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Our stay at Kamesei Ryokan was absolutely outstanding, the highlight of our 3 week Japan trip. The layout and design of the Ryokan is absolutely beautiful, with gorgeous gardens and tranquil onsens. We enjoyed some traditional Japanese meals, the food just kept on coming! We...More
Response from Tyler-KameseiRyokan, Owner at Kamesei RyokanResponded 16 January 2018
Thank you for your stay, and for your kind review. We are grateful Kamesei Ryokan was the highlight of your trip to Japan. We are especially glad you enjoyed our inn's traditional layout, with the garden and koi pond in the middle and most of...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
Our one night stay at this beautiful ryokan was just wonderful.
When stepping in to the ryokan the fireplace in the lobby was lit and the place smelled good from the burning wood. The ryokan has a beautiful japanese garden inside with a pond with...More
Response from Tyler-KameseiRyokan, Owner at Kamesei RyokanResponded 15 January 2018
Thank you for making the time to find our inn, especially as our onsen town, Togura-Kamiyamada, is a bit off the beaten path. We are grateful you enjoyed our inn's warm charm with the woodstove in the lobby and koi pond in the middle of...More
Tyler and wife , was very kind to explain us not only the Hotel but the City and the history it self, he even has a map with English and the town info with a lot of picture..
Not to say a website which even...More
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Response from Tyler-KameseiRyokan, Owner at Kamesei RyokanResponded 7 January 2018
Thank you for coming and staying at Kamesei Ryokan. We are glad you enjoyed our hospitality and our enthusiasm for our onsen town, Togura-Kamiyamada. The audio tour podcast on the onsentown website is an informative way to get to know about our lifestyle here in...More
Stayed with a few friends this past March. Tyler was very helpful and informative. He even walked us down to a local bar, where we had an absolute blast, with Karaoke. We arrived a bit late, but Tyler informed us of the history and was...More
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Response from Tyler-KameseiRyokan, Owner at Kamesei RyokanResponded 21 December 2017
Thank you for coming and enjoying our inn, as well as our onsen town Togura-Kamiyamada. It is a night town, with literally hundreds of individually-owned bars and restaurants. A lot of the bars are 'snack'-type where you pay 3000 yen for a couple of hours...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