Traditional Ryokan inn featuring warm wood construction, gardens throughout, onsen hot spring bath, gourmet meals; centrally located to Nagano's best.
Your experience starts at our spacious lobby that offers views of the koi pond and central garden as well as a comfortable space to relax next to the wood burning stove. Then we lead you to your guestroom, perhaps across the watari-roka passageway by the many tsubo-niwa pocket gardens to one of the detached rooms with a private garden. Or up the stairs to one of the 2nd floor rooms that provide views of the pine tree covered hills surrounding the Chikuma River valley.
Your onsen ryokan experience here at Kamesei continues with the hot spring mineral baths. Our baths feature 100% natural onsen water flowing 24 hours a day. Both the ladies and the mens baths have rotenburo outdoor baths. One is made of fragrant yellow cedar, the other of river rock in an open air garden setting where you can bathe in the starlight as you soak in the onsen.
Once you have relaxed in your guest room and soothed your body in the onsen baths, it is time to nourish your body with our chef's meals. When you stay at a Japanese ryokan, meals are an important part of the overall experience. Our kaiseki-style dinner features local, seasonal ingredients and the breakfast is a full ryokan traditional breakfast. Prices are +4,000 yen for dinner, +2,000 yen for breakfast, or +5,000 yen for both.
Staying at a traditional Japanese ryokan gives you a sense of time and place, of here and now. Come and let Kamesei Ryokan provide you the full "ryokan" experience during your trip to Japan.
Free shuttle service to and from Togura Station, 25 minutes from Nagano Station on local Shinano Railway.
Convenient day trips to the Jigokudani snow monkeys, spiritual Togakushi Mountain, Matsumoto Castle, and so much more. (Itinerary planning help gladly provided.)
Or you can stay and explore our town, Togura Kamiyamada Onsen, with its many charming shops, friendly restaurants, a footbath, a mountain fortress, even a piggy bank museum. You can see the area on foot, or rent a bicycle and ride along the Chikuma River Cycling Path.
All of Kamesei Ryokan's guestrooms are traditional Japanese style, with straw tatami mat floors and rice paper shoji screen doors. Except for the budget rooms, they have private toilets. Bathing facilities are with the onsen baths.
WiFi is available in the lobby.
Check-in is 3pm, Check-out is 10am.
Outgoing, knowledgeable service available in English by Tyler, our American proprietor.
We look forward to providing you Japan's famous "omotenashi" service.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- Air Conditioning
- Bicycle hire
- Bicycle parking
- Breakfast not included
- Child Friendly
- Common Room
- Fax Service
- Free City Maps
- Free Internet Access
- Free Parking
- Free Wifi
- Hair Dryers
- Hot Showers
- House Keeping
- Internet Access
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- Meals Available
- No Curfew
- Postal Service
- Reading Light
- Safety Deposit Box
- Taxes not included
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Towels Included
- Vending Machines
- Washing Machine
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
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TRAIN FROM TOKYO: Nagano Shinkansen bullet train to Ueda (1 hr. 30 min.), transfer to local Shinano Line 4 stops to Togura Station.
TRAIN FROM OSAKA/KYOTO: Shinkansen to Nagoya, change to JR Ltd. Expr. 'Shinano' to Shinonoi (2 hr. 45 min.), transfer to local Shinano Line 4 stops to Togura Sta.
BUS: Highway Bus from Tokyo (Shinjuku to Nagano City or Ikebukuro to Ueda. Overnight Bus from Osaka to Nagano City. Then local Shinano Line to Togura Sta.
(NOTE: Free pick-up at Togura Station.)
Centrally Located to Day Trips to the Best of Nagano:
*Jigokudani Snow Monkeys (monkey onsen)
*Spiritual Togakushi Mtn. and its ninja sites
*Zenkoji Temple and the '98 Winter Olympic venues of Nagano City
*Matsumoto Castle and the breathtakingly beautiful nature of Kamikochi
*Kawanakajima samurai battle site
*Nagano's top ski areas (Hakuba, Nozawa, Shiga Kogen) a little over an hour away. Use us as a stop-over on the way to or from or between skiing.
Helpful itinerary info gladly provided.
For travellers going on to Tsumago and Magome to walk the Nakasendo Road, we would be happy to make your lodging arrangements and look up the train / bus info.