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1113 Koden, Gero 509-2206 Gifu Prefecture
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#8 of 70 in Gero

Looking for a place to stay in Gero? Then look no further than Shogetsu, a luxury hotel that brings the best of Gero to your doorstep.

Shogetsu offers guests an array of room amenities including a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and air conditioning, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available.

The hotel offers a gift shop, baggage storage, and newspaper, to make your visit even more pleasant. The property also features a free welcome drink. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

Nearby landmarks such as Gero Onsen Shrine (0.5 mi) and Moriminashihachiman Shrine (0.6 mi) make Shogetsu a great place to stay when visiting Gero.

Gero has plenty of seafood restaurants. So when you’re here, be sure to check out popular spots like Ikiuo Kaitenzushi Uosen Gero, Ichikura, and Uofuji, which are serving up some great dishes.

If you’re looking for something to do, Onsenji Temple (0.5 mi), Sarubobo Shrine (0.5 mi), and Gero Onsen Funsenchi (0.4 mi) are a nice way to spend some time, and they are all within walking distance of Shogetsu.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Shogetsu as you experience everything Gero has to offer.

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KI-NRT wrote a review Apr 2021
Ashiya, Japan1542 contributions303 helpful votes
Gero Onsen is considered to be one of the three most famous Onsen towns in Japan (Kusatsu Onsen and Arima Onsen being the others.) While that alone might not convince foreign travellers to visit Gero, Shogetsu Ryokan just might. Gero isn't the most accessible place (rental car is best), and for a first time traveller to Japan, it's probably not worth the hassle of getting there when options like Hakone, Izu or Kinosaki are available. However, for the Japan conoisseur (and repeat visitor) that's looking to go slightly off the beaten path, and get an authentic luxury Onsen ryokan experience at the same time, Shogetsu will certainly fit the bill. In fact, we were shocked at just how much it exceeded our expectations; we were looking for the best that Gero had to offer, which we thought wasn't saying much. Instead, we were treated to a property that was traditional yet stylish, and amenity-laden, especially for a small boutique ryokan. Shogetsu is perched atop a hill overlooking the main Gero town, which is good or bad, depending on your point of view. It's a bit of a walk to get to the main town (which you should definitely check out) and some of the prominent tourist attractions nearby. On the other hand, you're treated to spectacular views, including from the rooms. Inside, it's a mixture of traditional and modern Japanese design done in a very artistic way. For instance, in the reception area there's a tiny indoor mini rock garden with a stone lantern that's lit up in a way that gives the entire area an aura of mystery. Then, about 30 meters away, towards the window overlooking Gero town is another (outdoor) stone garden on the balcony, which serves as a waiting area. It's all very glorious, and gives a hint at what's time come when staying at Shogetsu. Our room was more traditional, but very comforting and functional. We chose a Japanese-style room on the fourth floor which featured an open-air Onsen bath on the balcony. It was 68m² in size - not massive, but more than enough space for two guests to spread out and enjoy their time. The large balcony (again, with the commanding views of Gero) with the floor-to-ceiling veranda helps to add to the sense of spaciousness. Meals are served in private rooms in a particular section of Shogetsu, which isn't our preference (we prefer to have meals served in the room we're actually staying in.) However, it was far less of an issue at Shogetsu. For starters, the dining area were all separate and in enclosed private rooms. Furthermore, the entire area was super stylish - a mini stream with Koi fish swimming around, stone lanterns all over the place, bonsai trees adorning the walkway, and really nice mood lighting which was really comforting... it gives a positive pretense to the amazing dining experience that lies ahead. And the meals were absolutely divine - shocking, really. We've had amazing meals at some of the top ryokans in the country, and Shogetsu ranks with the very best of them. Everything was fresh, uniquely prepared and creatively arranged in a way that made each course a memorable one. Everyone knows that the area is famous for Hida Beef (which we paid extra for to have both the beef Shabu Shabu hot pot as well as grilled Steak), but the mountain vegetables and seafood (including of the local fresh water variety) were also done very nicely. A clear soup with won tons that featured clams and cabbage was amazing, as was the Sea Urchin and Caviar on top of Japanese potatoes. Yes, it sounds weird, but trust me when I say that we savored every bite. And, we were treated to a third Hida Beef dish, which was arguably as good - if not better - than the steak and hot pot... a Beef Tongue stew that included an Eagle Fern Tempura. Even if every single offering does not tickle your palate, you'll walk away amazed at the creativity of Japanese Washoku kaiseki cuisine. It's really indicative of the Japanese food ethos - continually strive for improvement, and there are no rules when it comes to food (which runs counter to the perception that the Japanese culture is very homogenous and rules-based.... not when it comes to food!) Service was all smiles and professional. While they don't assign a Nakai-san (i.e. butler) like some other luxury ryokans, everything is managed with the utmost in efficiency, if slightly less personal. And since we only stayed for one night and knew exactly what we planned on doing in the area, we did not need any concierge-type of assistance. In any case, I'm certain that the staff there would have bent over backwards should we have made inquiries or requests of any kind. It's really an upscale operation at Shogetsu. If you're on the way to (or way back from) Takayama, want to stay somewhere nice and relaxing, eat great food, and soak in some of the best Onsen spring water that Japan has to offer, Shogetsu would be a wonderful choice.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Bambooscent wrote a review Jan 2019
Paradise, California193 contributions128 helpful votes
One of the top 10 hotspring ryokan I've stayed in Japan Pro: - beautiful view - just lovely can't beat that - nice spacious room, tastefully decorated - delicious dinner - great service, the lady who served us from check in also help us at check out - free pick up service available from Gero station, otherwise will be quite a walk Con: - the actual hotspring bath area and change room is a little bit dated and small
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled
Cindy W wrote a review Jan 2017
Hong Kong, China23 contributions1 helpful vote
We love this hotel during our anniversary stay. We arrived on 16 Jan after a tough drive during snowing season at around 7 pm which is regarded as late for people who are expected having dinner. Somehow our car got stuck during the last 500m around the main building which we didn't notice that is the hotel under the same group. I called right away and In fact we were not sure if we arrived the right destination. Yo my surprised, the gent picked up the phone telling me he would be coming down right away. Again I was not sure what that meant as were were in a mysterious state that we were not sure if that was the right place. Anyhow the gent ran down just in 2 min , moving our Luggage quickly to another bus, then we arrived safely. We were greeted warmly and brought to dinner right away and servers by our butler - a sweet and caring lady 吉川. She's so helpful all the way during our 2 nights stay. In fact, we received excellent services here that from the driver, receptionist, therapist and everyone in the hotel. And the food was so nice and delicate. We are so happy that already started to plan our next trip with our family and friend. Thanks for Shogetsu team. We enjoyed very much for our stay.
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Date of stay: January 2017Trip type: Travelled
marilyn3571 wrote a review Dec 2016
London, United Kingdom81 contributions16 helpful votes
It was raining heavily when we reached the hotel. The staffs carried umbrella for us and sheltered us into the hotel. They unloaded our luggages and parked our car. They asked us to choose our own pillow and the ladies has the choice to choose the Japanese sleepwear. The room is spacious and heated. But the bathroom and toilet is not well designed. The scenery in our room is beautiful. You have to go to basement to eat your breakfast/dinner, they assigned a big room for us. They served many dishes for dinner but I will give them a score of 7/10 for the taste of the food. After we checkout, they loaded the luggages into our car and the staffs send us off at the entrance. It is not easy to reach the ryokan. However, they do provide transport to pick you up from the station.
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Date of stay: December 2016Trip type: Travelled
Somrudee A wrote a review Apr 2016
Bangkok, Thailand95 contributions13 helpful votes
Whenever I'm not in the city, love to try out the local culture and this Ryokan didn't fail. Staffs were lovely, accommodating, helpful and surprisingly speak very good English for Japanese countryside. I chose the traditional Japanese style room which was spacious and clean with modern amenities and loved it with private in room Onsen. Good quality Japanese dinner and breakfast. The only thing I feel they need to do is to freshen up the outdoor private Onsen, otherwise everything is perfect
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Date of stay: April 2016Trip type: Travelled
US$414 - US$529 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shogetsu
Which popular attractions are close to Shogetsu?
Nearby attractions include Onsenji Temple (0.8 km), Gerohatsu Onsen Museum (0.7 km), and Kaeru Shrine (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Shogetsu?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Shogetsu?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Shogetsu?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, complimentary tea, and a free welcome drink during their stay.
Is parking available at Shogetsu?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Shogetsu?
Conveniently located restaurants include Unasho, Yuamiya, and Sato-No-Aji Senda.
Does Shogetsu have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Shogetsu offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Shogetsu located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Gero.
Are there any historical sites close to Shogetsu?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kyu Odoke Jutaku (1.5 km).