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Reviewed 24 April 2006

We stayed at Kishigon ryokan in Ikaho Onsen town, a small spa town - hot springs, between Tokyo and Nagano.

We found this by google searching and found a very nice English web page describing the hotel, so we booked 1 night. Upon arriving after a 50 minute ride on shinkansen, 25 minute local train and 20 minute bus ride, we discovered that only one person spoke minimal English. However we had no trouble whatsoever getting checked in to our spacious room, reserving a dinner time, and reserving some time in our private bath.

We were fitted for our yukata & slippers, and relaxed in our room for a bit, played with one of those shape puzzles for a while!

Our dinner was delivered promptly at the appointed time - huge kaiseki style with many courses, burners, hot plates, small dishes. It was great - now we will just have to have a japanese friend translate what exactly we ate. Some things were maybe just too subtle for our western palates, and I am pretty sure we may have eaten some horse meat.... that is very popular in Japan.

Private bath was great - the water here is very hot and is direct from the source, I have never been so clean in my life after showering/cleaning, then bathing, and then repeating th process. The sauna was VERY hot for western tastes though. I couldn't even stand 5 seconds inside it.

We passed on the karaoke lounge and went to bed after the bath..

The futons were very comfortable although the pillow with buckwheat hulls or whatever was not my favorite.

Overall an excellent adventure - would recommend this hotel although it is a little dated around the edges and sort of a challenge to get to for non-Japanese speakers.

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Date of stay: December 2018
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Reviewed 7 January 2019
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Date of stay: December 2018
Trip type: Travelled on business
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