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Yokichi

Style: Gassho-Zukuri

Price Per Person:
¥9,000 ~ ¥13,000

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Address (English)

351 Ogimachi Shirakawa-mura
Shirakawa -mura

Address (Japanese)

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Welcome to Yokichi, a thatched-roof Gassho Zukuri style of building in Shirakawa-go. Yokichi is a quaint, historical place full of character and perfect for the guest who wishes to experience traditional Japanese hospitality. Built over 110 years ago, Yokichi has been in business for the past 30 years. Yokichi has 5 Japanese-style rooms, and can accommodate up to 20 guests. It is located near the Shirakawa river. At night, guests can hear the sound of the river as they go to sleep. Local river fish and fresh, seasonal vegetables are served throughout the year. Guests can leave their luggage at Yokichi prior to check-in (after 15:00) and after checking out (before 9:30 am). 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.

Welcome to Yokichi, a thatched-roof Gassho Zukuri style of building in Shirakawa-go. Yokichi is a quaint, historical place full of character and perfect for the guest who wishes to experience traditional Japanese hospitality. Built over 110 years ago, Yokichi has been in business for the past 30 years. Yokichi has 5 Japanese-style rooms, and can accommodate up to 20 guests. It is located near the Shirakawa river. At night, guests can hear the sound of the river as they go to sleep. Local river fish and fresh, seasonal vegetables are served throughout the year. Guests can leave their luggage at Yokichi prior to check-in (after 15:00) and after checking out (before 9:30 am). 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 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:
    A Little English Spoken
  • Internet Connection:
    Wifi Available
  • Parking:
    Free Parking
  • Curfew Time:
    22:00
  • Pickup Service:
  • Single Guests:
  • Children under 12 Years allowed:
  • Pay with a Credit Card:
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GUEST REVIEWS

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Maria angeles

Month of Visit: November

Country Of Reviewer: SPAIN

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

Simplemente fantástico, un bonita experiencia. Cuando desaparecen los turistas, es un lugar para disfrutar de la paz. La anfitriona muy amable,te da información sobre el lugar, y la comida está bien. Sin duda, hay que ir.

Summer journey

Month of Visit: June

Country Of Reviewer: Malaysia

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

This was my first trip to Japan. I did not know this place until i start planning my itinerary. I decided to stay a night after review at Japan guide web although it was a far journey after my Kyoto visit. Mrs Yokichi fix our mattress while we were having her very traditional cook dinner. Her garden plant is impressively particularly I woke up with a breath of fresh air in the next morning. Appreciate the Japanese guest house website get us a momentous journey in Japan. Thank you for the Japan Tourism Association to develope shiragawa for their old tradition and peculiar culture.

Nice farmhouse

Siti asima

Date of Review: June, 2017

Month of Visit: June

Country Of Reviewer: Indonesia

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

It was a nice experience staying at Yokichi. The host was very nice, also we had great dinner & breakfast.

Excellent Experience

Month of Visit: June

Country Of Reviewer: USA

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

We had a great time talking to the owners and other travelers at Yokichi.

Heart warming stay

Month of Visit: December

Country Of Reviewer: Thailand

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

Great place and staff. The lady owner will take a really take a good care of you as if you're her own family. I was there around mid December 2013. They just finish renovated their bathroom, very nice atmosphere. Highly Recommend!! PS. very nice traditional dining and breakfast too!!

Repeat visit

Month of Visit: July

Country Of Reviewer: USA

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

A wonderful experience again. The evening and early morning are so beautiful when the village is quiet and not full of travelers who come just for the day. The owner is a really good cook and very kind. She invited us to walk to the temple after dark to see the fireflies in the rice paddy, providing us with flashlights. It was magical!

A Delightful Experience

Month of Visit: November

Country Of Reviewer: Australia

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

Our host is warm and caring, allowing us our own space in her home but always discreetly available. She encouraged us to go for a walk after dinner before the moon disappeared. We soaked in the quiet beautiful night atmosphere of the village and came back refreshed to laid out beds on the tatami and extra hot water for our tea. After the delicious dinner she had prepared for us, it was the perfect end to a truly lovely day. Will definitely come back to stay. Highly recommended.

Perfect Farmhouse Stay Experience

Month of Visit: December

Country Of Reviewer: Singapore

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 4

Room Rating - 5

Our host is a very friendly and kindhearted lady. Although she does not speak a lot of English, she tried her best to communicate with us, the guests, using very basic English words and hand gestures. Moreover, she's very hospitable with her cheerful personality. Yokichi is located approximately 10 - 15 minutes walk away from the information center at Shirakawago. Dragging heavy luggage across the bridge in the very cold weather wasn't the best experience. The farmhouse is of a traditional one, with Japanese futons and sliding doors (that cannot be locked). The atmosphere is perfect, quiet at night while you enjoy dinner (at the dining room) or tea (in your room). The food is very delicious as well! It beats any other traditional Japanese meal I've tried in Japan, perhaps comparable to the traditional vegetarian meal in a temple at Koyasan. Experiencing the first snowfall of the season adds to our delight. Perfect farmhouse stay, highly recommended!

truly exceptional Okami-san

Month of Visit: December

Country Of Reviewer: usa

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

Wish had more days there. Will be back.

Cozy farmhouse stay

Month of Visit: December

Country Of Reviewer: Malaysia

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

Yokichi is simply cozy and comfortable. Is a great experience staying in a clean, quiet farmhouse. The lady host is very kind and friendly. One of the best traditional japanese homecooked meal that we have ever had so far. The rice is their own harvest from their paddy field. The snow was quite thick and cold but it was still a memorable experience. We had no problem bringing our 3 yr old son along as well. we would love to be back again!

Cozy farmhouse stay

Month of Visit: December

Country Of Reviewer: Malaysia

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

We love our stay in Yokichi. The lady host is friendly and kind, the futon style room is warmed, spacious and clean. They serve very delicious traditional Japanese home-cooked meal for us from their own harvest of rice grain. We really enjoy the dinner and breakfast which couldn’t be found elsewhere. Shirakawago is tranquil especially with the first snowfall that we experienced. We had no problem traveling with our 3 yr old son. Truly amazing experience and we would love to be back.

Cozy farmhouse stay

Month of Visit: December

Country Of Reviewer: Malaysia

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

We love our stay in Yokichi. The lady host is friendly and kind, the futon style room is warmed, spacious and clean. They serve very delicious traditional Japanese home-cooked meal for us from their own harvest of rice grain. We really enjoy the dinner and breakfast which couldn’t be found elsewhere. Shirakawago is tranquil especially with the first snowfall that we experienced. We had no problem traveling with our 3 yr old son. Truly amazing experience and we would love to be back.

An unforgettable early winter

Month of Visit: December

Country Of Reviewer: Singapore

Atmosphere Rating - 2

Food Rating - 1

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 2

Winter came early in Dec 2014. My family of 4 had a snowing experience in shirakawa go which we enjoyed it very much. The ryokan-lady-in charge was hospitable, informative and helpful :-) The bathroom was clean and comfortable However, we do not like the pillow (too hard and bulky). We are Asian. And dinner and breakfast were just average. Not much meat, and it was cold bitter winter.