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Kidoya

Style: Gassho-Zukuri

Price: ¥7000 ~ ¥10000

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Address (English)

590 Ogimachi Shirakawa-mura
Ono-gun
Gifu-ken

Address (Japanese)

MAP & DIRECTIONS

GUEST REVIEWS

REQUEST AVAILABILITY

Welcome to Kidoya. This Gassho-Zukuri has 5 traditional Japanese-style guest rooms. There is also a shared bath and toilet facilities for the guests. Homemade Japanese-style cuisine is served to the guests at Kidoya. Check-in time is after 15:00 and check-out time is before 9:00 am. Some English is spoken. Snow Warning: There is a lot of snow in Shirakawa-go in January and February so please bring a pair of boots. Shirakawa-go can get up to 2 meters (over 6 feet) of snow in February.

Facilities

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GUEST ROOMS

  • Japanese Style Room with Private Bath
  • Japanese Style Room with Private Toilet Avialable
  • Large Japanese Style Room (4 or more guests)
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Hanare, (Private Guest Residence)
  • Towels
  • Single Guests:
  • Children under 12 Years allowed:

HOT SPRINGS and BATHING FACILITIES

  • Shared Outdoor Hot Spring Bath (Same Gender Only)
  • Shared Indoor Hot Spring Bath (Same Gender Only)
  • Private Hot Spring Bath in Guest Room
  • Private Outdoor Hot Spring Bath (Attached to Guest Room)
  • "Family Bath" (Privately Reserved Hot Spring Bath)
  • Mixed Outdoor Hot Spring Bath
  • Shared Outdoor Bath (Same Gender Only)
  • Shared Indoor Bath (Same Gender Only)
  • Private Outdoor Bath (Attached to Guest Room)
  • "Family Bath" (Privately Reserved Bath)
  • Mixed Outdoor Bath (Both Genders)

MEALS

  • Dinner and Breakfast Plan Available
  • Breakfast Plan Only Available
  • No Meal Plan Available
  • Special Meal Request (e.g. No Pork)
  • Vegetarian Meals (with fish)
  • Vegetarian Meals (no fish but with fish broth)
  • Western-style Breakfast
  • Dinner Served in Guest Room
  • Breakfast Served in Guest Room

OTHER

  • English Ability of the Ryokan Staff/Owners: No English Spoken
  • Internet Connection: Wifi Available
  • Parking: Free Parking
  • Curfew Time: 22:00
  • Pickup Service:
  • Pay with a Credit Card:
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GUEST REVIEWS

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Good stay

Rowena

Month Of Visit: June

Country Of Reviewer: New Zealand

Atmosphere Rating - 4

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

This wasn\'t my first choice of ryokan (due to Japanese Guest Houses sending me an email stating that single people weren\'t able to book a night...) but my 8-year-old and I enjoyed staying here. The food was lovely and they made an effort to create child-friendly meals for her. My meal was more than adequate and everything on my table was explained to me, including fish from the local river. The sake which came with the evening meal was heavenly. The room was comfortable and I enjoyed wearing the yukata (robe) that was provided as the cotton was fine and smooth. The host\'s English is quite adequate and the other hosts are friendly. I think I had been spoiled, having stayed a week in beautiful tatami rooms by the time I got to Shirakawago, so I was used to the interior of old houses by the time I got to Kidoya. I recommend staying two nights as the village is impossibly beautiful.

peaceful stay

Emily

Month Of Visit: March

Country Of Reviewer: USA

Atmosphere Rating - 4

Food Rating - 4

Staff Rating - 4

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 3

We were the only guests at Kidoya and we missed having dining companions, but it was nice to have the bath and toilets to ourselves. It would not have been a big deal to share with another couple or two though and take turns. The bath does have a lock on the door so you can have privacy if you prefer, the wooden tub is luxurious. The guesthouse may be a little on the run-down side if you prefer very nice accommodations, it reminded me of staying at my grandmother\'s house and the futons were very comfortable. We were quite cozy. It was a wonderful experience!

Experience to taste Traditional Japanese Culture

Oi Lin

Month Of Visit: January

Country Of Reviewer: Hong Kong

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 4

Room Rating - 4

First time to Japan, Kidoya gave me a chance to experience traditional Japanese food and living style. Shirakawa-go ppl are very nice.It was raining when I arrived Shirakawa-go, Kidoya provided rubber rain boots for visitors. So we had great experience in Shirakawa-go even the roads, paths and bridge were slippery and wet.

Great Experience!! Love it<3

Pimsiri

Month Of Visit: December

Country Of Reviewer: Thailand

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

The room is very big and clean, very traditional Japanese style. We\'re 4 female so we got 2 rooms and it was connection room, great!. The food is very delicious especially Hida beef. The owner is very nice and friendly, they help us a lots. This town is very beautiful like a fairy tail town all in snow (remind me for \"Frozen\" Disney cartoon. We had very great experience and will come back again for sure.

great experience at Kidoya

Wing yan

Month Of Visit: December

Country Of Reviewer: Singapore

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 4

Room Rating - 5

My husband and I stayed at Kidoya ryokan on Dec 23 2014, and had a very good time there. The owner is friendly and nice. It was not our choice of gassho ryokan at first but there was only one available room at Kidoya at the time of booking. It turned out to be a good choice. Communication with the owner is Actually not a big problem as she can speak and understand simple English and her warm gesture has also solved the barrier. Really liked the tatami room and the corridor (liked what you will see in Japanese drama). In winter there is a heater for the room and heater under the table, but I still feel cold in the middle of the night. There is also socket in the room so you can charge your camera or mobile. Wi-Fi is also available. Dinner and breakfast was prepared by the owner and food was nice, include hida beef, river fish and local yasai (vegetable ). You can also buy tickets for the onsen bath nearby (about 8 min walk) at a discounted price from the owner. Overall we had a good time staying there so that we have a longer time to spend at the beautiful shirakawago village, and we recommend to stay at Kidoya ryokan.

Unforgettable stay!

Caryl

Month Of Visit: November

Country Of Reviewer: Singapore

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 4

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

A very short walk from the bus terminal, and easy to locate. An amazing experience staying in a gassho-zukuri hut in an atmospheric old village, truly one of our best stays in Japan! Place was well-kept, cozy ambiance, spacious room. Very impressed by the sumptuous dinner spread too, the Hida beef was superb! Soaking in the Japanese bathtub was also a special experience, nice way to combat the cold outside. Very enjoyable overall, reluctant to leave!

Lovely weekend, memorable experience

Sandy

Month Of Visit: July

Country Of Reviewer:

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

My daughter and I spent two peaceful nights at Kidoya. It was a nice respite between our busy days in Tokyo and Kyoto. The ryokan was very comfortable and cozy. We arrived late on a wet summer evening due to train delays, and one of the women there picked us up from a different bus stop in her car. They even kept dinner waiting for us. Even though it\'s a shared space, there wasn\'t an issue with the facilities. You just know you have to take a turn and share. (One of the earlier comments mentioned mold and run down rooms, but those Gassho houses are old, so taking that into consideration, they were in good shape and very clean.) The ryokan was full our first night and empty the second, but both nights were quiet and serene. The women who ran the ryokan were so kind and thoughtful. Their English was good enough to communicate important information, since we spoke very little Japanese. And the food was filling and delicious. We will always remember our time there.

True experience

Andreas

Month Of Visit: April

Country Of Reviewer:

Atmosphere Rating - 4

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 4

2014, weather still cool but people were warm. Great experience to learn how traditional living was. toilet use was interesting for 13 people but was OK for us. We pick public bath & skipped the single tub/shower. Dinner and breakfast were great. We loved the experience. The portable heater was annoying when it sounded warning music every 3 hours. We should have it shut off but room gets cold without it. Love the room for 2 of us. It was cool to sleep on the tatami. We had to add a little more padding but at least we have more sleeping area than a Japanese hotel beds.

Another great moment in Japan

Peera

Month Of Visit: April

Country Of Reviewer: Thailand

Atmosphere Rating - 4

Food Rating - 4

Staff Rating - 4

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

The owner was very friendly and smiley eventhough communication is a major problem, Food especially hida beef and the soy paste was tasty. The room is big enough for couple, well equipped with heater and electric kettle, Blanket and mattress is clean, no idea about bathroom as we didnt use it because of freezing weather. hahahaha

Unforgetable Traditional Japanese Experience

Anita

Month Of Visit: April

Country Of Reviewer: Indonesia

Atmosphere Rating - 4

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 4

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 4

The location is very easy to find. The bathroom is very clean, the ofuro (bathtub) can fit 2persons. The room is big for standard in Japan (the size is 8tatami). And the hida beef is very delicious! They give us extra blankets and heater because the weather was really cold, such a nice and polite hospitality.

Rundown

mariana

Month Of Visit: October

Country Of Reviewer: Brazil

Atmosphere Rating - 3

Food Rating - 4

Staff Rating - 3

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 2

The old gasho house is amazing wich leaves you immersed in the atmosphere of the old village. The food is very good. But the rooms are really runed down and unkept. There are mold on the walls, torn paper on the paper doors, the ofuro didnt look very clean.
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