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Conveniently located just a 3-minute walk from JR Takayama Train Station and registered as an important cultural asset, Ryokan Kaminaka offers traditional Japanese-style accommodation with hot public baths, multi-course Kaiseki dinners served in guests’ rooms, and sleeping arrangements on the tatami (woven-straw) floor. Free Wi-Fi is provided throughout. Stepping into the rooms at Kaminaka Ryokan is like stepping back in time with LCD TV and air conditioning. Furnishings include sliding paper screens and a low table with floor cushions, and Yukata robes and green tea are provided. Only a 1-minute walk to Hida Kokubun Temple, the ryokan is a 10-minute walk to the Miyakawa Morning Market and Furui Machinami (Historic Streets). It is a 15-minute walk to Sakurayama Hachiman Temple. On-site parking is free. The ryokan boasts a beautiful Japanese garden, which features a 200-year old Japanese Azalea tree. Luggage can be left at the reception. The Japanese or Western set-menu breakfast is served at the dining room. Kaiseki dinners consist of regional specialities made using fresh seasonal, local ingredients.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Situated in the real heart of Takayama, this property has an excellent location score of 9.6

Free parking available on-site

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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Takayama
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  • Abhijit
    This is the best of our stays in Japan. The host was extremely welcoming and so hardworking. We only had breakfast and it was out of this world. We were able to book the onsen for family time, don't expect a very fancy looking onsen. The whole...
  • Maria
    We stayed here for one night, without the dinner. The owner is super lovely. The breakfast was tasty. Onsen was very relaxing and kept well.
  • Antonio
    This was probably one of the best experiences I had in Japan. The owner made us feel welcome to the Ryokan. She prepared the private onsen for us. Everything was extremely clean. The breakfast was amazing.

Hosted by Takeshi Kaminaka

Host review score

Takeshi Kaminaka
It is a small hotel of the homey atmosphere. However, the traditional inn, style of Japan is space not to be able to taste in the others. There is a Japanese traditional Japanese garden in spite of a location of a 3-minute walk from the station. The meal provides a traditional Kaiseki meal served . The traditional Japanese music supports all the staff, and it comes above all. Japanese dance, samisen, hand drum, instructor, Natori gathers three. I can experience Japanese traditional music. Please come to the memory of the trip♪
Ryokan Kaminaka is only the Japanese staff liking being traditional. I am a chef of the Japanese food. And it is an instructor of the traditional arts Japanese dance of Japan. I was brought up in traditional space of Japan, but NFL loves the hobby. I can watch NFL broadcast in Japan. The story about traditional arts of Japan. Story of NFL Please call out to me.
It is a 7-minute walk from the JR Takayama Station & Takayama bus center to the cityscape which is old for three minutes on foot It is a 5-minute walk to a morning market It is an inn situated in a good location In the old cityscape, there is the experience-based point baking an original rice cracker
Languages spoken: English,Japanese

Property surroundings

Facilities of Ryokan Kaminaka
Great facilities! Review score, 9.1

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Tatami (traditional Japanese flooring)
Living Area
  • Seating Area
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not possible).
  • Street parking
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Luggage storage
  • Fax/photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
    Additional charge
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Massage
    Additional charge
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Japanese

House rules

Ryokan Kaminaka takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 16:00 to 19:30


From 06:30 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 23:00 and 06:00

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children 4 years and above will be charged as adults at this property.

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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.

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Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Guests who will not eat dinner at the ryokan can check in any time before 22:00.

Public bath opening hours: 06:30-09:00, 16:00-22:00

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

FAQs about Ryokan Kaminaka

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

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

    • Massage

  • Room options at Ryokan Kaminaka include:

    • Twin
    • Single

  • Ryokan Kaminaka is 350 yards from the centre of Takayama. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Check-in at Ryokan Kaminaka is from 16:00, and check-out is until 10:00.