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.
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.