Established as a castle town in the 16th century, Takayama has retained its unique charm to the present day. Sights include the Sanmachi district of traditional buildings, the bustling morning markets, and dozens of museums, galleries, and traditional craft shops. Situated in the Japan Alps, this small city offers wonderful views of the surrounding mountains and is a good base for exploring the Hida region.
Standing on the hill leading to Shiroyama Park and the remains of Takayama Castle, surrounded by greenery, Hoshokaku is about a three-minute walk from Jinya early-morning market, the old town, and other popular sightseeing spots. An authentic Japanese-style inn, it prides itself on its tranquil atmosphere.
Every room is designed to provide the highest standard of comfort. There are rooms with private open-air baths overlooking the city, Japanese rooms where guests can savour peace and tranquillity, and western and combined Japanese-western rooms where guests can relax at ease.
You will enjoy a fabulous Japanese-style meal served to you in your room in Hida Kaiseki style, combining local sansai mountain vegetable cuisine with classic Kyoto kaiseki. The ultimate aim is to preserve the natural qualities of the ingredients while refining them to their most beautiful.
There are indoor and outdoor hot spring baths for men and women, and a spa for women. The baths are made of cypress and stone, and thus give the sense of luxury and of nature.
HAGI TAKAYAMA (KANKO HOTEL)
This Modern Ryokan is located on the hills of Takayama. Hida no Sato open-air museum can be accessed easily from here.
This ryokan has 2 buildings, and each building has 4 stories, the Honkan and the Bekkan. In the Honkan guest rooms, you have a view of the mountain or on Takayama city. The guest rooms in the Bekkan have a view over Takayama city. There are 43 rooms in this ryokan, all of them have their own private bath and toilet.
Featuring tatami floors, futons, and traditional short-legged tables, every room comes with a TV, mini-fridge, and tea and coffee-making equipment.
Takayama Kanko Hotel also has a family bath that can be reserved for private use. For dinner, guests will have a chance to try local Hida beef.
HOTEL ASSOCIA TAKAYAMA RESORT
Hotel Associa Takayama Resort offers indoor and outdoor hot spring baths where guests can unwind.
The hotel rooms offer a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a minibar, and free tea/coffee. Free WiFi is available at the property.
BEST WESTERN HOTEL TAKAYAMA
Located in the heart of downtown Takayama, the Best Western Hotel Takayama offers is within walking distance from all major tourist attractions, shopping centres, convenience stores with banking machines, post office, city hall, bus terminal, and JR Takayama Train Station.
The bilingual staff are happy to assist with any questions you may have. Each of the modern rooms features amenities such as AM/FM alarm clock, hairdryers, coffee and tea services, desk/work areas, fax and modem connections, and cable televisions and mini-bars.
Breakfast is a mix of Japanese and Western and wifi is available in the lobby and rooms.
This charming little family-run minshuku inn is located just opposite the east gate of Kokubunji temple, one of Takayama's oldest temples, making for a quiet and comfortable stay. At only 6 minutes on foot from Takayama station, getting in and out is very simple indeed.
The rooms are simple and Japanese style, with tatami mats and futon bedding laid out for you each night. Western beds are also available. In the lounge area, there is a traditional irori fire pit – lovely to sit around in winter!
Bike rental is available making exploring the city a breeze, and a dip in the free communal indoor and outdoor baths is a very pleasant way to end a day's sightseeing. Dinner is served in a cheerful shared dining area and features tasty local dishes and products. A local-style Japanese breakfast is provided every morning.