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Located in the centre of Takayama Historic District, Ryokan Tanabe is one of the most historical ryokans in the city. It features Japanese-style rooms and free WiFi in all areas. Guests can request relaxing massage treatments or soak in the indoor and outdoor hot-spring baths, which are made of rocks and cypress wood.

Tanabe Ryokan is a 1-minute walk from Old Town and Takayama Jinya and a 5-minute walk from JR Takayama Train Station. It is a 15-minute bus ride from Hida No Sato Folk Village and a 40-minute drive away from Shirakawago.

The air-conditioned rooms feature tatami (woven-straw) flooring and Japanese futon bedding. A TV, fridge, and tea/coffee maker are included in each. The en suite bathroom includes a bath.

Free coffee is served at the lobby, and a common lounge with an Irori hearth is available for guests.

A traditional multi-course meal is served for dinner, and a Japanese set menu is available for breakfast. Meals are served in the guests’ rooms.

This property is a ryokan, which is a type of traditional Japanese Inn. Learn more

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

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

Ryokan Tanabe has been welcoming guests since 8 Mar 2012.

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Property highlights

Situated in the real heart of Takayama, this property has an excellent location score of 9.5

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Free private parking available on-site

Open-air bath, ​Public Bath, ​Hot spring bath


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About Ryokan Tanabe

Welcoming guests since 8 Mar 2012

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  • Do all rooms have private bathroom and toilet

    All rooms are non-smoking. All rooms have toilets and baths. Besides, there is a public hot spring on the first floor.

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    Answered on 26 January 2020
  • Is there a traditional private onsen available?

    Yes. There is a public hot spring on the first floor Men and women are separate.

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  • What time do I have to arrive for dinner?

    Please check in by 18:00.

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Property surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
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What's nearby
  • Miyagawa Morning Market
    0.1 miles
  • Fuji Folk Museum
    0.2 miles
  • Hida Kokubunji Temple
    0.2 miles
  • Takayama Jinya
    0.2 miles
  • Takayama Showa-kan Museum
    0.2 miles
  • Takayama Museum of History and Art
    0.3 miles
  • Yoshijima Heritage House
    0.3 miles
  • Lion Dance Ceremony Exhibition Hall
    0.4 miles
  • Takayama Festival Float Exhibition Hall
    0.5 miles
Top attractions
  • Sakurayama Hachiman Shrine
    0.5 miles
  • Hida Bussankan
    0.6 miles
  • Hida Takayama Museum of Art
    1 miles
  • Hida Minzoku Mura Folk Village
    1.4 miles
  • Hikaru Museum
    1.6 miles
Public transport
  • Train Takayama Station
    0.3 miles
Closest airports
  • Toyama Airport
    35.2 miles
  • Matsumoto Airport
    37.2 miles
  • Komatsu Airport
    50.4 miles
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Facilities of Ryokan Tanabe
  • Garden
  • Public Bath
  • Open-air bath
  • Hot spring bath
  • Massage Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne Additional charge
  • Kid meals Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is needed).
  • Street parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Luggage storage
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Room service
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • 24-hour security
  • Safety deposit box
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Lift
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages spoken
  • German
  • English
  • Japanese
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House rules
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15:00 - 18:00

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in


07:00 - 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.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children aged 3 years and above are considered adults at this property.

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

Cot and extra bed policies

There is no capacity for cots at this property.

There is no capacity for extra beds 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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Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests must be quiet between 22:00 and 07:00.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

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

Dinner is served at 18:00, or 18:30 or 19:00. Breakfast is served at 07:00, 07:30 or 08:00. Guests must request meal time upon check-in.

Guests with a breakfast only meal plan who want to eat dinner at the hotel must make a reservation in advance.

Guests with a tattoo may not be permitted to enter public bathing areas and other public facilities.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please ensure that you are only booking this property following the local government guidelines of the destination, including but not limited to the purpose of travel, and maximum allowed group size.

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

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

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

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

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

Please inform Ryokan Tanabe in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

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

Guests with tattoos may not be permitted to use the property’s public bathing areas or other facilities where the tattoos might be visible to other guests.

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

FAQs about Ryokan Tanabe

  • Room options at Ryokan Tanabe include:

    • Quadruple
    • Family
    • Partner offer

  • Ryokan Tanabe is 550 yards from the centre of Takayama.

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

    • Massage
    • Hot spring bath
    • Open-air bath
    • Public Bath

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

  • Guests staying at Ryokan Tanabe can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.6).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Asian

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

  • Check-in at Ryokan Tanabe is from 15:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Ryokan Tanabe (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Private parking
    • Parking
    • Street parking
    • Free parking