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 Nozawa-Naraya Ryokan. This is a 2 story, wooden Traditional Ryokan with 12 Japanese-style rooms. There are indoor and outdoor hot spring baths for both women and men (same gender only). Home-style Japanese cooking is served to the guests at Nozawa-Naraya Ryokan. Check-in time is after 15:00 and check-out time is before 10:00 am. Parking is available.
Welcome to Sumiyoshiya. This Traditional Ryokan has 15 Japanese style guest rooms - 10 of the guest rooms have their own private toilet and 4 of the guest rooms have their own private toilet and bath. There are indoor and outdoor hot spring bath for both women and men (same gender only). A variety of homemade Japanese-style cuisine is served to the guests at Sumiyoshiya. Check-in time is after 12:00 noon and check-out time is before 11:00am. Parking is available.
Welcome to Kiriya Ryokan. This 3 story Traditional Ryokan has 15 Japanese-style guest rooms, and each guest room has its own private toilet. Kiriya Ryokan is also surrounded by a beautiful Japanese garden. There are indoor hot spring baths for both women and men (same gender only). Traditional Japanese cuisine is served to the guests. Check-in time is after 14:00 and check-out time is before 10:00 am. Parking is available.
Welcome to Chitosekan. Located in central Nozawa Onsen, this 4 story wooden Modern Ryokan has 12 Japanese-style rooms all designed in traditional Japanese woodwork. There are indoor hot spring baths for both women and men (same gender only), and for winter snowboarders and skiers there are storage and drying rooms. The owners are very proud of the Japanese-style food served to the guests at Chitosekan, which includes fresh, local Nozawa cuisine. For those guests with cat allergies, Chitos...
Welcome to Kawamotoya This Ryokan Hotel is located in Nozawa Onsen, the quintessential Japanese traditional resort village widely known for its natural hot springs and rich natural powder snow which set the backdrop for the 1998 Winter Olympic Games. A total of 13 public hot spring bath houses, known as Sotoyu, are a common asset of the local villagers and are open to visitors. One of them, Kumanotearai no Yu is just next to Kawamotoya and very famous for its beauty effects on women's ski...
Welcome to Nozawa Grand Hotel. This hotel stands on the high ground of Nozawa Onsen and the town and skiing slope can be seen from the hotel. Surrounded by flowers and trees, guests can enjoy the seasonal beautiful site around the hotel. It is an ideal base for camping in summer and skiing in winter.
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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