We had a bus to catch that leaves from Takayama station bus terminal for Shirakawago at 7:50 am. We needed to leave the ryokan by 7:30 am. Ryokan first told us that the earliest available breakfast time starts at 7 am. We thought 30 minutes is not really enough for us to enjoy our breakfast but they were nice enough to accommodate and change it to 6:50 am instead. We loved our breakfast as well. Their meals overall were one of the best out of all the places we’ve stayed. Also, their customer service was overall top notch (always on top of it). The entire building was very clean. Many sightseeing spots are less than 10 minutes walk from the ryokan. Of course our taxi was already, waiting for us at the entrance at 7:30 am sharp (normally, there is a free shuttle bus going out to Takayama station every 30 minutes after 8 am). Thank you, Hoshokaku! We shall be back!