Last updated: December 27, 2022
A family-friendly retreat in Ikaho Onsen
First opened as a Western-style restaurant in the late nineteenth century, Hotel Matsumotoro became a hot spring inn in 1964, when the Tokyo Olympics drew international attention to Japan. The hotel is known for its fine cuisine, drawing on western and Japanese influences, using local ingredients.
The hotel is family-friendly, with accessible rooms and public spaces. The guest rooms were recently renovated, and feature modern Japanese design flair. Some rooms have private open-air baths, and guests can try Ikaho Onsen’s famous Kogane no Yu and Shirogane no Yu hot springs, or enjoy mountain views from the large open-air bath. There are two baths that can be reserved for private use, including an accessibility-friendly bath.
Meals are a highlight, reflecting the hotel’s beginnings as a restaurant. Guests can enjoy Japanese courses made with local ingredients at the hotel’s main restaurant, or French cuisine at the hotel’s nearby sister restaurant Pinon. Hotel Matsumotoro is a 10-minute walk from Ikaho Onsen’s stone steps and main shopping area.
164 Ikaho, Ikahomachi, Shibukawa ( Map)
About 20 minutes by car from Shibukawa-Ikaho IC of Kan-Etsu Expressway
About 25 minutes by bus from Shibukawa Station + about 5 minutes on foot from Miharashishita bus stop
Check-in 3:00 p.m. Check-out 10:00 a.m.
English, Vietnamese, Nepalese
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