Minutes away from the bus and train stations, Ryokan Asunaro is a great option for anyone looking to experience the famous hospitality and relaxation offered by traditional Japanese inns. The incredible owners will explain to you all the finer details of how to relax in the public onsen baths, wear a traditional yukata kimono, and chow down on a delicious kaiseki multi-course meal. An impressive dinner of local cuisine is included for you on one evening of your stay, and breakfast each morning can be Japanese or Western.
Just outside of the picturesque Takayama Old Town, the Asunaro is a wallet-friendly alternative to some of the larger and more central ryokans – though don’t let its location put you off. You are only a few minutes walk from a number of great dining options, and the famed Sannomachi street can be reached on foot in less than quarter of an hour.
The property itself is a beautiful example of local architecture – it was actually moved, piece by wooden piece, to the town from its previous location in the nearby Hida countryside, where it stood for hundreds of years as a farmhouse. Paintings by local artists now adorn the fusuma (sliding doors) within the ryokan, creating a tranquil and unique interior to relax after a hard day of sightseeing.