Northern Nagano Area 亀清旅館
Traditional ryokan with soothing onsen baths, warm wood construction, koi pond and gardens throughout. Friendly, helpful staff. Centrally located to the best of Nagano. Fun onsen town with a variety of restaurants and entertainment.
Experience the heart and soul of Japan at our traditional ryokan and make Kamesei your base for exploring Nagano City, the snow monkeys, spiritual Togakushi, Matsumoto and Nagano’s many other attractions. Our traditional Japanese inn features a spacious lobby with a wood burning stove as well as a soothing onsen with new outdoor baths. Feel the warmth of our wood construction while enjoying the inn's gardens and koi pond. Relax in our spacious 10-tatami mat guest rooms while lounging in a light yukata robe. Togura-Kamiyamada is special because it is an onsen town – feel free to wear your yukata and use our wooden geta sandals to walk to the many shops and restaurants. There’s even a theater with geisha drag shows. Our town is proud of its geisha heritage and we can organize geisha entertainment for your evening banquet.
Our proprietor, Tyler, is happy to provide local travel info as well as a touch of American hospitality in his adopted home here in the Japanese countryside.
Mountain / Urban
Tel: 026-275-1032 / Fax: 026-276-1032
Right here in our onsen town there is Taishokan, a sort of geisha-themed dance and drag show for entertainment. Above the town is Arato-jo, a cool mountain fort. We also suggest renting bicycles and riding the trail along the Chikuma River.
Japanese/Western Blend: 1
10 Tatami mats size with private toilet. Many rooms feature private gardens.
Check-in / Check-out
15:00 / 10:00
5,000 yen - 7,000 yen (Per Adult Per Night, Room Charge, Service Fee Included, Sales Tax Included, Onsen Tax Additional)
Prices and Meal Plans
Full dinner and breakfast are available and are highly recommended in order to truly appreciate the ryokan experience. Kaiseki-style Gourmet Dinner featuring local and seasonal ingredients +4,000 yen (pls advise in advance to allow for preparation); full Ryokan Breakfast +2,000 yen (pls request at check-in); or +5,000 yen for both. Vegetarian meals provided upon request.
Or, for dinner, enjoy our town's nightlife. We have a great variety of cuisines for any budget. Half a block away is a yakitori shop run by Yumi, an ex-geisha who’s lack of English doesn’t get in the way of an entertaining conversation. Just down the street is Sushi-hei, run by the funniest, baldest sushi chef. There’s Kohaku, serving our town’s signature dish, “oshibori udon” seasoned with a seriously hot daikon radish, a retro restaurant with the best tofu steak you'll ever have, and many more. We'll gladly walk you over, introduce you to the owners and get you situated.
Japanese, Dinners + 4,200 yen per person, Breakfasts + 2,100 yen per person, or +5,250 yen for both.
Traditional "kaiseki" style multi-course dinners featuring local, seasonal ingredients such as river fish and wild mountain vegetables and mushrooms. Vegetarian meals available.
Natural Hot Spring
Common Bath, Outdoor Bath, Private Bath
Kamiyamada Onsen is a pure sulfur spring. We have two large common baths each with outdoor baths attached -- the "100 Year Bath" in a garden setting, and a yellow cedar bath. Guests can also enjoy our private outdoor bath "Shinano-buro&
- Non-Smoking Rooms Available
- Internet Connectivity Available in Guest Rooms
- Internet-Enabled Computer Available for Use
- Dinner Provided in Guest Room
- Special Needs Meals (Caloric, Amount, Ingredients) Provided (Please Inquire)
- Vegetarian Meals Available (Please Inquire)
- Accommodation w/o Meals or Room Charge Available
- Accommodation w/o Dinner or B&B Style Available
- Private Accommodation for Single Travelers Provided
Location / Access
2-15-1, Kamiyamada Onsen, Chikuma City
- By Train:
- 2km from Togura Station. (If coming by shinkansen from Tokyo, change at Ueda to local Shinano Railway; 4 stops to Togura.) Free Pick-up (14:30-17:30). from Togura Station (Shinano Railway)
Approx. 5km from Obasute Station. (Most convenient from Matsumoto if by local JR train.) Call ahead for free pick-up. from Obasute Station (JR Shinonoi Line)
- By Car:
- 15 min. from Joshin’etsu Expwy Sakaki IC or Nagano Expwy Koshoku IC by Route 18. Cross over the Chikuma River to Kamiyamada Onsen’s Chuo-dori St., turn on Koen-dori, approx. 30m. from Sakaki IC
- Pick-Up Service:
Free pick up service at either Togura or Obasute Station. Give us a call upon arrival at 026-275-1032 (main tel) or 080-2008-4815 (cell)