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Associa Takayama Resort

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Lovely spacious rooms, good hotel facilities and great in hotel shop. Several reasonable options for breakfast both providing both Japanese and western meals. Only problem is that it is a bit out of town which means taxis to and from town which is a bit of a pest.

We were part of a tour group (Great Rail Journeys / Travelmarvel) and found this hotel offered good breakfast and EXCELLENT ONSEN with view over Takayama valley and hills. The only negative was the distance from downtown restaurants which was partly offset with a hourly shuttle bus

Firstly all the staff are first class - the trip to breakfast was “death by a thousand good mornings” but given that you tend to get completely ignored in many UK hotels this made a refreshing change. Enough English is spoken to get by, the gift shop is well stocked, the 6th floor restaurant (minus your shoes) was really good and great value for money. Shuttle bus takes you to the very interesting town and back, umbrellas are provided free of charge and the rooms, whilst a little dated, are well equipped and comfortable.

Hard pressed between 4 stars and 3 stars...I voted for the former. Rooms are dated, 80's era. Note plugs on night stands....must have anticipated all the plugs we need today for cell phones,tablets.etc! Came here with tour group, which by looking at the parking lot, seems to what they cater to. Only thing going for it is the hot springs, which I am not a fan of. Nothing much else to do here. Besides you have to get naked to go in! Dinner was in a big crowded room, with many tour groups. Don't know how the individual restaurants are. It wss definitely quantity over quality. Breakfast was the same way. The hotel is on the outskirts of town, but they do have a shuttle to get you there. Staff friendly, and very efficient.

The standard room has a lot to be desired The room heating was unbearable it would not go below 20 centigrade and even when switched off was not pleasant - there was no means to ventilate the room with ann open window The bed was uncomfortable probably the most important aspect of a room and they used a duvet whose top side was a synthetic heavy material - extremely unhygienic Unlike the other hotels we stayed the shampoos were not only undustrial type but in industrial bottles Breakfast very substandard with litttle choice of fresh fruit and no cooked tomatoes or mushrooms to accompany eggs Two nights was more than enough The onsen was the only redeaming feature of this hotel

Another Japanese large hotel but very welcoming and clean. We enjoyed very much to take a bath at the onsen. The mineral pools are great, some of them are under the sky, we had the onsen at night, it was cold outside but very pleasant inside the mineral water. You have to be absolutely naked in order to get inside. Women and men separate. It worth.

A good jumping off spot for exploring the City of Takayama but also to make countryside excursions to destinations such as Gokayama, a great full day destination. The staff was very accommodating with all requests. If you find yourself in the area, I highly recommend it.

This is a very large hotel on the outskirts of Takayama with a regular and efficient shuttle bus that helped make the most of the visit. The hot springs were lovely and provided good relaxation while overlooking the mountains. While we were there a large number of guests were arriving on coach trips and the hotel seemed designed to accommodate large number of visitors and this was reflected in the food, which was quantity rather than quality in the common areas. All of the staff were very helpful throughout, even though we could speak very little Japanese.

We stayed here as part of a prebooked organised tour. The bedrooms were very large and clean but overall hotel felt a little dated from the 80's/90's. It's slightly outside town but there is a shuttle bus that runs back and forth. Breakfast was extensive and there was a choice of either western or Japanese breakfast buffet. We were on a tour and the evening meal was buffet style. The food was adequate for buffet style but wasn't amazing.

This hotel was our first place to stay in our trip. The room was so spacious to fill with 4 single beds and it was very good view with good nature. Specially the staffs are very kinds and good at english. We were in trouble with rent car because of heavy snow. The staffs gave big help to change rent car and bring us to rent office. From the first and the end, they helped all proceed and gave all convenience. Because of them, we could enjoy and finish our trip very safe without big trouble. Especially we give thanks to Mr.Takashi Itagaki. We strongly recommend specially for foreigners this hotel.

1134 Echigo-cho Takayama Gifu-ken

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Located within a mile (2 km) of Takumikan Craft Museum, Associa Takayama Resort is within 2 miles (3 km) of Takayama Jinya. This 260-room, 4-star resort has 2 restaurants along with conveniences like a full-service spa and free in-room WiFi. It's also near Hida Minzoku Mura Folk Village and Hida-no-Sato.


Enjoy dining at ROSIERE, one of 2 onsite restaurants. At the end of the day, unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 9:30 AM.


Associa Takayama Resort's 260 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, safes, and phones. 32-inch flat-screen TVs come with digital channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and free toiletries. In-room massages are available, and rooms also include desks.

Property features

Guests staying at Associa Takayama Resort enjoy access to a full-service spa, karaoke, and a sauna. You can take advantage of free parking, along with a free train station shuttle. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this hot springs resort include outdoor tennis courts, free WiFi in public areas, and 3 meeting rooms.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

87.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 680 reviews