When we went to Japan last April (my review is late, I know!), we were debating if we needed to have the “Ryokan experience.” But after reading about it we decided to do it. We really wanted to see the “snow monkeys” so found this place. We are so happy we stayed at Jinpyokaku. It was a magical experience, we felt like we were the only ones here – at the Rykokan, in the town, anywhere around. Treated like royalty, amazing food, and very comfortable stay. One of the best sleeps I’d had in a long while I was so relaxed after our multi course dinner and fantastic onsens. We visited the shared onsen (very pretty) but enjoyed our private onsen off our room the most. The staff was very accommodating and we felt like we were in traditional Japan.
They also took us by van to the “town” nearby to walk around, and were accommodating with anything we asked for in our short stay.
I highly recommend anyone stay here. I feel like we got a great value for the money as well.
Stayed at Jinpyokaku, Kanbayashi Onsen, Nagano.