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.
"Yumoto-Saito-Ryokan is a Ryokan that prides its self on many aspects including: The hot spring baths that take their supply directly from Shirahone’s fountainhead, flowing freely into Saito Ryokans magnificently structured, large bathhouse and into the outdoor baths that are blessed with calming views. (Many of these baths require reservations). Saito Ryokan has 4 buildings/villas (“Kaizan-sou villa, Taisho-kan villa, Showa-kan villa and Bokusui-sou villa”) and total 53 guest rooms...
Welcome to Shintaku Ryokan. This Modern Ryokan is located in the Japanese Alps near Matsumoto. This inn is surrounded by the nature. The Shintaku Ryokan has 35 guest rooms and all of them have a private bath and toilet. Guest go to the Shintaku Ryokan to enjoy the beautiful hot spring bathes and its original cuisine. Guests will have a chance to eat the Zaru soba and rice congee prepared with hot spring water.
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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