December 6, 2016

The service is superb.

It was the best vacation! The hotel is owned by Mrs. Saito, Mr. and Mrs. Saito. Because of them, that's what made the vacation so special. The service is superb. Because they are so exceptional, so is their staff. You just don't find a hotel that makes you feel so welcome as well as tending to your needs. The food was also superb. The dishes were so beautifully prepared as well as being healthy and very delicious. I've never felt so rested and rejuvenated. This place is truly exceptional and the waters so healing. Can't wait to go back.

From U.S.A.
Oct. '16
Stayed at Mutsumikan, Gero Onsen, Gifu

Guests from Austria. Thank you for staying with us!

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Dec. '16
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November 28, 2016

It is an excellent value.

%E3%82%B9%E3%82%AF%E3%83%AA%E3%83%BC%E3%83%B3%E3%82%B7%E3%83%A7%E3%83%83%E3%83%88%202016-11-28%2010.13.45.pngUnlike the mega-onsen you see on the hillsides as you enter Gero, Mutsumikan is a small family owned and operated onsen, located within easy walking distance from the train station. It is also very close to Gero town and its shops and restaurants. The facilities were nice and clean and when you enter the onsen, the smell of the sulphur and the heat of the water confirms this is the real thing. The dinner with the upgraded meal plan which included Hida Beef was very good. But the best is the personal interest the staff and management took in its guests. Mr. Saito can respond to email inquiries in english so that was a great help in confirming our reservations and noting the changes in our arrival schedule. It is an excellent value.

From U.S.A.
Nov. '16
Stayed at Mutsumikan, Gero Onsen, Gifu

Loved this place. Loved the staff.

Loved this place. Loved the staff. Clean facilities. It was a little outbid the way but only about a 10-15 min walk from the train station.

From U.S.A.
Nov. '16
Stayed at Homeikan, Tokyo

November 11, 2016

Guests from Germany. Thank you for staying with us!

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Oct. '16
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Super friendly staff and a beautiful room.

This place was wonderful and my husband and I loved it. The public baths are great for relaxing, and yukatas and towels are provided. The rooms are traditional with tatami mats, futons, and our room even had a great little side room with a table and two chairs next to a large window that overlooked the canal in Dotonbori. The location is great if you want to be in the middle of Osaka's most hopping district. We slept great, but we also were exhausted almost every night. Slight sleepers may want to ask for a room away from the canal as the boat tours go past and the night life is loud and merry! What we loved most about this hotel is the staff. They were always very friendly and even helped out with food suggestions and printed out a Hyperdia map to help us get to our next destination. They are wonderful here!

From U.S.A.
Nov. '16
Stayed at Kaneyoshi Ryokan, Namba Dotombori, Osaka.

October 27, 2016

The staff were great and really helpful and accommodating of our requirements.

27.jpgWe booked a triple room, which was spacious since only 2 of us ended up staying at this hostel. The hostel was a typical Ryokan with tatami flooring and futon beds. The staff were great and really helpful and accommodating of our requirements. The hostel has a lovely garden area, hot tubs and Japanese breakfast and other meals can be ordered. The location can be difficult to find and you need a good map or GPS. Overall a plesant and relaxing stay.

From New Zealand
Oct. '16
Stayed at Homeikan, Tokyo

Still great!

This was the second visit to Kaneyoshi and it's still great. Friendly and helpful staff, great location, a fantastic restaurant just across the canal (keep an eye out for a large yellow lantern and a table by the water, it's quite small and easy to miss). Everything that Dotonbori offers is on your doorstep.

From England
Oct. '16
Stayed at Kaneyoshi Ryokan, Namba Dotombori, Osaka.

October 13, 2016

Guests from Hong Kong. Thank you for staying with us!

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Oct. '16
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Bloody marvelous.

Bloody marvelous.
From England
Sept. '16
Stayed at Homeikan, Tokyo

September 30, 2016

Guests from Taiwan. Thank you for staying with us!

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Sept. '16
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Amazing Hotel in Gero, Gifu, Japan.

Being in the hospitality industry for over thirty years, the Mutsumikan Hotel in Gero Japan is truly a 5 star hotel. The hotel is run by second and third family generations, they are so welcoming, warm, generous, efficient, knowledgeable, friendly, and anticipates your every need. They even provide Kaiseki breakfast and dinner, which were so delicious, original, and out of this world. We spent four days and three nights there and felt so pampered, rejuvenated from the hot spring water, energized, and relaxed all at the same time. If ever visiting Gero, this is the hotel to stay at. It is right next to the train stop, so convenient, and there are fun shops and boutiques for souvenirs and omiyage all in walking distance. Excellent English communicating staff. Would like to make this an annual destination!

From U.S.A.
Sept '16
Stayed at Mutsumikan, Gero Onsen, Gifu

September 15, 2016

Staff was incredibly friendly and let us into our room a little early which was much appreciated!

My boyfriend and I enjoyed staying here during our last night in Japan and getting to experience a traditional ryokan. After traveling for two weeks it was nice to stay somewhere quiet. We stayed at the annex location which I wish we had known in advance. Kind of hoping we were staying at the one with the garden but there didn't seem to be much of a choice ahead of time. Staff was incredibly friendly and let us into our room a little early which was much appreciated! True Japanese experience.
From U.S.A.
Sept. '16
Stayed at Homeikan, Tokyo

Guests from Malaysia. Thank you for staying with us!

14316791_1108457299234183_3687489434684475904_n.jpgFrom Malaysia
Sept. '16
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September 1, 2016

Great, very Japanese place to stay for good money.

Great, very Japanese place to stay for good money. Location is a bit difficult to find but otherwise no complaints.

From U.S.A.
Aug. '16
Stayed at Homeikan, Tokyo

Guests from Taiwan. Thank you for staying with us!

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June '16
Stayed at Mutsumikan, Gero Onsen, Gifu

August 18, 2016

Makes you really feel like you are in Japan.

Awesome place. Makes you really feel like you are in Japan. Great price! Theres a private shower and a shared bath room with thermal waters if you really want the Japanese hot bath experience. Sleeping in the feels great and the people working there are really nice.

From U.S.A.
Aug. '16
Stayed at Homeikan, Tokyo

Guests from Hong Kong. Thank you for staying with us!

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Feb. '16
Stayed at Mutsumikan, Gero Onsen, Gifu

August 5, 2016

Guests from Netherlands. Thank you for staying with us!

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Jul. '16
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August 4, 2016

The staff was unusually welcoming and cheerful, constantly greeting us and thanking us as if we were celebrities.

This is a great place but what impressed us most was the front desk person's advice (which he offered without our request) that saved us much hassle on our return to Tokyo. Specifically, he recommended changing from Shinkansen to Narita Express at Shinagawa instead of at Tokyo because Shinigawa is a much smaller station so save about 15 minutes of racing to the next platform far away. It worked just like he said! The five of us are grateful.

Rooms are large, clean, equipped with refrigerator, phone, shampoo, etc. A pitcher of tea and a pitcher of ice water daily with a small treat.

The breakfast is the guest's choice of 7, 7:30, or 8am. A fabulous set meal served at a reserved table in a large special room. The meal has a few variations such as a different kind of fish each day. Each of the four breakfasts we ate there, we had the room to ourselves. Seating is on the tatami floor, using a cushion.

The staff was unusually welcoming and cheerful, constantly greeting us and thanking us as if we were celebrities.

A suggestion on getting there from Shin Osaka or the main Osaka station: Of course take the Madosuji Line, but changing to the Sennichi subway line at Namba involves a lot of stairs up and down, and spiraling around, riding two minutes to Nihombashi Station, then a lot more stairs and spiraling around to use Exit 2. A big chore with suitcases. Much easier is avoiding all the stairs and spiraling at both stations by just walking 8 minutes from Namba to Nihombashi. The underground passageway "Namba Walk" has tile floors and shops on both sides, very smooth and pleasant, and cooler and drier than being outside. (If the Namba walk ends in about 40 meters you are going the opposite way, not the correct way. The correct way has numbers on the walls getting bigger: B14, B15, B16, etc.) Still take Exit 2 at Nihombashi Station.

From Exit 2, go to the surface road, turn left, soon cross over a bridge, then take the first road to the left. Kaneyoshi is on your left in about 50 meters.

Strong wifi in the rooms. A computer and printer in the lobby.

From USA
July '16
Stayed at Kaneyoshi Ryokan, Namba Dotombori, Osaka.