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Takahan | Yuzawa

Snow Country Region > Yuzawa Town

Takahan is at the foot of the local mountains

The Story of Takahan | Yuzawa

Located at the end of the main street of Yuzawa, this hotel is perched on a small, peaceful hill. 

The first owner of Takahan discovered the source of the first hot spring on the site 800 years ago, and since that time the same family has been managing this traditional hot spring ryokan.

Yuzawa is also known as "Snow Country", thanks to the Nobel Prize-winning novel of that name written by Yasunari Kawabata, inspired by and set in the town. The novel was written while the author was staying at Takahan.

The building was renovated in 1988. The hotel offers a fantastic view of the changing seasons around Yuzawa, and it is well-known for the cuisine's high standard, made of carefully chosen seasonal ingredients.

There is also a small museum about the novel "Snow Country" in Takahan which is free of charge for the customers.


Weekday & Sunday 9,000 15,000 JPY
Saturday &
A Day before Holiday

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Access from Tokyo

Takahan is located at the very end of Onsen Street just before GALA Yuzawa. Takahan offer a pick up service from Echigo Yuzawa Station.
【Recommended Route】(By shinkansen) Tokyo Sta. ==(70mins)== Echigo-Yuzawa Sta. ..(1mins).. West Exit for Hotel Pick Up ++(5 mins)++ Arrive

Legend: Shinkansen === / Train --- / Bus&Car +++ / Foot … / Ship ~~~ / Airplane >>>

Useful Information

Checkout 10:00
Breakfast Price1,620
Dinner Price4,860
Distance from the Town1.6 km
Distance from the Main Station1.6 km
Non-smoking Rooms-
Non-smoking Floor-
Executive Floor-
Pets Allowed-
Private Open-air Bath-
Year Built1075
Year Renovated1988
Number of Rooms34
Number of Stories6

Onsen Information

Water TypeSimple sulfur spring from source
Water ColorClear
Public Onsen Open Hour24 hours

Room Charges for a Infant & Child

  • Elementary school age child - 70% of adult price
  • Pre-school child - 50% of adult price
  • Infant - 1,000 yen


923 Yuzawa, Yuzawa-machi, Minamiuonuma, Niigata prefecture

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In the Accomodation

---Food and drink---

Restaurant, Bar, Café, Poolside bar, Room service (until 21:00), Room service (24 hours), Reservation inc Dinner, Reservation inc Breakfast

---Spa facility---

Public outdoor bath, Public large bath, Public bath, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Reserving private bath

---Things to do---

Golf course, Ski resort, Tennis court, Sports gym, Swimming pool, Body Treatment, Massage, Karaoke, Video game, Garden to walk, Billiards, Darts, Ping-pong, Shopping, Onsen bathing, Amusement park, Water amusement park, Museum,

---Activities near by---

Skiing, Snowshoeing, Snowmobiling, Sleighing, Sea-Dooing, Surfing, Wind surfing, Rafting, Canyoning, Biking, Tennis, Buggy, Paragliding, Kayaking, Rhine cruise, Boating, Golf, Museum, Zoo, Aquarium, Fishing, Brewery tasting tour, Amusement park, Water amusement park, Trekking, Shopping,

---Working away---

Business center, Conference room, Small meeting room, Audiovisual equipment, Secretarial services, Technology helpdesk, Secured internet connection


24-hour front desk, Concierge services, Currency exchange, Tours/ticket assistance, Dry cleaning/laundry service, Laundry facilities, English newspapers in lobby, Luggage storage, Pick Up Service, Wi-Fi (Public space), Courier Service, Message/Fax Service, Airport Transfer, Babysitting,


Elevator/lift, Air-conditioned public areas, ATM/banking, Safe-deposit box at front desk, Ballroom, Banquet room, Car Park,

---Disabled Access and Facilities---

Disabled Parking, Clear path of travel, Braille/Raised Signage, Accessibility equipment for the deaf, Accessible bathroom, In-room accessibility, Roll-in shower

In the Room

Room Facilities

  • TV
  • Telephone
  • Refrigerator
  • Cash box
  • Tea set
  • Air conditioner
  • Automatic douching toilet
  • En-suite bath room (depends on room type)
  • Japanese style low living table
  • Wake-up call

Bath Facilities

  • Bath towel
  • Hand towel
  • Shampoo & Rinse
  • Body soap
  • Cleansing lotion
  • Toothbrush
  • Razor
  • Shower cap
  • Hair comb
  • ‘Yukata’ bathrobe
  • Hair dryer
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