See why so many travellers make Yakimochiya their onsen ryokan of choice when visiting Nagano. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a family-friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.
Rooms at Yakimochiya offer a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and air conditioning.
During your stay, take advantage of some of the amenities offered, including baggage storage, a gift shop, and shops. For travellers arriving by car, free parking is available.
Best of all, Yakimochiya makes it easy to experience many great Nagano attractions like Nagano Prefectural Shinano Art Museum Higashiyama Kaii Gallery, Shinshu Shinmachi Art Museum, and Kitano Cultural Center, which are some popular art museums.
At Yakimochiya, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Nagano.
The minshuku is set more or less at the crest of a very switchback-filled road, looking down over a valley. The main building has a thatched roof, and as you walk in the first thing you notice is the smoke coming out of the hearth where they are burning wood - not charcoal. I remember reading some book that said it was important to keep a smoky fire going in houses like this because the smoke keeps bugs from starting to attack the thatch. Our room was in the main (old) building. No entry way, nothing - just 12 mat size, right off the main hall and across from the lobby/dining area. Bathroom is down the hall, definitely old-style. And while the place seems big enough that it could be a ryokan, it’s definitely a minshuku. We had to lay out our futon, there wasn’t much in the way of help or explanation as we arrived, and the place is fairly small - at dinner it seemed like maybe 5 or so other groups were there, and the place was pretty much full. Dinner was a grill your own barbecue, with a couple of other dishes. While good, it was also a bit of work. Pork, chicken, fish, and veggies to grill along with sashimi, chawan-mushi, cold salted tempura, some stewed mountain vegetables and eggplant. All in all quite a good meal, and relatively filling. The local sake we got, though was just mediocre - tasting too much of alcohol and not really that smooth. The bath is also nice, not too hot, which was a good touch considering it’s summer.…