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Jizokan Matsuya Ryokan
Ranked #6 of 77 Hotels / Ryokan in Nagano
Sendai, Japan
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54 reviews
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“Amazing place”
Reviewed 23 April 2008

What an amazing place. I have been to Japan several times, and stayed in a few Ryokans. This is by FAR the best of them.
The location is AMAZING! Right in the ground of Zenko-ji temple. I got up at 6:30am and went to morning prayers - a 2 minute walk. Very special.
The food was excellent - but too much! We couldn't finish either dinner or breakfast.
The staff was a real delight. Yes, there is no English spoken, but, hey - it's Japan! The room was very quite and the futons comfortable.

I cannot say enough good things about this place. A real treasure!

Stayed April 2008
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Reviewed 29 November 2007

This is a very traditional ryokan. The whole place is so Japanese. It's taken care by 2 elderly couple who don't speak English. But they understood us quite well when we communicated. The lady was quite fond of my son. She gave him small gifts and fruits. We took a cab to the ryokan. Cost 1210yen to reach there. The reason I chose this place was because of its proximty to Zenko-ji temple. It is situated within the Zenko-ji compound. We had a triple room with attached bathroom and it cost about US$130. Recommend for those who love to have a taste of very traditional Japanese culture, architectual design and quite value for money. As it is a traditional ryokan, there is no internet access.

  • Liked — Traditional Ryokan near Zenko-ji
  • Disliked — No internet access
  • Stayed November 2007, travelled with family
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Property: Jizokan Matsuya Ryokan
Address: 484 Motoyoshicho, Nagano 380-0851, Nagano Prefecture
Region: Japan > Chubu > Nagano Prefecture > Nagano
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Nagano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Jizokan Matsuya Ryokan 2.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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