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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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Toronto, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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
46 hotel reviews
105 helpful votes 105 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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Seattle, Washington
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

My husband and I purchased the package online including roundtrip bus ride from Tokyo (highly recommend this!) plus one night stay included dinner n breakfast. All I can say is wish we could stay longer! Love the private onsen & wonderful hospitality! :)

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Singapore, Singapore
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Had no problem locating the ryokan.Train & bus ride was very scenic. Bus driver and locals were helpful and friendly too. Personal greetings and a warm welcome by ryokan owner and staff! We were provided bicycles to explore the town area, with shops selling handmade soba, ramen, and other jap snacks. Terrain was ideal for trekking. We stayed in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

I stayed in Kashiwaya Ryokan for 5nights from 11th Feb to 16th Feb. The good: The food was really good. The package that I booked included breakfasts and dinners. Each meal was unique and exquisitely prepared. Each meal was explained to me in detail by the staff (Mari San and Aoi San) so that I understood what I was eating.... More 

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