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Ishiba Ryokan

55,Mototera-machi, Hirosaki, Hirosaki, Japan 036-8355 (Show on map)

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Area: Hirosaki Number of Rooms: 18

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Kerry D. Couples Australia, February 9, 2015
Great location, great host and great experience

Great location just next to the Hirosaki park, great host Ishiba made us feel like back home. Fantastic Japanese experience would definitely go back again. It's nice to live in the hostoric hotel.
Great location just next to the Hirosaki park, fantastic for Hirosaki snow festival. (If you have a lot suitcases, contact hotel for pickup or take 100¥ bus) Great host Ishiba and family made us feel like back home. We have fantastic days and fantastic Japanese experience, wish we can stay longer. Would definitely go back again. It's really nice to live in the hotel with all the history come with it. Can't ask for more.
Tang C. Couples Hong Kong, October 29, 2014
Nice & Comfort

Clean, comfort and the owner is quite helpful.
Great n the owner is very nice n helpful n his English speaking is very good.
Christopher B. Couples New Zealand, October 24, 2014
Wow factor 10

Economic, traditional, conveneient location
Excellent stay in a traditional ryoken, extremely friendly helpful & generous owner and staff, close to Hirosaki castle, great recommendation for local restaurant, quiet & peaceful, resonable price, highly recommend.
Koo M. Solo travelers China, February 22, 2013
was one of my great travel experience.

good location, within 5 mins walks you wl see the Hirosaki Castle (弘前城, Hirosaki-jō)
it was a very Japanese style hotel, which exactly like what i expected. I met the boss, he was super nice and helpful. The lady helped me to set up the room, she is so lovely!! I feel very warm to stay there. Definitely would go back to stay when I travel there again.
Jidapa M. Couples Thailand, October 16, 2012
not impressive but not bad

traditional japanese style, friendly staff
This hotel was established more than 100 years ago and still keep in traditional japanese sytle. At first time i's in this hotel i felt dark black and old thus i thought it's reqiured renovation but keep in traditional japanese style. At one night i asked for heater, there's no electric heater, just only gas heater with bad smell .... Hower, the owner of this hotel is freindly and good english language skills.
Armin J. Groups United Kingdom, August 13, 2012
"Lovely hotel and service with a smile

Great location
overall, for travelling on a budget (which we are two college students, so definitely on a tight budget) it was a great place to stay, especially if you want the experience of staying at a japanese ryokan (i've looked at the prices for other ryokans which can be hundreds of dollars per night). staying at ishiba ryokan definitely made the trip to hirosaki amazing!
Lewis P. Couples United States of America, July 22, 2012
Great Experience!

Very friendly staff and traditional rooms.
This was truly a unique and very enjoyable stay. The staff is very friendly and goes well above and beyond to ensure a memorable visit. Close walking distance to all day and night activities anyone would desire while visiting Hirosaki. Will be staying at this Ryokan next visit for sure!
Tomohito F. Business travelers Japan, October 5, 2014

Akihiro N. Business travelers Japan, October 23, 2012

近代日本の歴史ある建物に泊るのが好きで出張の際利用しました。wifiもfreeで宿泊費もビジホと変わりません。 歴史ある建物ですが、よく手入れ清掃され古くても清潔感がありました。ご主人もこの宿の価値を理解し、それを守る責任感を感じました。 こういう建築遺産に興味のある方なら、一押しですが、価値のわからない方は避けたほうが無難かもしれません。
Sightseeing/Attractions Tip: 弘前駅からだと歩けば20分かかります。通常タクシーでしょうが、荷物が少なければバスも本数が多いため一考の価値あり。最寄のバス停はキャッスルホテルです。
Kouki K. Solo travelers Japan, August 21, 2012

老舗旅館の落ち着いた雰囲気が気に入りました。 庭が見下ろせる景観も市内とは思えないゆったり感を味わえました スタッフの対応もd(⌒ー⌒) グッ!! お宿亭主さんと趣味が同じなのにはびっくりしたと同時にお話するのが楽しかったです。 次回も是非利用させていただきたいと思います

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