Tripadvisor.com, which features travel reviews from people around the world, announced their Travelers’ Choice 2013 Awards.
For the B&B / Inns category of the Top 25 that received the award, 7 are from here, Nagano Prefecture. That’s the most of any prefecture — more than even Kyoto! That goes to show the high level of customer service provided by ryokans in Nagano.
The 7 ryokans from Nagano that received the award are:
Biyu no Yado, Shimaya Ryokan and Matsuya from Yamanouchi Town by the snow monkeys,
The venerable Hanaya Ryokan in Bessho Onsen,
Historical Fujioto Ryokan in Tsumago, a post town along the old Nakasendo Road,
Friendly Seifuso in Matsumoto in between the castle and Asama Onsen,
and a certain little inn here in our onsen town, Togura-Kamiyamada.
Of the thousands of inns throughout Japan, 7 of the Top 25 as selected by tripadvisor.com‘s reviewers are in Nagano. So when you think about where to experience a stay in a traditional Japanese ryokan, Nagano Prefecture is a great place to consider.