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Just a 5-minute walk from JR Takayama Train Station, Minshuku Kuwataniya offers cozy Western- and Japanese-style rooms with a flat-screen TV. It features Japanese-style hot-spring baths and free bicycle rental. Free WiFi is available throughout the property.

The hotel is just a 1-minute walk to Hida Kokubun-ji Temple and about a 10-minute walk Takayama’s Old Town. Guests can also make a 4-minute walk to the morning farmers market. Hida Minzoku Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato) is just a 10-minute drive away. Shirakawago can be reached within a 50-minute bus ride from the nearby bus terminal.

Rooms at Kuwataniya Minshuku feature tatami (woven straw) floors. Japanese-style rooms include futon bedding and shared toilets and bathrooms, while the Twin Room has Western-style bedding and an private bathroom. All include a yukata (Japanese-style bathrobe).

Minshuku Kuwataniya has 2 baths featuring natural hot-spring water. A computer with free internet access is provided in the lobby. Coin-operated laundry machines are available for guests' use. Free on-site parking is offered.

The hotel’s dining room serves Japanese cuisine featuring Hida beef and other fresh local ingredients. Breakfast and dinner are available; reservations must be made the day before.

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

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.8 for a two-person trip.

Minshuku Kuwataniya has been welcoming guests since Feb 8, 2011

Property Highlights

Located in the real heart of Takayama, this property has an excellent location score of 8.6!

Free Private Parking Available On Site

Public Bath, ​Hot spring bath


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

4 reasons to choose Minshuku Kuwataniya

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days
  • This is private onsen or not? In case this is not private onsen and the person has tattoo, he can join with another?
    It is not private onsen. Those with tattoos can also use it.
    Answered on June 4, 2022
  • Is quad room with shared bathroom shared with others not in quad or shared among the 4 people only in the room
    この部屋には浴室、トイレが付属していません。 宿に宿泊の他のゲストと共有スペースの浴室、トイレをご利用いただきます。 4名様の場合、「ファミリ―ルーム」のタイプなら、室内にシャワールームとトイレが付属しています。 This room does not come with a bathroom or toilet. You will have shared bathrooms and toilets with other guests staying at the inn. For 4 people, the “Family Room” type comes with a shower room and toilet.
    Answered on October 14, 2019
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Amenities of Minshuku Kuwataniya
  • Towels
  • Slippers
  • Shared toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Dining table
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
  • Public Bath
  • Hot spring bath
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • Telephone
  • TV
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is needed).
  • Secure parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Baggage storage
  • Wake-up service
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
  • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
  • Safe Additional charge
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Bathroom emergency cord
  • Lowered sink
  • Raised toilet
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Japanese

House rules Minshuku Kuwataniya takes special requests – add in the next step!


2:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


5:00 AM - 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.

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

Crib and extra bed policies

3 - 5 years
Extra bed by request
¥3,300 per child, per night

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

The maximum number of extra beds allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

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


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 8:00 PM and 6:00 AM.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Guests wishing to eat breakfast or dinner at the hotel should make a reservation by the evening of the day before.

The public baths are open daily from 07:00 to 09:00 and from 16:00 to 22:00.

Guests are kindly requested to inform the property in advance, if arriving after 18:00.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Please inform Minshuku Kuwataniya of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

License number: 岐阜県指令 高 保衛第 2 号 の 63

FAQs about Minshuku Kuwataniya

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Minshuku Kuwataniya by:

    • Train 5h 30min

  • Yes, there's a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Minshuku Kuwataniya on this page.

  • Minshuku Kuwataniya offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Cycling
    • Hot spring bath
    • Public Bath

  • Minshuku Kuwataniya is 1,300 feet from the center of Takayama.

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

  • Check-in at Minshuku Kuwataniya is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • Room options at Minshuku Kuwataniya include:

    • Twin
    • Quad
    • Family
    • Single