This is a very traditional ryokan. The whole place is so Japanese. It's taken care by 2 elderly couple who don't speak English. But they understood us quite well when we communicated. The lady was quite fond of my son. She gave him small gifts and fruits. We took a cab to the ryokan. Cost 1210yen to reach there. The reason I chose this place was because of its proximty to Zenko-ji temple. It is situated within the Zenko-ji compound. We had a triple room with attached bathroom and it cost about US$130. Recommend for those who love to have a taste of very traditional Japanese culture, architectual design and quite value for money. As it is a traditional ryokan, there is no internet access.
Unique Quality: Japanese architecture and proximty to Zenko-ji.
Directions: From JR Nagano train station, take the bus bound for Zenkoji Temple and get off the bus at Daimoncho Bus Stop. From here it is a 10 mins walk to Matsuya Ryokan. Otherwise, take a cab from JR Nagano Station which cost about 1210yen.
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Address: 484 Motoyoshi-cho, Nagano, Nagano Prefecture, 380-0851, Japan