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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
Response from Tyler-KameseiRyokan, Owner at Kamesei RyokanResponded 5 days ago
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
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
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
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 1 week ago
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
I don’t usually write Trip Advisor reviews, but wanted to for this place.
Very friendly, helpful and knowledgable hosts, beautiful rooms, good onsen, good food and a real feel of authenticity.
Only ryokan I’ve been to, but feels the real deal!More
Response from Tyler-KameseiRyokan, Owner at Kamesei RyokanResponded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for making Kamesei Ryokan your first ryokan experience. We try to make staying at a traditional Japanese inn as approachable as possible, so it is good to know we succeeded in making a memorable first impression.
Many travelers to Japan stay just stay...More
Tyler and Mari were wonderful - we could not ask for better hosts!
Our room was spacious, clean and comfortable. The onsen were fantastic (spotless, modern facilities, with traditional charm) and the ability to use the family onsen for a private bath was great.
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Response from Tyler-KameseiRyokan, Owner at Kamesei RyokanResponded 11 May 2018
Thank you for coming to Kamesei Ryokan. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at our traditional onsen inn, as well as your time in our onsen town, Togura-Kamiyamada. Our town is central to so many of Nagano's best attractions, and the Jigokudani Wild Monkey...More
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
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. Other popular side trips include the Jigokudani Wild Monkey Park (aka "Snow Monkeys"), 45 min. bus to the trailhead, and Togakushi for the gigantic cedar trees lining the path to the Inner Shrine as well the Ninja center, 1 hour by bus.
We can also provide shuttle service for Obasute Station which is a 45 minute train ride from Matsumoto for seeing the castle there.
Alternatively, from Obasute S.A. on the Nagano Expressway, it is possible to take a bus to Kamikochi in the Japanese Alps for the day.
So we are centrally located to many great locations in Nagano.
If you have any other questions, feel free ask.
Tyler Lynch / Kamesei Ryokan
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"All rooms were quite spacious. Ask for a soft pillow."