
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6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 11 February 2016

It was an unforgettable memory in staying in Yoyokaku. The traditional building is wonderful. The boss, Harumi Okochi, is so nice. Thanks for her help in everything. If you are going to stay there, you must try the beef shabu-shabu. I can say this is the best beef shabu-shabu I've ever had! Don't forget to book it before you go... More 

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Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

A wonderful Ryokan experience with delightful food, great hospitality and a peaceful garden setting. The house is utterly beautiful and the owners and the staff make it a very warm and welcoming place. Yoyokaku is also a must visit for fans of Japanese pottery, the showrooms are splendid.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Wonderful high quality and friendly traditional family owned and run Ryokan. Fantastic Kaiseki food, lovely baths and comfortable traditional tatami mat rooms with excellent air conditioning. The gardens are breathtakingly peaceful and a joy to behold. A lovely stopover travelling around Kyushu.

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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2015

I had spent time with my wife last month at this calm and historical Japanese traditional ryokan. It was awesome to stay and to get its fine accommodations and supper during my all vacation. This ryokan was started more than 120 years ago. All buildings are more than 100 years and most pine trees in the garden are more 200... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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75 reviews
27 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 21 November 2014 via mobile

A ryokan with an old world charm - beautiful architecture, set in a very pretty Japanese garden. The ryokan is very well maintained, despite its 100 years age and is meticulously clean. The owners and staff have a passion for service. To top it all- great food. As you walk on the wooden floors in the room and roam along... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2013

During my 2 weeks stay at various inns in Kyushu, this inn ranks high in my list. Besides fetching me from/to the train station, the inn keeper without my asking gave me an orientation tour of the Karatsu town centre, including the Karatsu Castle, old samurai quarters and festival float museum, at the end of which I was able to... More 

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Address: 2-4-40 Higashikaratsu, Karatsu 847-0017, Saga Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kyushu-Okinawa > Saga Prefecture > Karatsu
Price Range: £172 - £386 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Yoyokaku 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Ask for rooms with attached bathrooms.”
 of 5 bubbles 461sherryt, 16 Jul 2016 | Read review
“They all looked good! Ours was a standard room.”
 of 5 bubbles Z2116NIanneh, 26 May 2016 | Read review
“Any room over there are nice.”
 of 5 bubbles hardbeat, 10 Feb 2016 | Read review
“You can walk a long the calm street and approach to the coast easy by walk. You'd better try to have breakfast to porridge made with barley than others because it was very special.”
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 of 5 bubbles 마르티노, 16 Feb 2015 | Read review
“If you are travelling on the local JR train from Hakata, do note the train will continue on with only the front 3 cars after a certain station, so don't get left behind!”
 of 5 bubbles NHS44, 22 Dec 2013 | Read review
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