What is a Ryokan? Ryokans are the best way to experience Japanese culture and enjoy the true comforts of Japanese hospitality and service.
Hot springs have a very long history in Japan, and they are an intimate part of Japanese culture. There are over 3,000 "onsen" ,or hot springs, in Japan. Many can be found at the ryokans available on Japanese Guest Houses.
Nagano Prefecture is often referred to as the "Roof of Japan" because it is home to the Central, Northern, and Southern Japanese Alps. It is the fourth largest prefecture in Japan with an area of 13,585 square kilometers. The capital city, Nagano, came to world attention with the 1998 Winter Olympics, and with the new Hokuriku Shinkansen line built for the occasion it is a quick 90 minute train ride from Tokyo to Nagano. There are four national parks in the prefecture, and it is possible to enjoy outdoor activities all year round from camping and hiking in the spring, summer, and fall to snowboarding and skiing in the winter months. The Japanese Alps provide innumerable hot springs where you can relax and enjoy some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in Japan.
Welcome to Kikunoyu. This is a very special Traditional Ryokan with a very special architectural design. The "honmune-dukuri" style is the style of traditional private residences in Matsumoto, and this tradition goes back over 200 years. All of the 17 guest rooms at Kikunoyu are traditional Japanese-style, and many (not all) guest rooms have their own private bath and toilet. The indoor shared hot spring baths are made of Italian marble and granite, and they are open 24 hours a day. The outdoor ...
Welcome to Onouenoyu. This Traditional Ryokan has been in business since the Taisho Period (early 20th century). Onouenoyu is a two story building built in the traditional Japanese style of a Nagano hot spring ryokan . All of the 14 guest rooms are Japanese-style and have a private toilet but only two have a private bath. There are two shared hot spring baths, one for women and one for men (same gender only). Onouenoyu serves local cuisine such as fresh vegetables and river fish. Check-in...
Welcome to Fujinoyu. This is a small and relaxing hot spring ryokan. Dinner and breakfast are served in the guest's room. Fujinoyu has 180 years of history. Inside the inn, antique items are on display which have been passed on from past generations.
Hyogo-ken Chijitoroku Ryokogyo 3-609
(Hyogo Prefecture Travel Agent License Number 3-609)
10-5-401-1-(2) Sakae-machi, Kawanishi-shi, Hyogo-ken Japan
Part of the Rediscover Group of Travel Companies Rediscover Japan Co., Ltd. (Japanese Guest Houses)
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