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Matsukaze Ryokan

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11-2 Nakajo, Matsumoto 390-0816, Nagano Prefecture
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Ranked #14 of 184 Hotels / Ryokan in Matsumoto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The price is great for the room we stayed in. Very spacious, clean and bright traditional Japanese room and comfy futon mattress. Tea and hot water was brought to our room immediately as we arrived. The location is 15min walk from the centre of town and the castle, but there's a 7Eleven nearby for ATM/snacks. No bathroom in the room,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I was a bit skeptical since the price was so low but Matsukase Ryokan was the best place I stayed on this trip to Japan. The place was spotless, my room was the most spacious of all the accommodations on this trip and very, very clean. Just beautiful. The owner gave me a lift to the train station when I... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We were so happy with this family-run ryokan. The owners have very little English but we managed to communicate well, and the owner even gave us a lift to the station after we checked out, which was really appreciated. Our room was in the annexe; it was very clean and comfortable, with the best futon I have ever slept on!... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Not very far from Matsumoto station, but still far enough to not feel to touristy. The room was clean and comfortable. The staff were very friendly. The one thing I didn't like was the shower area, it felt unfinished and a bit messy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This was the largest tatami room we have had in Japan, with windows on 3 sides and lovely views over the local streets, and to the mountains. Location is as stated before - very close to the station, just have a look online at a map and screen shot it/draw a picture to make sure you get straight there! The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Matsukaze is 10-15 minutes of walking from the main railway station in a residential area; it's better to bring a good map so that you are able to navigate the streets to the location. We stayed in one of the ryokan's annexes, which seemed to be a large Japanese house remodelled for hotel business. The facilities and cleanliness were top... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

After travelling around Japan by now for several weeks we had began to loose faith in Tatami rooms, many we had stayed in were noisy with poor facilities. Luckily Matsukaze restored our faith Lovely bright tatami room, with comfortable futon. Everywhere was spotless. About 10 minutes walk from the train station in a quiet local area.( no problems walking back... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Family-run hotel with Japanese style rooms located 15 mins easy walk from JR Matsumoto station. Walking distance to shopping and the Matsumoto Castle. This is the best hotel I stayed in Japan although the price I paid is much less than other hotels. My room is brand new, very big and clean (Please see my pictures). Wifi is fast and... More 

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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

The people are very friendly, and although they dont speak much English I had no problems communicating. I had a big room and the heating was sufficient for the cold weather. The only draw back was that I had to use a cable in the reception area for internet connection, but i didnt need it for long so it wasnt... More 

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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Stayed here for 2 nights in August 2013 while travelling around central Japan. Location is a little tricky to find at first but we managed to find it with a rough map on hand. It is about a 15-min walk (with luggage) from JR Matsumoto Station. At night, it was a little too dark to walk back from the station... More 

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