Yasunari Kawabata wrote his famous novel, Snow Country, in the Japanese rooms at Takahan. Offering hot-spring baths, Thai massages and karaoke, the ryokan is 5 minutes from Gala Yuzawa Train Station on the free shuttle.

Tatami (woven-straw) floors and Japanese futon beds create a traditional atmosphere in the rooms at Takahan Ryokan. All rooms have a flat-screen TV, and the attached bathroom comes with a bathtub.

Yuzawa Kogen Ski Resort and Gala Yuzawa Ski Resort are both about a 5-minute walk away. Yuzawa Kogen Ropeway is about a 5-minute drive, and JR Echigo Yuzawa Station is 0.9 miles away. On-site parking is free.

Guests can enjoy the hot sauna or unwind in the massage chair at the relaxation room. Coin-operated laundry machines are provided, and the lobby has free Wi-Fi.

A Japanese breakfast and traditional multi-course kaiseki dinner are served at the dining room.

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

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 8.4 for a two-person trip.

Your stay will include:
Flat-screen TV Sauna Mountain view

Takahan has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 24 Jun 2011.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.7)

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

Breakfast info


Free private parking available on-site


Public Bath, ​Hot spring bath


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Property surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
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What's nearby
  • Gala Yuzawa Snow Resort
    0.2 miles
  • Ishiuchi Maruyama Ski Resort
    2.2 miles
  • Iwappara Ski Resort
    2.4 miles
  • Maiko Snow Resort
    2.8 miles
  • Joetsu Kokusai Ski Resort
    6 miles
  • Kagura Ski Resort
    7.2 miles
  • Tanigawadake
    9.6 miles
  • Naeba Ski Resort
    10.7 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant 保よし
    0.6 miles
  • Cafe/bar 水屋
    0.9 miles
Natural beauty
  • River 魚野川
    1.9 miles
  • Lake 大源太湖
    6.8 miles
  • Mountain 飯士山
    8.1 miles
Ski lifts
  • GALA湯沢スキー場
    0.5 miles
Public transport
  • Train Echigo-Yuzawa Station
    0.9 miles
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Facilities of Takahan
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
  • Children's high chair
  • Cleaning products
  • Tumble dryer
  • Electric kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Linen
  • Dressing room
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bidet
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Bath or shower
  • Slippers
  • Shared toilet
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Shared bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath
  • Shower
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • DVD player
  • Fax
  • Telephone
  • TV
Room Amenities
  • Tatami (traditional Japanese flooring)
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
  • Garden
  • Shuttle service
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Shuttle service (free)
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Wake-up service
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Lift
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kid meals Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Movie nights
  • Temporary art galleries
  • Massage chair
  • Full body massage Additional charge
  • Public Bath
  • Hot spring bath
  • Bikes available (free)
  • Karaoke Additional charge
  • Table tennis
  • Massage Additional charge
  • Skiing Off-site
  • Sauna
  • Mountain view
  • Ski-to-door access
  • Ski pass vendor
  • Ski school Additional charge
  • Ski storage
Reception services
  • Lockers
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Books, DVDs, or music for children
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying Additional charge
  • Meeting/banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safety deposit box
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Japanese
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Sustainable initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules Takahan takes special requests - add in the next step!


15:00 - 20:00

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


05:00 - 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.


Entry to the property will be closed between the hours of 00:00 and 05:00

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children aged 6 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

0+ years
Extra bed upon request
¥2,200 per person, per night

Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

2 extra beds available upon request.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

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Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Dinner must be reserved 1 day in advance.

To use the free shuttle, call upon arriving at Gala Yuzaka Train Station. A free return transfer can be reserved at the front desk.

Please note that guests with a tattoo may not be permitted to enter public bathing areas and other public facilities.

Please inform Takahan 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.

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

FAQs about Takahan

  • Takahan is 1.4 miles from the centre of Yuzawa.

  • Guests staying at Takahan can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.9).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Buffet

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

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Takahan by:

    • Bus 2h

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

  • Room options at Takahan include:

    • Family

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

    • Sauna
    • Massage
    • Skiing
    • Table tennis
    • Karaoke
    • Temporary art galleries
    • Public Bath
    • Full body massage
    • Hot spring bath
    • Bikes available (free)
    • Movie nights
    • Massage chair

  • Yes, Takahan is popular with guests booking family stays.