On just a 6-minute walk from Takayama Station, traditional Japanese-style Ryokan Asunaro offers comfortable rooms with a seating area and free WiFi. The hotel features a relaxing public hot-spring bath and free yukata robe rental for women. Meals provided at this ryokan features local ingredients for guests to enjoy. The traditional decor of the rooms evokes a warm atmosphere with paintings by local artists on the fusuma sliding doors. Each room includes an LCD TV, mini-bar and electric kettle make for a convenient stay. Rooms have tatami-mat flooring and futon bedding. Complimentary bottle of water is provided in every room. From Asunaro Ryokan it is a 7-minute walk to the morning market, and a 10-minute walk from Old Town and Takayama Jinya. Shirakawa-go Village is located a 50-minute bus ride away, and the bus stop for the village is a 5-minute walk away. Guests at the Asunaro can soak away the day's fatigue in the hot public bath, which is made of granite stone. Also, private shower booths are available for staying guests.The ryokan features a garden and drinks vending machines, and offers bicycle rentals. The property offers traditional Japanese dinner and breakfast at the banquet hall. Western breakfast can be arranged with a prior request. Complimentary coffee can be enjoyed in the lobby every morning.

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

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

Ryokan Asunaro has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Feb 8, 2011

Property Highlights

Located in the real heart of Takayama, this property has an excellent location score of 9.0!

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

Breakfast Info

Asian, American

Free Private Parking Available On Site

Public Bath, ​Hot spring bath


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Guest reviews


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  • Daniel
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Super polished traditional Japanese hotel. Location is very convenient — short walk to the old town and to the main strip of restaurants. The service was good. If you are an English speaker the staff speaks good English. The restaurant...
  • K
    Beautifully decorated ryokan, lovely rooms with locally crafted furniture. Breakfast was expensive but well worth it if you haven’t tried the local Takayama delicacies before. Staff spoke great English as well.
  • Annie
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Room was spacious and it included all the amenity you expect and more. Dinner and breakfast was a great. Every corners of the property was well managed and reflected the local culture. Highly recommend the place for the genuine Japanese...
  • Craig
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Friendly staff. Beautiful onsen. Kimonos to use.
  • Patrick
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Traditional Japanese inn offered both tatami and western beds. Kaiseki dinner was nice and it provided free bicycles rental.
  • Shewfelt
    Ryokan Asunaro went above and beyond my expectations. The food for dinner and breakfast were delicious. The room was beautiful and the onsen was so relaxing. not only that, they allowed me to keep my luggage there while I explored Takayama for the...
  • Lachlan
    The building is historical, and the rooms are beautiful. The breakfast is a perfect Japanese experience. The staff are friendly, and have plenty of English to give useful advice.
  • Laurence
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Helpful staff, lovely traditional room and breakfast and onsen. We loved our thank you souvenir they gave at check out :)
  • Zhaun-paul
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Truly an authentic traditional Japanese inn. Staying here and going to the onsen was definitely a highlight of our trip! Plus everyone was incredibly kind and welcoming.
  • Janine
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    What a beautiful place! The staff was so helpful and the room was really lovely. My husband and I just loved the chairs in our room - turns out they are a local furniture design. So beautiful and comfortable. The staff was VERY helpful in making...

Property questions and answers
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  • are tattoos allowed in the public baths?

    Regarding tattoo, please do not mind in our hotel. Recently we have many guests who are from overseas. We hope our all guests enjoy Japanese culture. ..
    Answered on 16 February 2020
  • What time do I have to arrive for dinner?

    【Guests who have booked dinner in advance】 Guests who booked dinner must be arrived before 6PM.
    Answered on 13 October 2019
  • What does Japanese room with shared bathroom include as there are toilet, bidet and bath/shower mentioned?

    There are a private toilet and a private shower in the guestroom. Please note that there is NO bathtub in the room.The public Onsen(Japanese style hot..
    Answered on 13 February 2020
  • Are there rooms with own toilet and bath? We are a group of 5. We plan to stay in Takayama Dec 29 -Jan 2.

    Thank you for your inquiry. We are fully booked on December 31. We are sorry that we are unable to offer you a room.
    Answered on 1 November 2022
  • is it the upstairs room can access by elevator?

    Rooms are located on the second and third floors. Elevators are available.
    Answered on 10 July 2023
  • Do you all serve dinner? If yes, please state the price. Thank you 😊

    Please make additional reservations for dinner. The price is 6600 yen per person per person (tax included). Dinner time is 6pm or 7pm. If there is no ..
    Answered on 20 April 2023
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Hosted by 瀬上 雅義

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瀬上 雅義
[Notes on meals] 《Dinner》 Dinner reservations can only be made for one night stay. Kaiseki Dinner (A traditional Japanese multiple course meal which includes Hida beef and seasonal dishes) is available. 【Dietary restriction】 If you wish to change the dishes for dinner, there will be an additional charge of 1,100 yen per person. 1. If you have dietary restrictions, please notify us of the foods you cannot eat when you make your dinner reservation. 2. We cannot change the dishes after checking in if there is no request beforehand. No soup stock, vegans, gluten-free dinner is NOT available. Please do not make a reservation that includes dinner. 《Breakfast》 We serve Japanese style breakfast for the 1st morning. If you prefer Western style breakfast, please let us know by the day before you check-in. 【Dietary restriction】 If you have any food restrictions, please let us know in advance. Western breakfast is available for those with fish soup allergies, vegetarians, vegans, and gluten-free guests. Please let us know in advance what you cannot eat. We cannot change dishes on the date checking in.
We are looking forward to meeting many customers.
Our inn is about 6 minutes walk from Takayama Station. Tourist facilities such as Takayama's morning market and old townscape are also within walking distance. There are also many restaurants nearby. Shirakawa-go is a 50-minute bus ride away. The bus stop is about 6 minutes walk. We rent bicycles for free.
Languages spoken: English,Japanese

Area info *

Amenities of Ryokan Asunaro
Great facilities! Review score, 9.4

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Hot spring bath
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bidet
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Slippers
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Tatami (traditional Japanese flooring)
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Bicycle rental
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
    Front Desk Services
    • Invoice provided
    • Baggage storage
    Cleaning Services
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Suit 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
    • Safe
    • Shared lounge/TV area
    • Vending machine (drinks)
    • Designated smoking area
    • Air conditioning
    • Smoke-free property
    • Wake-up service
    • Heating
    • Elevator
    • Fan
    • Family rooms
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
    • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
    • Upper floors accessible by elevator
    • Public Bath
    • Hot spring bath
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    • Japanese

    House rules

    Ryokan Asunaro takes special requests – add in the next step!


    From 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM


    From 7:00 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.


    The entrance to the property is closed between 11:00 PM and 6:30 AM

    Children & Beds

    Child policies

    Children over 7 are welcome.

    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

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

    Age restriction

    No age restriction for check-in. (Only children 7 and up are allowed)


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

    Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card UC NICOS JCB Diners Club American Express Cash Ryokan Asunaro 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 9:00 PM and 7:00 AM.


    Pets are not allowed.

    The fine print

    Guests with children 6 years and younger must inform the property at time of booking. Please specify how many children will be staying and their respective ages in the special request box. Additional fees apply.

    Guests arriving after check-in hours (20:00) must inform the property in advance. If the property is not informed, the booking may be treated as a no show. Contact details can be found on the booking confirmation.

    Guests who have booked breakfast or dinner in advance and have food allergies or other dietary restrictions should inform the property directly. Please note, all requests are subject to availability and some meal types including vegetarian and gluten-free cannot be provided at the property.

    The property has a curfew at 23:00. Guests cannot enter or leave the property after this time.

    Please note that the maximum occupancy of the room includes all children and cannot be exceeded under any circumstances.

    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.

    Guests must check in by 6:00 PM 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 does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

    Please inform Ryokan Asunaro 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.

    An accommodation tax per person, per night is not included in the price and must be paid at the property.

    FAQs about Ryokan Asunaro

    • Ryokan Asunaro offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

      • Hot spring bath
      • Bicycle rental
      • Public Bath

    • Yes, Ryokan Asunaro is popular with guests booking family stays.

    • Guests staying at Ryokan Asunaro can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.6).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Asian
      • American

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

    • Ryokan Asunaro is 1,500 feet from the center of Takayama. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

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

    • Room options at Ryokan Asunaro include:

      • Triple
      • Twin
      • Quad
      • Family