Experience world-class service at Wanosato

Awarded by TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice in 2015, Wanosato offers luxurious Japanese-style ryokan stay in a 160-year-old quaint Gassho-zukuri thatched-roof house, nestled in the tranquil woods. It features a bedrock and a cypress public hot spring bath, where guests can unwind with mountain views. The property is a 20-minute complimentary shuttle ride from JR Takayama Station. Free WiFi is available in all rooms and lobby area. Fitted with a relaxing ambience, tatami (woven-straw) flooring and futon bedding, each room comes with a flat-screen TV and a fridge. The private bathroom has a bathtub, free toiletries and a hairdryer. All rooms are non-smoking rooms and feature a view of the nearby river. Wanosato Ryokan offers a garden and free on-site parking. The free pick-up service from the Takayama Station requires a reservation at least 1 day in advance. A Japanese breakfast and dinner feature a variety of beautifully presented dishes, prepared from seasonal produce. Meals are served at the dining area. The ryokan is a 70-mintue drive to Shirakawago Village, while Takayama's Old Town and its morning market is a 25-minute drive away. Takayama expressway exit is a 20-minute drive from the property.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.3)

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

Free private parking available on-site

Public Bath, ​Hot spring bath


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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
Low score for Takayama
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Andrew
    Exceptional food, service and the hotel located on highland among the forest and nature.
  • Ian
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    very authentic, the organisation is excellent and the food is off the charts good.
  • Antoine
    Amazing location. Super nice and friendly staff! Quite iconic. The food was amazing!

Host Information

Company review score: 9.8Based on 124 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Property information

If you have some food that you can't eat for allergies or you don't like, please let us know when you make the reservation. We can't handle the offer about food after you've arrived.

Language spoken


Property surroundings

Facilities of Wanosato
Great facilities! Review score, 9.2

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Hot spring bath
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bidet
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • River view
  • View
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Coffee machine
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Tatami (traditional Japanese flooring)
  • Clothes rack
Living Area
  • Seating Area
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
    • Shuttle service
    Reception services
    • Invoice provided
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • Smoke alarms
    • Key access
    • 24-hour security
    • Safety deposit box
    • Air conditioning
    • Non-smoking throughout
    • Heating
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Public Bath
    • Hot spring bath
    Languages spoken
    • Japanese

    House rules

    Wanosato takes special requests - add in the next step!


    From 15:00 to 17:00


    From 08:00 to 11:00



    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 older than 7 years are welcome.

    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

    Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

    Age restriction

    No age restriction for check-in. (Only children 7 and older are allowed)

    Mastercard Visa JCB Diners Club American Express Cash Wanosato accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


    Smoking is not allowed.


    Parties/events are not allowed


    Pets are not allowed.

    The fine print

    Please note that there are no restaurants within a walking distance around the property, and meals cannot be added to bookings on site. To use the property's free shuttle, please make a reservation by 7 day in advance. The shuttle will depart from JR Takayama Station at the following times: 14:20 ,15:20, 16:20. Contact details can be found on the booking confirmation. Please note that the property will do its best to accommodate your requests, but smoking preferences cannot be guaranteed. The property will neutralise smoking smells, using a deodoriser spray. Guests with food allergies or other dietary restrictions should inform the property at least 3 days in advance. Vegetarian meals are not available. Guests staying with children must notify the property in advance. Children's meals will be provided accordingly.

    Please inform Wanosato 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 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.

    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 Wanosato

    • Check-in at Wanosato is from 15:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

    • Room options at Wanosato include:

      • Villa
      • Quadruple

    • Wanosato is 5 miles from the centre of Takayama. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

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

      • Hot spring bath
      • Public Bath

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