Below is a list of Takayama's most popular spots for cherry blossom viewing (hanami), including the typical timing for best viewing in the average year and japan-guide.com ratings. See also our nationwide list of famous cherry blossom spots.
Mid to late April
Approximately 10 minutes on foot from Takayama Station.
The iconic Nakabashi Bridge is perhaps the most recognizable landmark of Takayama. It is widely featured on pictures on the Takayama Festival, as festival floats are carried over it. During spring, the area around the bridge looks particularly photogenic with cherry blossoms in bloom.
Miyagawa Ryokuchi Park
Mid to late April
About a 15 minute walk north of Takayama's old town.
Miyagawa Ryokuchi Park is a simple park along Miyagawa River north of the town center. There are about a hundred trees surrounding a big lawn, which provides some good space for hanami parties.
Mid to late April
15-20 minutes on foot from Takayama Station.
Enakogawa is a narrow river that flows across the northern section of the old town. Cherry trees of several varieties are planted along the river flanked on both sides by old-fashioned houses, which provide the setting for a nice leisurely walk.
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Renovated in 2015, IORI Stay is nestled in Takayama. This traditional Japanese-style townhouse was created in collaboration with local artists and boasts designs with both modern and traditional Japanese influence. Guests will have the entire property to themselves during their stay. Free pick-up from JR Takayama Station is available upon request. All units are entirely non-smoking and have a kitchen equipped with a microwave and fridge. A stove-top and kettle are also available.There is a private bathroom with slippers in every unit. Towels are provided. A traditional Japanese-style breakfast is served on site. Vegan and vegetarian meals are available upon request.
Located just a 1-minute walk from popular Miyagawa Morning Market in the heart of Takayama, Sumiyoshi Ryokan offers homely Japanese-style accommodation in the historic townhouse building. Free WiFi is available at the lobby and guestrooms. This hotel was selected as one of the Top 25 B&Bs and Inns in Japan by TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice Award 2015. The inn is a 12-minute walk from JR Takayama Station. Takayama Jinya, an old government building, is a 7-minute walk away, and the streets full of old merchants’ houses can be reached within a 10-minute walk from the property. Rooms are fitted with tatami (woven-straw) flooring and traditional futon bedding. A low table and a TV with satellite channels are provided. Guests can relax in the room with free green tea. Ryokan Sumiyoshi has a spacious public baths and a small Japanese garden. There are many antiques like pots and samurai armours displayed at the lobby. Carefully prepared Japanese multi-course dinner, including Hida Beef sukiyaki dish, can be enjoyed at the guest room. Guests can choose to have either Japanese or Western breakfast to satisfy their appetite in the morning.
Yamakyu features classic Japanese-style accommodations with free Wi-Fi. Indoor and outdoor public baths are available for guests to relax in. JR Takayama Train Station is a 20-minute walk away and a free shuttle service is provided from the station. The air-conditioned rooms feature tatami (woven-straw) floors and Japanese futon bedding. A TV, yukata robes, safety box, towels and green tea bags are provided. Includes a private toilet but bathrooms are shared. Guests can enjoy the beautiful Japanese garden or request for relaxing massages. There are 1 computers at the lobby that guests can use. Complimentary coffee and a computer with free internet access are available as well. Local products can be purchased at the souvenir shop. There is a washing machine on site that guests can use for an additional fee. A traditional multi-course meal is served for dinner and a Japanese set menu is available for breakfast. All meals are served at the dining room. Yamakyu Inn is a 5-minute walk from Old Town, Takayama Jinya and the morning market. Hida No Sato Folk Village is a 20-minute bus ride away.
On just a 6-minute walk from Takayama Station, traditional Japanese-style Ryokan Asunaro offers comfortable rooms with a seating area and free WiFi. The hotel features a relaxing public hot-spring bath and free yukata robe rental for women. Meals provided at this ryokan features local ingredients for guests to enjoy. The traditional decor of the rooms evokes a warm atmosphere with paintings by local artists on the fusuma sliding doors. Each room includes an LCD TV, minibar and electric kettle make for a convenient stay. Rooms have tatami-mat flooring and futon bedding. Complimentary bottle of water is provided in every room. From Asunaro Ryokan it is a 7-minute walk to the morning market, and a 10-minute walk from Old Town and Takayama Jinya. Shirakawa-go Village is located a 50-minute bus ride away, and the bus stop for the village is a 5-minute walk away. Guests at the Asunaro can soak away the day's fatigue in the hot public bath, which is made of granite stone. Also, private shower booths are available for staying guests.The ryokan features a garden and drinks vending machines, and offers bicycle rentals. The property offers traditional Japanese dinner and breakfast at the banquet hall. Western breakfast can be arranged with a prior request. Complimentary coffee can be enjoyed in the lobby every morning.
Just a 2-minute walk from JR Takayama Train Station and Takayama Nohi Bus Center, Guesthouse Tomaru offers an renovated 80-year old Japanese-style accommodation. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property. Sanmachi Important Preservation District is a 10-minute stroll. Guests at Guesthouse Tomaru can experience Japanese-style futon bedding on a tatami (woven-straw) floor in the private rooms. Dormitory rooms have futon bedding as well; bottom bunks sit directly on the tatami flooring, and top bunks use a wooden bunk bed frame. Free coffee and tea are provided at the kitchen, which is equipped with a microwave, a rice cooker, a hot plate, a toaster, a fridge and some kitchenware. You will find a shared bathroom and shower room comes with free toiletries. Safe deposit is available free of charge. Friendly staff can assist guests with local tourist information. The guest house is a 8-minute walk to Miyagawa Morning Market, and a 10-minute walk to the Takayama Jinya historical government outpost and Jinya Morning Market. Higashiyama Temple is a 15-minute walk. A Family Mart convenience store is just a 1-minute walk away, and there are some dining options within a 10-minute stroll.
Just a 2-minute walk from Takayama Station, Oyado Koto No Yume offers Japanese-style rooms with a colourful touch. The hotel features hot-spring baths, a restaurant serving breakfast and free WiFi throughout the property. This ryokan is introduced in Michelin Green Guide Japan. Rooms feature tatami-mat flooring and traditional futon bedding. They are equipped with a 40-inch flat-screen TV, fridge, coffee maker and green tea set. Attached bathrooms come with a shower, bathtub and toiletries. Japanese-style hotel Koto No Yume Oyado is only a 2-minute walk from Kokubunji Temple. The Miyagawa Morning Market and the historical Old Private Houses are less than a 10-minute stroll away. Guests at Koto No Yume Hotel can soak in an indoor or outdoor hot-spring bath, or in a semi-outdoor hot tub for private use. Massages are available. In addition, staff are readily available to help guests put on Japanese yukata robes. A Western or Japanese breakfast is available at Oyado Koto No Yume. Shirakawago can be accessed within a 50-minute bus ride; the bus terminal is located a 2-minute walk from the property.
A 6-minute walk from JR Takayama Train Station, 力車イン Rickshaw inn offers non-smoking Japanese rooms with free Wi-Fi, an LCD TV and a private bathroom. Breakfast is available upon request, and a free-use kitchen is on site. Rooms at Inn Rickshaw have traditional futon beds on a tatami (woven-straw) floor. The private bathroom comes with a bathtub and amenities are provided. Takayama Jinya and the morning market are about a 5-minute walk away. Old Town Takayama is a 10-minute walk away. Guests can take a public bus to Shirakawa Village, which is about about 1-hour bus ride away. Guests can relax at the common area, which has wood furnishings and an old-style decor with exposed beams. A shared-use microwave is on offer.
Residence Hotel Takayama Station is situated conveniently in Takayama, and features a fitness centre, free WiFi and a terrace. This 4-star hotel offers luggage storage space. Private parking is available on site. The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms offering a desk, a kettle, a fridge, a microwave, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV, a balcony and a private bathroom with a shower. At Residence Hotel Takayama Station all rooms are fitted with bed linen and towels. Guests at the accommodation can enjoy an ? la carte breakfast. Popular points of interest near Residence Hotel Takayama Station include Takayama Station, Fuji Folk Museum and Yoshijima Heritage House. The nearest airport is Toyama Airport, 83 km from the hotel.
Conveniently situated in the centre of Takayama, HOTEL WOOD TAKAYAMA provides air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi and private parking. Featuring a bar, the hotel is close to several noted attractions, around less than 1 km from Takayama Station, a 3-minute walk from Fuji Folk Museum and 600 metres from Yoshijima Heritage House. The property is allergy-free and is located 2.9 km from Hida Minzoku Mura Folk Village. At the hotel, every room is fitted with a desk. Each room comes with a private bathroom with a bidet, free toiletries and a hairdryer. At HOTEL WOOD TAKAYAMA the rooms are equipped with bed linen and towels. An Asian breakfast is available daily at the accommodation. Guests at HOTEL WOOD TAKAYAMA will be able to enjoy activities in and around Takayama, like cycling. Speaking English and Japanese at the reception, staff are willing to help at any time of the day. Popular points of interest near the hotel include Lion Dance Ceremony Exhibition Hall, Sakurayama Hachiman Shrine and Takayama Festival Float Exhibition Hall. The nearest airport is Toyama Airport, 84 km from HOTEL WOOD TAKAYAMA.
Ideally situated in Takayama, eph TAKAYAMA features 4-star accommodation close to Takayama Station and Fuji Folk Museum. With a restaurant, the 4-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. Private parking can be arranged at an extra charge. All rooms at the hotel are fitted with a seating area. The rooms include a kettle, a flat-screen TV and a safety deposit box, while some rooms are fitted with a balcony and some have city views. At eph TAKAYAMA every room comes with bed linen and towels. The accommodation offers a buffet or continental breakfast. Popular points of interest near eph TAKAYAMA include Yoshijima Heritage House, Lion Dance Ceremony Exhibition Hall and Sakurayama Hachiman Shrine. The nearest airport is Toyama Airport, 83 km from the hotel.