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2-96-2 Hatsudamachi, Takayama 506-0008 Gifu Prefecture
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#3 of 196 hotels in Takayama
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Asunaro Inn is a traditional style building made of 200-year-old materials brought from the historic Echigo area of Niigata Prefecture. I welcome foreign tourists to my inn with our warm hospitality and homely atmosphere, and I would like them to learn about Japanese traditions, culture, and cuisine. Whenever you come to Takayama, please consider Asunaro Inn as your premier choice. Thank you very much. The building where the lobby is used to be an old landlord's house in the village on the mountain of Niigata prefecture and is built with thick Keyaki wood. This house was built without nails to withstand the high humidity and 4-5 meters of snow the area receives. Our lobby has a great reputation because it displays the consistency, simplicity, and serenity of the Japanese architecture style. We will preserve this cultural site. We are sure that all our guests will be pleased with the beauty of the old Japanese architecture. We promise you will feel relaxed and at home.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Coffee shop
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Meeting rooms
Hot spring bath
Street parking
Breakfast available
Kids' meals
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, Japanese
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Priscillia K wrote a review Oct 2021
Jakarta, Indonesia528 contributions85 helpful votes
This is a long overdue review. We stayed here in January 2020 and it was one of the best accommodations I've ever been on any of my travel trips. I have been in Japan for 5 times and never stayed in a ryokan before. I was so happy when I came across Ryokan Asunaro. It was easy to reach from Takayama Station, about 10 mins walk. The staff were polite and friendly. The room was spacious, clean, neat and had everything we needed. Although it was a Japanese traditional room, but it has private bathroom and the bathroom itself was very modern. We had kaiseki dinner on our first night there and it was worth the splurged. Since we stayed for 2 nights we had breakfast twice and we opted Japanese breakfast both. Just like the kaiseki, the breakfast was very satisfying. They have indoor onsen, separated onsen for men and women. We tried the onsen around 4pm and no other guest there. When we checked out, they gave us Japanese souvenir which was very thoughtful of them. Overall, it was a very memorable stay and I would definitely recommend it for anyone who visits Takayama and want to experience Japanese culture.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Phunphimp C wrote a review Feb 2021
Bangkok, Thailand44 contributions98 helpful votes
Traditional ryokan in Takayama area. We stayed in family room for six people. The room was a bit snugged for six, but okay for Japanese standard. The breakfast set was traditional Japanese style. The food was abundant and tasty. It’s unfortunate that we got to the hotel pretty late at night, so we didn’t get a chance to try their dinner. The owner and overall service was nice as well. Our stay at this ryokan surely was one of the highlights of our trip.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Kanta J wrote a review Oct 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Traditional Inn in great location with warm hearted people. Since this was our first trip to Gufu, I asked their recommendation for place to visit, everyone in the hotel was so kind to share their recommendation for good Sake place, restaurant, cafes, Ramen, etc.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Richard Vandermark wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Staying here was a beautiful experience. In difficult times it felt like we were in a bubble. The staff were friendly, polite and helpful. The onsen was a treat. The ryokan was a easy introduction to a distinct Japanese experience. Breakfast options included Japanese and western. We had both. They were both great. We will come again.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
CELlondon wrote a review Mar 2020
Limerick, Ireland38 contributions17 helpful votes
Only 6 mins walk from the station, this is a pretty and comfortable ryokan. It’s easy to explore Takayama on foot and there are bikes available. We stayed here 2 nights on traditional mattresses and tatami mats. There’s a private onsen and we had a traditional dinner and traditional breakfast which are truly unique experiences. Everything is exquisitely presented.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$169 - US$352 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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JapanChubuTokaiGifu PrefectureTakayamaHidatakayama Onsen / Takayama Station
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ryokan Asunaro
Which popular attractions are close to Ryokan Asunaro?
Nearby attractions include Dekonaru-za (0.3 km), Hida Kokubun-ji Temple (0.2 km), and Hida-Takayama Miyagawa Morning Market (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ryokan Asunaro?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Ryokan Asunaro?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Ryokan Asunaro?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Ryokan Asunaro?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ryokan Asunaro?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chahan Hana, Heianraku, and Japanese Pub YU.
Is Ryokan Asunaro located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Takayama.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ryokan Asunaro?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ryokan Asunaro?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Ryokan Asunaro?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Takayama Jinya (0.7 km), Yoshijima Heritage House (0.5 km), and Kusakabe Folk Museum (0.5 km).
Is Ryokan Asunaro accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.