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262-2 Honobu-cho, Takayama 506-0003 Gifu Prefecture
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 13/01/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#21 of 196 hotels in Takayama
Ideal secluded Onsen(natural hot spring bath) Ryokan(traditional Japanese style hotel) in Hida-Takayama Japan *Iiyama proudly offers a secluded ryokan experience limited to 15 guest rooms. We provide various interior design spaces. The room with Private Garden Hot spring Bath may attract *The spring water gushes from 1200m underground and it's a sodium hydrogen carbonate spring. If you touch your skin in the spring, you will feel a smooth silky texture. It is almost like a rich beauty serum. *The local Hida beef is famous for its marbling pattern but has no extra fat, and its texture is so soft it almost melts in your mouth. *The architecture of Iiyama features Japanese famous woods such as Jjindai keyaki Japanese Zelkova, Jindai sugi Japanese Cedar and Yoshino sugi Japanese Cedar. A good example of this is a Gassho-style lobby that uses a huge keyaki tree whose diameter reaches one meter. It is said that trees have a natural relaxing "fluctuation effect" like breeze and sunlight.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Breakfast available
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Free shuttle or taxi services
Banquet room
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Shuttle bus service
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hot spring bath
Massage chair
Neck massage
Open-air bath
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
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Room features
Air purifier
Air conditioning
Seating area
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Japanese
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rossf976 wrote a review Jan 2020
Fargo, North Dakota131 contributions85 helpful votes
Japanese have a choice of more than 3,000 hot springs bubbling up from the volcanic fault lines that run through the islands. This is mostly good, except for the occasional earthquake. But that hasn’t stopped entrepreneurs from creating hotels to exploit the ancient custom of retreat to an onsen, favored way to take a step away from the Japanese crush of population and karoshi (working yourself to death). That sounds serene. It might be. But note, hotels around the hot springs vary, from ultimate tranquility of a traditional ryokan experience to commercialized hotels with screaming kids and noisy video games. The more traditional Japanese spa-based ryokans used to be typically nearly impossible to manage for non-Japanese natives. They did not cater to westerners who didn’t understand the customs. They did not take credit cards They did not include any romaji (western alphabet), meaning you had better memorize the kanji for male and female entrances. That seems to be changing. Some of the most exclusive ryokans have opened their tatami mats to the ganji (non-Japanese). One of them is Iiyama in Takayama. This makes some sense, as Takayama, about three and a half hours by train from Tokyo (change at Nagoya), has become quite touristy for its proximity to Shirakawa-go, a world heritage site. Iiyama has a reputation among the Japanese as one of the country’s top hot springs. That is not only for its traditional architecture and small size (only a handful of rooms), but for the quality of its water. Iiyama calls it a sodium hydrogen carbonate spring. Perhaps we would call it sodium bicarbonate, and it comes naturally from the earth at this site. The water leaves a silky feel to the skin, particularly favored for what ails us. Japanese also value Iiyama onsen because it purportedly does not add water to either heat or cool the spring, as many onsens must. To be noted, Iiyama does not feature beautiful mountain or ocean views, a little bit of a disappointment. On the plus side, a small ryokan like this means you’ll likely have the onsen to yourself. I did. Traditional ryokan dinners comprise dozens of small dishes exquisitely prepared and elegantly served. Iiyama features local Japanese-style beef, grill it yourself on a hibachi. Dinner and breakfast are usually included in a hot spring experience. (Alcohol costs extra, though Iiyama did offer us a free bottle of wine or sake.) Japanese normally spend just one night to take the waters. Some rooms here feature a private in-room hot spring. Professional ryokan staff in kimonos attend to your every need, seeming always to know just when to serve the next course, and when to bow (all the time). You become the emperor, if only for a day. Becoming emperor for a day does demand, well, considerable means. Iiyama is not cheap. Cost per person varies depending on season and features, but if you want the best suite with private spring, prepare to pay multiple thousands of yen. We paid about $600 for two, for one night. Okay, but keep in mind January is a popular season here for snow-lovers, and the sumptuous meals are included. And no tipping in Japan.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Room Tip: Consider whether you want your own private in-room onsen.
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rhwlc wrote a review Dec 2019
Hong Kong431 contributions88 helpful votes
A very traditional ryokan, very clean and quiet. Staff were very helpful and friendly. They tried to accommodate our miscellaneous requests like shuttle bus and luggage arrangements. The room was large and very clean. We enjoyed the public onsen and we could feel the water was full of minerals. Everything was well equipped (towels, comb, etc.) in the public bathroom. Food was excellent and we enjoyed hida beef very much. The only thing could be improved is about the meals. We found each meal was served in a bit of rush while we were still having a dish, the next one or two dishes arrived. Other than this, everything was perfect!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Knock wrote a review Oct 2019
Ko Kret, Thailand23 contributions26 helpful votes
What I like the most are onsen and services, the hot spring quality is one of the best from my experience. Also very impressed with their services, from the first step in and when I left the place. Breakfast and dinner is in a private room, it's really good for people who need privacy. Wonderful trip for staying two night in this place. Recommend to everyone who want to experience onsen ryokan. This is one of the best ryokan I have ever stayed.
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Date of stay: October 2019
Room Tip: It is the two stories hotel, not much different for view outside each room.
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Mr. Ljungdahl wrote a review Jul 2019
Gentofte, Denmark59 contributions24 helpful votes
To stay in a Ryokan is a very special experience and if you ask me, a must do when in Japan. This Ryokan was perfect, and the staff, service, rooms everything was above even good standard. The food was extra special and very good, but it is Japanese :-) They also offer private Onsen. I highly recommend this place.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Natalia G wrote a review Jul 2019
Bogota, Colombia409 contributions30 helpful votes
This is a wonderful place to have the Riokan experience in Japan 🇯🇵. The food is really good and the service as well. I strongly recommend the Japanese massage they are really professional. Beautiful place.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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US$421 - US$651 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
JapanChubuTokaiGifu PrefectureTakayamaHidatakayama Onsen
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hanaougi Bettei Iiyama
Which popular attractions are close to Hanaougi Bettei Iiyama?
Nearby attractions include Miyagawa Ryokuchi Park (1.1 km) and Shimadaya (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hanaougi Bettei Iiyama?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a hot tub.
Which room amenities are available at Hanaougi Bettei Iiyama?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hanaougi Bettei Iiyama?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, complimentary tea, and a free welcome drink during their stay.
Is parking available at Hanaougi Bettei Iiyama?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hanaougi Bettei Iiyama?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hidatei Hanaogi, Hida Beeftabe Dokoro Gyumasa, and Mannimbashi Retaurant.
Does Hanaougi Bettei Iiyama have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hanaougi Bettei Iiyama offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hanaougi Bettei Iiyama?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Hanaougi Bettei Iiyama?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Takayama Jinya (2.5 km), Yoshijima Heritage House (1.8 km), and Kusakabe Folk Museum (1.9 km).