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Kamikochi Imperial Hotel

Kamikochi Azumi, Matsumoto 390-1516 Nagano Prefecture
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Grade: 60 out of 100
14Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
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Noriko717 wrote a review Sep 2019
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan84 contributions19 helpful votes
It's an Imperial Hotel but this one is more down to earth than the main quarter in Tokyo. What should be highlighted is not just the red roof that stands out from afar, but its service. All the staffs I met were kind, friendly and courteous and they were very well trained. The food was excellent. We chose Japanese cuisine for dinner even though the French was their expertise, and they did not disappoint us at all. We got a room with balcony that has a wonderful view of Hodaka. Breakfast is served at the table. Very comfortable and hope to come back soon.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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エネルギー wrote a review Jun 2019
Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan72 contributions53 helpful votes
Opened in 1933, the Imperial Hotel at Kamikochi is a branch of the historic, world renowned Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, with similar five star service and great amenities. The eye catching four storied building features quaint, half timber siding, red roofing and absolutely flawlessly maintained yet charmingly rustic interiors with a huge open fireplace, mezzanine, a wonderfully countrified bar, and a formal dining room. We had an elegantly served full course table d’hote dinner in the dining room and the food was extremely sophisticated —especially given the 70 room hotel’s rural setting deep inside a national park, miles and miles away from anything by torturous mountain roads, through endless tunnels. Rooms with verandas are very expensive and the wealthy Japanese patronage book well in advance, it seems, but they offer stunning views of the Chubu Sangaku National Park, as do the many outdoor seating areas on the grounds. The hot water flow says a lot about the level of technology even in this glorious mountain range. The only daunting aspect of an unforgettable stay here is the incontestably celestial cost. We saved up for just one night here and are happy we did! But you’ll be in the company of the local privileged class, who we were embarrassed to see dress beautifully for dinner, as well as incognito diplomats (Ambassador Caroline Kennedy among them, we heard) seeking tranquility in the mountains far away from Tokyo. It’s a rare place. If you’re going to be in Japan during the steamy summer, it’s well worth the time it takes to get to Kamikochi.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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JMERR wrote a review May 2019
Takayama, Japan12 contributions2 helpful votes
We just spent 2 days at the Imperial. From the moment we arrived to the final wave goodbye, the experience was wonderful. We were greeted by name at the front door when we arrived and our names were never forgotten throughout our stay. The food was great, the options plentiful, the facilities top notch. The area is some of the most beautiful alpine geography in the world, along with the local wild monkeys! While all of the staff were wonderful, one in particular, Mariko Chikakane, front desk clerk, was simply beyond belief in terms of understanding our needs, thinking about what would be best for us, and going the extra mile for things that were not really in her job description. She welcomed us, gave us expert and perfect advice for a 4 hour hike that would maximize the beauty of the area. She gave us wonderful advice on bus transportation to Takayama-Shi, saving us almost a day of travel. Finally, we asked about a facial product made only in Japan that our daughter had written about. She did research overnight, on her own, to advise us the next morning, and put us on the perfect path. Incredible!
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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yogeshv865 wrote a review Feb 2019
123 contributions64 helpful votes
We have been to Kamikochi twice and it is perhaps one of our all time favourites. The weather, crisp air, proximity to nature and beautiful surroundings make this an ideal place to rest and relax away from the hustle bustle of Tokyo. Service is warm and courteous. Do come ready to walk a little bit as there are few fun places in proximity. The walk along the river is delightful. Also don't forget the hotel operates between April and November only so do book in advance. Getting is here is not difficult, there are direct buses from Shinjuku. All that being said, the options for vegetarians is very limited which is an issue if you are travelling with children. One star less for the lack of options for vegetarians.
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Date of stay: June 2018
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Trip type: Traveled with family
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jamiepdx wrote a review Nov 2018
Portland, Oregon50 contributions44 helpful votes
I stayed with my daughter-in-law and granddaughter for one night at the Imperial Hotel. The hotel is very historic. The rooms/bathrooms are updated, but still retain a historic feel and smell. We appreciated the lovely setting along the river. We were warmly greeted and shown to our room after a short wait. After a long walk we went to have tea by the large fireplace. Could tea really cost $9.00 a cup? We spent $27.00 for three cups of tea and we didn't even get the pot with leaves, just a cup. We had dinner at the hotel which was flavorful, but overpriced. Somehow the dinner didn't feel as much of a rip off as the tea. The waiter was kind at dinner and the hotel stored our luggage the next morning for a few hours after checkout.
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Date of stay: October 2018
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kamikochi Imperial Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Kamikochi Imperial Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Kappa Bashi (0.7 miles), Pond Tashiro (0.5 miles), and Tashiro Bridge (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Kamikochi Imperial Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Kamikochi Imperial Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Kamikochi Imperial Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Grindelwald, Alpenrose, and Dining Room.
Are there any historical sites close to Kamikochi Imperial Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Inakoki Fuketsu (9.3 miles) and Site of Obi Silver Mine (8.2 miles).
Is Kamikochi Imperial Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.