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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.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

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

Free Private Parking Available On Site

Public Bath, ​Hot spring bath

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  • Kim
    Singapore Singapore
    Big room, provide hot water for tea. Cleanliness. Near old town of Takayama.
  • Jill
    Malaysia Malaysia
    Relax, zen atmosphere and excellente tradisional breakfast!!!!
  • Michal
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Great location, everything in walking distance Had the family room, which was actually 2 rooms. The staff was super helpful and even let us checkin 1 hr early

Area info

Amenities of Minshuku Kuwataniya
Great facilities! Review score, 8.3

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Hot spring bath
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Towels
  • Slippers
  • Shared toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • City view
  • Dining table
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
  • Bicycle rental
  • Cycling
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).
    • 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
    • Public Bath
    • Hot spring bath
    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    • Japanese

    House rules

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


    From 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM

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


    From 5:00 AM to 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 will be charged as 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 upon request
    ¥3,300 per child, per night

    Prices for extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

    The number of extra beds allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

    There are no cribs available at this property.

    All extra beds are subject to availability.

    No age restriction

    There's no age requirement for check-in

    Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card Cash 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
    Must-know information for guests at this property

    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.

    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.

    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.

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

    Quiet hours are between 20:00:00 and 06:00:00.

    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.

    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.

    License number: 岐阜県指令 高 保衛第 2 号 の 63

    FAQs about Minshuku Kuwataniya

    • Minshuku Kuwataniya is 1,300 feet from the center of Takayama. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • 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.

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

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

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

    • Room options at Minshuku Kuwataniya include:

      • Twin
      • Quad
      • Family
      • Single