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“Great Ryokan experience”
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Hakuun
Ranked #23 of 174 Hotels / Ryokan in Takayama
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Stavanger, Norway
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“Great Ryokan experience”
Reviewed 4 November 2012

The view of the Ryokan is fantastic! From the room, we had view over the mountains and Takayama.
It takes about 20/25 minutes walk from the train station, so they offer a transfer from the train station from 15h to 18h and in the morning from the Ryokan to town until 10h.
The room was decorated japanese traditional style. It was large, with balcony, japanese style bathtub and sitting room.
They have a private Onsen as well. As we didn't have the opportunity to go to an Onsen in the Mountains it was really great to use it!
The breakfast is Japanese style, but I saw a couple having western style breakfast, so I suppose that is available...
The staff was also really great, always nice and very polite.

The only things we didn't like was that the breakfast is taken quite early: option between 7.30 and 8h. But that turned out to be good, as it sort of forced us to enjoy more hours of daylight as well.

Also, the check-in is a little late (15h) and the check-out at 10h, but I noticed that most of the Japanese hotels have this sort of schedule for check-in/check-out...

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 September 2010

We had a wonderful time at Hakuun it was the highlight of our trip to Japan. We stayed two nights. The people were very helpful and the food was just wonderful. The accommodations were superb as it was a classic Japanese inn with a few modern conveniences (mostly private bathroom related). The location to the interesting parts of Takayama was great as it was about a 10 minute walk to the cultural highlights (government house and merchant's street). We also took advantage of reserving the private outdoor Onsen for one hour.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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Property: Hakuun
Address: 67 Horibatamachi, Takayama 506-0837 , Gifu Prefecture
Region: Japan > Chubu > Gifu Prefecture > Takayama > Hidatakayama Onsen
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Ranked #23 of 174 Hotels / Ryokan in Takayama
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hakuun 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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