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    Sumiyoshi Ryokan

How to Book

We don’t believe in off-the-shelf packages - we tailor-make holidays.

  • Tell us what you want to do. Whether you have detailed plans or just a vague idea, get in contact – we have knowledge, ideas and expertise.
  • We build a tailored itinerary. Once you’ve received it, we can answer any further questions and refine it until you are completely happy.
  • Book it. When you are satisfied with all the arrangements, we ask you to complete a booking form and pay a deposit, at which point we start confirming everything.

Different Snow is a fully bonded tour operator, which means we automatically take responsibility for your whole holiday, offering you 100% financial security.

If you’ve been looking at all those wonderful buildings and thinking ‘wouldn’t it be fabulous to stay there’, then you’ll be pleased to be introduced to Sumiyoshi Ryokan. An old merchant’s house dating back to 1912, Sumiyoshi has lovely traditional features and an appealing location on the river bank. The owners have been careful to preserve the great craftsmanship of the original building, and have added to it by introducing furniture and craft-work from various ages. There’s even an old suit of samurai armour in the cluttered lobby!

The 20 rooms have either river or garden views, and shared bathrooms are the norm - with the exception of one en-suite room (hot property, we might add). There is a pretty garden, and dinners are a real highlight – lovingly prepared by your generous hosts, they feature tasty dishes originating from Takayama. 

  • Front Desk
  • Onsen
  • Parking
  • WiFi (free)

Less than a minute from popular Miyagawa Morning Market, right in the heart of Takayama. To walk here from the station takes over 10 minutes - best grab a taxi. Takayama Jinya, an old government building, is a short walk away, and the streets full of old merchants’ houses can be reached easily on foot.

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  • Front Desk
  • Onsen
  • Parking
  • WiFi (free)

Less than a minute from popular Miyagawa Morning Market, right in the heart of Takayama. To walk here from the station takes over 10 minutes - best grab a taxi. Takayama Jinya, an old government building, is a short walk away, and the streets full of old merchants’ houses can be reached easily on foot.

How to Book

We don’t believe in off-the-shelf packages - we tailor-make holidays.

  • Tell us what you want to do. Whether you have detailed plans or just a vague idea, get in contact – we have knowledge, ideas and expertise.
  • We build a tailored itinerary. Once you’ve received it, we can answer any further questions and refine it until you are completely happy.
  • Book it. When you are satisfied with all the arrangements, we ask you to complete a booking form and pay a deposit, at which point we start confirming everything.

Different Snow is a fully bonded tour operator, which means we automatically take responsibility for your whole holiday, offering you 100% financial security.