Last updated: December 27, 2022
A storied inn, just moments from the iconic stone steps of Ikaho Onsen
Established in 1502 and famous as a retreat for writers and artists, this beautifully-preserved traditional inn retains much of its period charm, with modern amenities and comforts. The inn is adjacent to the iconic stone steps of Ikaho Onsen, with all of the attractions of the onsen town within easy reach.
Spacious guest rooms with heritage details look onto gardens or over Mt. Onoko and the surrounding town. Some rooms have private onsen baths, with water drawn directly from Ikaho Onsen’s Kogane no Yu hot spring. The large indoor and outdoor baths, and private baths with scenic views, all draw their water from Kogane no Yu, the mineral-rich “golden water” of Ikaho Onsen. Meals feature local, seasonal ingredients such as Akagi or Joshu beef.
After a day of exploring the town or bathing, guests can view the artworks and historical features of the inn including elegant stained glass windows, or relax with a coffee or cocktail at the cafe and bar.
45 Ikaho, ikahomachi, Shibukawa ( Map)
About 25 minutes by car from Shibukawa-Ikaho IC of Kan-Etsu Expressway
About 25 minutes by bus from Shibukawa Station + about 5 minutes from Ishidangaiguchi bus stop
Check-in 3:00 p.m. Check-out 10:00 a.m.
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