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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

We had no place to sleep because a festival in town. This host did more than giving us a place to sleep. We got a very warm welcome, bikes to drive around and a superb support to find a place in (the also very busy town) Kamikochi. Perfect English, big room, clean, lovely parents and a breakfast made with love...... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in Ryokan Seifuso a few days ago (20th June 2016) and had an amazing time! The family who run the Ryokan were lovely and made our stay special. Their daughter speaks perfect English which was really helpful as our Japanese is terrible. They did a free pick up from the station and the free bike usage meant we... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

We had a short stay of two nights and it couldn´t have been better. The hosts are a lovely family who do everything to make you feelmost welcome. They received us very warmly and helped us with directions. They have free bikes which are super handy in Matsumoto and to get out to the hills. The rooms are just as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

My 3 children and I still reminisce of the beautiful, gentle, humble hospitality of Seifu Ryokan. We were there in December 2014 and used the complimentary use of bicycles but when they realised we didn't have gloves, the husband rummaged around for garden and mismatched gloves so that our fingers didn't freeze. They also offered us juicy, crunchy Fuji apples... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

The ryokan is located quite far far from the centre, but Matsumoto is a small city and they provide bicycles for free and you can easily reach the Asama onsen. The owners are very nice and they speak English, they offer free pick-up service from the train station. I ordered a japanese-style

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

Yes, we totally agree with others, this place has wonderful, smiling, friendly hosts, who do greet you at the station and drop off again, but thats where my agreement stops.. I cannot agree with or understand the other reviews giving such high score. We stayed in the family room in the annex, so cannot attest to the main building...BUT...I would... More 

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AtsukoTanaka, General Manager at Ryokan Seifuso, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to review. While we always try do our best to ensure all our guests have a safe, enjoyable stay at our inn sometimes some things may be overlooked and things don't get done that should have. When this happens we always try to make things right with our guests so they leave us feeling... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

this ryokan is run by a family and their level of service and dedication towards you having a good stay is exceptional.The room was spacious and comfortable, and their breakfast is really good. I had a nice time meeting everyone there and look forward to visiting again in the future.

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AtsukoTanaka, General Manager at Ryokan Seifuso, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at Ryokan Seifu-so and our poplar Japanese breakfast and yoghurt with grandad's homemade honey. We had a good time meeting you too and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards, Atsuko Tanaka More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

A small accommodation but we got an owner's warm service. The breakfast is basically Japanese style with many varieties. We were fully satisfied with it. But a difficult point is a long distance from Matsumoto station. It is about 3.2km hard to walk. But we can get a bus.

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AtsukoTanaka, General Manager at Ryokan Seifuso, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our family run ryokan and our breakfast! We understand that the location is our downside however as you mentioned, the closest bus stop to town is 1 minute walk from Ryokan. We hope we get a chance to welcome you again in the future.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

The family who own and run Ryokan Seifuso are exceptionally charming and helpful. When we asked for a taxi to the station, they got their car and drove us, something we did not expect. On the other hand, we were not really comfortable in our room. It was in the Annexe. Possibly those in the main building are better. We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Our family of five (2 adults and three kids of 14, 11 and 6 years) stayed at this lovely ryokan in Matsumoto, which is very recommendable indeed. The host, a Japanese couple were extremely helpful and friendly and had some rather good English skills. The host even drove us to see the Matsumoto Castle, which was a really nice gesture,... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ryokan Seifu-so is a family owned Ryokan located next to a river in a quiet area outside of city centre. Free pick up service from/to Matsumoto station, free high speed wireless internet, free rental bicycles and free car parkings are available for guests. Ideal for families with small children, long-stay guests and travellers who wants to feel at home away from home! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ryokan Seifuso

Address: 634-5 Minamiasama, Matsumoto 390-0306, Nagano Prefecture
Location: Japan > Chubu > Nagano Prefecture > Matsumoto
Price Range: $42 - $96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
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