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8.4
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Excellent location - Inside city center
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Hida Kokubun-ji Temple 100 m
Hida-Takayama Miyagawa Morning Market 300 m
Sanmachi Suji 480 m
Takayama Jinya 520 m
Nakabashi Bridge 570 m
Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall 700 m
Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine 730 m
Higashiyama Walking Course 850 m
Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato) 2.15 km
Hirayu Fall 27.57 km
Nearby landmarks
Kappo Izakaya Zen 70 m
Hida Kokubunji Temple 70 m
Hida Kokubun-ji Temple 100 m
Bagus 110 m
Red Hill Pub 190 m
Mori no Kotoba 220 m
Tonio 230 m
Hida no Aji Syusai 240 m
Daiyado 260 m
Fujimiya 280 m
Minshuku Kuwataniya Ryokan

"My feeling when we stayed in this ryokan is feel like home."

Supakorn - February 25, 2020

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Minshuku Kuwataniya Ryokan

1-50-30 Sowamachi, Takayama, Takayama, Japan, 506-0007 - See map
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Excellent cleanliness
8.4 rating for cleanliness
Excellent service
8.3 rating for service
Very good comfort
7.7 room quality and comfort
Very good facilities on premise
7.6 facilities on premise

Tatami floors, communal bathing in an Onsen and superb traditional local style breakfast, all made this an experience to remember.

Debra | November 12, 2018

the place is clean, the bedding comfortable, and very well located to take a short walk to morning market for breakfast.

Saskia | October 20, 2019

Extremely comfortable after a few nights of heavy hostel-ing as a solo traveler.

Dillon | January 27, 2018

Easy walking distance to both railway and bus stations and so many restaurants.

Debra | November 12, 2018

A nice place to stay if you want to experience a Japanese life style

Margaretha | January 21, 2019

Once you accept you are not at home this place is fantastic.

Debra | November 12, 2018

  • 420 meters to public transportation

  • Located in heart of Takayama

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Hot tub

  • Hot spring bath

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Value for money8.0
Location rating8.4
Nearest airportToyama Airport (TOY)
Distance to airport55.9 km

Rooms available at Minshuku Kuwataniya Ryokan

7.7
Very good
Room comfort & quality
Twin - Japanese Western - Non-Smoking
Twin - Japanese Western - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Family Room with Shower
Family Room with Shower
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  • Room size: 41 m²/441 ft²
  • Shower
  • 4 futons
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Japanese Style Single Room - Non-Smoking
Japanese Style Single Room - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 futon
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Twin Room with Private Bathroom
Twin Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 2 single beds
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Japanese Style Family Room - Non-Smoking
Japanese Style Family Room - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 4 futons
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Japanese-Style Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
Japanese-Style Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 2 futons
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Twin - Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
Twin - Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 futons
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Single Room with Shared Toilet
Single Room with Shared Toilet
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 single bed
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Japanese-Style Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom
Japanese-Style Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 4 futons
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Standard Japanese Style Room for 4 People - Non-Smoking
Standard Japanese Style Room for 4 People - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
  • City view
  • 4 futons
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Frequently asked questions

Does Minshuku Kuwataniya Ryokan have wi-fi?

Wi-fi is available at Minshuku Kuwataniya Ryokan. View more amenities here.

Can I park a car at Minshuku Kuwataniya Ryokan?

If you choose to drive to Minshuku Kuwataniya Ryokan, parking is available. View more facilities here.

Does Minshuku Kuwataniya Ryokan have free in-room wi-fi?

Wi-fi is offered for free in all rooms at Minshuku Kuwataniya Ryokan. View more amenities here.

Does Minshuku Kuwataniya Ryokan offer relaxation amenities, like a spa, sauna or steam room?

Minshuku Kuwataniya Ryokan does not offer these amenities. View more amenities here.

What time is check-in and check-out at Minshuku Kuwataniya Ryokan?

Check-in is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The property offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Minshuku Kuwataniya Ryokan?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Minshuku Kuwataniya Ryokan has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Car parking is free for guests.

What is the smoking policy at Minshuku Kuwataniya Ryokan?

Minshuku Kuwataniya Ryokan does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas. The property offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.

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  • 6.0
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    "Public bus is also available nearby."

    Cynthia

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    December 15, 2019

  • 9.6
    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Very friendly host and good vibes :)"

    Yunru

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    June 21, 2019

  • 8.0
    Very good

    "Nice cosy little Inn with onsen."

    wenny

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    December 29, 2017

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Overall rating:
8.2
Excellent
521 reviews
Cleanliness
8.4
Facilities
7.6
Location
8.4
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Very close to Bus Station, can walk in 5 mins.
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Well-positioned in Takayama City, Minshuku Kuwataniya Ryokan is the ideal point of departure for your excursions in Takayama. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. Also within easy reach are Hida Kokubun ji, Hida Kokubun-ji Temple, Daiyado.

Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, Minshuku Kuwataniya Ryokan is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. This hotel offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest.

Guests can choose from 9 rooms, all of which exude an atmosphere of total peace and harmony. The hotel's recreational facilities, which include hot spring bath are designed for escape and relaxation. Discover an engaging blend of professional service and a wide array of features at Minshuku Kuwataniya Ryokan.

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8.4
Excellent
Staff 

"The staff give warm welcome and so polite."

Supakorn

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February 25, 2020

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8.2
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8.5Cleanliness
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9.0
Exceptional
Glenn from Australia
Family with teens
Stayed 2 nights in September 2015

Great Family Stay”

Location of the hotel to train station was excellent. They have large rooms which catered for our Family of 5. Proximity to main areas and restaurants is fantastic.

The Minshuku Kuwataniya Ryokan really suited our family of 5 (3 daughters aged 13, 10 and 6). It was by far the most economical accommodation we could find for the 5 of us in Takayama. The girls really enjoyed the Kimonos and Onsen. As a bonus, the location of the Ryokan is excellent, 5 mins walk from train station and 5-10 mins walk from most of the city attractions in Takayama and the best restaurant in Takayama is just around the corner. Although the English of the hosts was not very good they did everything to help us enjoy our stay. I would highly recommend for large families to stay here.

Reviewed October 06, 2015
10.0
Exceptional
kate from Singapore
Couple
Twin - Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in December 2017

Clean and cosy room + great service from staff!”

The location was easily accessible by walking from Takayama Station even with luggages in tow. There are plenty of restaurants nearby. As takayama is quite a small town, we walked everywhere! The ryokan Japanese room was spacious for 2, with wardrobes and futons. The room was warm enough during winter too. The shared onsen (public bath) for ladies was located just next to my room so that's definitely a plus! The futons and pillows were very comfortable. The whole place felt like a comfortable home. Highly recommended! Thanks for the great service from the staff! Appreciate it. :)

Reviewed December 13, 2017
8.4
Excellent
rochelle from Singapore
Couple
Twin - Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in January 2018

Excellent”

Clean ryokan that was 15 mins walk from the station, and not difficult to locate using Google Maps. 20 mins walk away from main tourist attractions. But Takayama is a small city. Although it was a shared bathroom, we had no problems with it, and all basic amenities were available. Room remained sufficiently warm thought out our stay despite the cold winter. Note that there's no elevator and if your room is not on the first floor you'd have to carry your luggages up. Overall satisfactory stay. Thank you, Kuwataniya!

Reviewed January 27, 2018
8.8
Excellent
Catherine from Singapore
Couple
Twin - Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

Value-for-Money Ryokan Experience”

We stayed 2 nights at this ryokan and had a wonderful and comfortable stay. It was only a short walk from the JR Takayama station and we did not have any trouble pulling our heavy luggage from the station to the ryokan. Upon checking in, you'll find a ready flask of hot water with green tea sachets and Japanese rice crackers waiting in your room. Thought it was a nice touch. The flask of hot water is also refilled daily. As with most traditional ryokans, there is no lift and it can be difficult if you're traveling with a huge/heavy luggage. There is also no toilet/shower in your own room. The male and female toilets were located on different floors so it can be inconvenient if you've to go upstairs/downstairs just to use the toilet. The public shower area (separate for men and women) includes a small indoor onsen. Shower area and toilets were kept very clean. Do note that the shower area is only open at certain times of the day (7am-10am and 4pm-10pm).

Reviewed May 31, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
VAI from China
Group
Twin - Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in October 2012

Great location but small rooms”

good location

Minshuku Kuwataniya Hotel is a great hotel. It has a good location althought the room is quite small. But it also has a big car park for parking which is free. There is a famous restaurant 丸明, but it close at 20:30. The most pity was we went there from Nagoya and arrived hotel almost 20:00, so we can't have dinner there.

Reviewed October 22, 2012
9.7
Exceptional
Chen from Taiwan
Group
Twin - Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in February 2012

great location, charming japanese style room and b”

The minshuku locates in front of the temple, and close to the old streets of Takayama city. Not far away from the main station so that travelers can get in and out easily. A good choice to travel to Shiragawa, too. Moreover, its bathroom is hot spring, quite charming and confortable.

Reviewed February 18, 2012
9.3
Exceptional
Ery from Singapore
Solo traveler
Twin - Japanese Western - Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in January 2015

Great location! ”

the location, service and cleanliness

the ryokan is about 5-8mins away from takayama Jr station. it is just a stone's throw away from good restaurants and convenience shops. the room I took was clean when I came. the toilet was clean and neat!

Reviewed February 12, 2015
8.4
Excellent
YAU from Hong Kong
Couple
Twin - Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in May 2017

Close to Takayama JR station, kidness keeper, home sweet home style”

Around 10min walk from Takayama JR station & Nohi bus station. There is an ancient japanese temple at the front of this hotel. A lot shops and restaurants are located around. You can take a another 5-10mins walk to the Takayama main street for shopping or having a dinner. The hotel's keeper is very helpful but dont expect she can speak english. Simple body language is workable. One of the main point for picking this hotel, it is very clean. U dont need the worry anything about the tidiness. They have a hot spring bath room, even they dont have any room with private washroom and I have totally no problem with this.

Reviewed May 29, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Zi from Malaysia
Couple
Twin - Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in December 2014

Great experience staying in the ryokan”

Nice breakfast, Located near to bus terminal, cozy room

Staffs were very friendly and welcoming. On the day we arrived, Takayama was snowing heavily, and our luggages were covered with snow and wet. They quickly helped us to clean our luggage and our shoes. The room was japanese tatami style, very comfortable and clean. Breakfast was nice. Dining room and bathroom were also very clean. One concern we were shy to use a public bathroom/onsen with strangers.

Reviewed April 03, 2015
7.7
Very good
Raymond from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Twin - Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in April 2014

Nice pleasant quiet minshuku near attractions”

Quiet surroundings, near the main attractions, traditional housing

The ryokan was walkable from Takayama train station in about 15 min along the roads. Relatively flat so even with large luggage on rollers it is walkable. It is located on a side street that is very quiet and peaceful next to the temple. The ryokan itself is in traditional style with shared bath. The room was nice, the only weakness being that the heater could not be turned on - although it is already spring, but the night was still chilly. Thankfully had nice warm blankets. The owners can't really seem to speak much English, but was quick in their service.

Reviewed May 05, 2014
8.3
Excellent
Yopi from Indonesia
Family with young children
Twin - Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in April 2013

Superb and confortable hotel”

Clean, nice hotel's onsen, comfortable

I went to 9 cities during my 16 days trip with my family. This was the only japanese style hotel I had and the most comfortable in my whole trip. We stayed on the 3rd floor, ad I have to carry all my luggage up the stairs, Shared bathroom, big room with wifi available, and my first time trying onsen here. Will definitely be back if I'm going to Takayama again.

Reviewed May 05, 2013
8.0
Excellent
alan from Australia
Family with teens
Standard Japanese Style Room for 4 People - Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in April 2016

Great location, great breakfast”

We hopped into this one after needing to cancel another at short notice. Already in Takayama meant we knew something about town layout and this was well placed for shops railway and food places. Staff spoke enough English, freindly and very efficient. We took breakfast on the 2nd day and were blown away by the quality, variety and quantity. Only downside for me...the male travelling with 3 female family members....was my bathroom was downstairs and the stairs nearest me were very steep and narrow....not good if you a bit older in the middle of the night. This minor blemish did not detract and i wished had found this earlier and would definetly stay again. ..even if only to try the dinner.

Reviewed April 12, 2016
9.6
Exceptional
Antonius from Indonesia
Couple
Twin - Japanese Western - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

Great Ryokan”

Great place to stay in Takayama. Super comfy. Just note there is no elevator, so it'll be difficult if you bring big suitcase.

Reviewed January 02, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
qi from China
Solo traveler
Twin - Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in October 2016

super clean, spa and convenient”

close to the takayama area and the temple. good hot spring. super clean and very friendly person to take care of us.

Reviewed November 03, 2016
9.3
Exceptional
Owen from Australia
Solo traveler
Twin - Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in December 2014

Great location and friendly staff”

Location, Friendly Staff, Very Clean

Great location near JR station and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Price was very reasonable for what you got. The Ryokan is in a quiet location and the rooms are very clean.

Reviewed December 06, 2014
8.3
Excellent
Malcolm from United Kingdom
Couple
Twin - Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in August 2012

small, simple rooms and very nice friendly staff”

location, friendly staff

had a nice stay. room plain, simple, more than adequate for what we wanted though- on-the-spot decision to stay overnight in takayama. very nice friendly staff.

Reviewed September 04, 2012
8.0
Excellent
TG from Australia
Couple
Twin - Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in October 2015

Basic comfort ”

Location, comfortable bed, air conditioning

For the price, the minshuku is good value because of its location. The rooms are on the first and second floors but the men's bath and toilet are on the ground floor. There is no lift so it's a trudge up and down the stairs if you have to go in the middle of the night!

Reviewed October 26, 2015
10.0
Exceptional
Mikael from Sweden
Couple
Japanese-Style Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in April 2017

Very nice Ryokan”

Simple Ryokan hotel with shared bathrooms. But was very nice and very clean. Also had a small Onsen Bath. Very good location in the centre of the town with walking distance everywhere.

Reviewed April 24, 2017
7.0
Very good
Michael from Australia
Couple
Twin - Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in February 2012

Small family run ryo-kan”

Beautiful tatami floor room

the first thing you should know is that this ryo-kan has shared bathroom and bathing facilities (segregated by gender) -- something we weren't aware of when we made the booking. the baths are of a traditional onsen type, meaning you will potentially have to get naked in front of other people. they are also only available during certain time brackets in the morning and evening. apart from that, the room was really nice and clean, with tatami mats and futon beds. meals can be supplied at the ryo-kan but you have to book it a day in advance and we personally never tried the food. the location is convenient -- close to the center of takayama, which is easy enough considering that it's a small town.

Reviewed February 27, 2012
8.0
Excellent
Owen from Australia
Solo traveler
Twin - Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in December 2014

Came back a second time”

Location, Friendly Staff, Very Clean

Great location near JR station and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Price was very reasonable for what you got. The Ryokan is in a quiet location and the rooms are very clean. This was our second stay and it was as good as the first. I recommend.

Reviewed December 06, 2014
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  • Excellent location
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