We stayed here for 2 nights in October for the foliage season. The hotel is by the lake, beautiful view from their restaurant and some lakeview rooms. Cheaper rate than some hotels right at Kappabashi, however the experience is wonderful. This view is way better than the Myojin Pond.
Hotel rate is inclusive of breakfast and dinner. We are very well-fed. Cannot be happier with the food and view.
Staff are excellent. Mr. Mesaki at front office is very friendly and attentive. He can speak English well so we asked him many questions about Kamikochi. He recommended some hiking trails for us. Other staff at the restaurant are very polite and attentive.
Room was great! Well sized. Well equipped. This is considered the "newest" hotel in kamikochi even though it's 60 years old. I'm sure they did some refurbishment and maintenance, because the hotel looks fine.
You can walk from hotel to Kappabashi along the river for about 1 hour, or take a bus for less than 10 mins. Beautiful scenery around.
** We stayed from 19 to 21 October. Peak season for foliage. Beautiful scenery.More
- Free Wifi