Hida House is a large machiya style house located right next to Takayama city’s Old Town. Resembling a Japanese style mountain lodge, the house is a mix of east and west, and only a 10 minute walk to the station and a 5 minute walk to the main sights in Takayama city.
Description of the house
On the ground floor, there is a large living room with tatami floors and a “horigotatsu,” a traditional Japanese style table where you sit on the floor, but your feet fall freely beneath you. Past the bathroom and restroom is a western style kitchen looking out onto a private garden. The kitchen allows for easy cooking and is great for couples or large groups, and the small garden deck is great to enjoy the garden under the open sky.
Uptairs, there are three bedrooms with a mix of western style beds and futons. The master bedroom is very spacious with a double bed, while the other two futon rooms offer privacy for the other members of your party. There is a small balcony looking out to a shrine behind the house, perfect for enjoying a cup of tea or sipping some famous Takayama sake.
This property is located in between the station and the old town, both accessible within ten minutes on foot. Takayama, being a small town, is calm and relaxing but brimming with things to do! You can enjoy a beautiful walk down old town and visit many craft shops, local sake breweries and even see wooden crafts being created. In the morning, you can stroll through the morning market and enjoy tasting many fresh vegetables with a great view of the river. At night, you can go through Dekonaru Yokocho, which is an excellent bar / restaurant road, filled with food booths and even games for small children during certain times of the year, fun for the whole family!
Plans and equipments
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Machine
- Table Ware
- Kitchen Ustensil
- Electric Kettle
Location of the house
Takayama is a small city at the base of the Japanese Alps where many aspects of traditional Japan still remain. The city’s well-known Old Town has beautiful architecture, old wooden houses, crafts, shops, delicious food and local sake. This region is also commonly referred to as Hida Takayama, and its famous “Hida beef” is best right here in Takayama.
Woodworking has flourished in Takayama thanks to its skilled carpenters, and the local lacquerware is also very high quality. The Takayama Festival, held in spring and fall, is considered one of Japan’s best. Shirakawa-go, Gokayama, The Alpine Route in Kurobe, Hirayu Onsen, Kanazawa city and Nagoya are all also within a just a few hours of Takayama.
The old-world atmosphere is certainly worth a visit as you travel through Japan, and our houses make it easy to enjoy the Hida Takayama region.
- Pluses: Compact, traditional, good food, famous wagyu beef, mountains, onsen
- Minuses: Quiet nightlife, can be cold in winter.
- Shops: Craft stores, wood shops, art, quality Japanese souvenir stores, Japanese pickled vegetables.
- Attractions: Takayama Jinja Shrine - 2 minute walk / Nakabashi bridge : 5 minute walk / Old Town : 5 minute walk / Funasaka Sake Brewery : 6 minute walk
- From Nagoya: Nonstop to Takayama on the wide view limited express train (2:30 h).
- From Tokyo: Bullet train to Toyama, then transfer to Takayama on wide view limited express train (4:30 h).
- From Kanazawa: Nohi bus to Takayama (2:00 h), or bullet train to Toyama, and then transfer to Takayama on wide view train (2h~3h).
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