*NOTICE-We are open only for an accommodation without any meals for 4000yen(usually 5000yen with breakfast) for a while. Located in north-middle Nagano, Omi is a beautiful and quiet small village. Filled with beautiful landscapes of Japanese farming lands and mountains which are enjoyable throughout the seasons. Our 130 year-old traditional Japanese house has been renovated for your comfort while holding onto its history. Please see below about the house.
“I loved this place. It is in a nice secluded area, and the view of the mountains from the living room is beautiful. We stayed there in the middle of winter and the wooden stove, in addition to other heating, was a big hit to me. There are two toilets and two showers, and all the amenities you would need. I think the space is stylish, I’d love to live in a house like that. The owner is super kind and gave us recommendations and called the restaurants to make sure they were open. If I find myself in this area of Japan again, I would hope to be able to stay there again.”
“We really enjoyed our stay and would come back is possible. - The house: the house is very big, clean and had everything we needed. Enough place for our family and our little one to play, a beautiful patio with a nice view, plenty of kitchen utensils, plenty of towels. The warmers allowed us to stay warm and cozy. The house is fully and beautifully renovated and equipped with nice furnitures. We had a great stay and enjoy the peace there. it's very quiet. The house is out of town a little bit on the mountain. I think it's better to arrive during the day (at least the first day) if not familiar with the road. The parking is just a few meters from the house (we parked just in front of the house when we first arrived to quickly move our luggage). - The host: communication was easy. Mr. Sugita answered very quickly and clearly to all our questions. He is truly a wonderful host, joyful person and made us feel welcome and comfortable. He even offered us some of his coffee and cakes to eat on the road. Thank you again. - The area: nice and quiet. Convenience store is 12 min drive. Bigger supermarkets in town. The city is 20 min from the house. Was perfect for our need. The house is great and Mr. Sugita was a wonderful host :)”
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. (The onsen baths are tattoo-friendly.) Our chef's creative kaiseki-style dinners are highly recommended.
“Kamesie Ryokan was one of the best places we stayed during our 3 week vacation across Japan. Tyler and his wife Mari made us fell at home, and went above and beyond our expectation for a host. The place we very quaint and clean, and was located close to a number of restaurants, bars, and cork-gun shooting galleries. Tyler was able to suggest for us a nearly endless amount of things to do around the area, and even led a bike tour of the area with rental bikes! For a price you can have the chef prepare you breakfast and/or dinner which I strongly advise you do at least once. It's a traditional Japanese meal, but they will work with your dietary restrictions and we thought the food was the best we had in Japan! But all of this pales in comparison to their onsen. There are 3 areas inside the ryokan, a guys onsen, girls onsen, and (with a 45 min reservation) a family onsen. This was our first onsen experience, and Tyler put us at ease by walking us through step by step the process and customs in an onsen. Tyler and his wife both speak English and Japanese, and picked us up and dropped us off at the nearby Togura Train Station. I HIGHLY recommend you stay at the Kamesie Ryokan!”