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Situated at the heart of historic Takayama Old Town and just steps away from Takayama Jinya Morning Market, the traditional Honjin Hiranoya Kachoan offers personalised hospitality, hot spring baths and carefully prepared Japanese meals using Hida Beef. Free pick-up shuttles are available from JR Takayama Station, a 3-minute ride away. Free WiFi is available throughout the property.

This property is awarded with TripAdvisor's Travellers' Choice Japan Top 25 in 2015.

Classical guest rooms feature Japanese aesthetics and a relaxing ambiance. In-room facilities include a flat-screen TV, an electric kettle and a personal safe. The en suite bathroom comes with a bathtub and free toiletries. Guests can choose to wear one of 800 yukata robes at an additional charge.

The Hiranoya Kachoan ryokan is located along the Miya River. It is a 15-minute bus ride from Hida No Sato Folk Village.

The indoor hot spring bath features special toiletries for both men and women, as well as cold drinking water. The property also features bicycle rentals, a souvenir shop and free parking.

Authentic Japanese set meals are served for breakfast and dinner. Guests can choose to eat in the dining room or in the comfort of their own room.

This property is a ryokan, which is a type of traditional Japanese Inn. Learn more

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

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.0 for a two-person trip.

Honjin Hiranoya Kachoan has been welcoming guests since 14 Nov 2011.

Property highlights

Situated in the real heart of Takayama, this property has an excellent location score of 9.1

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Continental, Asian

Free private parking available on-site

Open-air bath, ​Public Bath, ​Hot spring bath


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Travel Sustainable property
This property is part of the Travel Sustainable programme, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.

4 reasons to choose Honjin Hiranoya Kachoan

  • Prices you can't beat!
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  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speak English
Property questions and answers
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  • My husband does not eat meat or shellfish, but he does eat fish. Can he have a fish and vegetable meal and I have a meal that includes beef?
    Thank you for your inquiry. We would like to arrange your meal. Please inform us in advance. Thank you
    Answered on 4 October 2020
  • Hello, does each room have a private toilet? Thank you.
    Yes, there is a private toilet in every room.
    Answered on 2 April 2021
  • Staying at your ryokan. Can we also use the public baths at Honjin Hiranoya Annex? Thank you.
    No problem. We have open-air bath for male and women-only bath for female, provided staying at our ryokan.
    Answered on 29 September 2022
  • Can you request befs instead of futon beds?
    If you would like to sleep on western-style beds please make sure to reserve rooms that come equipped with beds like the junior suites. Otherwise you ...
    Answered on 21 October 2019
  • Could hotel provide halal meat and meals for the muslim guests?
    We don't provide halal meat. We can only provide meals without meat.
    Answered on 30 October 2021
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Property surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
Excellent location - show map
Located in the historic old town

Beautifully preserved Edo-period houses and museums line the streets in Takayama’s old town. Stop by a coffee house or a sake brewery to soak up the feel of the city.

1 restaurant on site

    Sushi bar SUSHICHO

    Cuisine: Sushi

    Open for: Lunch, Dinner

Facilities of Honjin Hiranoya Kachoan
  • Private bathroom
  • Spa lounge/relaxation area
  • Spa facilities
  • Public Bath
  • Open-air bath
  • Hot spring bath
  • Bicycle rental (additional charge)
  • Massage Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne Additional charge
  • Kid meals Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is needed).
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Street parking
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Luggage storage
Entertainment and family services
  • Strollers
  • Board games/puzzles
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Trouser press
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying Additional charge
  • Meeting/banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
  • Safety deposit box
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Lift
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Japanese

House rules Honjin Hiranoya Kachoan takes special requests - add in the next step!


14:00 - 18:00


Until 10:00 hours


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

There is no capacity for cots at this property.

There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in


When booking more than 3 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

When booking for more than 6 persons, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Mastercard Visa Honjin Hiranoya Kachoan accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Guests need to inform the property in advance:
- an expected time of arrival
- means of transportation to the property
- number of male/female guests
- number of children
- food allergies if you have any

Guests with a dinner-inclusive rate must check in by 18:00 to eat dinner at the property. Guests who check in after this time may not be served dinner, and no refund will be given.

To use the property's free shuttle from JR Takayama Station, please make a reservation in advance.

Guests with a tattoo may not be permitted to enter public bathing areas and other public facilities.

Guests must check in by 18:00 to eat dinner at this property. Guests who check in after this time may not be served dinner, and no refund will be given.

FAQs about Honjin Hiranoya Kachoan

  • Honjin Hiranoya Kachoan has 1 restaurant:

    • Sushi bar SUSHICHO

  • Honjin Hiranoya Kachoan offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Massage
    • Bicycle rental (additional charge)
    • Hot spring bath
    • Spa lounge/relaxation area
    • Open-air bath
    • Spa facilities
    • Public Bath

  • The prices at Honjin Hiranoya Kachoan may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Honjin Hiranoya Kachoan is 700 yards from the centre of Takayama.

  • Guests staying at Honjin Hiranoya Kachoan can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.5).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Asian

  • Yes, Honjin Hiranoya Kachoan is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Check-in at Honjin Hiranoya Kachoan is from 14:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Honjin Hiranoya Kachoan by:

    • Airport shuttle (public) 2h 10min

  • Room options at Honjin Hiranoya Kachoan include:

    • Family
    • Suite