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Kanko Ryokan Takayama
Ranked #67 of 174 Hotels / Ryokan in Takayama
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“Overpriced and plain”
Reviewed 28 February 2009

If you'd like a pricy trip back to the future, 80s style, this hotel is for you. However, chances are that you're not into that kind of stuff. Instead, you're looking for a taste of pre-WWII Japan, or perhaps a thoroughly modern 21st century experience (which the Japanese often excel at). You'll find none of that here.

The hotel is stuck in a time warp, preserving bits from the 70s and 80s that give those decades a bad name. It's not even bad in the fine tradition of It's So Bad It's Good. Which is a pity, because fabulous 80s kitsch can be fun.

Save your money, go somewhere else.

  • Stayed October 2008, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank Travel_C17
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Reviewed 16 September 2008

I booked two nights at this hotel without finding any reviews so I was very nervious. The hotel has an english website. The hotel has ryokan style rooms. Very basic room with an old television. We had a room with a washroom. The hotel was full of families, kids, teens, parents and grandparents. There were even a few drunk middle aged men roaming around all having fun. This gave the hotel an authentic feel. The staff clearly had not had to deal with many non Japanese tourist. The staff went out of their way to try to please us. The dinner in our room was great and the breakfast was traditional Japanese style in a large room eating on the floor. Again the room was full of entire families who seemed to enjoy the fact that we could not site properly on the floor and eat. This hotel is not the Ritz or Four Seasons or for that matter a Holiday Inn. It is a Japanese family hotel and we enjoyed our stay. The onsen was nice. There is a main bath that is one day for men and the other for females as well as seperate indoor and outdoor baths. The carpet in the hall could use a good cleaning and an LCD television in the rooms would be nice but for a real Japanese experience we overlooked this. No internet.

  • Liked — An authentic Ja[annese experience
  • Disliked — Very basic room
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank LMC_Canada
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Property: Kanko Ryokan Takayama
Address: 2-55 Hatsudamachi, Takayama 506-0008, Gifu Prefecture
Region: Japan > Chubu > Gifu Prefecture > Takayama
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Ranked #67 of 174 Hotels / Ryokan in Takayama
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Hotel Class:2 star — Kanko Ryokan Takayama 2*
Number of rooms: 12
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