a ryokan question

Mar 3rd, 2008, 01:06 AM
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a ryokan question

would anyone please suggest where to experience a medium/classy ryokan for a 2 nite stay with a hot spring facility?
this will take place 2nd week april...
thank you all for your help..lg
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Mar 3rd, 2008, 07:38 AM
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I see from your previous posts that you will be in Tokyo for a couple of months. Lots of options from Tokyo. I have used this site for reservations and options a few times with success.


Through them you might want to check out the areas around Tokyo. The options are endless. I am staying here also in April


and have loved this place in Nikko


In fact the "photo from guests" on the Senhime site is Mr & Mrs HT at dinner in their restaurant

Check the whole site out for lots of the info you seek

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Mar 3rd, 2008, 06:31 PM
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Two of the most beautiful Ryokans in all Japan are at Onsens (hot springs) in the mountains west and slightly north of Tokyo: Chojukan at Hoshi onsen and Osenkaku at Takaragawa Onsen. Chojukan is a stunning Ryokan with beautiful old wood buildings set among a beautiful stream. The antique buildings and setting indoors and outdoors are wonderful and they provide wonderful Kaiseki dinners in your room. Here the bath is indoors in an antique bath house. Osenkaku Ryokan is not as beautiful a building but the Onsen is a stunning outdoor pond in an incomparable setting by a rushing river with rising steam all outdoors. We spent one night and almost a full day in each and that was wonderful.
You will have to take the bullet train from Tokyo to Jomo Kogen station then either take small local buses or get a driver to pick you up at the train station but these places are so wonderful. Both are available through japan guest houses but you can email them directly for info especially at Chojukan. Here's a website with photos of Takaragawa onsen: http://www.anatol.org/projects/rachel/springs.html

Email Noriko Okamura at Chojukan at Hoshi onsen at: [email protected]
Email Osenkaku at Takaragawa Onsen at: [email protected]

Noriko may even remember me although it was over a year ago.
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Mar 3rd, 2008, 09:45 PM
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hello again..

thanks lots to all for giving me enough choices and sound information about ryokans...
Am very appreciative, since it is a once in a life time experience!

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Mar 4th, 2008, 12:48 PM
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Glad it helped. If you can scrape together the money somehow try to make it to Japan at least twice in your lifetime. It's amazing.
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Mar 5th, 2008, 01:58 AM
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hey Paulo
you are so right especially if ones passion is to see the world!
planning to give it a go...thks
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