Lobby, with warm wood construction, fireplace, and views of our central garden and koi pond.Central garden and koi pond.  There are gardens throughout the inn, with several guest rooms having a private tsubo-niwa garden.
Kamesei Ryokan, an onsen (hot spring) inn

Private room

16 guests

10 bedrooms

16 beds
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Kamesei Ryokan is a family-run traditional onsen inn
with mostly warm wood construction and gardens throughout. We are an American-Japanese couple that are happy to share our onsen town Togura-Kamiyamada with visitors curious about the Japanese countryside. You can relax wearing yukata robes in your private tatami mat rooms and enjoy the hot spring mineral baths rich in sulfur content. Chef Takei's creative kaiseki-style dinners are highly suggested.

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
2 single beds

The space
Bathrooms: 2 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 10+
Beds: 16
Check In: 3PM - 9PM
Room type: Private room


Extra people £31 / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 21%
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Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

1 night minimum stay

16 Reviews

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Elisa User Profile
August 2017
I was looking for a traditional Japanese Onsen Ryokan and I found it here! Everything was perfect, from the booking till the check out! Do not miss the delicious and beautiful dinner! Tyler and his wife are perfect host!
Tyler User ProfileTyler is a superhost.
Response from Tyler:
Thank you for your stay, and for your kind words. We are grateful you enjoyed the traditional style of our onsen inn, as well as chef's kaiseki-style dinner. We are lucky to have such a creative chef and encourage our guests to partake of his culinary magic. Thank you for the great recommendation.
August 2017

Melody User Profile
July 2017
This is a restful and peaceful stay in Togura. The ryokan offers travelers a relaxing onsen experience to restore the body. Tyler is a great host and very hospitable. Our group of 8 enjoyed our time and we hope to return in the future !

Michi User Profile
July 2017
Best stay on our hole trip to Japan. Tayler was a great host

Lucas User Profile
July 2017
A very welcoming place with fantastic hosts, rooms and hot springs. It was clearly one of the best place I've stayed in Japan. Huge recommendation.
Tyler User ProfileTyler is a superhost.
Response from Tyler:
Thank you for such a strong recommendation. We are glad you enjoyed our inn's relaxing guestrooms, our hot spring mineral water baths, as well as our hospitality. We still have many improvements to make, but your enthusiasm is great encouragement for us. Thank you!
July 2017

Caleb User Profile
July 2017
Tyler's ryokan was a highlight of our trip to Japan. It is quiet and intimate, and we found our first onsen experience to be incredibly relaxing. We sprung for the dinner/breakfast option and were not disappointed. Both were unique and delicious.
Tyler User ProfileTyler is a superhost.
Response from Tyler:
Caleb-san, a traditional ryokan is a place to relax and get back in touch with your self. It seems our inn's calming ambience, the rejuvenating onsen waters, and our chef's culinary magic helped you do just that. We hope you have a chance to come back again some day.
July 2017

Wenzhen User Profile
July 2017
Tyler's place is a traditional Japanese hot spring hotel. The room is big and clean. The outdoor hot spring is classic and stylish.Tyler and other staffs are friendly and thoughtful.
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Response from Tyler:
Wenzhen-san, Thank you for your kind comments. We are glad you enjoyed the guestrooms, as well as our 'rotenburo' outdoor bath. We wish you good luck with your endeavors in Japan.
July 2017

E.J. User Profile
July 2017
We had a great stay at the traditional Japanese inn. Very unique experience for us. Tyler did a great job making us feel welcome and there were was interesting things to see.
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Response from Tyler:
E.J.-san, we were honored that you chose Kamesei Ryokan for your family's first ryokan experience. I hope it gave you some insight to the traditional Japanese way of living. If you ever have another chance to come to Nagano, we hope to see you again.
July 2017

Nagano, JapanJoined in October 2016
Tyler User ProfileTyler is a superhost.

Born, reared and raised in Seattle (U.S. West Coast) and started out in the export-import industry from which began my interest in Japan. My wife Mari and I moved here in 2005 to save her family's inn from being torn down and turned into a parking lot. I would love to share our inn as well as my adopted home town of Togura-Kamiyamada Onsen with guests who are curious about Japan's more traditional side.

Languages: English, 日本語
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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