23 May 2018
Dinner was very very very traditional Japanese. 14 different dishes. In the main we had no idea what we were eating and no-one could speak enough English to explain. Quite seriously this food is an acquired taste and we did not acquire it.
Japanese style accommodation. Sleeping on the floor and sitting on low seats. Something a bit different, although good for a novelty visit, not for a longer stay. Location was excellent. Everything needed was close by.
18 May 2018
The hotel was really good, the owners were nice and the room was very clean. We loved the tea provided in the room, it was delicious!
17 May 2018
Location, so close to Zenkoji. Dietary requests were taken into acount. Cheerful staff.
13 May 2018
Great choice with an amazing location, warm, welcoming and very affordable !
9 May 2018
Fantastic position, excellent ryokan.
Traditional hospitality, the staff were warm and helpful. The food and presentation was excellent.
8 May 2018
My partner loved staying here, great Japanese experience
We were right at the entrance to Zenkō-Ji Temple and gardens. Stores lined the street outside.
4 May 2018
Be careful what you wish for
Whilst keen to experience sleeping on the floor on futons - three nights were two too many for my poor body. After hours of walking around the sights of Negano I would have welcomed a bed to relax on or even a chair to sit on. Lying on the floor with my head resting on the rolled up bedding is not the same. It’s a long way down and an even longer way up. Also five minutes before your allocated breakfast time staff would knock on your door to remind you to come down for breakfast. This made me feel somewhat rushed and uncomfortable
A place to experience the traditional nature of a Ryokan. The breakfasts were extensive and interesting. The dinner was traditional and offered a huge array of dishes - some of which, like the raw squid posed a challenge to my western concept of edibles. The Ryokan itself is beautiful and within the temple precinct. Quiet and peaceful in the evenings and within easy walking distance to restaurants and busses.
30 April 2018
The traditional breakfast was amazing.
29 April 2018
Good location and easy bus ride from train station.
28 April 2018
Limited English spoken
Beautiful building, great location, excellent food, kind staff.
28 April 2018
Fantastic place would definitely recommend
The shared bathroom is only for use in the evenings. However if you ask the staff you can have a shower in the mornings too, so it is not really a problem
Friendly staff and amazing location
27 April 2018
Superb - great experience in a stand out area - recommended.
What an awesome place to stay, lovely and friendly staff, in a fanatstic location and very comfy. The team were great in responding to our questions ahead of our visit - very helpful seeing we had not been to Nagano before.
22 April 2018
A great place to stay to see the old town and temple. A true Japanese ryokan
The tatami May bedding on the floor was fairly thin and not very comfortable
Fantastic location and wonderful staff
20 April 2018
Ok if you are a smoker!
As non smokers this Ryokan is a non starter. We woke at 12 midnight with a very strong smell of cigarette smoke in our room. It was revolting and we found it difficult to sleep as we could not throw a window open. In the morning, on leaving, the whole of our floor smelt of cigarette smoke.
Location of Ryokan and comfortable futon.
13 May 2018
Put on your Yukata, drink the tea, eat the amazing food, enjoy the baths...disconnect
Honestly this place exceeded my expectations. Is it five star? No... but it’s good and clean with five star food and a great staff.
Very friendly staff, great location in a quiet and beautiful part of town. I walked to the train every day. It’s just over a mile down a beautiful street lined with shops. Traditional room was good sized and comfortable. Bath area was small but clean and just what I needed each day after exploring the area. Nagano is a beautiful area ..I did the Alpine Route to Toyama and the Monkey Park and used this as a base to rest. Get their Breakast and dinner you can!(remember to be a few minutes early to your seating) Unbeleavable value! Don’t speak Japanese? Don’t worry they speak enough English it’s fine.
12 May 2018
Peaceful stay in Nagano
-The staff were very kind -The rooms were clean -Located right next to the temple
11 May 2018
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6 May 2018
Fantastic staff (treat you like family), food, location.
4 May 2018
The Japanese breakfast and the staffs were very courteous
200/night is too expensive for this hotel.
1 May 2018
Amazing food and very friendly staff