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by Rie - JAPANiCAN.com Staff

At the beginning of March, with spring just over the horizon, I was off to Takayama in Gifu prefecture. My itinerary was a 2-night, 3-day excursion, which included catching a bus to Oku-Hida hot spring town's Hirayu Onsen, taking in the dynamic scenery of the Northern Japanese Alps with the help of the Shinhotaka Ropeway, and then heading by bus to Matsumoto in Nagano prefecture before catching a Chuo line train back to Tokyo. Keep reading to find out how it all went down!

During my trip I stayed at two ryokan: Takayamaouan in Takayama and Miyamaouan in Hirayu Onsen. Read on below to find out more about them, and don't miss the special offer at the end of the article!

[ Food & Drink, Ryokan, Winter | published 2011.04.14 | PermaLink ]

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by Brian - JAPANiCAN.com Staff
Another year has passed (Happy New Year, by the way), and it's time to check out what you, the JAPANiCAN.com customers, thought of the hotels and ryokan listed on our site. Don't take our word for it -- listen to what your fellow travelers had to say!
[ Hotel, Ryokan | published 2011.02.03 | PermaLink ]

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To visit Kira no Sato is not like traveling to big cities such as Tokyo, Osaka or even the historic old capitol of Kyoto. To visit Kira no Sato is experience rural Japan, to stay in a traditional Japanese resort ryokan, complete with the air of rest and relaxation that it embodies.

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Soothing onsen, gourmet cuisine, stunning views, traditional design, heartfelt service... it is amazing how many unique characteristics can be conjured up by a single word: ryokan. This time around, I decided to stay at Komeya, the "gourmet ryokan" with an emphasis on cuisine, essentially the Japanese version of an auberge.

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by Brian - JAPANiCAN.com Staff
This past month, I was invited to go check out a ryokan in Hakone called Hakone Kowakudani Onsen Mizunoto. The "Hakone" part of their name is obvious, and the "Kowakudani Onsen" part refers to the ryokan's specific location in within Hakone, as well as the hot spring spas it offers its guests. The final part of the name, "Mizunoto", is really the kernel, not just of the name but of the concept of this ryokan itself. Literally meaning "the sound(s) of water", the name itself invokes a naturally tranquil and refreshing image. Upon my arrival (and stay), I was pleasantly surprised to discover the scope to which Mizunoto incorporates this concept both inside and out.
[ Hakone, Onsen (Hot Springs), Ryokan | published 2010.11.24 | PermaLink ]

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