Japanese Style Room, East 3F/4F, Mountain View
A great visit and experience with my son.
My son (7) and I decided to head to GALA for his birthday weekend and I wanted him to have a Japanese ryokan experience. Simply put, he LOVED the place. In fact, he wanted to move to Japan after staying here. Overall, it was an excellent place to stay and the staff were absolutely wonderful. One night, with no taxi and tempreatures near freezing, one of the mangers offered to drop us off to a near by ramen place even though they had suspended rides for the day. Now that's service!
The room has a small bath/shower but my son and I never used it. We took advantage of the free 'onsen' every night before bed. We even got in a bit of pingpong and ice cream (for him), beer (for me) as a night cap.
Heritage listed ryoukan
I love the Takahan. This is the 4th time we've stayed here. We've tried other places in town but keep coming back to it. They have a shuttle bus to pick you up from the station but can also take you to Gala and Yuzawa Kogen for skiing. Best onsen around.