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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
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There is not much glitz or glamour to this tranquil little hot spring town in Gunma prefecture. In fact, the town itself looks like it has seen better days, if it was ever actually a major tourist destination (it all looks like it has traditionally been far more medicinal). But don't let that put you off going, or staying more... More 

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このたびは、私たち四万温泉柏屋旅館をご利用くださり、また、丁寧なご感想をお寄せくださり、本当にありがとうございました。 ... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We only stayed one night at Kashiwaya Ryokan but wished we could have stayed longer. The surroundings are so beautiful, the service and food is excellent and the hot baths are amazing. A great place to relax. We were worried if the private baths would be occupied a lot, but that was not problem at all and we tried all... More 

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このたびは、私たち四万温泉柏屋旅館をご利用くださいまして、ありがとうございました。 私たちの料理や貸切の露天風呂な... More 

Pulau Pangkor, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Kashiwaya ryokan onsen has a rustic charm and calming ambience with hot spring fed bath spas - 3 private party pools and 2 public pools. My family had a wonderful time there. 2 nights was barely enough. We were spoilt with amazing Japanese provincial food at the ryokan. Definitely a must try experience. This was the highlight of our Japan... More 

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Hockienmeeさま、こんにちは。 このたびは、私たち四万温泉柏屋旅館をご利用くださいまして、本当にありがとうござ... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

My experience at Kashiwaya Ryokan was simply amazing! We reserved the bus from Tokyo to Shima Onsen, which was really convenient to get there. The staff is extremely kind and, though not everyone speaks English, the communication was not a problem at all. We borrowed the bicycles in the Ryokan and went to explore the small city while the room... More 

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Maria Fernanda Jさん こんにちは。 このたびは、私たち四万温泉柏屋旅館をご利用くださり、ご丁寧な... More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

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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Amanda Pさん、こんにちは。 このたびは、遠いコペンハーゲンから四万温泉までお越しくださり、柏屋旅館にご宿泊くだ... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 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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Gdecammeさま、こんにちは。 このたびは、私たち四万温泉柏屋旅館にゆっくりと4泊ご滞在くださいまして、本当にあり... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

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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Keith_KLさま、こんにちは。 先日は、慣れない雪道の中、長野からの道に迷いながら、私たち四万温泉柏屋旅館にお越し... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 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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summ3rさま、こんにちは。 このたびは、遠くカナダから、四万温泉柏屋旅館までお越しくださいまして、本当にありが... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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cry1891さん、こんにちは。 このたびは、私たち四万温泉柏屋旅館をご利用くださり、また、このようにご丁寧で心温まる... 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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