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    Roykan Tanabe in Takayama

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.

Tanabe is a real gem - a little more upmarket than most of Takayama's historical ryokan's even though it has been in business for over 80 years. There are 17 traditional Japanese-style rooms, and in this instance each has their own private bath and toilet, as well as TVs, fridges and tea & coffee makers. The highlight of the property is a beautiful shared onsen rock bath and an adjacent elegant cypress wood bath. 

Tanabe Ryokan specialises in serving its guests the best of the local Takayama cuisine - locally grown potatoes, river fish, hoba miso, Hida beef, and home-made pickles. Free coffee is served at the lobby, and a common lounge with an Irori hearth is available for all guests.

  • Bath Tub
  • Coffee Maker
  • Onsen
  • Television
  • Wireless Internet (Free) (Public Areas only)

Tanabe Ryokan is just a minutes’ walk from Old Town and Takayama Jinya. It takes five minutes on foot to get to JR Takayama Station.

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  • Bath Tub
  • Coffee Maker
  • Onsen
  • Television
  • Wireless Internet (Free) (Public Areas only)

Tanabe Ryokan is just a minutes’ walk from Old Town and Takayama Jinya. It takes five minutes on foot to get to JR Takayama Station.

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.