There are as many minshuku and ryokan in Takayama as hotels, making it the perfect place to stay in a traditional inn. In fact, staying in a tatami room and sleeping on a futon is the best way to immerse yourself in the life of this small community.

You should be aware that in peak season -- Golden Week (Apr 29-May 5), August, festival times in April and October, and New Year's -- prices will be higher, generally between 10% and 20%, than prices given in this guide.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.