508-0502 Gifu, Nakatsugawa, Magome 4266, Japan – Excellent location – show map
Excellent location – rated 9.3/10! (score from 225 reviews)
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Located in the historical town of Magome, Tajimaya features Japanese-style accommodations in a 110-year old building. Each room features a flat-screen TV, and guests can relax in the public bath. The property lies in front of a traditional stone-paved street, and is a 5-minute walk from the Magome Bus Stop. Free Wi-Fi is available in the public areas.
The air-conditioned rooms include a thermo flask of hot water with green tea bags. Bathroom with a public bath and toilets are shared. Toothbrushes and Japanese Yukata robes are provided for all guests.
Guests can sit by the Japanese-style Irori fireplace, or go on hikes along the historical Nakasendo road.
A Japanese-style breakfast and dinner are served at the dining room. Breakfast is served at 07:30 and dinner is served at 18:00.
Tajimaya Inn is a 5 mi from Tsumago Town and 90-minute train ride from JR Nagoya Station. JR Nakatsugawa Station is a 20-minute bus ride away, while Nakasendo Mountain Tea House is a 70-minute walk from the property.
This property is a ryokan, which is a type of traditional Japanese Inn. Learn more
- What's a ryokan?
- A ryokan is a traditional Japanese inn. They usually feature bathhouses, multicourse dinners, communal spaces where guests can relax, and rooms with woven-straw flooring and futon mats. Like hotels, a range of ryokans (from budget to luxury) is available. What originated centuries ago as a free rest house for long-distance travelers has evolved into a popular destination for relaxation surrounded by therapeutic mineral springs.
- What are the big differences between a ryokan and a hotel?
- Unlike a hotel, where the guest room is just a place to turn in for the night, a ryokan is more than just a place to sleep. In Japan, many travelers journey long distances to relax in a hot spring bath and feast on a traditional multicourse dinner – staying in a ryokan is an experience in and of itself. These ryokans typically have Japanese-style rooms with woven-straw floors and futon beds (no Western beds and carpeting). You should also remove your shoes at the entrance of the room, or before you enter it. Modern ryokans might serve buffet-style meals in a dining area, while more traditional ryokans tend to serve in-room dinners. Some ryokan rooms have a private bathroom, and others might just have a shared bathroom.
- What's a kaiseki meal?
- Kaiseki is the culinary highlight at a ryokan, embodying beautifully presented dishes that delight both the palate and the eyes. Every one of the 10 to 15 dishes that make up the multicourse Japanese dinner is prepared in a way that highlights the unique textures, colors, and flavors of featured seasonal ingredients and local specialties. Most commonly served at special restaurants and ryokans, a traditional kaiseki dinner usually consists of bite-size appetizers, fresh sashimi (raw fish, like sushi), soup, grilled fish or meat, a hot-pot dish, rice with miso soup, and a small dessert.
- What's a yukata?
- A yukata is a casual summer kimono or robe, typically made of light cotton. Many ryokans provide guests with yukata robes during their stay. In some areas, it's common to see guests strolling through the neighborhood in their yukatas. The loose-fitting garment is perfect for sleeping and relaxing in.
- How should I wear a yukata?
- First, put your arms through the sleeves like you would with a robe. Take the right side of the yukata and wrap it across your body. Then, take the left side and wrap it over the right, making sure that the robe is level at your ankles. Pinning the yukata closed on the right side, wrap the sash around your waist a couple of times and then tie a bow. Generally, the bow is tied around the waist for women, and the hips for men.
- What's a Japanese hot spring (onsen)?
- Onsen (literally "hot spring") is a term often used to refer to both the mineral-rich hot springs and the bathing facilities that house them. Whether the bath is public or private, gender-segregated or mixed, indoor or outdoor, soaking and unwinding in the soothing geothermal waters at an onsen is a millennia-old custom deeply embedded in Japanese culture.
- What's standard bathing etiquette?
- At a bathhouse—onsen or not—guests are expected to remove all clothing in their respective changing rooms before entering the bathing area. As a common courtesy, once inside the bathing area, guests should wash and rinse their bodies thoroughly before quietly stepping into the hot water. Whether you relax in solitude or converse softly with others is up to you, but guests should always be mindful of others. Wash towels are often used to cover one’s private areas while walking around. However, note that you should not put towels in the water.
- Why are tattoos not allowed?
- While tattoos have become more popular among Japan's youth, many Japanese people still associate them with outlaws and organized crime. Nowadays, not all businesses ban customers with tattoos, but you might still be refused admission to bathhouses and swimming pools. Small tattoos can be covered up using waterproof bandaids, but keep in mind that each property has the final say on what’s acceptable.
Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.
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- Please could you tell me if the onsen accepts guests with Tattoos? my husband as a couple. Thank youHello Please be assured. It's okay. Thank you very much. TajimayaAnswered on 5 January 2020
- Is the hotel able to assist with luggage forwarding to Tsumago? Thanks!After March 20, luggage will be transported. If you bring it to the Magome Tourist Information Center, it will be transported for 1000 yen.Answered on 26 January 2020
- Hi, May I know if the food is the same every day as we plan to stay for 2 nights. Thanks.Dinner will little changeAnswered on 7 December 2022
- Hello, is a vegetarian meal possible? I do not eat meat or fish. ThanksHello It is possible, but the number of items may decrease. Thank you very much.Answered on 29 January 2023
- Hi. I notice that dinner is served at 18:00. Will there be dinner provided if I arrive late?sorry Please join us for dinner, which starts at 18:00.Answered on 31 December 2022
- Vending machine (drinks)
- Baggage storage
- Invoice provided
- Fire extinguishers
- Smoke alarms
- Key access
- Air conditioning
- Smoke-free property
3:00 PM - 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
Children over 6 are welcome.
Children 13 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 for check-in. (Only children 6 and up are allowed)
Tajimaya accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.
Smoking is not allowed.
Parties/events are not allowed
Guests need be quiet between 10:00 PM and 7:00 AM.
Pets are not allowed.
The fine print
Wi-Fi is available in the public area between 6:00 and 23:00.
During the winter season, guests are advised to bring warm clothes as the property is more than 100 years old and heating may not be sufficient in guestrooms.
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.
Please inform Tajimaya 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.
This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.
License number: 岐阜県指令恵保24号の20
FAQs about Tajimaya
Tajimaya offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):
The prices at Tajimaya may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.
Tajimaya is 4.3 miles from the center of Nakatsugawa.
Room options at Tajimaya include:
Check-in at Tajimaya is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.