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Hot Tub
Non-Smoking Hotel
3 Star Hotel
Traditional ryokan featuring warm wood construction, gardens throughout, relaxing onsen baths and gourmet kaiseki meals. You can wear your yukata robe and use our wooden geta sandals to stroll around our onsen town, Togura Kamiyamada, and explore the many small shops and eateries. Our...
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2-15-1 Kamiyamada Onsen, Chikuma 389-0821, Nagano Prefecture
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31.7 km to Matsumoto Airport
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had a very nice and memorable stay. Very comfortable and peacefull place, perfect for relaxing. Tyler picked us up at the train station and took time to welcome us and introduce the town over green tea. We enjoyed the onsen two times during our one...More

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Response from Tyler-KameseiRyokan, Owner at Kamesei RyokanResponded 4 days ago

We are grateful you brought your family to stay in our traditional onsen inn. As hosts, it is rewarding when guests are as open to new experiences, such as our optional 5am zazen meditation at a nearby temple, and our Zukudashi Eco Tours walking tour...More

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Reviewed 29 October 2017

Our stay could not have been better. From the clear communications making reservations to the final shuttle to the train station everything was perfect. This is a traditional Onsen Ryokan with beautiful rooms and the indoor/outdoor and private onsens are very relaxing. Tyler, Mari, and...More

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Response from Tyler-KameseiRyokan, Owner at Kamesei RyokanResponded 1 November 2017

Thank you for coming and staying at Kamesei Ryokan. We are grateful you enjoyed our traditional inn as well as the natural hot spring mineral water onsen baths. And our chef's kaiseki-style dinner is especially recommended. With our new Zukudashi Eco Tours, we offer both...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although my family (my husband, my sons at 18 and 5 yo) didn’t book through TripAdvisor; we booked through my friend living local, the stay and the Onsen was awesome experience not just for me and also my family member. I am a native Japanese...More

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Response from Tyler-KameseiRyokan, Owner at Kamesei RyokanResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your coming with your family to Kamesei Ryokan for your onsen inn experience. We are glad everyone enjoyed our inn's relaxing ambience, the rejuvenating onsen baths, and our chef's culinary magic. Speaking of our chef's meals, the menu does change with the...More

Reviewed 15 June 2018

You get picked up at the train station by an English speaking host and taken to a beautiful home. English spoken here by Tyler who is quite fluent😊. Better than me. It was as beautiful as I hoped it would be and very homey. A...More

Thank kaimanahila
Response from Tyler-KameseiRyokan, Owner at Kamesei RyokanResponded 16 June 2018

Your kind words are greatly appreciated. We are grateful you enjoyed our little inn here in the Japanese countryside. Most of the nearby inns have replaced their wooden buildings with concrete boxes but we here at Kamesei Ryokan still have our original wooden guest rooms...More

Reviewed 8 June 2018

Although the stay was short but I really enjoyed the coziness here. The hosts were wonderful. The staffs were also super duper cute and friendly, they talked to me and made me totally forget the fact that I was traveling and eating alone. However, I...More

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Response from Tyler-KameseiRyokan, Owner at Kamesei RyokanResponded 9 June 2018

Thank you for coming and enjoying our little, traditional inn here in the Japanese countryside. We try to incorporate the best of Nagano with our gardens, cuisine, etc. including artists such as Miwa Komatsu as you mentioned. Even the classical guitar music you heard playing...More

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Certificate of Excellence
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Banquet Room
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Shuttle Bus Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Self-Serve Laundry
Non-Smoking Hotel
Breakfast Available
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Things to do
Hot Tub
Price range
US$70 - US$265 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Price range
US$70 - US$265 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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Response from Tyler-KameseiRyokan | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry regarding Kamesei Ryokan. We provide free shuttle service to/from Togura Station which is 25 minutes from Nagano Station. From Nagano Station, it is a 2km walk or bus ride to Zenkoji Temple... More
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"All rooms were quite spacious. Ask for a soft pillow."
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"My room, a small one, was rather drafty. Make allowances for that."
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"We chose the room with a private garden view."
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"Rent bikes around town or further. We wish we had more time to explore."
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