Length of stay: 1 night
Month: February 2019
Tourist Level: 7/10

Hoshokaku in lovely Takayama was my 4th onsen ryokan experience after Hotel Tamanoyu in Matsumoto, Yudanaka Tawaraya Ryokan and Aburaya Tousen in Yamanouchi.

It was a hard choice between Gero and Takayama Onsen, but I decided on Takayama from a friend’s recommendation (Thank you Nancy!).

Why Hoshokaku? They were very fast answering questions and one of the few ryokan with in-room open air onsen. I’m very happy about choosing Hoshokaku over other ryokan.

+ super nice lovely friendly staff 😊😊😊
+ shuttle service from and to Takayama Station to Hoshokaku (just let them know when your train/bus will arrive to Takayama Station) THANK YOU!
+ beautiful lobby area
+ large lovely Japanese style room with private onsen (5th floor rooms)
+ relaxing futon beds
+ refrigerator
+ spectacular view of city from room
+ women only spa area is excellent (said my wife 😂)
+ Hida beef dinner and Japanese breakfast mega delicious 🤤🤤🤤
+ shortcut to town and Nakahashi bridge in front of ryokan (Hoshokaku is located up a hill)

↓ nothing to complain about

Directions

From Nagoya Station take the Hida Wide View to Takayama Station, take taxi or hotel shuttle to Hoshokaku

From Nagoya Station take the Hida Wide View to Takayama Station then walk to Hoshokaku