Close to the station
Posted Apr 24, 2016
We chose this hotel specifically for its proximity to the station (JR Takayama) and to the rest of the sites in the town (which, I should mention, is very walkable). That's pretty much what attracted us to this hotel over others!
The group I was traveling with doesn't speak Japanese but all the staff we interacted with can speak English (handy if you have multiple room bookings under each individual's name)! Check in went smoothly and quickly, which was nice since we booked through Expedia.
There's also a konbini (convenience store) a block over from the hotel so no worries in case you need to dash outside for late night munchies.
It's an older hotel (which is pretty typical in smaller towns, I find) but clean. I won't be back in Japan for a while but I'd stay here again, due to the sheer convenience of its location.
If I had one improvement, maybe some listings of good restaurants nearby for dinner, and hours. We found that most restaurants were full and/or closed early when we arrived in the evening (which was around 6PM).