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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a traditionnal Ryokan, which is always nice to discover. The please is a bit out of the centré but the free pick up at the station and bicycle compensate largely (10 min by nike frol centre). The common bath is also a nice experience.The level of English of the owners as well as the absence of dinner and...

Thank Mathieu P
Narragansett, Rhode Island
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The inn is a family run business which offers impeccable service and accommodations in a wonderful Japanese Inn setting. Service was superb at this facility and the presentation is right on re Japanese sleeping, eating and bathing. Communal bathes and wash areas are not intimidating. The meals are just a treat and very Japanese style dinner and breakfast. All selections...

Thank billcarroll289
Red Deer, Canada
Reviewed 8 December 2016

I stayed here with a tour group and the hosts were very welcoming and helpful! Lovely to sleep in traditional facilities for a couple of nights. The futon was surprisingly comfortable and the meals were amazing. The shared washing and bath facilities were a bit of a surprise but I enjoyed the "Japanese experience".

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Southport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Iwatakan has 10 bedrooms with futons on top of tatami matting on the floor and shoes left at the entrance door. Shared facilities including Onsen (hot spring bath), showers, toilets and sinks. We negotiated a slot with a key for the 2 of us to use so it worked out. Excellent Japanese breakfast if you order in advance. Very friendly...

Thank Billythefish1
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a great little minshuku. We travelled with our 2 year old and were made to feel very welcome. We'd stayed in business hotels previously, and for the same cost (less actually), we got a lot more space, room for the little one to run around and sleeping on the futons means no risk of the falling off the...

Thank Uberbabsen
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We slept here for two nights in august, the free pick up and drop off service to the train station is very good. Because it's quite a walk with luggage. Taxi is about 880 yen. A very big plus of iwatakan is the free bike service. Takayama is a small city best crossed by bike. They have plenty of bike's...

Thank Nick S
Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Super friendly and attentive service and very very clean. Not a big fan of shared bathing but plenty of times it's free so you don't have to. Food is amazing and I'm vegetarian so a very big compliment for a non veggy establishment. Only room for improvement would be a communal, cool socialising area.

Thank SteveRobson
Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Be prepared this is traditional Japanese with shared bathroom facilities, don't moan about it expect it, if you don't like the idea go to a western hotel. Lovely hospitable people, very good Japanese feast for dinner and Japanese breakfast. All facilities clean and well presented.

Thank LovesTravel165
Reviewed 8 June 2016

Hospitality perfect, Japanese breakfast good for only ¥ 850. Very clean accomodation. Oke, there are shared facilities, but when you know that in advance, no problem. And the spa is for free too. A bit far from the station, but they pick you up and bring you back, exactly on time and for free. You can also ride a bike...

Thank Ad W
Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Beds really comfortable, and a lot of storage space. The onsen very relaxing and everything about this place has a friendliness about it. The breakfasts were excellent, a mixture of Japanese and Western but certainly substantial. We had an evening meal which was absolutely superb, one that I could eat over and over again.

Thank Von_Smiles

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Additional Information about Iwatakan

Address: 4-166-3 Oshinmachi, Takayama 506-0851, Gifu Prefecture
Region: Japan > Chubu > Gifu Prefecture > Takayama > Hidatakayama Onsen
Price Range: RM420 - RM709 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Iwatakan 2*
Number of rooms: 13
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“don't expect food”
turbotap, 6 May 2016 | Read review
“Ask for one of their bikes. It's the best way to get around town. Go to Red Hill Pub and drink a hot saké!”
Rob_Zelf, 7 Nov 2014 | Read review
“Every room should be quiet as the whole area where the hotel is located.”
818syl, 15 May 2014 | Read review
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