Twin room with shared bath and toilet (Nonsmoking)
Auberge Hidanomori stay
Auberge Hidanomori is a very nice place, with very cosy and warm design, and good host. They also served great food!
Amazing and peaceful
Everything about this auberge and my stay was wonderful. I stayed for two days and wished I stayed longer. The staff is truly amazing and kind and helpful. They are always ready to greet with a smile. If you can, you should definitely have the Italian dinner one night. The chef does excellent culinary work and it was one of the best and most memorable meals I've ever had. The room was clean and simple. The atmosphere is one of a cozy inn. Breakfast is hearty and fresh! The surrounding area is tranquil and peaceful. I walked to the convenient store one day and it was nice to only be surrounded by trees and the sound of soft rain. The shared bathing room has a nice soaking tub (Japanese style where you take the shower first, then soak if you want). There's a lovely fireplace in the lobby where you can sit and read too. If you are looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of bigger cities, head to Takayama and stay here.
Lodge style auberge in woodland approx 7 mins town
Lovely setting, large communal lounge with wood burning stove. No en suite facilities, toilets on galleries off the stairs leading up to bedrooms. Washbasins and bathrooms also on galleries above lounge. Bathrooms are Japanese style with dressing rooms and shower/bathroom next door. Baths are deep double style with jacuzzi type jet circulating water - a great experience after a long day walking around Takayama!
Staff were extremely attentive in every respect. Shuttle service on demand to Takayama, you can phone from virtually anywhere in the town to get picked up. Excellent breakfast, option to take an evening meal at the auberge, either pasta and salad or the 5 course Italian meal for 5,000 yen plus drinks. The latter is fine if you enjoy nouvelle cuisine.
If we were coming back to Takayama we would certainly stop here again.