Stayed there for a night end of May 2008. The location of the ryokan is great, on a main street in Takayama and just 10-15min pleasant walk from the JR takayama train station.
The ryokan is very well-kept and the owner is very nice & friendly, and can speak some English.
I stayed at another ryokan(Sumiyoshi) in takayama just before here but prefer Tanabe for location/food/room condition. The Sumiyoshi stay was nice too but different. in Tanabe, you get a well-kept and simple jap style room but with a attached toilet & small bathroom. You can also lock your room door, which to me, is quite important as i don't feel very safe when I sleep if I can't. (I'm female)
The food is fantastic! the best meal i had during my trip. It was kaiseki style with at least 7-8 dishes, each very nicely presented and taste great. My sis & I were already quite full but still managed to finish most of the food cos they were really good. I'm quite a fussy eater and not new to jap food as I live in Singapore where we can get jap food quite easily but the meal was simply divine!
With this great ryokan experience, I'm probably gonna try staying in a ryokan again when i travel to other parts of japan.
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- Also Known As:
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