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Thank you for visiting our website. Due to the influence of COVID-19, we permanently closed our hostel in May 2020. We appreciate all of your supports, stays and good memories for four years…
Welcome to SORA-AMA HOSTEL
and Car Rental !!
We’ve started Car Rental service in 2019. Both our hostel guests and non-staying guests can use this service.
Enjoy driving from Takayama to its surrounding spots like Shirakawa-go (50 min), Okuhida (1 hour), Shin-hotaka Ropeway (1.5 hour), Kamikochi (1 hour to the nearest parking), Gero (1 hour), Hida-furukawa (20 min), Magome-Tsumago (2 hours), Gujohachiman (1.5 hours), Matsumoto (2 hours), Tateyama (2 hours), Kanazawa (2 hours) etc.
SORA-AMA HOSTEL is a hostel which has started in August 2016, right in the heart of Takayama. We have a mixed dormitory room and also Japanese-style private rooms. We are conveniently located in the middle between JR station or bus terminal and Old Town. Only a 3-minute walk to JR Takayama station and bus terminal, and a 5-minute walk to Old Town area. Around our hostel, there are many shops, restaurants, pubs and services (laundry, post office, money exchange, luggage delivery etc.). During your stay at our hostel, you’d fully enjoy Takayama and also excursions from Takayama, such as Shirakawa-go, Kamikochi, Shin-hotaka, Hida-furukawa, Gero etc.
Our Rooms_Mixed Dormitory
In the mixed-dormitory, we have two types of comfy beds, bunk beds (capsule type) and single beds. The dormitory room has seating areas (counter tables and stools) along with its windows which have city view with mountains. Fast Wi-Fi is available throughout the floor. People who are older than 13 years old can stay in the dormitory.
Bunk beds are wooden capsule style. Surrounded by walls at your head and sides, and by curtain at your foot end, you can shut yourself off from other guests and keep your privacy. Each bed has laptop-size safe box, LED light, plug-in and ventilation fan. Your space is a width of 1.1 m, a length of 2.1 m and a height of 1.1 m
Single beds are also surrounded by walls at your head and sides, and by curtain at your foot end, so you can shut yourself off from the room and keep your privacy. Each bed has safe box, LED light and plug-in. Big luggage such as a suitcase can be stored below your beds during your stay.
For mattress, coil mattress is used for single beds for your comfortable sleep.
Facilities on 3rd Floor
As facilities on the 3rd floor, we have an internet PC, shared kitchen and dining space, shower rooms, and restrooms. Also, a washing machine, a dryer and a vending machine are on the same floor. In the kitchen, a refrigerator, an induction cooker, a wave, a toaster, a kettle, cookwares, table wares and seasonings etc. are available. Shower rooms are equipped with body soap, shampoo and conditioner for free, and restrooms are equipped with rear washing function.
Everything you will need in hostel is reachable on the same floor. For the guests of the dormitory, we provide a bath towel, bed sheets, ear plugs for free.
Our Rooms_Private Room
On the 4th floor, we have two types of Japanese style rooms (Superior Japanese Room and Standard Japanese Room) with shared shower rooms and restrooms. Each room has city view with mountains behind it. Wi-Fi is available throughout the floor. No age restriction for the Japanese style rooms.
Superior Japanese Room
(up to 7 people)
This is a large Japanese style room of 14 tatami-mat size, good for a group up to 7 people. We provide futons (Japanese bedding) for this room. With futon, you can sleep on a floor, on a Japanese futon.
Standard Japanese Room
(up to 4 people)
This is Japanese style room of 8 tatami-mat size, good for a group up to 4 people. We provide futons (Japanese bedding) for this room. With futon, you can sleep on a floor, on a Japanese futon.
Facilities on the 4th Floor
As facilities on the 4th floor, we have a shared kitchen and dining space, shower rooms, restrooms exclusively for the guests on this floor. In the kitchen, a refrigerator, an induction cooker, a wave, a toaster, a kettle, cookwares, table wares and seasonings etc. are available. Shower rooms are equipped with body soap, shampoo and conditioner for free, and restrooms are equipped with rear washing function. For the guests of the Japanese style rooms, we provide a bath towel and bed sheets for free.
1) Roof-top terrace, 2) Kitchen equipment etc., 3) Coffee, tea and green tea, 4) Body soap, shampoo and conditioner, 5) Hair dryer, 6) Bath towel, 7) Washing machine and dryer (not free), 8) Shoe dryer, 9) PC, 10) Makeup mirror (dormitory only), 11) Charger, 12) Earplugs, 13) Bike maintenance tools
|Reception hour||8 AM – 9 PM|
|Check in||3 PM – 9 PM|
|Check out||～11 AM|
(Possible to check out before the reception hour. )
|Address||5-95-21 Nadamachi, Takayama-shi, Gifu, Japan|
|Phone||+81-70-4106-0191 (from overseas)|
|Map code||191 195 537*34 (for car navigation)|
How to Get to SORA-AMA HOSTEL
SORA-AMA HOSTEL is located a 3-minute walk from Takayama Station or Bus Terminal
From the ticket gate of the station, go to East Exit (Norikura Gate).
From East Exit, go straight and cross the first street.
You’ll find a tiled street (Ekimae Chuo Street). Go straight on this street.
After a 3-minute walk, you’ll find a 4-storied yellow-brownish tiled building on your right on the corner of route 158.
The building has blue-colored signboard of SORA-AMA HOSTEL.
Go upstairs to the third floor of the building for the reception of SORA-AMA HOSTEL.
Hourly-Pay Parking around here
Our Facilities and Services
|Wi-Fi||Free and fast Wi-Fi throughout the hostel.|
|PC||Available on 3F for free.|
|Laundry||24-hour available. 300 yen for washing and 100 yen for a 30-minute drying. Detergent is for free. Another laundry is also available in the next building.|
|Showers||24-hour available on each floor. Shared shower rooms are equipped with body soap, shampoo and conditioner.|
|Toilets||Shared restrooms with western-style toilets. A rear washing function is equipped. Available on each floor.|
|Kitchen and dining space||Each floor has a shared kitchen and dining space. A refrigerator, an Induction cooker, a wave, a toaster, a kettle, cookwares, table wares and seasonings etc. are equipped.|
|Coffee and Tea||Instant coffee and tea bags are available for free.|
|Baggage storage||Guests can leave luggage in the lobby on check-in date and check-out date during sightseeing.|
|Credit card||We accept payments with MasterCard, Visa, JCB, American Express, Diners and Discover.|
|No curfew ||After checking in, you can enter with your code number.|
|No lock out ||You can stay in your room until check-out.|
|Roof Terrace ||Tables and chairs are equipped on the roof terrace. You can relax and enjoy beer with mountain views. Wi-Fi is available.|
|No Smoking||No smoking inside the building. For smokers, the designated area is on the roof terrace.|
|Hour-pay parking||Many hourly-pay parking around our place. Please see the map above.|
|Rental bicycle||A rental bike shop is a 1 minute walk from here.|
|No elevators||We don’t have any elevators in the building.|
|No meal||We don’t offer meal.|
|No TV||We don’t have TV in our hostel.|
|No parking||Many hourly-pay parking around here.|