Our inn is a rustic traditional Japanese wooden house. about 70 years old. It looks like traditional Ryokan but with an American twist, I speak English and do away with formality. Nothing intimidating for non-Japanese travelers.
Here, cooking plans are not mandatory. You can cook in our roomy kitchen. We can take you to a local supermarket and a winery to get what you need to enjoy your dinner. You might want to barbecues outside on warm sunny day.
There are hiking trails, caves, waterfalls, a river around our inn. Or you just like to stay inside to relax with a warm wood stove.
There is a public bathhouse across from our inn. Some of you might be uncomfortable with communal baths. Don't worry! Our baths are both private and available 24 hours a day.
Sawatari Spa ( 沢渡温泉 )
a hot springs resort with over 800 years of history
Sawatari spa is on the way to the famous Kusatsu spa but much closer from Tokyo. It is located off the beaten track surrounded by beautiful pristine nature but takes only 2.5 hours from Tokyo to forget the hustle and bustle of the city. You might feel like you are part of Miyazaki movie here! It might be a good idea to visit us if you are tired of spending the majority of your time in restless urban cities. You will have the quiet and relaxing time here. We will pick you up at the nearest JR station, Nakanojo ( 中之条)
Hello, I'm Hisako, the owner and the inn keeper of Kaneki. I lived in US for 7 years to study chemistry and pharmacy and had been working as a translator in Tokyo till 2014. Then I came back to my hometown with my boyfriend to take over my family's business, an old lovely hot spring inn. The mountains and the river here used to be my playground when I was a little girl. Now I will be more than happy to show you around and help you have an authentic Japanese experience and our great hot springs!
Please feel free to contact us for any inquiries.
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You will find that each season in our town has its own charm.
We are sure that you will enjoy the rural Japan all year round.