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Magomechaya

Style: Minshuku

Price Per Person:
¥7,000 ~ ¥10,000

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Address (English)

4296 Magome
Nakatsugawa -shi

Address (Japanese)

岐阜県中津川市馬籠4296

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Welcome to Magomechaya. This Minshuku has 14 Japanese-style rooms, and the women and men's hot spring baths are open 24 hours a day. Guests can dine on fresh vegetables and river fish. Check in time is after 3:00pm and check out time is before 10:00am. Parking is available.

Welcome to Magomechaya. This Minshuku has 14 Japanese-style rooms, and the women and men's hot spring baths are open 24 hours a day. Guests can dine on fresh vegetables and river fish. Check in time is after 3:00pm and check out time is before 10:00am. Parking is available.

Facilities

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GUEST ROOMS

  • Japanese Style Room with Private Bath and Toilet
  • Japanese Style Room with Private Toilet Only
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • 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:
    No English Spoken
  • Internet Connection:
    No Internet Connection
  • Parking:
    Free Parking
  • Curfew Time:
    23:00
  • Pickup Service:
  • Single Guests:
  • Children under 12 Years allowed:
  • Pay with a Credit Card:
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An enjoyable stay

Suzanne

Month of Visit: May

Country Of Reviewer: France

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

A very warm welcome (in English) from the Philippines sister-in-law of the owner. I had walked the delightful walk from Tsumago. Magomechaya is right in the middle of the pictoresque village. Lovely meals (dinner and breakfast) are served at their dining room across the road - \"outdoor\" slippers are available, a nice touch.

Lovely stay and great food

Stig

Month of Visit: May

Country Of Reviewer: Norway

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

From the first moment we came into the guesthouse, we could feel the calm atmosphere. A perfect break after big city life. The guesthouse was nice and clean, good circulation, possibility for meditation in wonderful surroundings, amazing food and great service. Enjoy your stay - you won´t regret it :) Thank you!

Post Town Stay

Edwin

Month of Visit: March

Country Of Reviewer:

Atmosphere Rating - 3

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 4

Food is delicious and plentiful but served in a \"restaurant\" across the read. Staff are pleasant and helpful but seemed rushed because of numbers. Rooms small and basic with the atmosphere sort of lacking for a ryokan type stay as the feeling is of a hostel vibe.

Great stay!

Silvia

Date of Review: April, 2018

Month of Visit: April

Country Of Reviewer: Spain

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

Magomechaya is a beautiful ryokan with traditional cozy rooms. The view from the rooms is great and the food is also delicious. The staff was really kind with us and she spoke english really well. We really recommend it and hope to come back really soon!

Rooms are roomy

Patricia

Date of Review: April, 2018

Month of Visit: April

Country Of Reviewer: Singapore

Atmosphere Rating - 3

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

The minshuku was well-run, perhaps a tad impersonable and business-like. I guess because there are many rooms added to that backpackers feeling. But the size of room was great. If there are many guests booked in, the wait for the bathroom might be a bit inconvenient. But otherwise, the lady proprietor is friendly and it helps that she speaks English, so she could explain the dishes to us, because at other places, we have to taste and guess what we are eating. Dinner was excellent, so was breakfast, and guests had meals in a comfy house across the road. First time trying sashimi horsemeat - go for it! Location is great, right in the centre of the old street.

Good

Tess

Month of Visit: October

Country Of Reviewer: Germany

Atmosphere Rating - 4

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 4

Very friendly staff who speak English. Good location. Rooms basic but fine. Food is delicious, too bad that the food is almost the same the second night, although most people only stay one night. Would stay here again.

Good experience

Hoa

Date of Review: October, 2017

Month of Visit: October

Country Of Reviewer: Canada

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

We came by bus and the village is just beautiful. Stayed for only one night (not even 24 hours), but it\'s a nice quiet area. The staff was super friendly, helping us plan the next day and the food (both dinner and breakfast) was excellent. We walked to the next town on the following day. The tourist center , next to the Ryokan, can take your luggage to the next tourist center for you to pick up. Worked just fine. Overall, everything was as expected, no surprises.

Great place

John

Month of Visit: September

Country Of Reviewer: Australia

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 4

The 6 of us and a baby had a wonderful stay here. Terrific food and really friendly staff and a great bath. The location is perfect and this was the best value ryokan we experienced in Japan.

The host makes the difference

Jeroen

Month of Visit: October

Country Of Reviewer: The Netherlands

Atmosphere Rating - 3

Food Rating - 4

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 3

The guesthouse is located half way Mogome and it is 10 minutes walk up the Hill from the bus stop. The hostess Jane really made the difference during our stay. The speaks perfect English and helped us with all our inquiries. The rooms are very basic, the futon matrasses are very thin and the light in the room is not so cosy but everything is clean. The warm water baths are available from 16.00 to 22.30 and not all day as the website mentions. But the showers and the bath are a real threat after a day of walking. The Food is also really good. You can spend your evening in the lounge but the atmospere is not that inviting. There is also a little kitchen where you can make yourself Some tea or you can buy Some cold drinks from the vending machine. If they are able to add Some more atmosphere and replace the futon beds it would be a 5!

Kiso Valley Stay Magomechaya

Jordon

Month of Visit: July

Country Of Reviewer: USA

Atmosphere Rating - 4

Food Rating - 4

Staff Rating - 4

Location Rating - 3

Room Rating - 2

Coming into the valley by bus was amazing, just beautiful and the town of Magome was like the postcards. Our stay at the guesthouse had some highs and lows. It was a haul from the bus stop to the guesthouse, we were tired and it was up and up but once found OK. The host speaks perfect English, so if that is helpful for you.. I really enjoyed the two open spaces on the first floor and although we didn\'t use it, they have a full small kitchen with everything you need to cook and eat. Perfect for those on a budget, special diets or come in late. Our dinner and breakfast were fantastic and we had eaten guesthouse - ryokan food many times on our 3-week trip. The downside is the place is in need of both upgrades and serious cleaning. Old pink 70\'s fixtures in the bathrooms, and our room was very small, stuffy and worse, that night, swarming with bugs. Crawling and flying it took us a while to kill and shoo them all out. It was a tough night of sleep. The town is a great starting place to walk the 7.8 km to the next town and the tourist center can take your luggage to the next tourist center for you to pick up. I like several things about this guesthouse but for the price I would look around before booking again. Still we met nice people, enjoyed dinner and breakfast very much and beers from the machine in the common room. It\'s all in what you\'re looking for.

Great location, good food and great view from the end room

Martin

Month of Visit: May

Country Of Reviewer: Australia

Atmosphere Rating - 3

Food Rating - 4

Staff Rating - 4

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 4

Get one of the far end rooms if you can - these have great views over the valley. Rooms are small but perfectly adequate. Staff are friendly and helpful and the food is good. Too few bathrooms in the place if it is full

Good stay

Month of Visit: April

Country Of Reviewer: Brazil

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 4

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 4

Very friendly and helpfull staff. Nice expereince.

Very good minjuku

Month of Visit: May

Country Of Reviewer: France

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 4

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 4

It is a very good minshuku. The staff is very helpful and can speak english for the ones who need. Meals are great too. The region is worth the visit, it is lovely. Anyway I would recommand not to book via this website, I was really disappointed by the service of japaneseguesthouses.com which booked me a room without dinner plan without noticing me at first for my agreement (note that there is lo restaurant in the village so plan on eating at your guesthouse or prepare your own meal). Fortunately enough the minjuku staff was nice and change it for me.

Good ryokan

Month of Visit: May

Country Of Reviewer: Belgium

Atmosphere Rating - 4

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 4

We had a wonderful stay at Magomechaya. The rooms were clean, the staff was very helpfull and the food was really good. No complaints at all.

Lovely place

Month of Visit: September

Country Of Reviewer: Australia

Atmosphere Rating - 4

Food Rating - 4

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 4

We loved the place. The owner and staff were very nice and spoke good English. Dinner was delicious. We stayed 5 days which is much longer than most and explored the surrounding area with a car. Make sure you either book dinner and breakfast or buy something simple you can prepare in their small kitchen as nothing is open in the town after 5pm and before 9am.

Nice minshuku with very friendly service

Month of Visit: September

Country Of Reviewer:

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

The minshuku is easy to find, well located in the lovely town of Magome. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Food was excellent. Also the service from this website japaneseguesthouses.com was perfect. They answered my questions very fast and explained everything very well. I would definitely recommend this website.

Nice Place

Month of Visit: October

Country Of Reviewer: United Kingdom

Atmosphere Rating - 4

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 4

A basic but very nice place, considering they are all basic in terms of rooms and facilities. Friendly and helpful service from the girl working there. Her English was great (she is from the Filipines) and she is very easy to talk to and helpful. Nice location, a few meters form the tourist office and half way down/up the main street. The food was reallym really good -included with my booking, and in the restaurant just across the street. I would come back to this place if I were to go back to Magome.

Nice place

Month of Visit: November

Country Of Reviewer:

Atmosphere Rating - 4

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 4

Room Rating - 4

Stayed here for only one night (not even a full 24 hours), but it's a great little area. The staff was super nice, and the food (both dinner and breakfast) were great. The room was spacious and comfortable, if a bit sparce. Many of the guests were non-Japanese, probably because of their excellent English ability. There is parking onsite, which I wish I had known before hand, since it's a bit of a hike up a steep hill to the ryokan.

Disappointing

Month of Visit: February

Country Of Reviewer: Australia

Atmosphere Rating - 1

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 3

Location Rating - 4

Room Rating - 2

My wife and I spent the previous night at Matsushiroya in Tsumago and made our way to Magome to spend the next night. Perhaps this influenced our experience, but Magomemechaya felt more like a backpackers than a minshuku. Our host was nice and the venue was clean and presentable. Despite arriving early to check-in, we must have given the impression that we weren't punctual, as our host insisted twice that dinner was "at 6pm sharp, so be here on-time". The rooms were lined up like dorms with names scribbled above the doors on paper. We had to make our own bed. The rooms were monastic, with naught but a TV and coffee table (no rubbish bin, no tissues). There was a sign in the room saying 'strictly no eating or drinking'. The bathrooms had cakes of dirty old soap to use, the toilet roll holder had a empty roll on it (in both the men's and women's). This was the same the next day. The saving grace of this place was that the meals were excellent; despite being served in a 'restaurant' across the street which resembled a high school dining hall. This may all sound snobbish, but when you pay this much for accommodation in a traditional setting, also when you can pay the same for a beautiful place in Tsumago for a magical expetience, I wouldn't recommend staying here. It was disappointing.