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 Hanayabessho. This Modern Ryokan has 44 Japanese-style rooms, and 14 of the rooms have their own hot spring bath. There are indoor and outdoor hot spring baths for both women and men (same gender only). The women’s indoor hot spring bath holds up to 30 bathers, and the men’s indoor hot spring bath can accommodate up to 10 bathers. The indoor mixed hot spring bath can hold up to 30 bathers and it is open from 15:00 to 21:45 and 22:00 to 10:30. The outdoor hot spring baths ar...
Welcome to the Uematsuya. This Modern Ryokan is located in Bessho Onsen resort, in the Nagano Prefecture. Uematsuya is proud of its cuisine using local products such as vegetables from the surrounding mountains, mushrooms and beef. The hot spring baths of Uematsuya will make your skin smooth and will make you feel refreshed. Uematsuya offers 32 guests rooms all of which have a private bath (not a hot spring bath) and toilet. Uematsuya has 2 buildings; the Honkan (main building with 6 floo...
Welcome to Katsuraso. This Modern Ryokan is a 2 story wooden building with 10 Japanese-style guest rooms. The guest rooms at Katsuraso are either 6 tatami mat or 10 tatami mat rooms, and each guest room has its own private toilet. At Katsuraso there are indoor hot spring baths for both women and men (same gender only), and there is also a 'family bath' which means guests can bathe privately by hanging a sign outside of the hot spring bath. Fresh, seasonal Japanese cuisine is served to the...
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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