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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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116 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ryokan Tanabe has very good location in Takayama, staff is very friendly and will take good care of you, spotlessly clean, in-room-dining is amazing, has private bath, walking distance to morning market and old town, dead middle of all kinds of restaurants, convenience store just practically next door across the street. The indoor onsen is very nice as well. Docking... More 

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London
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63 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Who would have expected to walk from a busy street into the past. A part of the lost Japan which has given way to the American model. As one leaves one's shoes before stepping on to the tatami mats one enters the type of atmosphere one hopes people have come to Japan to find. The rooms are outstanding for a... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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408 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did not stay here but we did visit the onsen due to tickets we had though our rental home. It was lovely, clean, and the staff were very kind. I would recommend and come back. There are two small outside tubs (fun in the chilly weather) and one large bath inside.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

First of all, I did the homework of researching the rooms before booking, which I see is something that other reviewers neglected to do. We had room 13, which had a private onsen and garden, was at the end of a hallway and was very quiet. The elderly folk who checked us in and took care of us were adorable.... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed in this ryokan for 2 nights and were totally relaxed! This place is run by an old couple, we were treated with amazing respect - as Japanese can do! Our room was spacious with private bathroom, perfectly clean. Our breakfast and dinner was very good, our host was explaining us every dish and served the table so precisely... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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78 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

The ryokan is very well located along the main street of Takayama's Historic district n within walking distance from the old town. The elderly lady who runs the place is energetic, spritely n is a fine example of Japanese hospitality. The place is very clean n there are so many little efforts made to ensure your stay is a unique... More 

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Toulouse, France
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50 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We stayed at the Ryokan Tanabe for two nights based on the good reviews from Tripadvisor. Within our holiday in Japan, we were looking for the true experience of a real ryokan. Even if one can consider that staying at the Tanabe did provide this truthfull experience, we now deem this choice as a major mistake. In general I concur... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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91 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

A very plesant and charismatic Ryokan. Great service, excellent rooms and superb food. The place is run by a group of older, fragile looking Japanese women, but make no mistake, they are top professional, very helpful, great sense of humour and simply just make you feel welcome and at home. Dinner is simply and experience on its own. Takayama is... More 

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San Francisco, California
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Wanted to experience a couple ryokans during our trip to Japan, with this being one of them Overall, a good experience -- very traditional rooms, wonderful breakfasts and dinners, friendly service. Would say that English speaking ability can be limited at times, so would advise those visiting to re-double their efforts to learn as many important Japanese words as you... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Takayama is a nice city but probably not worth spending the night if you can avoid it. Ryokan Tanabe was a disappointment on many fronts compared to the other many ryokan we experienced. Of course pepole are charming but you do not have the atmosphere we experienced elsewhere.

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Additional Information about Ryokan Tanabe

Address: 58 Aioi-cho, Takayama 506-0014, Gifu Prefecture
Region: Japan > Chubu > Gifu Prefecture > Takayama > Hidatakayama Onsen
Price Range: €175 - €334 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ryokan Tanabe 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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“The view isn't great from anywhere in the hotel so it shouldn't matter that much what room you pick.”
 of 5 bubbles Kenpoh, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Try the traditional Japanese room with the tatami for the full experience.”
 of 5 bubbles PH15, 5 Aug 2016 | Read review
“I enjoyed the last room on a long hall, they are quieter.”
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 of 5 bubbles mattrW9221NF, 22 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Our room was quiet and located at the back.”
 of 5 bubbles geoffm431, 3 Feb 2016 | Read review
“From what we have seen, all rooms are good. Make sure you utilise the free onsen ( hot water baths)”
 of 5 bubbles 423PeterH423, 26 Jan 2016 | Read review
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