We chose this minshuku over the others because it seem to offer a more authentic local feel...and we were spot on.
The place is managed mainly by an elderly couple who speaks very little English. That said, we still managed to get directions to restaurants and tell them about our day (with lots of hand signs) even though we don't understand Japanese language. They made us feel very welcome and it felt like a home to us. The place is clean and well maintained. They have a lovely indoor hot spring bath that can be locked for private use.
We got a large room facing the road but the noise didn't bother us since Takayama is a relatively quiet town. The mattress is rather thin and the pillows quite flat so one might get backache if you're not used to sleeping on tatami floor. Perhaps you can ask for more mattresses and pillows if required.
Breakfast and dinner were excellent, both include Hida beef and dinner came with many courses plus a sashimi dish. In the evening, we see a baby and a young child with them...probably their grandchildren but they were not noisy during the 3 nights we were there.
The minshuku is about 15 mins walk from Takayama station with the morning market and old town street about midway. Overall a wonderful experience and we will still choose stay with them if we visit Takayama again.
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