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Shima Onsen Kashiwaya Ryokan

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3829 Shima, Agatsuma-gun, Nakanojo-machi 377-0601 , Gunma Prefecture
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This Ryokan was great and though we only stayed for one night. We loved it and the onsen was great too. We stayed in a private room where we had our own mini onsen. I would recommend it to everyone except families with small children.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed there for 4 nights. The inn itself is very cozy, very quiet, and the sound of the river is downright gorgeous. This is a traditional Japanese inn, so if you go for the Japanese meal plan, you'll get a 12 course menu for dinner and fish and rice for breakfast. Also, one thing that did bother me slightly... More 

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KL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Getting there from Nagano can be troublesome depending on how adventurous you are. We attempted to cross over the hills through __ but found the road was snowed in and we had to take a very long backtrack and go onto the highway. if I were to do it again I would go from Tokyo rather than Nagano (if it's... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The Kashiwaya ryokan is a nice, old-fashioned, traditional Japanese ryokan tucked away in the mountains of Gunma Prefecture. We were grateful for the GPS in the car because we couldn't imagine finding the ryokan without it. Parking for the car was free and right in front of the ryokan, and the friendly staff helped us carry our luggage inside. Our... More 

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kl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The service was impressive and impeccable even before I arrived! Kashiwabara-san sent us bus tickets along with maps and instructions ahead of the trip and always checked on our arrival times. When we arrived they were there to greet us and from that point forth we were very well taken care of. The staff were always smiling and helpful, the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights in dec. At first we were shocked that there was no shower area in our room, which we find a little inconvenient. There are 3 open air private bath which are very nice, the outdoor shower was very cold but once you are in the bath it's very relaxing. The next day the temperature drop... More 

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PavlovaChiaさま、こんにちは。 このたびはご家族でのご利用本当にありがとうございました。 三つの貸切温... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 via mobile

Amazing experience with Japanese traditional ryokan style. I love the private onsen. Breakfast and dinner were lavish. Felt like a royalty surrounded by the beautiful nature. Will definitely be back.........

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BeeBee Sさま、こんにちは。 先日は私たち四万温泉柏屋旅館をご利用くださり、心温まるご感想をお寄せくださいまして... More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

When we got there I was surprised how come this place is not in any guidebooks I had read before. Shima onsen is such a charming and beautiful town especially when we got there during the foliage. Kashiwaya ryokan is truely a lovely place to stay. Although I booked small room type, the room is not small at all. It's... More 

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Pichakuchaさま、こんにちは。 先日は私たち四万温泉柏屋旅館をご利用くださり、本当にありがとうございました。 ... More 

Singapore
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84 reviews 84 reviews
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106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

For car drivers with GPS, this ryokan is extremely easy to find and located conveniently by the road. There are ample parking lots just next to the hotel entrance. Tourists who have rented cars in other parts of Japan and have driven up, down and around narrow, winding, sometimes two-way one-lane roads will know what I mean. The ryokan is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My husband, daughter and I spent two nights at Shima Onsen Kashiwaya Ryokan in March. Our stay was absolutely delightful. The wonderful hospitality began when I was making the reservation and Mr Kashiwabara recommended we take a bus from near Tokyo station which stops near the Ryokan--I recommend it as well; the hotel can arrange a package that includes this... More 

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