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Featuring 2-Michelin stars, a public hot-spring bath and beautiful views of Japan’s Northern Alps, Hotel Hotaka is situated in the in the vast wilderness of Okuhida, just a 2-minute walk from Shinhotaka Onsen Station. Rooms include a full en-suite bathroom. Guests at Hotaka Hotel can choose between a contemporary Western room and a Japanese room with tatami (woven-straw) floors and futon beds. All include a satellite flat-screen TV and electric kettle. An art gallery and souvenir shop provide opportunities for discovery. The lobby has free Wi-Fi. Guests can relax in the reservable private hot-spring baths or unwind with a massage. Multi-course dinners are served at the banquet hall or the hotel's restaurant and feature Hida beef, well-known in Japan for its flavour and texture. Shinhotaka Ropeway (Cable Car) is a 2-minute walk from the hotel. JR Takayama Staition is a 90-minute bus ride.

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

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.0)

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

Free parking available on-site

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

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Room type
Number of guests
1 single bed
1 futon bed
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Guest reviews


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  • Fadi
    Germany Germany
    I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at this hotel. Everything was great, the food was good, the view breath-taking, the rooms spacious and the hotel had a lovely retro vibe to it. The Onsen were incredible.
  • Kristina
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    The staff were very friendly and helpful. The hotel was clean everywhere, provided toiletries and free water to refill. The shower was hot and the room was warm. It was right next to the Shinhotaka Ropeway, so it was very easy to get to the hotel...
  • George
    Australia Australia
    Being right next to the bus stop at the Shinhotaka Ropeway made it easy to find and get to the hotel. With the two day Nohi bus + Ropeway ticket it was convenient to get on and off the bus and go to other places on the route between Takayama and...

Host Information

Company review score: 9Based on 185 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Property information

There are no restaurants or convenience stores nearby. Advance reservations are required for those who wish to have dinner or breakfast at the hotel if they are booking for a room without meals or breakfast only. The property will not accept request at the check in.

Language spoken


Property surroundings

Facilities of Hotel Hotaka
Great facilities! Review score, 8.6

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Hot spring bath
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Slippers
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath
  • Shower
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • View
  • Terrace
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Clothes rack
Living Area
  • Seating Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • TV
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
    • Vending machine (drinks)
    • Wake-up service
    Reception services
    • Invoice provided
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • CCTV outside property
    • CCTV in common areas
    • Smoke alarms
    • Security alarm
    • Key access
    • Safety deposit box
    • Hypoallergenic
    • Air conditioning
    • Non-smoking throughout
    • Heating
    • Lift
    • Fan
    • Family rooms
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
    • Public Bath
    • Open-air bath
    • Hot spring bath
    • Massage
      Additional charge
    • Spa and wellness centre
    Languages spoken
    • Japanese

    House rules

    Hotel Hotaka takes special requests - add in the next step!


    From 15:00 to 18:00


    From 07:00 to 10:00



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


    Entry to the property will be closed between the hours of 22:00 and 06:00

    Children and beds

    Child policies

    Children of any age are welcome.

    Children 6 years and above will be charged as adults at this property.

    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

    Cots and extra beds are not available 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.

    Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card JCB Diners Club American Express Cash Hotel Hotaka accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


    Smoking is not allowed.


    Parties/events are not allowed


    Pets are not allowed.

    The fine print
    Need-to-know information for guests at this property

    Please note this property is located in Okuhida Hot Spring Villages. Guests will need to take a bus from JR Takayama Station.

    The last bus from JR Takayama Train Station to Shinhodaka Onsen Station leaves at 17:40 and arrives at 19:13.

    Guests arriving after 18:00 must inform the property in advance. Contact details can be found on the booking confirmation.

    Guests with tattoos may not be permitted to use the property’s public bathing areas or other facilities where the tattoos might be visible to other guests.

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

    This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

    FAQs about Hotel Hotaka

    • Yes, Hotel Hotaka is popular with guests booking family stays.

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

    • Hotel Hotaka offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

      • Spa and wellness centre
      • Massage
      • Hot spring bath
      • Open-air bath
      • Public Bath

    • Hotel Hotaka is 20.5 miles from the centre of Takayama. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Check-in at Hotel Hotaka is from 15:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

    • Room options at Hotel Hotaka include:

      • Family
      • Twin
      • Double
      • Twin/Double