Wanosato Ryokan

Location: Japanese Alps & Northern Honshu | Japan

Price guide: £££££ £350-£500 per person per night

Nestled away in the mountainous forests of the Japanese Alps, Wanosato Ryokan is a beautiful and historical ryokan inn, with its lichen-covered thatched roof and centuries-old main building evoking the ancient, nature-centric spirit of Japan.
Perfect forNature lovers looking for rustic relaxation.
In the knowFor even more quiet seclusion, request a room in the minka cottages, scattered through the forest around the main building.

Recommended for...

  • Cultural Immersion
  • Food & Wine
  • Guesthouse or Inn
  • Hideaway

Hotel Overview


The heart of the picturesque Gifu region, near the ancient town of Takayama in the Japanese Alps.

Rooms at Wanosato Ryokan

Wanosato’s guestrooms combine supreme comfort with irresistible character, their exposed beams, unique furniture and decoration and traditional Japanese design recalling the spirit of centuries past while promising the height of modern luxury.

Food and facilities

The cuisine at Wanosato is justly renowned, and you’ll enjoy a range of local dishes featuring only the freshest seasonal produce, including 'sansai'(mountain vegetables), 'wasakana' (river fish), Hida beef and locally distilled sake. You certainly won’t go hungry during your stay here, with the traditional kaiseki method of preparation reaching up to eleven courses!

Activities at Wanosato Ryokan

The nearby town of Takayama is famous for having some of Japan’s best-preserved Edo-period streets, which are dotted with fascinating galleries, temples and museums. The out-of-town rural setting of Wanosato, meanwhile, offers ample opportunities for walking and hiking in some beautiful, forested scenery.

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