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Minshuku Koshinzuka

1775 Azuma Tumagojuku, Nagiso-machi, Kiso-gun 399-5302 Nagano Prefecture
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Flyer53331317840 wrote a review Apr 2020
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Travelling with 2 toddlers under the age of 2 wasn't easy. We started our Nakasendo walk from Magome heading towards Tsumago (with 2 toddlers in tow). We finally reached Koshinzuka at 4PM, tired and cold. We walkted into a warm and cosy house. Masa san served us hot tea and biscuits for the family. The place was empty and we had 2 rooms to ourselves. The twins were too tired and slept at 5PM, and missed the yummy dinner. They prepared the most amazing dinner with extras for the twins. Tempura vegs from his garden and the most amazing fish. Had a cozy sleep and woke up to another amazing breakfast. Love this place, it was the best and warmest hospitality. We will be back again and thank you Masa San
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Date of stay: March 2020
Response from Dream16305171888, オーナー at Minshuku Koshinzuka
Responded Apr 13, 2020
投稿をありがとうございました。 2月の寒い時期に、2才の幼児を連れての旅は、本当に大変だったと思います。 それでも、私の家での宿泊を楽しんで、喜んでくれたのなら嬉しいです。 今、新型コロナ肺炎の流行で、気軽に旅行できませんが、また安心に旅行できるようになったら、是非、大きくなった双子ちゃんとまた来てください。 貴方達家族の幸せを祈ります。 英語の出来ない私達ですので、日本語で返信させていただきました。 ありがとうございました。  Masa
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Barbara A wrote a review Jan 2020
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Highlight of a family trip to Japan, wished we could stay longer. We walked the Nakasendo trail from Magome (about 7 Kilometres) to Koshinzuka which is about 1.5 Kilomtres before Tsumago. The owners run the Minshuku in a very traditional manner and do their best to explain everything in English (which is limited). Fortunately one of our family members speaks some Japanese and a man from Osaka who was staying spoke very good English. Food is sourced locally and is excellent. Dinner sitting around an open fire (including various descriptions of Japanese culture and singing!) lasted about 2 hours. Rooms are very traditional, washing facilities are very good, and you are in a very quiet countryside setting. We were advised to travel without suitcases which was sensible. I can highly recommend this minshuku.
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Date of stay: December 2019
Response from Compass803719, オーナー at Minshuku Koshinzuka
Responded Jan 5, 2020
こんにちは。 新年を日本で迎えられたことと思います。 12月30日に泊まって頂き、経営されている会社の名前入りのボールペンや、出発する朝にはお心付けを頂き、その上高評価の投稿をしてくれたことに、心より感謝いたします。 日本語の話せないお客さんや、英語の話せないお客さんばかりだと、意志の疎通が難しいのですが、息子さんの上手な日本語にも助けられましたし、十一年ぶりに泊まられた大阪の男性にも、英語の出来ない私を助けてもらいました。 囲炉裏端で、皆が家族のように仲良くして、交流してほしいという気持ちでいますので、喜んでくれて私も嬉しいです。 貴方達家族にとって、素晴らしい年であることを祈ります。
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Julie N wrote a review Dec 2019
Boston, Massachusetts12 contributions2 helpful votes
Perhaps not as well reviewed or popular as Fujioto on Tsumago, this minshuku is about 1km outside of Tsumago, right on the Nakasendo trail between Magome and Tsumago. The owner, Masa-San, is an absolute gem. To book, you email him your information and dates that you want to stay- this is on his website. We checked in between 3-4pm and saw him picking the vegetables for our dinner! Our room was lovely, with a little balcony overlooking a stream and small garden. The minshuku is small and intimate, and it a great way to meet other travelers, as it seems like he only has 3-4 rooms. Dinner was the highlight- it is a shared dinner in the common space, with fresh food that he has picked/raised from his own farm. The common area can get a little smoky from the central firepit, just a word of caution for any asthmatics out there. He explains every dish to you, and shows you photos like you're family. He ends the night with some songs, and he is a wonderful singer! It was truly an unforgettable experience! To top it off, the luggage service from Magome to Tsumago will drop your bags off directly at his place, so no need to lug your baggage from Tsumago to his place. The following day, he also have us a ride to the Nagiso train station, saving us the hassle of trying to get there ourselves. Wonderful place, highlight of our stay!
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Compass803719, オーナー at Minshuku Koshinzuka
Responded Dec 3, 2019
投稿をありがとうございました。 ボストンから来られた、女性のお二人と思います。 もうアメリカに帰られたのでしょうか? 日本の旅を楽しんでくれたのなら、日本人として嬉しいです。 そして、我が家での宿泊も喜んでくれたようで、お客さんの満足を一番に考えていますから、私達も嬉しいです。 バスなどの、交通数が少ないので、お客さんの不便を助ける為、駅まで送って行っていますが、必ず送って行けるわけではありませんので、ご理解をお願いします。 小さな民宿で、設備も整っていませんし、古民家ですから豪華な設備は何一つありませんが、もし私達が用意することでもっと大きな満足を得ることができるように、アドバイスがありましたらお願いします。 貴方達の幸せを祈ります。 英語の理解できない私達ですので、日本語で返信させていただきました。 ありがとうございました。
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Scott N wrote a review Sep 2019
Chico, California73 contributions57 helpful votes
This house is located literally on the Tsumago to Magoma trail, so no worries about trying to find it, then dinner is the best part of the experience and the home owner actually sings folks songs around his fire.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from Compass803719, オーナー at Minshuku Koshinzuka
Responded Sep 12, 2019
どんなところが好かったのか、どんなところが満足できなかったのか、今後の改善のため、具体的に教えてくれると嬉しいです。 投稿をありがとうございました。
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daniel g wrote a review Jun 2019
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lovely stay - the host chatted to us about local traditions and sang traditional songs over dinner - really atmospheric eating area. Our room overlooked a lovely small garden and stream. Very friendly.
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Date of stay: April 2019
Response from Dream16305171888, マネージャー at Minshuku Koshinzuka
Responded Jun 18, 2019
貴方も知っているように、英語の出来ない私達ですので、日本語で返信します。 襖・障子締め切りの116年の古い家は、お客さんを泊めるために作られた家ではなく、家族が暮らす家ですから、音的プライバシーがありません。 お客さんを、家族や親戚のつもりで迎えて居ます。 泊まった人達が家族として、仲良く楽しんで頂くことを望んでいますので、家庭的な雰囲気だと喜んでくれて、私達も嬉しいです。 貴方が何日に何人で泊まった人か分りませんが、貴方の幸せを祈り、投稿の御礼とします。 ありがとうございました。
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Frequently Asked Questions about Minshuku Koshinzuka
Which popular attractions are close to Minshuku Koshinzuka?
Nearby attractions include Nakasendo Tsumagojuku (0.04 miles), Nakasendo Magome-juku (2.9 miles), and Magome Observatory (2.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Minshuku Koshinzuka?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and kids activities.
What food & drink options are available at Minshuku Koshinzuka?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Minshuku Koshinzuka?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Minshuku Koshinzuka?
Conveniently located restaurants include HillBilly Coffee Company, Ryokan Fujioto, and Magome Chaya.
Are there any historical sites close to Minshuku Koshinzuka?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Nakasendo Magome-juku (2.9 miles), Masugata Waterwheel (2.9 miles), and Otsumago (0.2 miles).