Takayama City Area
Takayama is known for its historical importance, aesthetic beauty, and openness to international visitors. Strolling the streets and laneways while sampling local cuisine including ‘Hida Beef’ and local sake, will be a highlight of your time in Japan. Given its popularity with both Japanese and international visitors, Takayama offers numerous accommodation options including traditional ‘ryokans’ (guesthouses), private accommodation, and small to large hotels within the town center.
The area between Takayama Station and Miyagawa River has the largest concentration of accommodation including multiple large hotels that often cater to large tour groups. As the popularity of the town continues to grow, a number of large hotels are also popping-up on the western side of the station.
Visitors wanting a smaller, more traditional guesthouse can find lots of options in the area around Miyagawa including within the ‘Sannomachi’ (old town) on the eastern-side of the river. Prices can be very high in this area so if you are looking for to stick within a budget, don’t hesitate to book a hotel around the station. Takayama is a small city and you can walk into the old town within 10 to 15-minutes of the most popular hotels.