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#16 of 196 hotels in Takayama

Looking for a place to stay in Takayama? Then look no further than Hoshokaku, a family-friendly ryokan that brings the best of Takayama to your doorstep.

The rooms offer a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a refrigerator, and getting online is possible, as free internet access is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

Hoshokaku features baggage storage, shops, and a gift shop. In addition, as a valued Hoshokaku guest, you can enjoy a hot tub and an on-site restaurant that are available on-site. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

While staying at Hoshokaku, visitors can check out Funasaka Shuzo Brewery (0.1 mi) and Nakabashi Bridge (0.1 mi), some of Takayama's top attractions.

During your visit, be sure to check out one of Takayama's popular dumplings restaurants such as Heianraku and Hida Takayama Gyoza Sohonzan, all a short distance from Hoshokaku.

If you are interested in exploring Takayama, check out one of the parks, such as Shiroyama Park, Utsueshijuhachitaki Falls Prefectural Nature Park, and Garyu Park (Garyu Sakura).

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Hoshokaku as you experience everything Takayama has to offer.

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Bar / lounge
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Gift shop
Public wifi
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
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Hot spring bath
Open-air bath
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James Harris wrote a review Mar 2020
Abingdon, United Kingdom9 contributions1 helpful vote
This was our second stay in a Ryokan on a tour around Japan, the accommodation was extremely clean, the service was 10 out of 10, we were seriously impressed by it, the food was good. The only negative was the lounge and the smell of smoke, there are no smoking signs all over the hotel including the lounge, but there is a smoking room in close proximity to the lounge, so it did smell of cigarette smoke at times (definitely not all the the time) but as smoking rooms are a cultural thing in Japan, I just took it as part of the experience. I would ignore any reviews that are negative towards the breakfast, for the British, it’s an unusual breakfast but a very traditional one, and the second one like this we had, but definitely the better of the two breakfasts, if you can’t stomach the fish you can have croissants and fruit, but you need to tell them in advance, like 48 hours before. We had a private onsen so never used the public one, we did have a look in the public, it did look good and clean, but the private one over looked the houses and had a great view of the mountains. The Japanese are extremely polite and respectful, so once you’ve finished food, they don’t come back, you eat and then you leave, it’s the way it’s done in Japan. I also saw some negative reviews of the lounge opening times, well it’s the same in every place in Takayama, they don’t really do bars during the day, so they don’t tend to open until late. It’s quite normal, if you want a drink the sake shops and breweries do have drinking rooms, this is where you need to head too. I Really enjoyed Takayama, if your new to Japan, get a tour, it’s not alway obvious which buildings are museums (honestly some just look like a house on a residential street surrounded by other houses) it’s an amazing place, lots of choice to eat and drink in the evenings
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
eg2431 wrote a review Mar 2020
Abingdon, United Kingdom10 contributions2 helpful votes
We loved it here! We got a true feel of Japanese culture from the style of the rooms to the food provided. Our room was beautiful with a private onsen, and we had a traditional Japanese dinner and breakfast whilst we stayed. This gave us a delicious insight into Japanese food. Definitely more adventurous than western food naturally, but when in Japan! 😉 The staff were extremely polite and respectful, especially of our privacy during dinners or lounging. We were careful to respect their practises and made sure to adhere to the rules of the hotel, in line with Japanese culture. A further plus was how close we were to the town. Overall a wonderful taste of Japanese culture. Thank you!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
irenesiah wrote a review Jan 2020
Singapore, Singapore394 contributions164 helpful votes
The location is within walking distance to the famous Takayama Old Street. For that, it's really convenient. Complimentary pick-up to/from the Takayama JR Station to the ryokan is available with prior reservations. We tried to communicate with the staff over the phone but the lady who picked up the phone couldn't explain clearly on the pick-up location. However, we managed to resolve it with the help of the kind staff at the station's Tourist Information Center. Turned out that the meeting point for the pick-up is at the waiting room (Level 2) of Takayama JR Station. A hotel staff would be holding a placard stating 'Hoshokaku' and you can approach him to confirm your reservation name. Since it snowed heavily on the day of our arrival, we had an amazing 'winter wonderland' view from the bay window of our room (see picture). We had also opted in for the dinner + breakfast option, and they were decent. If you'd opted for a traditional room like we did, the staff will be setting up the futons while you are having your dinner. With that, we came back to our room with a neatly set up bed ready for the night's rest. Overall, a good comfortable stay at Hoshokaku though personally, I'd wish there is a private onsen but the public ones were good enough.
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Date of stay: December 2019
Room Tip: Corner room with view of the park at the back is good
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Jack Maddison wrote a review Nov 2019
10 contributions6 helpful votes
This was our first traditional Japanese experience and it was perfect ! Amazing mountain views from our traditional room with amazing service ! Highly recommend ! Great walking distance to Old Town and other sites.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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KSR wrote a review Oct 2019
15 contributions3 helpful votes
Our family decided to cancel our booking after seeing that the accommodation did not match our expectations based on the hotel website. Reasons: view of car park, not town; no balcony; no private onsen; plastic moulded bathroom; outdated furniture. We believe the rooms was not accurately represented on the website and was defintely not worth the high price paid. It is possible that the rooms for couples are nicer and are shown on the website. These were not available for us due to family size.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
US$156 - US$460 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
JapanChubuTokaiGifu PrefectureTakayamaHidatakayama Onsen / Takayama Station
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hoshokaku
Which popular attractions are close to Hoshokaku?
Nearby attractions include Sanmachi Suji (0.3 km), Takayama Jinya (0.4 km), and Takayama Showa Museum (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hoshokaku?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a spa.
Which room amenities are available at Hoshokaku?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hoshokaku?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Hoshokaku?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hoshokaku?
Conveniently located restaurants include Center4 Hamburgers, Restaurant Le Midi, and Teuchisoba Ebisu.
Does Hoshokaku have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hoshokaku offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Hoshokaku located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Takayama.
Are there any historical sites close to Hoshokaku?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Takayama Jinya (0.4 km), Yoshijima Heritage House (0.8 km), and Kusakabe Folk Museum (0.8 km).
Is Hoshokaku accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.