Ryokan Sugiyama

73–1 Nagara, Gifu, 502-0071, Japan

Across the Nagara River from Gifu Castle, Ryoken Sugiyama is a tasteful blend of traditional and modern. The rooms are large, with tatami floors and elegant shoji doors—ask for one overlooking the river. The staff is polite in a mannered way, and the food (included in the room charge) features the ubiquitous ayu alongside traditional ryokan fare. There's a nice on-site hot spring baths. The place is run by the same family whose cormorant fishing masters ply the river every night, and some of the staff speaks English. It's a 15-minute taxi ride from Gifu Station or a 10-minute walk north of the castle.

PROS

  • good food
  • ideally positioned for ukai watchers
  • good deals on weekends

CONS

  • not cheap as meals are included
  • decor a little threadbare in places

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 058-231–0161

HOTEL DETAILS

45 rooms
Rate Includes: Some meals

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