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Koemon

Style: Gassho-Zukuri

Price Per Person:
¥7000 ~ ¥10000

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Address (English)

Shirakawa-Mura Ogi-Machi
Ouno -gun

Address (Japanese)

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Welcome to Koemon. This Gassho-Zukuri minshuku was built during the Edo Period (1603-1868) and is perfect for guests looking to experience Japan in a very traditional way. It has 5 Japanese-style guest rooms without their own private baths or toilets, and there is a family bath that can be used from 17:00-21:00. Local, Japanese-style cuisine is served to the guests in an Irori sunken hearth room at Koemon.

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

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

REGULAR BATHING FACILITIES

  • 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

  • Special Meal Request (e.g. No Pork)
  • Vegetarian Meals (with fish)
  • Vegetarian Meals (no fish but with fish broth)
  • Western-style Breakfast

DINING ARRANGEMENTS

  • Dinner Served in Guest Room
  • Breakfast Served in Guest Room

OTHER

  • English Ability of the Ryokan Staff/Owners: Basic English Spoken
  • Internet Connection: Wifi Available
  • Parking: Free Parking
  • Curfew Time: 22:00
  • Pickup Service:
  • Single Guests:
  • Children under 12 Years allowed:
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GUEST REVIEWS

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Charming Place to relax

Month Of Visit: December

Country Of Reviewer: Singapore

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

My wife and I had a wonderful stay at Koemon. It was easy to locate. A short distance after the bridge.The owner allowed us to checked in early before time. Best meals we ever had in Japan.Snow boots were provided and the owners were friendly. Will definitely stay here for next visit.

Unexpected Weather Overcame by Great Hospitality

Month Of Visit: December

Country Of Reviewer:

Atmosphere Rating - 4

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 4

Room Rating - 5

December 2014 was when Hokkaido was battered by a winter storm it had not seen in years. Huge amount of snow as well fell in central Japan. We managed to make it to the Ryokan and leave the next day on the earliest bus amidst route closure and trip cancellations. These were made possible by the owner who helped us with some travel re-arrangements. Marco and Vincent were helpful as well in this chaotic situation. The food was among the most delicious meals we have had in Japan. The atmosphere, the ambiance, the bath before the meal, the creaking sounds of old wooden structures all add to the authenticity of this experience. Mr. Otani and his family has been in business for nearly 40 years, they really do know how to make you feel comfortable away from home.

Charming Gassho, Nice Experience

Month Of Visit: September

Country Of Reviewer:

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

We stayed at Koemon for 1 night. Booking through Japanese Guesthouses was easy. The house itself was very charming, clean and well maintained. We loved our room which faced the pond. Even the bathing room was nice and spacious. Food was delicious, both at dinner and breakfast. One of us was vegetarian and that catered to perfectly as well. All in, a great experience.

One of the top experiences in Japan

Month Of Visit: October

Country Of Reviewer: Switzerland

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

Our stay at Koemon was fantastic. The family was extremely nice and welcoming, the ryokan is beautiful and the food was superb. All of these elements together made the experience unforgettable and one of my favorite in Japan! I highly recommend this experience and Koemon is a lovely and welcoming Ryokan.

Amazing Stay!

Month Of Visit: September

Country Of Reviewer: USA

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

We had a wonderful time at Koemon in the traditional ryokan. Although we arrived early, the owner checked us in and allowed us to park in the lot. Extremely convient! Dinner & breakfast were the best meals we had in Japan. Both were vegetarian, as requested (note that fish broth was consumed). Ogi-Machi was my favorite of the Gasso-style villages, easily spent 1.5 days here. Some confusion over the bathroom vs. toilet - bathroom (shower/bathtub) use limited to evening.

Wonderful minshuku

Month Of Visit: July

Country Of Reviewer: Italy

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

Wonderful Gassho-Zukuri traditional house with lovely Irori. The dinner was delicious, housekeeper was friendly. I definitely recommend you to stay at least for 1 night and you will enjoy it.

A pleasant stay

Month Of Visit: June

Country Of Reviewer:

Atmosphere Rating - 4

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

The location is super good, one minute walk from the bus center. The room is superb and the food is a huge bonus! I still feel the miso dish that we had for breakfast was the best I had in Japan. We did not take the bath since in Japan the bath water is shared by the whole family. It should be clean, though, because everyone take the bath after a separate shower. You should also ask for the coupon for the hot spring bath that can be found at the other end of the village. Again we didn't go because we were too tired. Overall we had a great time and the night at Koemon is worth every penny.

Amazing experience

Month Of Visit: February

Country Of Reviewer: Malaysia

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

I was travelling alone during this trip and stayed a night at Koemon. I had a really wonderful time here. The meal was very delicious! And the location of the minshuku was great! Definitely recommend for an overnight stay if you visit Shirakawago during winter time.

Nice Trip

Month Of Visit: March

Country Of Reviewer: Thailand

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 4

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

My mom and I stayed at Koemon for 1 night and had a wonderful experience. The Ryokan was stunning. We really impress every room of the ryokan. The bed room was a Japanese style room. The bathroom was Japanese too. We soak in a warm bath and felt really comfortable. Dinner was so nice as you will see in the photo. We really enjoyed with breakfast as well. The scenery of the town was beautiful. I definitely recommend you to spend time at Shirakawago at least for 1 night and you will enjoy it.

Nice Trip

Month Of Visit: March

Country Of Reviewer: Thailand

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 4

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

My mom and I stayed at Koemon for 1 night and had a wonderful experience. The Ryokan was stunning. We really impress every room of the ryokan. The bed room was a Japanese style room. The bathroom was Japanese too. We soak in a warm bath and felt really comfortable. Dinner was so nice as you will see in the photo. We really enjoyed with breakfast as well. The scenery of the town was beautiful. I definitely recommend you to spend time at Shirakawago at least for 1 night and you will enjoy it.

Wonderful stay

Month Of Visit: September

Country Of Reviewer: Australia

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

We had a wonderful stay at Koemon. Ogi-Machi is a beautiful little town and well worth seeing. The room was a traditional Japanese room with a very comfy futon. Dinner was served in the dining room in front of the fire with the kettle on it. We had let them know in advance that one of us was vegetarian, and they catered to that perfectly. I'd highly recommended visiting ogi-machi and staying at Koemon for a night at least for a wonderful traditional Japanese experience.