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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 5 January 2016

Our family of 5 stayed for four nights at Sosuke in Takayama. Our stay was perfect, the hosts exceeded all our expectations offering excellent advice on all the best sights ensuring we had a fabulous time exploring Takayama and the stunning surrounding areas. The rooms were traditional however every extra comfort was provided including fresh towels everyday. The breakfast was...

2Thank Kathy D
Sacramento, California
Reviewed 22 November 2015

Minshuku Sosuke it a short walk from Takayama Station, across the street from the Takayama Green Hotel. The food is excellent and very cheap, I would recommend eating dinner there every night you stay. Sosuke also has a small bathing room, but for a real onsen, just head across the street to the Takayama Green, they have a gigantic one....

2Thank mylekorales
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Of all the places I stayed during my travels in Japan Minshuku Sousuke was the worst. It's located near the train station and the staff speak English well, but the room you get is spartan, derelict, and overlooking a noisy road. Hilariously, the owners left a note on the table saying something like "this room might look ramshackle but we...

Thank Sarah J
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 25 October 2015

A large Ryokan with quite large rooms and shared bathroom facilities. Very clean and the staff were helpful. The futons were a bit thin for us and the pillows tiny. The traditional Japanese meals that we had here were wonderful. The walls are (Japanese) thin, so noise from neighbouring rooms, late arrivals and early departures are a bit of a...

Thank Toppies_11
Reviewed 5 September 2015

I first stayed in this Minshuku in 1986 and always vowed to go back to it and to Takayama. Well, this August we got our chance and we spent one night here on our two week trip (family of five). Whereas in 1986 I think it was more rural it is now on a busy road but I have to...

1Thank Surinder B
Reviewed 21 June 2015

THIS IS A RYOKEN, which is basically the same as a hostel, just japaneese style. The people were nice... But the location is so close to the road, which makes a lot of traffic noise. We slept on futons on the floor and getting extra, in order to sleep better, made no improvement. It was like the futons had just...

1Thank Louise B
Washington, DC
Reviewed 1 June 2015

I think the highlight of our one night stay at Sosuke was the food, so I'd probably recommend Sosuke more for people who want to drink the meals. We ate dinner and breakfast at the inn, and enjoyed both a lot. The room was simple but pleasant. You have to make up your own beds, and I'm not convinced we...

Thank dcgirl_8
Reviewed 10 April 2015 via mobile

What a thoroughly lovely place. We were met with such a warm and friendly greeting. It's such a quaint place. Simple rooms (futons) with shared facilities. There are communal onsen too, but I always had it to myself. Food is incredible! Even just come in for a meal (if that's possible). Possibly the best meal I've had. We spent 2...

Thank Alan M
Reviewed 24 February 2015

Friend and me were in Takayama end of March, 2014 - owners are wonderful people, easy to communicate to in English. It's is a traditional Japanese style guesthouse, clean, excellent service, delicious food. Location is also convenient. My favorite stay in Japan. Felt like home.

Thank Ivana R
Reviewed 4 November 2014 via mobile

Warm welcome to this minshuka by the owner, Keiko. The guesthouse has traditional tatame rooms, sleeping on a comfortable futon. It has seperate male and female common bath, irori fireplace and serves meals, enabling its guests to experience a bit of Japanese life. It's nice as there we're a mix of Japanese and guests of other nationalities. Very good value...

1Thank treezuk

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Additional Information about Sosuke

Address: 1-64 Okamotocho, Takayama 506-0054, Gifu Prefecture
Region: Japan > Chubu > Gifu Prefecture > Takayama
Price Range: RM446 - RM588 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
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“Get a room in the middle of the hallway, away from bathrooms.”
 of 5 bubbles 799chrissys, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room away from the road”
 of 5 bubbles andrew55b, 27 May 2016 | Read review
“All seems to be the same.”
 of 5 bubbles gilo563, 15 Apr 2016 | Read review
“All about the same I think.”
 of 5 bubbles Toppies_11, 24 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Avoid rooms facing the road”
 of 5 bubbles PeterGKing, 27 Aug 2014 | Read review
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