RYOKANS providing rooms with private open-air baths
Book Yumoto Saito Ryokan in Shirahone Onsen (Nagano)— Our famous milk white bath is our pride. The view from the pure Japanese style rooms in our new annex surrounded by the great outdoors is absolutely superb. 170 min by JR limited express from Tokyo Sta. to Matsumoto Sta. then 70 min by taxi.
Japanese ryokan food, dinner and breakfast – a ryokan providing local foodstuff
Local Nagano river fish, Shinshu beef, and Gold game fowl.
A ryokan particularly good for health and beauty
This hot spring is so potent that it is said that if you use it for three days, you won’t catch a cold for three years. The hot spring is filled with milky white hot spring water bubbling up naturally. Pure “kakenagashi” (never recycled) baths. The water is good for the gastrointestinal tract, neuralgia, feminine discomfort, etc.
“No. 1” ryokan in Japan
With 270 years of history, this ryokan is located on highland with an altitude of 1400 meters. Many authors have stayed here in the past.
Traditional ryokan – historical architecture
A ryokan amongst the mountains with a beautiful architectural method of incorporating white walls and black wood. The milky white open air bath on the property also exudes a Japanese atmosphere.
Modern hotel-style ryokan
Purely Japanese style ryokan.
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