Karuizawa-Tsuruya Ryokan

Style: Traditional Ryokan

Price Per Person:
¥10,000 ~ ¥20,000

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Address (English)

678 Kyu-Karuizawa Karuizawa-cho
Kita-saku -gun

Address (Japanese)

長野県北佐久郡軽井沢町旧軽井沢678

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Welcome to Karuizawa-Tsuruya Ryokan. This Traditional Ryokan was built along the scenic Nakasendo Highway during the Edo Period (1603-1868) and has approximately 400 years of history. Also, many famous writers have stayed at Karuizawa-Tsuruya Ryokan. There are 24 rooms in total, divided among three buildings called Honkan, Bekkan and Okukan (Okukan rooms are not available in the winter), 15 are Japanese style rooms, 6 are Western style rooms and 3 are mixed Japanese-Western style rooms. Of these, 22 of the guest rooms have private baths and toilets, and 2 have a private toilet only. There are two indoor baths, open 14:00-10:00 (same gender only). Traditional Japanese cuisine is served at Karuizawa-Tsuruya Ryokan. Check-in time is after 14:00, and check-out time is before 11:00. Parking is available.

Welcome to Karuizawa-Tsuruya Ryokan. This Traditional Ryokan was built along the scenic Nakasendo Highway during the Edo Period (1603-1868) and has approximately 400 years of history. Also, many famous writers have stayed at Karuizawa-Tsuruya Ryokan. There are 24 rooms in total, divided among three buildings called Honkan, Bekkan and Okukan (Okukan rooms are not available in the winter), 15 are Japanese style rooms, 6 are Western style rooms and 3 are mixed Japanese-Western style rooms. Of these, 22 of the guest rooms have private baths and toilets, and 2 have a private toilet only. There are two indoor baths, open 14:00-10:00 (same gender only). Traditional Japanese cuisine is served at Karuizawa-Tsuruya Ryokan. Check-in time is after 14:00, and check-out time is before 11:00. Parking is available.

Facilities

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GUEST ROOMS

  • Japanese Style Room with Private Bath and Toilet
  • Japanese Style Room with Private Toilet Only
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Towels

HOT SPRINGS and BATHING FACILITIES

  • Shared Outdoor Hot Spring Bath (Same Gender Only)
  • Shared Indoor Hot Spring Bath (Same Gender Only)
  • Private Hot Spring Bath in Guest Room
  • Private Outdoor Hot Spring Bath (Attached to Guest Room)
  • "Family Bath" (Privately Reserved Hot Spring Bath)
  • Mixed Outdoor Hot Spring Bath

REGULAR BATHING FACILITIES

  • Shared Outdoor Bath (Same Gender Only)
  • Shared Indoor Bath (Same Gender Only)
  • Private Outdoor Bath (Attached to Guest Room)
  • "Family Bath" (Privately Reserved Bath)
  • Mixed Outdoor Bath (Both Genders)

MEALS

  • Dinner and Breakfast Plan Available
  • Breakfast Plan Only Available
  • No Meal Plan Available

SPECIAL MEAL REQUEST

  • Special Meal Request (e.g. No Pork)
  • Vegetarian Meals (with fish)
  • Vegetarian Meals (no fish but with fish broth)
  • Western-style Breakfast

DINING ARRANGEMENTS

  • Dinner Served in Guest Room
  • Breakfast Served in Guest Room

OTHER

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  • Parking:
    Paid Parking
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  • Children under 12 Years allowed:
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  • A real gem

    Month of Visit: April

    Country Of Reviewer: Australia

    Atmosphere Rating - 4

    Food Rating - 4

    Staff Rating - 4

    Location Rating - 4

    Room Rating - 4

    We stayed at Tsuruya last year in May and went back this year in April. Having stayed at many ryokan over several trips, I think that Tsuruya is a perfect combination of service and privacy, for us at least. They cater very well to foreigners, with good English (including English menus) and it seems to me that it would be an ideal place for people to have their first ryokan experience. The building itself is very nice though obviously getting on in years but the age gives it character. It is set at the top of the shopping street amongst a fair amount of gardens, and I think the position is quite ideal. There is a very nice Victorian style lounge on the ground floor with good baths (they don't switch so I didn't get to see the other ones). The rooms are very nice. We had the same room both years with views over a wooded area at the back and the sound of a creek running (or was that a drain? I wont spoil the illusion). The bathrooms are good, and the facilities are very nice. The food is very good. It isn't too much, though there is plenty of it. Breakfast is an excellent buffet. There is a coin laundry which is really useful and a beer dispensing drink machine next to it which I found very handy when I was doing may laundry. The price for two nights was very reasonable given the quality, I thought. Overall I'd rate it really highly, and recommend it.