Cosy ryokan run by a friendly couple near Shinhotaka Ropeway. Almost 2-hour bus ride from Takayama and good place to stay for the night without rushing back between Takayama and shinhotaka ropeway. Four of us had the family corner room which had a nice view of the snow and forest. Two lovely outdoor onsen which can be used privately. Four other indoor onsen also available for private use - excellent for those who are shy about soaking in the buff with strangers.
Stayed 2 nights at this cozy property. Very clean and comfortable, and 6 different baths to choose from. Food was incredible, my favorite being the grilled Hida beef. Hosts REALLY went above and beyond! We were disappointed to see rain in the forecast so decided on a quick walk to the Northern Alps bridge instead of doing Shinhotaka Ropeway. Our host knew we wanted to experience the ropeway and when the weather forecast changed she drove out to pick us up, proactively, and dropped us at the Ropeway! Awesome service!
We stayed at this very lovely Ryokan for 2 nights as a base for our hiking trip to Kamakochi. It was one of the best places we have stayed in our many travels..if not the best. We had a super experience all round from the fantastic accommodation (big, spacious room with great view of the Japanese Alps and autumn colours) to the onsens (the outdoor one facing the mountains has to be experienced) and of course the quite amazing food, all lovingly prepared by our host Naoko and her husband. They were the perfect host making sure we had the right travel directions to picking us up from the bus drop and generally being extremely helpful. The ryoken has only 6 rooms so you can expect highly personalised service. Don't expect lots of night life..the inn is in the middle of nowhere but after a long day hiking all you want is a good soak in the onsen, a good meal, a nice beer or sake and sleep. A great experience and wonderful stay. Thank you Naoko and Akiro san.…
The atmosphere in the hotel was really friendly and relaxed, the rooms were comfortable and the baths were relaxing and luxurious (especially those outside). The highlight, however, was the food which was absolutely wonderful - probably the best we ate during our three weeks in Japan!
We recently took a trip to Nakaodaira as a base to visit Kamikochi and the Shinhotaka Ropeway -- and it was perfect! The owners were incredibly accomodating, despite our limited Japanese. The food was abundant, authentic and delicious -- they even have English-language menus describing each course. The private outdoor onsen -- and even the rooms themselves -- overlooked the neighboring picturesque mountains. It was the highlight of our trip to Japan -- and I would definitely recommend it!