I had an amazing stay at this ryokan - it is a beautiful place to stay that has everything - friendly staff, three private rotenburos, clean, beautiful rooms and delicious food! From the moment I booked I received quick responses to my questions and detailed instructions on how to get there, as well as suggestions on places to visit in the area. The staff are all very kind and it is a relaxing place to stay. It is the best ryokan I have stayed at in Japan and I am looking forward to visiting again!
Incredibly relaxing stay, with a private onsen right on the balcony, and very high standards of service. The dinner and Japanese breakfast course have been a highlight. The ryokan offers bicycles to explore the area - not much was going on when we visited, however we were impressed with the natural beauty and the quality of restaurants in the area. Try the local beer (Shima Onsen Brewery) - we especially enjoyed the yuzu white ale.
This ryokan is really charming. The atmosphere was very tranquil. The room was really nice and well kept. The food was outstanding. The staff was very kind and took so much care with our stay from taking luggage to the room, tour of the differnt floors along escorting us to our room and setting up the beds when we went to dinner. The surrounding area was also stunning. We enjoyed getting to explore the nature and town around the area.
My friend and I stayed at Kashiwaya Ryokan during our last visit to Japan. The ryokan is situated in a scenic and quiet area surrounded by mountains and rivers. You could either take a walk or ride a bike to navigate the town and the nature. The staff were all very friendly and helpful, and the meals were excellent. The private onsens were definitely a huge plus. We really enjoyed our stay there and always hope to visit it again.
It is a wonderful ryokan with lovely onsen. It is great for couples and very romantic. Situated in the mountains of Gunma, you can enjoy the fall foliage and relax in the natural hot spring water. I strongly recommend it!
We had a wonderful time at this lovely ryokan. The food was abundant and delicious. We especially loved the three private baths - what a lovely touch. The staff was friendly and service was excellent. We highly recommend it and will definitely visit again.
we stayed three nights in Shima Onsen Kashiwaya Ryokan last November. hotel is situated in very beautiful place. location is eye catching and so natural. Staff is very helpful during our stay. we love the Japanese authentic foods we had at the restaurant. that is delicious and unique. amazing place and amazing staff ! excellent place !
We had an amazing stay at Kashiwaya Ryokan! The three private onsen baths were stunning, and the choice of a western style breakfast was so appreciated. Even though it was a rainy day, the views were something to behold. Staff were very welcoming. We would definitely stay again!
Stayed here in February and exceeded my expectations because of the service, the availability of high quality private outdoor onsen, and beef dinner Kaiseki was amazing! Really good value at this place and having the river view room was peaceful.
I was on a quest to experience a relaxing natural setting with rotenburo in the snow, and this place exceeded my expectations. The facilities are nice and traditional - I had 4 pairs of slippers (outdoor, indoor, toilet and balcony), in addition to a nice yukata and haori. The food was excellent and very traditional. There is a steak option, if you don't like all the kaiseki plates. The staff were all so friendly and helpful. Absolutely every request I made, even when out of the ordinary, was accommodated. The baths were spectacular! The public (for guests only) bath was empty every time I used it. And, I never waited more than 15 minutes to get a private rotenburo. The three private rotenburo are all great. The little changing rooms have a heater, the water is hot (even in sub-zero temperatures) and the little garden with stars above makes for a perfect setting. Bathing here, with the snow falling overhead, in my own private rotenburo, ties for my best bathing experience in 27 years of Japanese living and travel. The other best bath, is a public seaside konyoku rotenburo on Yakushima island. Kashiwaya Ryokan even had traditional umbrellas & straw hats to wear, in the bath, while it's snowing or raining. That was such a nice touch. One of the reasons I selected this place, was the nice public bath located just across the street and river. Well, there was so much nice bathing at my ryokan, during 3 days I did not have the time to go to the nice village bath. I did briefly think it might be nice to use the massage chairs they probably have at the village bath, since that was the only amenity missing at the ryokan. The tiny village has a very natural and traditional setting. There was a small convenience store, one restaurant (closed for the holidays) and a few large and small hotels/ryokans. I think the only elementary school has closed due to dwindling population. The walk up to the dam/lake was nice. I was able to observe/photograph a kamoshika and a troupe of monkeys. And, it seems there are bears in summer. I only passed a handful of humans while out walking. Overall, I would definitely return here. And, I would say this was the best value, and overall experience, I have even had at an onsen ryokan.…