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They did not clean the room, they left clean towels on the hall on a shelf, not helpful staff, wouldn't stay there again
THE FOOD WAS AMAZING! very tasty and in large amounts. When eating breakfast and dinner there you can almost skip lunch (or have something small). The lady did not really speak any English so although she gave a nice explanation of what food she was giving us and what we should do with it it was a bit of guesswork from our side. She did seem to understand English to some extent so she tried her best to explain more times and add gestures when we had some questions. Room and onsen were clean and facilities were good.
The mattresses were quite thin so we needed to put a second set underneath them (we had a 4 person room for 2 people) for added comfort. Sleeping on the floor is not something that we westerners usually do, so I guess it is something you need to get used to. The water in the private onsens (outside) was extremely hot(unbearable even after wetting ourselves slowly with the hot water) so we ended up using the public ones as they seemed to be a little less hot. This was not a huge issue as when we were there nobody else was using the onsens and we understand that since they are fed by a natural hot spring the temperature is not something they can really control.
The people were nice and the ryokan good. Excellent Japanese breakfast.
The town was too small and had only a couple of eating places. My mistake. I thought it was a suburb of Takayama but it is actually an hour by bus. A good place for skiers and the like but not for visiting Shirakawago. But the ryokan was fine and can be recommended.
Beautiful location across from the forest. Lots of art, tasteful design. Was a traditional tatami room. Private bath was great, and across the street is a donation based onsen surrounded by trees that is well worth visiting.
Futons provided we're too thin, made for a hard bed. There were a couple extra futons in the closet we doubled up over our the futons the next night, and that solved the problem. If you are tall the blankets may be a bit too small.
Our stay at Yamatokan was amazing. It was our first time staying at a traditional Ryokan that included dinner and breakfast. The facilities were all great and the staff was very friendly and helpful. The room was spacious with comfortable futons for sleeping. The onsen bath (separated by women and men) was clean and the outside onsen was great. They also have two onsen that can be used privately, with the shower being only outside though. The most amazing part of our stay was the food. The traditional Japanese multi-course dinner and breakfast was always an eye-catcher, delicious and changed during our three day stay.
With a stay at Hirayuonsen Yamatokan in Takayama, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Kappa Bridge and Hirayu Onsen. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, luggage storage, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.
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