We arrived at 10am at Takayama station and used the tourist info centre payphone to contact the ryokan. Mr Murayama was happy to pick us up earlier than the specified 11am on the ryokan website which was great. Rooms were neat and clean with all basic commodities provided. We also used the private bath which was very clean and spacious to relax in after a long day of trekking to and from Takayama (20-30mins oneway) rather than wait for the buses which stop running to the ryokan around 4.30ish. The only additional things that I'd wish for are a minifridge in our room and cold water facilities (although they kindly leave thermos of warm water by our doors every night)
"Ideal place to base yourself for touring this area."
Value for money is second to none.
Though not new, this hotel is maintained to a high standard.
Generous size well equiped rooms (with views) in a self contained spa resort
make it a pleasure to return from the days activities. Quality breakfast and dinner
is included in the price as is 1/2 hourly shuttle service.
Staff are always willing to help in any way they can.
On our trip to japan we chose to stay in hotels rather than ryokans, hostels, inns etc because we were traveling with a 4 month old baby. This hotel gave us the quiet and space of a hotel but felt personal and welcoming. The girls at the front desk were incredibly friendly and the pyjamas, tatami mats and futon beds made us feel like we really were in japan. The onsens were great - 3 private onsens and 2 male/female onsens, no charge or reservations needed. All had a beautiful view over the city.
We also enjoyed breakfast in the hotel. The coffee was great and there was a wide variety of food choices, something for everyone (traditional Japanese breakfast plus breads, cereals, yoghurt, fruit). We would definitely choose this hotel next time we come to the cute town of Takayama! My only slight complaint is the hotel was quite warm at night, even with the a/c.
Exit the station to the right and the hotel is about 5 min walk on the same road. You'll see a footbath and a garden type entrance, you really can't miss it.
A terrific hotel. Large room with majestic views. Staff excellent. Shuttle bus into town ran precisely on time. We ate out of the hotel so cannot comment on the food. Check in check out speedy, friendly & professional. Great free breakfast which we gobbled up.
alan from Brisbane Oz
Hotel Associa Takayama Resort amidst the beautiful Takayama highlands in the southwest of Takayama city Hotel Associa …More
Convenient to train station and easy walk to all major sites. Comfortable beds/room. Service was great - I sent email to hotel a few weeks before travel, requesting that they reserve seating on Nohi bus to Shirakawa and Kanazawa for my family. The front desk sent me a confirmation back within hours, indicating that my reservation was complete & I just needed to pick up tickets at bus station when I arrive.
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