This 200 year old ryokan run by the 9th generation owner was a wonderful reward for our gorgeous 6 mile hike from Magome. We'd been somewhat disappointed in our Magome ryokan, but not here in Tsumago. The owner greeted us warmly and showed us to our upstairs two room suite, stopping to show us our private dining room for our included kaseki (11 courses, all delicious ) dinner. We had the upstairs modern toilet facilities to ourselves and enjoyed the traditional baths downstairs, where he provided multiple (albeit small) towels and even a hair dryer . Donning our starched yukatas for dinner, we put on the warm traditional overcoats afterwards and walked Tsumago's deserted streets, under full moon, paper lantern in hand--magic! Our beds had been made up during the meal and we slept to the sound of rain the roof. The owner personally walked us to the bus stop in the morning and provided umbrellas for our walk. A memorable experience!
- Also Known As:
- Matsushiroya Japan/Nagiso-Machi, Kiso-Gun