Why we like it
- Many of the rooms have open-air baths sourced from the local hot springs
- Indulge in a relaxing foot bath as you admire the hotel’s manicured gardens
- Enjoy an evening tipple and a light bite to eat in the comfortable Night Lounge
About Hidatei Hanaougi
Hidatei Hanaougi is one of the top ryokans, or traditional inns, in the rural city of Takayama. Its architecture showcases famous native timbers including Japanese zelkova, thought to have a relaxing effect.
There are 48 rooms available, with design balancing the traditional and the new. Pad across tatami flooring and recline on comfy futons (Western-style beds are available). Some rooms feature an open-air bath to sink into, set within an elegant zen garden. For a sample of onsen culture, there are large public bath facilities, a foot bath and several open-air baths (available to book). For dinner, why not indulge in a kaiseki, a multicourse meal, including fresh seafood and quality Hida beef.
Though located in a rural setting, a stay here puts you within a five-minute drive or a 20-minute walk of the city centre. You can hop on a shuttle service from Takayama Station directly to the hotel.