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 Takayama Station, and catch a glimpse of eph TAKAYAMA hotel.
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.
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.Click for ABOUT
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 eph TAKAYAMA's popular eph breakfast buffet - freshly made every morning - or enjoy the cafe space after a day of exploring the city with a glass of sake. (Hids' cafe & bar, located on the 1F of eph TAKAYAMA hotel)
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.Click for Rooms