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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Warm hospitality is experienced from the owners of this authentic ryokan along with delicious breakfasts, a comfortable warm room and hot bathing (it was snowing some of my stay). Hirosaki has plenty to fill a three day (or longer) stay - castle and park, heritage area with meticulously conserved samurai houses, lots of food choices at small restaurants, shops with...

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Parksville, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed here for 2 nights in mid-November. The host was very kind and helpful. He took us to restaurants as there was not much nearby the ryokan. However, on arrival the tatami room was being heated by an old kerosene heater that did not burn well and the room smelled of kerosene exhaust that was both strong and nauseating....

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I stayed here for two nights before heading off to Aoni Onsen. I was on the outset a little apprehensive about Hirosaki because it doesn't appear to be a key point on a tourists trip to Japan, but this soon changed. Hirosaki was by far the most personal, memorable and welcoming place I have been to in...

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Ossie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I arrived at Shin Aomori heading south from Hakodate and changed to the local rail line with my JR pass to Hirosaki. It took approximately 1 hour to arrive in this beautiful Japanese city with over 400 years of history and culture. I followed the instructions from the ryokan to get there, and boarded the tiny Dotemachi Loop bus right...

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 25 August 2016

From the station, the inn is about 20 minutes on the bus and then a 5-minute walk. The tatami room was fine, with separate toilet and bath areas that were rather old-fashioned. The host was extremely helpful - driving us to a shamisen restaurant one evening and back to the station when we left. We also enjoyed a free welcome...

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2Thank IThkg
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Not only we enjoyed this property, also had a great time walking around the neighbourhood, Hirosaki Koen (Park & Castle) and Tugaru-Han Neputa-Mura (where you can see Hirosaki Neputa exhibit and learn Tsugaru Shamisen) etc. The owner and his wife are extremely nice!! Ishiba-san provided us lots of useful tips and interesting facts. Speaking of Tsugaru-Shamisen, I loved the music...

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Stayed 2 nights in Ishiba Ryokan (11 - 13 July 2016). Chose to stay here based on reviews about its history and superb location. I would like to add that I had a wonderful experience in Ishiba Ryokan due to the warm welcome by Ishiba Soichiro-san and his wife, the current owners of this traditional Japanese inn since 1879. The...

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Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

The place was very nice and comfy.Roomz had heaters and spacious too. Wifi,toiletries,brekky and dinner provided. The owner was very helpful.He spoke pefrect english and french. He suggestefld great places to see around,provided maps in english and places for coffee. Everything was awsome. It was a first experience in Ryokan which I loved. The people were very friendly. The bar...

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3Thank Vikash S
Cronulla, Australia
Reviewed 29 May 2016

Just a 3-minute walk from Hirosaki Park, it's an unbeatable location for those visiting the park and Hirosaki Castle, a must particularly during the yearly sakura festival. The ryokan is in a big and old house that could benefit from some repair. Despite having visited in early May it was still very cold at night and had to use a...

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2Thank Ch4muy0
Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 26 May 2016

We have a room with private bathroom and washroom.The room is spacious. Old traditional style which is nice, yet some repair work is needed. But it is clean. Besides the boss, the other staff knows little english but all are helpful. We have a pleasant stay. The Japaneses style breakfast is also good.

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Address: 55 Mototeramachi, Hirosaki 036-8355, Aomori Prefecture
Region: Japan > Tohoku > Aomori Prefecture > Hirosaki
Price Range: £65 - £75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ishiba Ryokan 2.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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“Reserve the room with its own bath and toilet unless you don't mind sharing.”
 of 5 bubbles Bomani, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The ensuite rooms are in the new, less awesome, section. Stick with a traditional room and enjoy the atmosphere.”
 of 5 bubbles dtruslove, 24 Apr 2016 | Read review
“The rooms are similar to each other”
 of 5 bubbles Ermil-Thea, 19 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Try to choose the room near front building, if you choose the far room, the WiFi will weak”
 of 5 bubbles 557balls, 8 Dec 2015 | Read review
“I'd try for a room in the older part next time but not sure if they have their own bathrooms - check first.”
 of 5 bubbles 218colinb, 28 Oct 2014 | Read review
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