Ryokan Kanaguya

2202 Hirao, Shibu Onsen, Nagano, Japan

Before it was upstaged by the bathing monkeys, Kanaguya Ryokan, the town's oldest and grandest traditional inn, was Shibu Onsen's main draw. Kanaguya Ryokan's majestic wooden building dates from the late 18th century and retains a traditional atmosphere both inside and out. Most rooms don't have attached baths, but five of the eight hot spring baths in the ryokan can be used privately. The ryokan serves locally sourced feasts for dinner and breakfast and also offers a selection of local sake. Attentive kimono-clad service staff make sure your stay is comfortable, and the inn offers morning tours of the source hot spring and the elaborate network of pipes running into the hotel.

PROS

  • attentive service
  • historical building
  • rooftop outdoor bath

CONS

  • few rooms with attached baths
  • no credit cards accepted
  • limited English ability

Location

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Historical
Quiet
Central
Local Flavor

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0269-33–3131

HOTEL DETAILS

29 rooms
Rate Includes: Some mealsPhone reservations need to be made by a Japanese speaker

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