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4306 Azumi NorikuraKogen, Matsumoto 390-1513 Nagano Prefecture
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#4 of 58 Specialty lodging in Matsumoto
Our guesthouse Raicho where is located in Norikura Highland, Nagano Prefecture, situated 1,500 meters above sea level and is surrounded by wonderful nature. 100% Natural hot spring (sulfurous; ‘Onsen’) is available both indoors and outdoors. Heal your body in the Onsen, and free your mind in the untouched wilderness of the Japan Northern Alps!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Books, DVDs, music for children
Banquet room
Breakfast available
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Vending machine
Hot spring bath
Open-air bath
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Japanese


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60Somewhat walkable
Grade: 60 out of 100
13Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
8Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
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JaviGlaswey wrote a review Oct 2018
39 contributions6 helpful votes
This is a nice guesthouse with private onsen (which you can use with no extra fee!). The rooms are basic but comfortable; the beds are typical japanese style (futon on a tatami floor) and are surprisingly very comfortable. The comunal areas are very clean and modern. It does not have the backpacker atmosphere that I was expecting but it is still very nice. The location is remote (in the middle of the Japanese alps) which may make it difficult to access and but it provides with amazing views and great hiking spots. The host, Yuma, offers to pick you up from the nearest bus station, we did not need it as we had a car.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Hannah L wrote a review Apr 2018
London13 contributions10 helpful votes
This was my second stay here and it was just as fantastic as the first. The owner and all of the staff went out of their way to help us have a great time- including driving us to hikes and explaining the local area to us. We rented snowshoes from them and did our own hikes and they were absolutely beautiful. When I came in the summer the hiking was also great. The kitchen is well equipped and has everything you need. The breakfast is healthy and suitable for vegetarians, and at such a reasonable price. The Onsen are in my opinion the best in Japan and we really enjoyed using the outdoor Onsen. Perfect relaxing stay- thank you!!
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Date of stay: March 2018Trip type: Traveled with friends
choy_yin wrote a review Oct 2017
Malaysia425 contributions57 helpful votes
Stay in Raicho is awesome. Around 5-10 minutes walk from the kanko Center. From the same kanko Center bus stop, is easily access to kamikochi and some tourist attraction nearby. They can fetch you for lunch or dinner (which you need car transport) upon request. We use the kitchen with clean utensils cooking food we got from supermarket. Room is clean. Onsen is awesome, can have private onsen session. Recommended this place to whoever love mountain, getting to kamikochi, etc. A very affable and friendly owner who giving a lot of Japan travel advice.
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Date of stay: October 2017Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Tanakorn L wrote a review Sep 2017
Bangkok, Thailand70 contributions13 helpful votes
I stayed there for 3 nights. The guest house is located in a good location, about 7-10 minutes walk from the Kanko Center Mae Bus Stop, which you can take the bus from there to Mt Norikua, Kamikochi, the Shinshimashima train station, etc. You can start the Norikura highland trekking from the house. Not far from the guesthouse, there is a mountain bike shop that you can rent out. Yuma san, the owner, was very kind and was very knowledgable in the area. He gave me good advices about the itinerary during my stay. The place is very clean. You can either choose to stay in a private room or in a dormitory. The outdoor onsen was gorgeous. You can book it for your private use. I will defenitely go back to stay there again if I have a chance.
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Date of stay: September 2017
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Trip type: Traveled solo
Gabor F wrote a review May 2017
Budapest, Hungary46 contributions11 helpful votes
The nights spent in this guesthouse was the absolute highlight of our trip in Japan. There are nice trails close to the house with beautiful waterfalls and lakes. It takes just one hour to get to Kamikochi with several daily public buses. Good DIY breakfast option with tasty ingredients in the fridge for reasonable price. Excellent outdoor onsen, we started and finished our days there. The host (Yuma) was kind and extremely helpful. He even drove us to the next bus stop when we would have missed it.
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Date of stay: May 2017
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
$99 - $118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
JapanChubuKoshinetsuNagano PrefectureMatsumotoNorikurakougen Onsen
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Frequently Asked Questions about Guesthouse Raicho
Which popular attractions are close to Guesthouse Raicho?
Nearby attractions include Norikura Kogen (0.2 miles), Zengoro Fall (0.4 miles), and Mt. Norikura Snow Resort (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Guesthouse Raicho?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and a spa.
Which room amenities are available at Guesthouse Raicho?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Guesthouse Raicho?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, breakfast, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Guesthouse Raicho?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Guesthouse Raicho?
Conveniently located restaurants include Maple, Oasis, and Sambondaki Rest House.
Are any cleaning services offered at Guesthouse Raicho?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Guesthouse Raicho?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Guesthouse Raicho?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Site of Obi Silver Mine (0.4 miles).