Kamesei Ryokan is a traditional ryokan inn featuring warm wood construction, gardens throughout, onsen hot spring bath and gourmet meals. Centrally located to the best of Nagano. Your experience starts at our spacious lobby that offers restfull views of the koi pond and central garden. 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 tree-covered hills surrounding the Chikuma River valley. All of our guestrooms are traditional Japanese style with straw tatami mat floors and rice paper shoji screen doors but have private toilets.
Kamesei Ryokan offers convenient day trips to the Jigokudani snow monkeys, spiritual Togakushi Mountain, Matsumoto Castle, Zenkoji Temple and so much more. We can also arrange genuine local geisha to entertain you and your fellow guests. See our Japan Onsen Town Guide for more details. You can see the area on foot or rent a bicycle and ride along the Chikuma River Cycling Path. WiFi is available in the lobby. Outgoing, knowledgeable service is available in English by Tyler, our American proprietor. Your onsen ryokan experience here at Kamesei continues with the hot spring mineral baths. Our baths feature natural onsen water flowing 24 hours a day. Both the ladies and the mens baths have rotenburo outdoor baths. 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 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. 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. We look forward to providing you our famous omotenashi service.