Ryokan Asunaro

Ryokan Asunaro

What kind of onsen ryokan is Ryokan Asunaro?

Ryokan Asunaro
This is not luxury, but very cozy.  Staff welcomed us warmly.  You wouldn’t feel like you’re checking in a ryokan, it’s like you’re being welcomed back home.  They are absolutory the loveliest group.  If this is your first visit to Takayama, I would recommend it.  It is located just 5 min walk from Takayama Station.  Access to the property would be very easy.  The location is definitely convenient to go sightseeing.  On the other hand, if you are a hot spring freak, I wouldn’t recommend it as there are only small communal indoor hot springs in-house even though this is one of the famous hot spring resorts.  Also, there is no room with private onsen on the property.  The ambiance is tranquil, charming, and quaint.  Ryokan Asunaro would be great for families, groups, couples, and solo travelers.
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Rooms I would recommend?

If you are going to stay here, I would recommend Japanese western-style rooms.  The rooms are very comfortable, functional, and spacious.  Facilities tend to be not the latest.  The housekeeping was excellent, though.  It’s not the best view, but for the location, it cannot be helped.  Also, if you don’t want to sleep on Japanese-style mattresses in tatami rooms, you may want to book a room with twin beds on tatami mats.

How about toiletries & in-room amenities?

All of the amenities are taken care of including minimum toiletries, tea bags, a complimentary minibar excluding beer, and a Japanese tea set.  There are some colorful yukatas you can choose from when you check in.  Room service is not available.  There is a convenience store nearby.  The laundromat is available.  Free Wifi reception was great on the property.  I noticed that there were 2 PCs to use someone in the lobby.  Then the property is child-friendly.  Staff can provide yukatas, chairs, soaps, toothbrushes, etc., for small children if you request.

How about In-house Facilities?

There are small communal indoor hot springs.   All of them are open from 6:30-9:00, 16:00-23:00.  There is no communal outdoor hot spring and no private family one.  The spring quality wouldn’t be special.  *If you have tattoos, you may not be permitted to use the communal bathing area.  Also, bikes are available for free.  First come, first served.  Complimentary coffee is available in the lobby between 7:00 and 10:00.   Then this is not a universal design.  There are some steps.  If you bring people with weak feet, you may want to inform the staff in advance as they can arrange a room near the lift.  Wheelchairs are available for borrowing.

How about meals?

The local cuisine experience was great.  If you love Hida beef, you must be so happy.  Also, you can order meals for children in advance.  It costs JPY3240.  Dinner starts at 18:00 or 18:30.  You need to check in by 18:00 if you have dinner on the property.  Then you can choose either Western or Japanese cuisine for breakfast.  If you prefer a western-style breakfast, you need to inform the staff in advance.  All meals were served in a dining area.  If you bring small children, basically they are served in a private room.  *Please note that inform the staff when you book a room with meals if you have any food allergies or dietary needs.  They probably wouldn’t be able to prepare alternative food if you request on that day.  It seems that most of the guests go out for dinner as there are some nice restaurants around the property.

My impressions

The most important I would like to highlight is the staff here is really helpful, attentive, and friendly.  If you want to experience signature Japanese hospitality, you should stay here.  Overall, Ryokan Asunaro has great value for money.  The software was amazing.  Definitely, we would come back again.  Have a nice trip!  Welcome to receive any questions about Ryokan Asunaro from the below space.  *If you check-in after 20:00, you need to inform the staff in advance.  Check Availability and Pricing for the ryokan on Booking.com or Agoda

Info about Ryokan Asunaro

Style Mountain hut-style ryokan
Check-in and out times
15:00/11:00
Estimated Price 30,000 JPY for 2 adults per room
Contact Fill in the form
Internet Connection Free Wifi in the ryokan
Facility Information Wheelchairs are available
Pets are not allowed
The free parking lot is available
Location Ryokan Asunaro’s MAP
Access 5min walk from Takayama Station
Address and TEL  Tel +81 577-33-5551
Official Homepage Ryokan Asunaro’s HP

*All information above is as of the date that I posted on my blog.