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.
Warning: This ryokan is not located in the city center of Nagano. It takes about 30 minutes from Nagano to the Kamesei Ryokan by train.
Welcome to Kamesei Ryokan which is a Traditional Ryokan. As you enter the spacious lobby at Kamesei Ryokan, you can enjoy a moment and take in this ryokans fine woodwork and rustic charm. You can also see the serene views of the Raka-niwa garden and koi pond. At Kamesei Ryokan you can enjoy soaking in their outdoor hot spring bath in...
Warning: this ryokan is not located in Nagano city. It's a 30 minutes local bus ride from the JR liyama station to Madarao Kogen Hotel. Parking costs about 500 yen per night (in winter only).
Welcome to Madarao Kogen Hotel. Madarao Kogen Hotel is a North European style resort hotel, located in the center of the Madarao Kogen area (altitude 1,000 meters). Madarao Kogen Hotel is in a perfect location for enjoying skiing in the winter season. You can also enjoy playing tennis,...
Welcome to Fuchinobo. This ryokan is located inside Zenkoji Temple. It was built in 1985. So well-equipped that it doesn't seem like a guesthouse in a temple. If you are interested, they can propose prayers at Zenkoji Temple. They will also help you to hold a memorial service for your ancestors, to wish for the safety of your family and so on. There are 8 rooms at Fuchinobo.
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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