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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Superb ryokan with great food, bath and service. We had dinner in our room served by the most hilarious maid. Not a word of English but had us all cracking up. Great with the kids. The pottery store ( actually three stores - the master, the son, the daughter) offer some lovely traditional bowls, green tea cups, sake cups. They...

1Thank QQuietroomfan
Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All the great reviews are true. This is a really special Ryokan, right from check in you are in traditional Japan. Our maid greeted us and took us to or room, she was amazing despite the language barrier. Dinner was fantastic and the service immaculate. Would definitely recommend. One go out favourite places in Japan.

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Verona, Italy
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

This traditional Japanese Ryokan is a perfect place to retreat from the city life. The Ryokan is a small structure of 20 rooms embedded in a well designed and maintained traditional garden, with trimmed pines and rocks and small water ponds. The rooms are so essential and elegant and look into the garden so that I had immediately the feeling...

3Thank Andrea-Soave
Los Angeles
Reviewed 27 December 2016

I cannot say enough nice things about Yoyokaku. The building and the rooms are simply beautiful. The food was excellent, both in taste and presentation. The plum wine (ume-shu) was delicious. The service was perfect. The only minor "draw back" is the bath. There is nothing wrong with it, but it is not quite as fancy as the rest of...

1Thank Eastonlow
Reviewed 16 July 2016

This is a family run ryokan. While most staff do not speak English, the owners do speak perfect English which made things a lot easier. In general, communication was not an issue. The traditional Japanese wooden buildings were beautiful; there's a lot of Instagram-worthy pictures to be had. The entire ryokan was built around a lovely pine and koi pond...

3Thank Sherry T
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 26 May 2016

A very friendly obliging ryokan. Large room, the most comfortable futon I've slept on in Japan. Not much English spoken, but no problem - we are visitors in their land and sign language has its fun! On the edge of town but we had a car and they offered us use of a bicycle if we wished. Breakfast huge and...

1Thank Anne H
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 21 April 2016

The Karatsu Yoyokaku was a high-end family-run ryokan with only 19 rooms. The building was traditional Japanese style, with the rooms built around a beautifully maintained Japanese garden with pine trees, bamboos and koi pond. The wooden structure and flooring gave a luxurious, cozy and warm ambience. Service was impeccable. When we arrived by car at the ryokan entrance, the...

2Thank Wuhusihai
Ludlow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for three nights after a hectic two weeks travelling around Japan. The perfect place for a rest. The buildings are beautiful. The garden as pretty as a picture. The onsen provided wonderful relaxation. Our room was beautiful and very comfortable. The food was the best we had in Japan. Perfectly prepared and presented. Like a work of...

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Hong Kong
Reviewed 11 February 2016

It was an unforgettable memory in staying in Yoyokaku. The traditional building is wonderful. The boss, Harumi Okochi, is so nice. Thanks for her help in everything. If you are going to stay there, you must try the beef shabu-shabu. I can say this is the best beef shabu-shabu I've ever had! Don't forget to book it before you go...

1Thank hardbeat
Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

A wonderful Ryokan experience with delightful food, great hospitality and a peaceful garden setting. The house is utterly beautiful and the owners and the staff make it a very warm and welcoming place. Yoyokaku is also a must visit for fans of Japanese pottery, the showrooms are splendid.

1Thank Sab1ne

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Address: 2-4-40 Higashikaratsu, Karatsu 847-0017, Saga Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kyushu-Okinawa > Saga Prefecture > Karatsu
Price Range: RM910 - RM1,816 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Yoyokaku 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Ask for rooms with attached bathrooms.”
461sherryt, 16 Jul 2016 | Read review
“They all looked good! Ours was a standard room.”
Z2116NIanneh, 26 May 2016 | Read review
“Any room over there are nice.”
hardbeat, 10 Feb 2016 | Read review
“You can walk a long the calm street and approach to the coast easy by walk. You'd better try to have breakfast to porridge made with barley than others because it was very special.”
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마르티노, 16 Feb 2015 | Read review
“If you are travelling on the local JR train from Hakata, do note the train will continue on with only the front 3 cars after a certain station, so don't get left behind!”
NHS44, 22 Dec 2013 | Read review
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