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TAKAYAMA Station

The rhythmic sound of the train traveling alongside an emerald green river

Weaving in and out of mountains and sakura trees, you are drawn closer and closer to Takayama city. An escape from the grand buildings and skyscrapers of Japan’s metropolises, this change in scenery is the beginning of a welcome and relaxing retreat.

Exit the train station, and you will catch a glimpse of eph TAKAYAMA.
Head towards a city filled with beautifully-preserved historical streets, UNESCO-designated sites, eateries, shops both nostalgic and traditional, and more to begin your journey.

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eph TAKAYAMA Exterior

A stone-cobbled street leads you towards eph TAKAYAMA

Approach an entrance decorated with an elegant bonsai tree. Pass through the noren curtains with colors reflecting the vibrant city atmosphere, and make your way down a walkway lined with bamboo. The warm ambience and fresh scent of Japanese cyprus immediately transports you to a place of relaxation.

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eph TAKAYAMA Reception Area

The sound of locals and travelers conversing together

An inviting aroma of coffee comes from a bright and airy cafe decorated with Japanese washi lamps, and bonsai arrangements. This comforting atmosphere is where you will enjoy a freshly made breakfast every morning, or a glass of sake after a day of exploring the city.

eph TAKAYAMA Rooms

Open the door to a space enveloped in sunlight and soft hues

A colorful fusuma artwork welcomes you into a spacious room, inviting you to slide open the windows and reveal a sweeping view of Takayama. You gaze out towards the forested mountain ranges that surround the city and its residents - giving you a sense of calm.

The vibrant green of the forest, clear blue of the sky and river, and traditional townscape allow you to take your first deep breath of relaxation before you step out to discover the city.

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