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Hotel Associa

Hotel Associa, Takayama, Japan

Set back from the town in the deep forests and high mountains of the Japan Alps, the Associa Hotel offers a high standard of facilities in a peaceful and secluded location. The hotel has a couple of fine restaurants and like many Japanese resort hotels has excellent indoor and outdoor onsen bathing facilities, an integral part of any Japan experience. The open air baths on the top floor look out over the mountains and are particularly great for relaxation. Room are spacious and tastefully decorated, and on a clear day offer spectacular views over the Japan Alps.

Our rating: First Class

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    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.

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    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.

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      Takayama Visit


      After exploring the old streets and museums of Sanmachi District, head out on the trail around the many temples and shrines of Teramachi, before strolling through Shiroyama Park. You should also attempt to fit in a visit to the open-air museum of Hida Folk Village.