"My feeling when we stayed in this ryokan is feel like home."
Supakorn - February 25, 2020
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 spring bath
|Value for money||8.0|
|Nearest airport||Toyama Airport (TOY)|
|Distance to airport||55.9 km|
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.
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.
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.
"Public bus is also available nearby."
December 15, 2019
"Very friendly host and good vibes :)"
June 21, 2019
"Nice cosy little Inn with onsen."
December 29, 2017
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.
"The staff give warm welcome and so polite."
February 25, 2020
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
Minimum age of guests is: 4 year(s).
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Children 4-5 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 6 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Minshuku Kuwataniya Ryokan
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Great Family Stay”
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.
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. :)
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!
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).
Great location but small rooms”
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.
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.
Great location! ”
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!
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.
Great experience staying in the ryokan”
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.
Nice pleasant quiet minshuku near attractions”
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.
Superb and confortable hotel”
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.
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.
Great place to stay in Takayama. Super comfy. Just note there is no elevator, so it'll be difficult if you bring big suitcase.
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.
Great location and friendly staff”
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.
small, simple rooms and very nice 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.
Basic comfort ”
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!
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.
Small family run ryo-kan”
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.
Came back a second time”
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.