At the foot of Shiga Kogen Highlands, Kambayashi Onsen is surrounded by picturesque peaceful scenery. The artistic atmosphere has attracted writers and artists since olden times. Kanbayashi Onsen 上林温泉 is only a small village on a hill amongst the forest but provides a very calming environment. It is four kilometres from Yudanaka Station but provides the closest lodging to the Japan Snow Monkey Park in Jigokudani-koen (roughly 30 minutes to walk). You can catch a bus from Yudanaka Station and get off at the Kambayashi Stop. There is a local temple, museum and some restaurants.
Japan Snow Monkeys Accommodation: Kanbayashi Onsen
|Fudo-Son no Yu Kotobuki is a unique combination of Japanese, Western and cottage style hot spring resort located in the luscious forest of Kanbayashi Onsen – one of the one hundred famous hot springs in Japan. The inn is conveniently located just under the gateway of mountain path to Jigokudani Yaen-koen. Guests have a relaxing lounge area, several different types of onsen and hearty meals as well. Map to Fudo-Son no Yu Kotobuki|
|Korakukan Ryokan is a small inn with twelve Japanese style rooms and is as close as you can get to the Monkey Park (see hotel map). Naturally the inn has both an inside and outside onsen. If you want to get close to the monkeys this is the place to be. The monkeys are very active – clambering over the building, looking through the windows and even using the outdoor baths. Cost is around 10,000 yen per person per night (including dinner and breakfast) See reviews of Korakukan Ryokan.|
|Kanbayashi Hotel Senjukaku combines the comfort of a hotel providing you with your private space and time, and the heart-warming service of a ryokan (traditional Japanese-style inn). See map|
|Yuyado Sekiya – booking details soon! Yuyado Sekiya is a traditional Japanese-style inn (ryokan) in Kanbayashi Onsen. The inn is well placed near the entrance to the Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park. Map to Yuyado Sekiya|
|Jinpokau Inn (a.k.a. Jinpyokaku Honten) is an authentic Japanese inn with a history over 100 years that sits near the entrance to the Jigokudani-koen Monkey Park. It is a very traditional Japanese inn first opened in 1901. Over the years it has played host to a large number of famous writers (inc. Yasunari Kawabata), artists & politicians. Rated a member of the “100 real hot-springs” in Japan in 2004. Inside & outside hot spring baths available. Map to Jinpokau Inn|
|Yamanoyu Hotel – booking details soon! The Yamanoyu Hotel is built in the highest point of Kanbayashi Onsen (see map). The location is renowned for it’s stillness. Famous Japanese authors such as Fumiko Hayashi, Sakae Tsuboi and others stayed and wrote masterpieces here. The room that “Meshi” was written in by Fumiko Hayashi is still in existence as well as the room used by Sakae Tsuboi when writing “Nijyushinohitomi”. Free LAN connection available.|