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“Amazing that high quality service in deep mountain area”

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Kamikochi Imperial Hotel
Ranked #3 of 185 Hotels / Ryokan in Matsumoto
Certificate of Excellence
Tokyo, Japan
Level 6 Contributor
124 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Amazing that high quality service in deep mountain area”
Reviewed 31 July 2013

This hotel is located in sanctual area of national park.
To get the hotel, you have to get on taxi or bus for one hour from nearest train station.
You can't use your car. Because there is a gate that rock out regular cars, only taxi and hybrid bus can pass through the gate.
And at 8 pm, the gate is closed by 7 am.
By this strict rule, you can breath pure fresh air especially in night and early morning.
The most surprising thing is even in such deep mountain, you can enjoy high quality hotel life.
In main dainning, they provide fine classical French. I recommend to bring jacket or evening dress.
In Japanese restaurants, you can enjoy traditional Japanese dishes or Teppanyaki style stakes of fine Japanese meat.
All chefs come from one of the Japanese top hotel, Imperial Hotel.
In morning time, you can enjoy pan cake, French toasts, fresh fruits.
In this hotel, you don't need buy any kind of mineral water, because you can drink pure mineral water from mountain through tap in in your room. If you prefer mineral water with gus, you have to buy it :-)
Every evening, you get turn down service with card of tomorrow's weather forecast and fine chocolates.
In night time, I would like to suggest going out and waliking around hotel.
Don't forget to get flash lights at front desk. If you don't have it, you can't see the face of next person after 5 minutes walking. And you must be dive in the river accidentally.

I recommend staying in this hotel to the person who wants enjoying top quality services in pure natural environment.

We visit almost every year for around 20 years.
To get nice room in top season, we request in end of January or beginning of February.

Unfortunately, you can't visit this hotel from mid of November to mid of April. The hotel is close in winter season.

Room Tip: Please choose delux twin with balcony. But it must be difficult to get nice room in top season. Y...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
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Naples, Florida
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Reviewed 22 July 2013 via mobile

Right in the heart of the Kamikochi Park. Great walking paths and trails. Breathless area.
After a few days in Japan this hotel was an absolute blessing.
Very good food, friendly bar, darts, king size bed all welcome.
Breakfast was exceptional.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa, Japan
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Reviewed 4 September 2012

Tradition and history were felt good and   congenial in high quality service, the appearance in which a characteristic red roof shows up on the clearly blue sky of the midsummer of Kamikochi looks beautiful, and the interior with which care was prudent.
I have enjoyed fully the mountains resort in character with Japan where a hotel and Nature harmonized well.
The location of a hotel is close to both famous Taishoike and a kappa bridge, and convenient.
It somewhat regretted that the "Beef Curry" of a noted product is not prepared for the a la carte dish menu of night, and that the charge of a drink was high.
I want the original proposal which can enjoy the destination still more deeply, and guidance of an activity to be substantial.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Property: Kamikochi Imperial Hotel
Address: Kamikochi Azumi, Matsumoto 390-1516, Nagano Prefecture
Region: Japan > Chubu > Nagano Prefecture > Matsumoto
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Ranked #3 of 185 Hotels / Ryokan in Matsumoto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:4 star — Kamikochi Imperial Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 75

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