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Tanabe Ryokan

Style: Traditional Ryokan

Price Per Person:
¥15,000 ~ ¥35,000

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Address (English)

58 Aioi-cho, Takayama-shi, Gifu-ken
Takayama -shi

Address (Japanese)

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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 grown potatoes, river fish, hoba miso, Hida beef, and home-made pickles. Guests can leave their luggage at Tanabe Ryokan prior to check-in and after checking out. Check-in time is after 15:00 and check-out time is before 10:00 am. Parking is available and English is spoken.

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 grown potatoes, river fish, hoba miso, Hida beef, and home-made pickles. Guests can leave their luggage at Tanabe Ryokan prior to check-in and after checking out. Check-in time is after 15:00 and check-out time is before 10:00 am. Parking is available and English is spoken.

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:
    24:00 Midnight
  • Pickup Service:
  • Single Guests:
  • Children under 12 Years allowed:
  • Pay with a Credit Card:
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Our best stay in Japan

Annie

Month of Visit: October

Country Of Reviewer: Belgium

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

We spent 2 nights at Tanabe ryokan, this was our first experience of such japanese housing, and we will never forget it. The room is very spacious (much more space than in 'classical' hotels) and nicely arranged. Sleeping on a tatami was surprisingly comfortable. The food, served in the room, was delicious (12-13 small dishes per person) and a perfect example of japanese gastronomy. We also discovered the onsen. Even if staying in a ryoken is more expensive than in a hotel, it has to be experienced at least once if you go to Japan.

very pleasant and relaxed

Michael

Date of Review: August, 2018

Month of Visit: August

Country Of Reviewer: Spain

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

excellent atmosphere, extremely pleasant staff and fantastic food and abundant; the bathing facilities very nice but all bath tubs were at the same temperatura; we left a pair of glasses behind which the staff send to our hotel in Tokyo w/i 24h at no cost. very much appreciated. If we go back to Takayama no question we will stay at Tanabe Ryokan. It was a fantastic experience

Beautiful and Quaint

Trina

Month of Visit: December

Country Of Reviewer: Philippines

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

We had an amazing time at Tanabe Ryokan. This is highly recommended for anyone wanting to experience a traditional tatami mat room and wonderful traditional Japanese meals. We were filled to the brim with all the food and it was soooo delicious! The hosts were also very gracious and were conversing with us. They were very helpful when we needed to procure transportation to the bus station. We also brought a 1 year old toddler with us who enjoyed herself very much walking around the place! WE didn't have time to try the Onsen, though. I'm sure it would have also been great! Would give it two thumbs up! :D

charming, good location, very friendly

Month of Visit: August

Country Of Reviewer: Canada

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 4

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

I stayed in this Ryokan as a solo traveler, and the staff couldn't have been more friendly. I had a large, beautiful room with a private bath, and the public baths are very gorgeous, with two open-air tubs in the women's baths (as well as a large indoor bath). The food and service were excellent. The location meant I could walk everywhere in the town (including to and from the train station/bus depot). The hallways are decorated with beautiful art and calligraphy. Absolutely recommended!

Michael

Month of Visit: March

Country Of Reviewer: USA

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

The owner and staff are exceptionally friendly and helpful. Wonderful meals and beautiful room

Great!!

Month of Visit: April

Country Of Reviewer: Brazil

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

The staff is very friendly and the room was very cozy. The onsen is amazing!

Warm, cosy japanese location

Month of Visit: April

Country Of Reviewer: France

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

We have had the feeling of meeting japanese lifestyle and culture, the traditional ones (from a none japanese point of view). Everyone has been very friendly and welcoming. Il was our first stay in a ryokan and it has been delightful.

Warm, cosy japanese location

Month of Visit: April

Country Of Reviewer: France

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

We have had the feeling of meeting japanese lifestyle and culture, the traditional ones (from a none japanese point of view). Everyone has been very friendly and welcoming. Il was our first stay in a ryokan and it has been delightful.

Fantastic Stay

Month of Visit: May

Country Of Reviewer: UK - London

Atmosphere Rating - 3

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 4

Room Rating - 5

I stayed at Tanabe for 6 nights. I was travelling in Japan alone, and this was my last stopover of 3 while in Japan. Not sure what to say really, except that I was made to feel very welcome, all staff were pleasant, rooms were spacious and clean, and the Ryokan is well placed, only about 7 to 10 minutes from the train and bus stations. There was also no quibble when I asked to alter my stay from DB&B to B&B only. Tanabe is also good for restaurants, cafes and the morning market. I would not hesitate to recommend Tanabe Ryokan to future travellers.

Wonderful stay in Takayama

Month of Visit: July

Country Of Reviewer: USA

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

We wanted to have the experience of staying in a ryokan as part of our three week trip to Japan. Tanabe Ryokan was a perfect choice. Upon arrival we were shown to our room and served tea and a sweet as we recovered from the trip from Tokyo. We had a family room that was extremely comfortable for the four of us. The meals were delicious and beautiful. And the on-site onsen was delightful. The staff was very helpful during our stay. They even kept our luggage for us overnight when we ventured out to Shirakawa-go for a day. I would recommend this ryokan highly to anyone making a trip to Takayama!

Unrivalled friendliness

Month of Visit: September

Country Of Reviewer: AUSTRALIA

Atmosphere Rating - 5

Food Rating - 5

Staff Rating - 5

Location Rating - 5

Room Rating - 5

Tanabe was our first Ryokan experience in Japan. The room was immaculate and comfortable. By the time we left, Mrs Tanabe and Yuko felt like good friends. The staff taught us some details about how best to eat the lavish breakfast. The onsen was great and the morning market offered the loveliest fruit we had ever eaten! Takayama is a wonderful town and Tanabe is a great place to enjoy it from.

Good but not memorable

Month of Visit: December

Country Of Reviewer: Singapore

Atmosphere Rating - 3

Food Rating - 4

Staff Rating - 3

Location Rating - 4

Room Rating - 4

There is nothing much to complain about, with Ryokan Tanabe. The rooms are beautifully done up, the service is excellent and the food (dinner and breakfast served in the room) was delicious. Just little things here and there that could have made our stay more memorable. First, its location on a main street of Takayama is not that charming. Every time the glass doors slide open, a blast of icy cold air blows into the foyer, and that is not nice when it is -10 degrees outside. There is a nice traditional wood fire stove on a tatami dais near the front door, but it was not lit. Was it there just for decoration? The whole place feels very traditional Japanese, but the staff is mostly sitting behind the counter busy with their tasks. So there wasn't that feel of the traditional ryokan I have experienced in many other places in japan. The baths (alternating between men and women in the morning and evening) were a bit squeezy. And although there were outdoor baths to enjoy the snowy winter, the space was tight and not really comfortable. The streets of old Takayama and the riverside are really charming, but none of that really gets translated into Ryokan Tanabe.