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HI Asama: HI Hostel - backpacker's choice.

The Asama YHA (HI) hostel is located about twenty minutes by bus from central Matsumoto. The hostel is a short walk from the Dai-ichi-koko-mae bus stop that bus #7 stops at. Bus #6 will also take you within walking distance. Get off at ***a-Asama stop if you take this bus. If you tell the bus driver you want the YHA Hostel in Asama, he will advise you when to get off the bus.
The hostel is clean and tidy. The rooms are rather tatty looking with four bunks crammed in. The matresses are thin and you will need the extra blankets supplied. Like all Japanese hostels there are odd regulations. You may only shower/bathe in the evening. The bathrooms are shared Japanese style (one mens and one womens), which is not so nice for westerners. Not being able to have a hot shower in the morning is crazy and beyond me! Lights out at 10.00pm. The toilets are Japanese style (squat). You have to be out of the hostel by 0830, when it is cleaned. If you need budget accommodation , this is probably fine for a couple of nights. Write to the address below to book in advance.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Backpacking, Budget Travel
  • Written April 28, 2006
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HI Asama, Matsumoto

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Enjyoh Bekkan. We stayed here...

Enjyoh Bekkan. We stayed here after visiting the webpage and seeing the beautfiul garden. The ryokan is a 25 minute ride toward the mountains outside of town. The staff is really friendly – be warned that many of the baasans there love to talk! 0263-33-7233

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  • Written September 8, 2002

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