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Staying in a ryokan (a traditional Japanese inn) is a wonderful experience that offers an insight into traditional Japanese culture.
For those looking for a quintessential ryokan experience in the Japanese countryside, the Ryokan Tanabe, located in the mountainous city of Takayama, is a perfect choice.
Situated in the heart of Takayama, the Tanabe Ryokan offers an opportunity to enjoy authentic Japanese culture, hospitality and food.
This family-run ryokan has been in business for more than 80 years and the owners, Mr and Mrs Tanabe, are gracious hosts who will do their best to ensure that you have an enjoyable stay.
Food is an integral part of the ryokan experience and at the Tanabe Ryokan you can enjoy a local breakfast and an traditional ‘kaiseki’ multi-course meal served in the privacy of your own room.
Located in Central Honshu, Takayama is the gateway to the Japanese Alps and the historic village of Shirakawa-go, a UNESCO world heritage site.
This charming town still maintains the atmosphere of the Edo period and the Old Town has been beautifully preserved with many buildings and entire streets of houses dating from the Edo period.
The Ryokan Tanabe is located on one of the old streets of this historic town, 7 minute walk from Takayama Station, making it an excellent base for exploring the Old Town and the morning market, or visiting Takayama Samurai House, Nakabashi (Naka Bridge) and Hida Kokubunji Temple.
You can also take a scenic 3.5km walk along the Higashiyama Walking Trail.
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