Takayamaouan, a popular hotel conveniently located just minutes on foot from JR Takayama Station, recently completed construction on a brand new room type. Created with your utmost comfort in mind and aptly named "Comfort Room," the new room type features a spacious, 200 cm wide king bed. Keep reading to find out more and how you can win a free night in one of these new rooms in Takayama!
Takayamaouan is a unique mix of a city hotel and ryokan, complete with hot spring baths. The interior is done in a subdued, modern Japanese style, and the rooms are floored in traditional tatami (straw floor mats) and equipped with low beds. The new rooms feature a 200 cm wide bed that is perfect for individual travelers really looking to really stretch out and relax as well as couples looking to share a bed.
The rooms also offer a large closet, a dressing table, a sofa, and all the amenities to make your stay comfortable.
To commemorate this occassion, Takayamaouan is offering up one night in one of its new rooms to one lucky JAPANiCAN.com customer (and a guest)!
Feel free to enter on both Facebook and Twitter!
Entry Period: 7/29/2011 - 8/21/2011 at midnight (Japan Standard Time)
Prize: Takayamaouan Comfort Room, one night with dinner and breakfast for up to two guests
Prize Validity: Prize must be redeemed for a stay between 9/15/2011 and 12/27/2011 (Blackout dates: 10/8/2011, 10/9/2011)
Announcement of Winner: The winner will be selected randomly from all entrants and contacted after 8/22/2011. Please note that only the winner will be contacted.
• The prize is nontransferable. The selected winner must use the prize themselves (with up to one guest) or else forfeit the prize.
• The prize has no monetary value, and it cannot be exchanged for other goods or services.
• The prize can only be redeemed for a night agreed upon in advance between the winner and Takayamaouan (via JAPANiCAN.com). Some nights during the prize's period of validity other than the blackout dates stated above may also become unavailable due to lack of vacancies. In such a case, another date must be chosen.
Takayamaouan's natural hot spring baths overlook the city from the hotel's top floor. In addition to separate communal bathing facilities for men and women (both with indoor and outdoor baths), there are also three reservable private open-air baths (no fee). Takayamaouan's hot springs, where you can relax with a view of the city below and the surrounding mountains, are not to be missed.
Local Hida Takayama Cuisine for Breakfast
The breakfast buffet features some 70 local dishes, including a Hida Takayama favorite called hoba miso. There are so many things to choose from that you might feel like a deer in the headlights for a moment, but don't forget: it's a buffet, so dig in! The most popular dish is probably the Hida beef tsukune, minced beef and spices grilled on a stick, which is best fresh off the fire.
Sightseeing in Takayama
Stroll through Takayama's old quarter along rows of Edo period buildings and stop in at the myriad shops, cafe and restaurants, and sake breweries. Hop over to World Heritage site Shirakawa-go to check out the famous gassho-zukuri houses with their steeply inclined, straw-thatched roofs. Takayama also makes a great jumping-off point for Japan Alps destinations like Norikura and Kamikochi, both of which are particularly beautiful for their landscapes blessed by colorful autumn foliage.
Book a room at Takayamaouan
The new Comfort Room introduced in this article and offered as a prize in the campaign is also available for regular booking on JAPANiCAN.com. It is available at a special low rate for a limited time only, so don't miss out!