Welcome to Kambayashi Onsen

Kambayashi Onsen, beyond the Yudanaka and Shibu Onsen hot spring resorts in northern Nagano Prefecture, is near to Jigokudani Yaen Koen (Monkey Park).
At the foot of Shiga Kogen Highlands, Kambayashi Onsen is surrounded by picturesque peaceful scenery. The artistic atmosphere has attracted writers and artists since olden times.
Jigokudani Yaen Koen is famous for the Japanese monkeys (snow monkeys) that soak in the hot springs.  Watch them or go skiing in the Shiga Highlands while staying at the Kambayashi Onsen resort.
Something interesting will be sure to highlight your journey to Kambayashi Onsen.

List of Ryokan (Accommodations)

Kambayashi Onsen Hotel Senjukaku
A modern ryokan with a mix of Japanese and Western senses

Yuyado Sekiya
A beautiful ryokan rebuilt in September 2011

Fudoson no Yu Onyado Kotobuki
A ryokan with an open-air bath with a view of a beautiful Japanese garden

Jigokudani Onsen Korakukan
A ryokan where you can watch the snow monkeys while soaking in the bath

Ryokan Yamanoyu
A reasonably-priced ryokan with a quiet, leisurely atmosphere

An onsen ryokan like a private hideaway loved by celebrities

Kambayashi Onsen Hotel Senjukaku Kambayashi Onsen Hotel Senjukaku

Founded in 1928, Senjukaku was one of the earliest hotels to have an atmosphere with a mix of Japanese and Western senses. It has been the favorite of many cultural figures. After WWII, for a while it was a resort for the American army. It was rebuilt in 1989 but still retains the same "modern" mood as the original facility.

Official Website > Kambayashi Onsen Hotel Senjukaku

Yuyado Sekiya Yuyado Sekiya
湯宿 せきや

Yuyado Sekiya was founded in 1912. It has three private open-air baths in the forest that are available free of charge (reservations required). Kaiseki, Japanese-style course meals, are made using Shinshu (Nagano Prefecture) beef and local fresh vegetables and served in your private dining room. Yuyado Sekiya is a small rhokan with only eight rooms, but all rooms have an open-air hot spring bath. A great place to relax and enjoy your vacation.

Official Website> Yuyado Sekiya (Japanese version)

Fudoson no Yu Onyado Kotobuki Fudoson no Yu Onyado Kotobuki
不動尊の湯 ことぶき

Fudoson no Yu Kotobuki, in the top 100 of the best hot spring hotels in Japan, offers fine hot spring bathing in "real" hot spring water. Viewing the lush Japanese garden cared for by the owner is refreshing. This ryokan is located in a quiet area on the outskirts of town and not far from Jigokudani Yaen Koen with its famous snow monkeys.

Official Website> Fudoson no Yu Onyado Kotobuki (Japanese version)

Jigokudani Onsen Korakukan Jigokudani Onsen Korakukan
地獄谷温泉 後楽館

Korakukan is the only ryokan in the valley with a view of the steaming clouds from Jigokudani hot springs. It is about 30 minutes on foot from the center of Kambayashi Onsen town or a 10-minute walk from the toll parking lot near Jigokudani Onsen along the left side of the Yokoyu River from Onsen-ji Temple in Shibu Onsen. Both pathways are enjoyable in the seasonal nature and the view of the Yokoyu River through the trees. Along the way, you may see some monkeys foraging in the forest or soaking in an open-air bath.

Official Website> Korakukan

Ryokan Yamanoyu Ryokan Yamanoyu
旅館 山の湯

Ryokan Yama no Yu is a quiet and peaceful small ryokan with five guest rooms with double occupancy (10 guests). The natural hot spring water is of good quality. Enjoy soaking in the bath in complete privacy in a room with a lockable door. Meals are carefully cooked by the owner's wife and contain a variety of vegetables. Many guests return to this ryokan year after year for the reasonable rate of 8,650 yen per room with two meals (consumption tax included). Come and enjoy your stay.

Official Website> Ryokan Yamanoyu (Japanese version)

Jinpyokaku Jinpyokaku

Jinpyokaku Honten is a traditional ryokan founded in the Meiji era (1868-1912) with goal of giving guests a place to peacefully relax away from the hustle and bustle of the outside world. Jinpyokaku has been visited by countless writers and artists highly satisfied with the kind hospitality.

Official Website > Jinpyokaku Honten

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