amesei Ryokan is a small inn with basically 12 guest rooms all 10-tatami mat size and with a private toilet.  We invite you to enjoy their relaxing traditional Japanese style complete with straw tatami mat flooring, paper shoji screens, a tokonoma decorative alcove and a sitting area.  A spacious 10-tatami mat size, the rooms can accommodate 1-5 people (one has an additional bedroom for 1-2 more people).
The rooms are divided into 7 on the ground floor, all with private tsubo-niwa pocket gardens, and 5 on the floor upstairs. The ones on the 1st floor are each decorated with a different Nagano-based theme and are named accordingly. The 2nd floor rooms are named after the mountains visible from each room.
Room

1st Floor Semi-Detached

  • 38 m² (10-tatami mat + 1-tatami mat entrance)
  • 4 person sitting area
  • 1-5 person fits use
  • in-room with bidet
  • No-smoking room
  • 1st floor
Kodakara
It is said that Kamiyamada’s onsen water has a beneficial effect on fertility which is reflected in this room’s name. The room is extra-romantic, with the largest garden and not having any other guest rooms adjacent to it.
  • 49 m² (10-tatami mat + 3-tatami mat entrance)
  • 2 person sitting area + bedroom
  • 1-7 person fits use
  • in-room with bidet
  • No-smoking room
  • 1st floor
Anzu
Our city, Chikuma, is famous for its apricots, especially the Mori district which is known as Japan’s Apricot Village. In this room’s garden is a heritage variety apricot tree. Guests can pick apricots from it in season (late June, early July). Besides a designer toilet and sink area, this room has a bedroom with raised platform for 1 or 2 futons, so this room can accommodate up to 8 guests.
  • 37 m² (10-tatami mat + 3-tatami mat entrance)
  • 2 person sitting area
  • 1-5 person fits use
  • in-room with bidet
  • No-smoking room
  • 1st floor
Kogyoku
In recognition of Nagano’s beloved apples, this room’s garden has an apple tree of the classic Kogyoku (Jonathan) variety. Its tartness makes it perfect for baking apple pies. Guests who stay in October can enjoy picking an apple in their own garden. This room also features a designer toilet and sink area.
  • 41 m² (10-tatami mat + 2-tatami mat entrance)
  • 4 person sitting area
  • 1-5 person fits use
  • in-room with bidet
  • No-smoking room
  • 1st floor
Tsumugi
With its prime position on Japan’s historical Silk Road, Nagano has a rich history of silk production. Nearby Ueda City’s silk weaving is renown as one of the top 3 in all of Japan. This room abounds in silk-related accents, including a hand-made silk wall tapestry, a coffee table and garden decorations made of silk worm trays, an antique silk thread spool on the tokonoma alcove, and a mulberry tree in the garden. The room’s toilet and sink area have been elegantly updated.
  • 41 m² (10-tatami mat + 2-tatami mat entrance)
  • 4 person sitting area
  • 1-5 person fits use
  • in-room with bidet
  • No-smoking room
  • 1st floor
Villa
Nagano Prefecture abounds in summer home and vacation areas. This room’s toilet and sink area takes hints from summer home fashion with creative uses of natural materials such as with the bamboo flooring. The wrap-around garden features a deck with a bench for enjoying the natural setting.
Kodakara子宝
Anzuアンズ
Kogyoku紅玉
Tsumugi
Villa別荘

1st Floor By-The-Baths

  • 36 m² (10-tatami mat)
  • 4 person sitting area
  • 1-5 person fits use
  • in-room with bidet
  • No-smoking room
  • 1st floor
Sarashina
Named in honor of the nearby Sarashina Ancient Experience Park, this room is dedicated to the area’s prehistoric Jomon Era roots. The walls have a Jomon design imprinted in the stucco and a Jomon-styled earthen pot adorns the tokonoma alcove.
  • 36 m² (10-tatami mat)
  • 4 person sitting area
  • 1-5 person fits use
  • in-room with bidet
  • No-smoking room
  • 1st floor
Sueh
We are fans of Matsushiro-yaki, the local pottery from neighboring Nagano City’s Matsushiro district. From the tokonoma alcove’s decorative piece to accents in the stucco walls and even the sink, this room showcases the beautiful blue-green Matsushiro-yaki pottery.
Sarashina更級
Sueh

2nd Floor Mountain-View

  • 36 m² (10-tatami mat)
  • 4 person sitting area
  • 1-5 person fits use
  • in-room
  • No-smoking room
  • 2nd floor
Hattoh, Obayashi, Gorigamine & Katsurao
The five guest rooms on the 2nd floor are more simple in their details and are accessed via a flight of stairs. Each one is named after the mountain visible from its sitting area: Hatto, Obayashi, Gorigamine, Katsurao, and Joyama. (Joyama also overlooks our central garden).
  • 28 m² (10-tatami mat)
  • 2 person sitting area
  • 1-4 person fits use
  • in-room with bidet
  • No-smoking room
  • 2nd floor
Joyama
The five guest rooms on the 2nd floor are more simple in their details and are accessed via a flight of stairs. Each one is named after the mountain visible from its sitting area: Hatto, Obayashi, Gorigamine, Katsurao, and Joyama. (Joyama also overlooks our central garden).
Hattoh八頭
Joyama城山

Backpacker’s Option

We do have options for low-price accommodation for backpackers. Please contact us for details.


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Guarantee

Amenities
  • All beds are Japanese-style futons spread out on the tatami-mat floor, except for Room Anzu, which
    has a raised platform to lay the futon(s) on. A limited number of mattresses are available for under
    the futons.
  • Guests are provided with a yukata robe, bath towels, hand towels, and tooth brushes.
  • Complimentary Japanese green tea and a tea sweet are provided for all stay plans except for the
    Business Stay Plan. (Can be substituted with ice water upon request) - the rooms are equipped with
    a heater/airconditioning unit, refrigerator, small TV, and safety box.
  • Each room has a private toilet, while bathing facilities are with the communal onsen baths.
  • All rooms are equippied with modern heating/air conditioning units