Hotel Hotaka/ホテル穂高(Gifu)

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Nestled amid 3,000-meter-high mountains and lush nature, Hotel Hotaka is conveniently located next to the departure station of Shin Hotaka Ropeway, a popular tourist attraction of the Northern Alps in the heart of Japan. At Hotel Hotaka, guests can indulge in two types of natural hot springs and Japanese kaiseki cuisine, including the renowned Hida beef. The hotel also offers easy access to some of Japan's most popular tourist destinations, such as Hida Takayama, Shirakawa-go, and Kamikochi, making it a popular place to stay for both domestic and international visitors.

Top Five Reasons Why You Should Stay in a Hotel

1. Cool and Unusual View

Shin Hotaka Ropeway, Japan's only double-decker ropeway, is located right beside Hotel Hotaka. The view from the summit observation platform at Nishi-Hotakaguchi Station — a short ride up on the ropeway gondola — is so spectacular that it has been awarded two stars in the Michelin Green Guide Japan. In 2022 the summit area was reopened as "Summit Forest," enabling visitors to have an even closer experience with the majestic mountains of the Northern Alps than ever before. The area is scheduled for further expansion in the future, which will transform it into a hot spot offering new experiences.

2. Open-air baths where you will become one with nature

Hotel Hotaka is located at the foot of the Yari-Hotaka mountain range deep in the heart of nature. From the hotel's open-air baths, visitors can leisurely savor the view of the magnificent Northern Alps and feel as if they are truly at one with nature. Two types of hot springs — a simple sulfur spring and a simple hot spring — with abundant water volumes, gush forth from the ground, and visitors can soothe their bodies and minds in the free-flowing water. Spoil yourself with an unforgettable time unlike that obtainable anywhere else. In addition to the open-air baths, Hotel Hotaka offers a large public bath and private baths.

3. Abundant guest room options

Hotel Hotaka offers both traditional Japanese-style and Western-style rooms, some with their very own open-air baths. The Japanese-style room with an open-air bath is spacious with two separate rooms, while the Western-style room with an open-air bath offers a stunning view of the Alps. In addition, depending on your preferences, you can choose from the Western-style rooms of deluxe twin, deluxe double, and twin, or Japanese-style rooms either measuring around 18 square meters or 21 square meters in size.

4. Exquisite cuisine made with local ingredients

A stay at Hotel Hotaka wouldn't be complete without savoring the tantalizing dishes featuring Hida beef, one of the most famous Japanese beef brands produced in Gifu Prefecture. Exciting menu options include kaiseki courses made with Hida beef, such as an A5 Hida beef sirloin flambéed in local specialty sake, and a variety of other courses using Hida's finest ingredients handpicked by the chef. You are bound to find something that will delight your palate.
Hotel Hotaka also offers a variety of breakfast options incorporating local Hida cuisine, and brunch at a bakery located an impressive 1,300 meters above sea level.
The hotel is also happy to accommodate dietary requirements if guests make requests in advance.

5. A cozy lobby with a fireplace

The spacious lobby offers a grand view of the Northern Alps through its expansive windows. The warm, classic space complete with a fireplace is bound to make guests feel relaxed and welcome. There is also a coffee shop, where guests can unwind and take in the spectacular seasonal views to their heart's content.



Shinhotaka Onsen, Okuhida Onsengou,Takayama City,Gifu



About 1hrs 30mins by bus from JR Takayama Station.

Message from Staff

Hotel Hotaka is located in the Northern Alps of Gifu Prefecture and shares a history with Shin Hotaka Ropeway dating back over half a century. The hotel has two types of hot springs, so you can enjoy variety while you bathe.
While you are here, we strongly recommend you ride the ropeway situated right next to our hotel to savor spectacular views of the Northern Alps.
We hope you will enjoy this unique experience that only Japan's Northern Alps can offer.
From our hotel, you will have access to some of Japan's most popular tourist destinations where you can gain a true sense of Japan's history.
Please take this opportunity to come and stay at Hotel Hotaka.
Our staff look forward to serving you.


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