What is a Ryokan? Ryokans are the best way to experience Japanese culture and enjoy the true comforts of Japanese hospitality and service.
Hot springs have a very long history in Japan, and they are an intimate part of Japanese culture. There are over 3,000 "onsen" ,or hot springs, in Japan. Many can be found at the ryokans available on Japanese Guest Houses.
Hida Takayama (or simply "Takayama") is located high in the Hida Mountains in Gifu Prefecture. Founded in the 16 century, Takayama borrowed from the cultural centers of Kyoto and Tokyo and developed its own arts and crafts, cuisine, and architecture. San-Machi Suji is the historical district of Takayama, and strolling through this area is like taking a journey in time to 18 century Japan. Indeed, the entire town is full of character which begs to be explored. Take your time and enjoy the lovely shops, outdoor market, wonderful museums, and the famous Hida Minzoku Mura Folk Village. The train ride from Nagoya to Takayama is a truly stunning journey as the train winds its way up the 10,000 foot peaks with the mountain river below. For more information about Takayama please see our travel content partner Japan-Guide
Takayama is located near Shirakawago, a historical farming village that has remained much as it was during the Edo Period. Today you can stay in one of these thatched roof farmhouses built in the Gassho Zukuri style.
Welcome to Tanabe Ryokan. Situated in the heart of Takayama, this traditional Ryokan has been in business for 80 years and is very popular with artists and writers. There are 17 traditional Japanese-style rooms at Tanabe Ryokan, and they all have their own private bath and toilet. There is also a beautiful shared rock bath and an elegant shared wooden bath. Tanabe Ryokan specializes in serving its guests the best of the local Takayama cuisine. Guests can feast on such delights as locally ...
Welcome to Sumiyoshi. This Traditional Ryokan is typical of Takayama's famous architectural design, and it was built in the early 20th century. Indeed, the owners have kept the same design and style throughout the 20th century at Sumiyoshi. In the lobby, a suit of samurai armour greets the guests and there is also an open hearth from Japan's samurai era. Staying at Sumiyoshi is like staying in a museum. Sumiyoshi is filled to the brim with artifacts, nick-nacks, and furniture dating back ...
Welcome to Kotonoyume. This Modern Ryokan has relaxing indoor and outdoor hot spring baths and an Old Takayama feel. In the lobby there is a Japanese sunken hearth where you can sit down and relax. Each floor has a theme with the 3rd floor showing the old city town life, the 4th floor shows the festival and the 5th floor show the natural side of the city. In the evening you will be able to relax in the ryokans hot spring baths including an open air bath. The baths are divided by gender bu...
Welcome to Asunaro. This modern Ryokan is conveniently located near Takayama's famous Miyagawa Morning Market. Originally a wealthy farmer's house, Asunaro is over 150 years old. In the lobby, guests are served coffee while gathered around the original farmhouse hearth. There are a total of 19 Japanese-style guest rooms at Asunaro, 5 of which have their own Japanese style "irori" (hearth) similar to the one in the lobby. Asunaro has indoor rock baths for both women and men, and in the wom...
Welcome to Hidatei Hanaogi. This Ryokan Hotel has 48 Japanese-style guest rooms, and each room has its own private bath and toilet. There are both indoor and outdoor hot spring baths for women and men (same gender only). Traditional Japanese-style cuisine is served to the guests at Hidatei Hanaogi. Check-in time is after 3:00pm and check-out time is before 10:00am. Parking is available.
Welcome to Murayama. This Traditional Ryokan is a modest building that has been built in the traditional way of the Hida district. It is located in a quiet area, near the Hida-no-sato Folk Village. It is about 1.5 miles (2 km) from Takayama station. Murayama offers a pick-up service from the station.
Hyogo-ken Chijitoroku Ryokogyo 3-609
(Hyogo Prefecture Travel Agent License Number 3-609)
10-5-401-1-(2) Sakae-machi, Kawanishi-shi, Hyogo-ken Japan
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