Just a 2-minute walk from JR Takayama Train Station and Takayama Nohi Bus Center, Guest house Tomaru offers an renovated 80-year old Japanese-style accommodations. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property. Sanmachi Important Preservation District is a 10-minute stroll. Guests at Guest house Tomaru can experience Japanese-style futon bedding on a tatami (woven-straw) floor in the private rooms. Dormitory rooms have futon bedding as well; bottom bunks sit directly on the tatami flooring, and top bunks use a wooden bunk bed frame. Free coffee and tea are provided at the kitchen, which is equipped with a microwave, a rice cooker, a hot plate, a toaster, a fridge and some kitchenware. You will find a shared bathroom and shower room comes with free toiletries. Safe deposit is available free of charge. Friendly staff can assist guests with local tourist information. The guest house is a 8-minute walk to Miyagawa Morning Market, and a 10-minute walk to the Takayama Jinya historical government outpost and Jinya Morning Market. Higashiyama Temple is a 15-minute walk. A Family Mart convenience store is just a 1-minute walk away, and there are some dining options within a 10-minute stroll.

This is our guests' favorite part of Takayama, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

Guesthouse Tomaru has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Mar 2, 2012

Property Highlights

Located in the real heart of Takayama, this property has an excellent location score of 9.7!

Private parking available


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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Takayama
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  • Marija
    Had a warm welcome and good recommendations form the owners
  • Willg38
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Everything was wonderful. Such kind people. Can't recommend this enough. Please stay here if you are visiting Takayama.
  • Elisa
    Really good location, five minutes walk from the station, owners really nice and helpful!!!
  • Roni
    Cute little place, owner helped us plan out our next day in Kamikochi and was very patient and kind 😊
  • Dustin
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Really homey place with comfortable common areas to relax and sip tea in. The room is cozy with space to lounge too. Owner is super helpful with recommendations. Location is perfect for walking around everywhere.
  • Thomas
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    very friendly family-run property. super clean and comfortable and loved the traditional tatami flooring. comfortable facilities and good privacy! the location is perfect - 5 mins walk from the train and bus stations and between the stations and...
  • Sean
    this is a very homely place and the owner speaks excellent English. the location is within 3 minutes to the train station and there are convenience stores all around. a warm heat pack was offered to every guest. a map was also offered to every...
  • Trisha
    staying in this guesthouse is one of the best highlight of our trip. the house owners are really accommodating and they even brief us some of the best places to visit around the area and foods to eat. if i have a chance to go back to Takayama, i...
  • Benjamin
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Great staff and great value! Felt very much like you were a guest in someone’s home.
  • Mika
    Very friendly and approachable hosts! The futon was comfy, maybe a tad bit uncomfortable when laying on my side but that’s only cause I’m not used to the tatami mat, which is no fault of them. Otherwise I slept like a baby. Their guesthouse makes...

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  • Hi, do you accept foreign worker from Malaysia to work as housekeeper at your hostel? I am planning to work for 2 months in Japan. Your feedback is highly appreciated. Thank you

    we sometimes accept foreign worker who have a working horiday visa or working visa only. thank you.
    Answered on 13 November 2022

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Amenities of Guesthouse Tomaru
Great facilities! Review score, 8.9

Most popular amenities
  • Private Parking
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Towels
  • Shared toilet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Private parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is needed) and costs ¥800 per day.
  • Street parking
  • Lockers
  • Baggage storage
Safety & security
  • Safe
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Japanese

House rules

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From 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM


Until 10:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 6 and above are considered adults at this property.

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Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card Cash Guesthouse Tomaru accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 10:00 PM and 7:00 AM.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

This hostel has only showers. Guests wishing to use a bathtub must go to one of the public baths or hot springs near the hostel. There are 2 Western-style toilets, one on each floor.

Lights are turned off at 23:00. There is no curfew, but the entrance is locked from 23:00-08:00. Guests can come and go freely using a PIN code.

Guests receive sheets and pillowcases from the reception at check-in and are expected to fit them on their own. Upon check-out, guests should remove the linens and place them in the indicated basket.

Children 9 years and younger cannot be accommodated in any way (including existing beds) in dormitory rooms.

License number: 岐阜県指令飛保第30号の8

FAQs about Guesthouse Tomaru

  • The prices at Guesthouse Tomaru may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Guesthouse Tomaru is 650 feet from the center of Takayama. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Check-in at Guesthouse Tomaru is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • Guesthouse Tomaru offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Room options at Guesthouse Tomaru include:

      • Bed in Dorm
      • Twin
      • Quad