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Oyado Koto No Yume, Japan
Why we like it
- Traditional Takayama-style Ryokan situated in the quaint old town
- Close to the world heritage sites of Gokayama Gassho-no-sato and Shirakawa-go
- Within walking distance of Takayama Station
- Just 18 Japanese-style guestrooms capture the essence of the local culture
- Hida Takayama onsen and private viewing bath
- Delicious authentic local cuisine
Head to Takayama's festival float museum to see the huge, ornate and colourful creations, used in the magnificent Autumn Festival each year.
While planning our trip to Japan I dealt with two Vickys (Smith and Hamlin). They were both delightful - being articulate, helpful and most efficient. Their knowledge about Japan was very much appreciated. The few changes we requested to the first suggested itinerary were carried out quickly and to our complete satisfaction. You have two highly talented ladies who obviously love their job and are a great credit to A&K. We
- PD, London
As you arrive, the friendly staff will be waiting to greet you and provide you with traditional slippers and Yukata, which they kindly ask for you to wear when in the grounds of this beautiful property. Only 18 guestrooms display a contemporary Japanese interior design, with traditional futons and fabulous doonas. Each of the hotel's floors reflects a different aspect of the local life, with the third floor influenced by the characteristic old town, the fourth floor exudes the vivacity of the Takayama festival and the beauty of the natural environment is echoed high on the fifth floor. Dining is a colourful array of local and Japanese delicacies, bursting with flavour and for those opting not to dine, the hotel concierge are happy to offer advice on the best restaurants in the local area. Filled by the waters of Hida Takayama hot springs, a soak in the sensual baths will leave you feeling rejuvenated and relaxed.
Best time to be there
Spring (late March to April) for cherry blossom, early summer (May to early June) for warm sunshine, autumn (October to November) for sunny weather and spectacular colours.
Osaka/ Tokyo Narita and Haneda (Japan Airlines, British Airways)
12 hours 30 minutes from London
GMT +9 hours
Not required for UK passport holders
No vaccinations required
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