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Nagase Ryokan Takayama Reviews
A traditional Japanese guest house experience Mar 14, 2008
Takayama is a town with traditional Japanese (Edo period) buildings, and it seemed appropriate to stay at a guest house with a 250 year history operated by the same family!
There are many rooms/suites in this ryokan, we stayed at one with 2 rooms, plus separate bath and toilet. With sliding doors leading to 2 private gardens (very small, but nice). Futons are put out on the tatami for sleeping at night, and dinner and breakfast are served in the room. The food was plenty and most excellent. There was a public bath perhaps big enough for 4-5 people which we got to use as a private hot spa because there were few guests that night. There is another bath which was not open when we were there.
This place definitely gives you a feeling of what the old Japan would be like.
I gave 4* for amenities because no internet was available (but why would you want it here?) and 4* for the bed because you do sleep on futons on the tatami. But that's all what we expected so it was great anyway.
The staff was friendly and helpful and we were made to feel most welcome.
I highly recommend anyone who wants to experience old Japan to stay here if possible. It is very expensive.
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