Located just a 1-minute walk from popular Miyagawa Morning Market in the heart of Takayama, Sumiyoshi Ryokan offers homely Japanese-style accommodations in the historic townhouse building. Free WiFi is available at the lobby and guestrooms. This hotel was selected as one of the Top 25 B&Bs and Inns in Japan by TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice Award 2015. The inn is a 12-minute walk from JR Takayama Station. Takayama Jinya, an old government building, is a 7-minute walk away, and the streets full of old merchants’ houses can be reached within a 10-minute walk from the property. Rooms are fitted with tatami (woven-straw) flooring and traditional futon bedding. A low table and a TV with satellite channels are provided. Guests can relax in the room with free green tea. Ryokan Sumiyoshi has a spacious public baths and a small Japanese garden. There are many antiques like pots and samurai armors displayed at the lobby. Carefully prepared Japanese multi-course dinner, including Hida Beef sukiyaki dish, can be enjoyed at the guest room. Guests can choose to have either Japanese or Western breakfast to satisfy their appetite in the morning.

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

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

Sumiyoshi Ryokan has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Feb 22, 2013

Property Highlights

Located in the real heart of Takayama, this property has an excellent location score of 9.7!

Breakfast Info


Free private parking


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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Takayama
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  • Monique
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Best stay we have had so far during our trip in Japan!!! The entire atmosphere of the stay was calm, warm, welcoming and peaceful. It felt like we were visiting our grandparents in Japan with the sweetest people welcoming us into this ryokan. Once...
  • Yarin
    Very traditional property Beautiful decoration and a lot of facilities such as Onsen, slippers etc. The man who runs the business is so kind and so are all the stuff. Very recommended . The location is terrific 12 minutes walk from the central...
  • Kevin
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Very friendly and helpful staff. Japanese Dinner and breakfast were a treat.
  • J
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Traditional Japanese breakfast served each morning. Great location on river across from main part of town.
  • Danielle
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Beautiful, spacious, immaculate, Ryokan. Incredibly kind owners who made us feel at home. Delicious food, very comfortable beds, great bath. Our kids were so happy and comfortable here.
  • John
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Great location for exploring old Takayama. Super friendly and helpful owners & staff. Authentic Japanese meals were delicious!
  • Blakely
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Everything was stunning, from the quality of the room, the to friendliness of the staff. It was a genuine ryokan in the middle of a beautiful historic city. Breakfast was also phenomenal.
  • Kassena
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The couple that runs this place is amazing and really cares about the guests. The food is fantastic, don't skip it. The dinner and breakfast are truly amazing. The spaces were lovely and the onsen was also great. This was so relaxing and...
  • Christian
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Amazing service and the food was phenomenal. They were very nice and welcoming. Highly recommend!!
  • J
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The food, the service, the tranquility, made us feel like we were visiting family.

Property questions and answers
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  • Can your room accommodate a family of 5

    We have family room for 5 guest.
    Answered on 6 November 2021
  • What time do I have to arrive for dinner?

    Please arrive at Sumiyoshi ryokan before dinner time 18:00. We will serve Dinner between 18:00 and 19:30. Dinner time: 18:00-19:30
    Answered on 13 January 2020
  • What time is breakfast served?

    We will serve breakfast between 7:00 and 8:30. Breakfast time: 7:00-8:30
    Answered on 13 January 2020
  • Can you book breakfast only room for 2 nights and add on dinner later for only one night? we plan for 2 nights with 2 breakfasts and only 1 dinner, ..

    Please reserve Breakfast plan for 2 nights. And please send message to us by Booking.com online system, if you need dinner on the 1st night by extra d..
    Answered on 24 April 2022
  • can you accommodate wheat gluten allergy for meals?

    調味料に微量に含まれる原材料等(グルテン等)は抜く事が出来ません、そのためアレルギー物質除去対応できません。 ベジタリアンやアレルギーのある方は事前(3日前まで)にお申し付けください。当日では対応出来ない場合もございます。 料理に使用する主な材料:肉、魚、かつお出汁、甲殻類、乳製品、卵、魚卵、大豆、..
    Answered on 25 February 2023
  • Do you cater for any allergy or food preferences?

    ベジタリアンやアレルギーのある方は事前(3日前まで)にお申し付けください。当日では対応出来ない場合もございます。 料理に使用する主な材料:肉、魚、かつお出汁、甲殻類、乳製品、卵、魚卵、大豆、ナッツ、ゴマ、小麦粉、米、蕎麦、野菜、果物等 上記以外の食品も使用する場合もございます。 調味料に微量に含まれ..
    Answered on 17 December 2019
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Amenities of Sumiyoshi Ryokan
Great facilities! Review score, 9.3

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Garden
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Tatami (traditional Japanese flooring)
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
Food & Drink
  • Minibar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
    • Baggage storage
    • Air conditioning
    • Heating
    • Family rooms
    Languages Spoken
    • Japanese

    House rules

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


    From 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM


    Until 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 4 and above are considered 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

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

    No age restriction

    There's no age requirement for check-in

    Mastercard Visa American Express Cash Sumiyoshi Ryokan accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


    Pets are not allowed.

    The fine print

    Guests with children 12 years of age and younger must inform the property at time of booking as additional charges apply. Please specify how many children will be staying with you and their respective ages in the special request box.

    Guests who are paying with an American Express credit card are required to provide the credit card's unique card code (CID) directly to the property via email.

    Dinner must be booked in advance. Guests who booked room only plans are asked to message us and make dinner reservations at least 3 days prior to arrival.
    Guests with dinner reservations must check in by 18:00 or dinner may not be served (nonrefundable).

    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.

    FAQs about Sumiyoshi Ryokan

    • Check-in at Sumiyoshi Ryokan is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

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

    • Room options at Sumiyoshi Ryokan include:

      • Family
      • Triple
      • Twin

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

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Asian

    • Sumiyoshi Ryokan is 2,450 feet from the center of Takayama. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

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

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