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We stayed at Ryokan Kato at the end of December in one of their log house rooms and really appreciated the welcoming and friendly atmosphere. There is a small onsen indoors and outdoors which can be used in the mornings and evenings. Wonderful. Yoshinoyama is...More
We stayed here for a few days in the off season (i.e. outside hanami). The hotel was nearly deserted, as was the town itself. The hotel is at the end of the town, quite some walk from the majority of shops & restaurants Our room...More
During a 9-day visit to Japan, my adult daughter and I stayed at moderately-priced hotels in Tokyo, Osaka and Yokohama and at Ryokan Kato, which was considerably more expensive than the hotels. Unlike the hotels, which were bright and cheery, the ambiance of Ryokan Kato...More
I highly recommend this ryokan. We stayed at a much more expensive place earlier on our trip but the service at kato ryokan was warmer and friendlier. 2 things that sets a ryokan apart from a hotel.
Lots of character and personal style has gone...More
+ Attractive lower mountain area with lots of easy to follow walking around an attractive traditional village with a few temples, & plenty of shops & restos
+ Very good location for walking around the much larger than expected village
+ Lovely views over the...More