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 ambiance, 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 nonsmoking 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 in particular like the location – they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

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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
High score for Takayama
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  • Daniel
    United States of America United States of America
    Everything was top tier, from the view, room layout/presentation, the dinner, and the brunch. The private onsen scheduling was nice and convenient. There were also nice little surprises like refreshments awaiting us for check in and even a cute...
  • Melanie
    United States of America United States of America
    Wanosato is an absolutely beautiful Ryokan. The food, the Onsen, and the property are just stunning.
  • Xinyang
    United States of America United States of America
    Immersive experience of traditional Japanese Onsen hotel! We love the traditional buildings, welcome tea/pastry, spacious room, incredible snowy forest & creek view, Kaiseki meals included, and most importantly the onsen. Appreciate it that...

Host Info

Company review score: 9.8Based on 146 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Property info

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


Area info

Amenities of Wanosato
Great facilities! Review score, 9.3

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Hot spring bath
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bidet
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • River view
  • View
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Coffee machine
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Tatami (traditional Japanese flooring)
  • Clothes rack
Living Area
  • Sitting 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 available on site (reservation is not needed).
    • Shuttle service
    Front Desk Services
    • Invoice provided
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • Smoke alarms
    • Key access
    • 24-hour security
    • Safe
    • Air conditioning
    • Smoke-free property
    • Heating
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Public Bath
    • Hot spring bath
    Languages Spoken
    • Japanese

    House rules

    Wanosato takes special requests – add in the next step!


    From 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM


    From 8:00 AM to 11:00 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 over 7 are welcome.

    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.

    Age restriction

    No age restriction for check-in. (Only children 7 and up 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
    Must-know information for guests at this property

    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 neutralize smoking smells, using a deodorizer 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 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.

    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.

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

    This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

    FAQs about Wanosato

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

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

    • Check-in at Wanosato is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

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

      • Hot spring bath
      • Public Bath

    • Room options at Wanosato include:

      • Villa
      • Quad