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Newest reviews for Ryokan Asunaro

  • Oscar
    September 14, 2014

    Staff, cleanliness, free bikes

    10 mins walking from station


  • Joanna
      United Kingdom
    August 19, 2014

    The owners were kind and welcoming. A bonus for us was being able to borrow bicycles from the inn.


  • Stephen
    August 17, 2014

    Ryokan Asunara is the perfect place to stay while in Takayama. The accomodation is excellent the staff and management are friendly and welcoming. The food is first class and a great experience. The location is adeal for visiting all the locations and convenient for both the train and bus services. I would stay again if visiting the area we would have liked to have stayed longer.

    We liked everything. Nothing to dislike.


  • Stephen
      United States of America
    August 13, 2014

    Great hospitality...we were met at the door and made to feel right at home. During our stay, there was a woman employee who spoke english which made my experience easier, although I dont expect that is guaranteed. We were served an excellent breakfast too. The location was conveniently close to the bus station and also close to the other sections of Takayama.


  • Anonymous
    August 8, 2014

    - great location 5min from the station and old city center - very nice rooms - the entrance is beautiful - the staff is super helpful - good common bath


  • Sombat
    July 31, 2014

    I love this here


  • Anonymous
    July 22, 2014

    free bicycle and traditional Japanese atmosphere


  • Greta
      United States of America
    June 30, 2014

    Staff very responsive, friendly and helpful. English spoken and lots of directions in English. Bikes available. Easy walk from train station and to touristy areas. Close to variety of restaurants. Solidly built Ryokan so couldn't hear other guests.Lots of amenities including bath and toilet in our room, however, hotel onsen very nice. Didn't want to leave.


  • Stephen
      United States of America
    June 26, 2014

    Excellent service, staff speaks good English and aim to make your stay enjoyable. We were picked up and dropped off from train station. The onsen is very nice. Location is very close to train station and it is very quiet inside the facility.

    It is no smoking, but the smell from smoking room still comes into lobby area.


  • Alejandro
    June 22, 2014

    I stayed in 2 Ryokans while in Japan and this one was definitely the best one. The staff were very helpful, the rooms were perfect and the place was amazing. While staying here do yourself a favor and take a traditional Japanese bath you won't regret it.

    Nothing, everything was perfect.


  • Shelley
    June 11, 2014

    Ryokan Asunaro has sense of history and heritage - 200 years of it poured into delightfully spacious rooms and extremely helpful owners (who even drove us to the train station when it was raining. Now that's a lovely touch.) Another bonus is the ryokan has Nespress coffee available for 100 yen in the reception which is excellent when you want a cup of decent coffee without paying 400 yen in a shop. It was the only ryokan / hotel in Japan where I found this!

    We served ourselves a second helping of rice for breakfast which excited one of the staff members. Normally quiet and demure, this middle aged lady literally bolted from the corridor yelling, "no". I'm not sure if we were taking over her job, contaminating the precious pot of rice or just doing it wrong, but it did cause some embarrassed giggles.


  • Arome
    June 7, 2014

    The rooms are very well equipped, from hairbrush to sewing kits, and the yukatas are especially nice and comfortable. Our en-suite room was spacious, with a separate sitting room for having tea and watching TV. Yuki-san gave us a very warm welcome and the rest of the staff was just as friendly and tentative to our needs. The chef was able to cater to our diet, altering the ingredients for our meals. We didn't need to use them but there were plenty of private parking spaces and bicycles for use.

    There wasn't a more private family-sized bath. I know ryokans traditionally only have male and female public baths but these days plenty have installed private baths for family wishing to bath together or tourists not too keen on bathing with strangers. It seems like a fair compromise but as there wasn't one here we have to opt for the more expensive en-suite. Also, the garden was not lit at night, which was a bit disappointing as we looked forward to just sitting there for a bit after a whole day out in town. Aside from that, everything was perfect.


  • Anonymous
    June 5, 2014

    We had a beautiful room and didn't miss anything except maybe more time to spend in it...

    Can't think of anything.


  • B
    June 3, 2014

    Efficient, friendly hosts. Even though we had checked out, allowed us use of excellent condition bikes to visit Hida Village before we left town.


  • Josef
    May 31, 2014

    beautiful rooms, excellent service. special experience for tourists. on suite- good Japanese dinner.

    Dinner a bit expansive


  • Kieran
      United Kingdom
    May 20, 2014

    The manager went above and beyond to welcome us and even drove us to the station because it was raining. The best thing about this hotel is the staff. The hotel lobby is 200 years old and really beautiful.

    The hotel was in need of being updated a little. It looked a little like it was from the 1970s.


  • Tara
      United States of America
    May 14, 2014

    The bikes were the best part of our stay! We really enjoyed riding them around Takayama.

    It was a little expensive but we still enjoyed it!


  • Paphawinn
    May 6, 2014

    I love Ryokan Asunaro. Onzen-Japanese hotel style. not far from Takayama Station. I can borrow bi-cycle for travel all area in Takayama short time. Staffs are kindly help. I forgot my eye-glasses. Asunaro send it to me to hotel in Tokyo free of charge. ชอบมาก ใกล้สถานีรถไฟ สามารถยืมจักรยานได้ฟรีทำให้เที่ยวได้ทั่วเมืองโดยใช้เวลาสั้นๆ พนักงานเป็นมิตรให้ความช่วยเหลือดีมาก ผมลืมแว่นตาเอาไว้ก็จัดส่งคืนไปให้ที่โตเกียวฟรี



  • John
    May 3, 2014

    lovely lobby

    Massively overpriced claiming it was authentic traditional ryokan and finding out it was a 70's hotel. Photos deceiving. After 18 days in Japan and rating all our stays extremely high we were extremely disappointed with this ryokan and very disheartened as we were looking forward to a ryokan experience in a rural town. Asunaro is located in the more industrial part of town. The entrance and lobby is lovely and then we were shown to our room - maintenance not kept, holes in paper door, cigarette burns in carpet, dirt in cupboards etc. Judging from our room we were then very reluctant to have any meals there ( which is a big part of staying in a ryokan) because we felt we would be disappointed. We chose a Standard room however this was sub standard. Maybe only the deluxe rooms are lovely hence some good reviews. 3 people in an 8 tatami room was very squishy and if this was a 3 person room why was the sitting area only big enough to squeeze in 2 chairs? We were charged for full price for the extra person ( 6 yr old). The onsen was also a disappointment. Run down and the finishing off the floor and onsen was peeling off which was really off putting when you are supposed to be relaxing and feeling flakes on your skin. My list can go on for ages but I'll stop here and just recommend you find another place to stay and even better, choose to do the ryokan experience in a less touristy place. Everything here was done on the cheap with a not so cheap price. :(. All we expect is to get a balance between price and value as we aren't unrealistic in our expectations however this place really put a dent in our experience. We even recommend staying in lovely Matsumoto and stay in a way better ryokan and just do a day trip to Takayama.


  • Anna
    May 3, 2014

    Authentic Japanese room with futons. Nice staff. It's not a small ryokan it has plenty of rooms and is more held like a family hotel.


  • Constance
    May 1, 2014

    We were entranced by this charming ryokan, which gives you the feeling of having experienced the "real" Japan. The staff is universally helpful, charming, and friendly. Sleeping on futons on the delightfully smooth tatami mats, eating the varied and inventive cuisine at breakfast and dinner -- book it, if you can -- made it a pleasure. The onsen/baths and the availability of both yukata/robes and small jackets for a cool evening (we were there in the spring) were additional pleasures.


  • Ingrid
    April 29, 2014

    First time staying in a Ryokan and Asunaro made the whole experience as good as I can get. Great staff with good English. Spacious rooms and very comfy bed. They helped us hold our luggages when we turn up earlier than the check in time and when we come back, our luggages had already been brought up to our room. What a service!!

    It's a bit of a walk from the station when you're carrying such big luggage. We had to rent our bikes from the station because the free bikes were all gone by the time we checked in.


  • Kathy
    April 27, 2014

    Very nice and traditional ryokan. Love it to the bits. The owner is really friendly and helpful in all ways. Theres a free gift for us when we leave too. Excellent.


  • Martin
    April 22, 2014

    Good welcome. Friendly, helpful and kind staff. Very convenient for station and old town. Warm in cold weather. Very good Japanese breakfast. Excellent tea in rooms, we bought some tea from the hotel's suppliers. Super tradition with modern comforts.

    we liked everything.


  • Katsuyoshi
    April 20, 2014

    Very traditional architecture full of original charm and characters, good location, friendly staff. Apparently very popular with international tourists, and the hotel staff very attentive, too. I would definitely recommend this place if you're after some cultural/traditional experience in Japan.


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