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.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.1 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!

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

Free Private Parking Available On Site

Public Bath, ​Hot spring bath


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Guest reviews


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  • Ritchie
    Canada Canada
    Everything was great. Good location. Very welcoming staff. Liked the Onsen. Traditional meals were great.
  • David
    United States of America United States of America
    The traditional style is great to experience. The lobby is beautiful to sit & have coffee.
  • Jenny
    United States of America United States of America
    The whole place is so cool! Cannot imagine staying in a 200+ year old ryokan. The staff were super nice and accommodating. They responded to our inquiries on several occasions promptly. On our day of arrival, we were delayed due to train...

Hosted by 瀬上 雅義

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瀬上 雅義
[Notes on meals] 《Dinner》7,700 yen per person 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 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 9:00 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
    Must-know information for guests at this property

    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.

    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.

    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.

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

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

    Quiet hours are between 21:00:00 and 07:00:00.

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

    FAQs about Ryokan Asunaro

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

    • Room options at Ryokan Asunaro include:

      • Triple
      • Twin
      • Quad
      • Family

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

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

    • 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.