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Turin, Italy
Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

Nice ryokan, considering the average facilities that you can usually met along your journey in Japan. Comfortable and clean rooms with private bathroom. Nice onsen and stunning view on Yoshino mountains, perfect stay for hanami festival. Excellent japanese food in the large banquet room! Recommended Arigatou

1Thank Figaro_AB
Reviewed 25 September 2015 via mobile

Sakoya is a very old inn, over 300years old and while charming it is in need of repairs to improve the user experience. Owners and staff were very polite and warm but spoke little English. Rooms are Japanese style, I stayed in one with a western toilet however hygiene and cleanliness are very questionable. Toilet is not very well cleaned,...

2Thank Wennie W
Taichung, Taiwan
Reviewed 21 May 2013

Personally I am familiar with ryokan type hotel and have several experience. The hotel is old school but I was quite enjoy the atmosphere. The public hot spring bath is really good and provide free sake, but the issue with temperature control. One of pool is just too hot to bathe. Only few staff can speak English which mean mostly...

2Thank Wenyu
Sapporo, Japan
Reviewed 10 November 2011

I know that any half decent ryokan in Japan is going to cost you an arm and a leg. But for the price we payed (over $600 per night for three people) we expected a bit more from the facilities. The service however was really good. The women running the place were extremely helpful, though only spoke a little English....

4Thank thegreatpumpkin
Nagoya, Japan
Reviewed 28 March 2011

Having lived in Japan for 13 years, expected it to be reasonably good (as the price suggested). Wrong. As we arrived, we were attacked by a team of middle-aged Japanese women. They shouted continuously those few words in English that they knew and kept pushing us around as if we were kids. We told them that we could understand and...

20Thank Softone
Reviewed 21 December 2010

I stayed for one night in Sakoya with my mother and my girlfriend in the charming but sleepy Yoshino. I have stayed in many Ryokan`s over the years, so the novelty factor has kind of worn off. To really enjoy a stay in a nice Ryokan is easy though. Whats not to like? They are clean, the foods nearly always...

1Thank super6oneOsaka
Wisconsin USA
Reviewed 4 November 2010

We spent three nights at the Sakoya, and couldn't have been more pleased! From our greeting upon arrival to our departure, everything was perfect. The staff was totally committed to making guests happy and satisfied. While we were checking in, we were presented with a sort of ginger pudding which hit the spot (four train changes had really made us...

1Thank Tay1
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 31 July 2010

Yoshino is a beautiful part of Japan and if there for sakura season in early April I highly recommend a visit. Sakoya was not a cheap hotel by any means and the most expensive we had for the trip, but it was really nice. The location was good and central although we walked from the top of the cable car...

Thank sadpanda
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 June 2010

Couldn't get any accomodation in Nara in Cherry Blossom season so tried "Japanese Guesthouses' who found this Ryokan on Yoshino. The building is very old, beautiful and our room was stunning. Huge beautifully furnished (Japanese style) and with the most stunning views of the cherry blossom and mountains. The food was outstanding - meals all inclusive. Our waitress was delightful;...

Thank HeatherAngelo
Reviewed 8 September 2009

I wanted to try a ryokan whilst in Japan but was nervous about straying from the comfort of western style hotels where I know how things operate. The trip to Yoshino took us to the very end of the train line deep into the countryside, so we were understandably releived the taxi driver knew the Sakoya (we had printed out...

1Thank Sannia

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Address: 2620 Yoshinoyama, Yoshino-gun, Yoshino-cho 639-3115, Nara Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Nara Prefecture > Yoshino-gun > Yoshino-cho
Price Range: €262 - €439 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sakoya 3*
Number of rooms: 3
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“Call ahead if you don't want Japanese style breakfast!!”
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