Shima Onsen Kashiwaya Ryokan

Star Rating
3.5 out of 5
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4.8 / 5Exceptional
30 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Air Conditioning


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Shima no Oketsu
    16 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Nakanojo Dam
    11 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Tomizawa Family Residence
    18 min drive

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    About this area


    Located in Nakanojo, Shima Onsen Kashiwaya Ryokan is on a river. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Jōshin'etsu-kōgen National Park and Shima River, while Tomizawa Family Residence and Nakajo Museum of Folk History are cultural highlights. Minobara Flower Garden and Oiwa Flower Garden are also worth visiting.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Shima no Oketsu - 16 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Nakanojo Dam - 11 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Tomizawa Family Residence - 18 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Iwabitsu Castle - 26 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Naeba Ski Resort - 66 min drive

    Getting around

    • Jomokogen Station - 63 min drive
    • Tokyo (HND-Haneda) - 180 min drive


    • Serves breakfast and dinner.

    About this property

    Shima Onsen Kashiwaya Ryokan

    3.5-star riverfront ryokan near Shima no Oketsu
    A restaurant, a coffee shop/café, and coffee/tea in a common area are available at this smoke-free ryokan. Free cooked-to-order breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, concierge services, a picnic area, and gift shops/newsstands are onsite. All 15 rooms provide free WiFi, balconies, and TVs. Guests will also find refrigerators, room service, and separate bathtubs and showers. Bathrooms are shared.
    Shima Onsen Kashiwaya Ryokan offers 15 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and hair dryers. Rooms open to balconies. Beds feature down comforters. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers and toilets with an electronic bidet.
    Shima Onsen Kashiwaya Ryokan features 5 spa tubs. Dining options at the ryokan include a restaurant and a coffee shop/café. A complimentary breakfast is offered. Public areas are equipped with complimentary wireless Internet access.
    This Nakanojo ryokan also offers a terrace, gift shops/newsstands, and a picnic area. Onsite self parking is complimentary.
    Shima Onsen Kashiwaya Ryokan is a smoke-free property.
    5 spa tubs are on site.
    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
    Public bath/onsen services include an indoor public bath (no mineral springs).



    Check-in between 3 PM - 5:30 PM

    Special check-in instructions

    The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 9 PM.
    This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning.


    Check-out before noon

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.
    • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
    • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


    • Pets not allowed

    Property payment types

    Diners Club
    JCB International
    American Express

    Important information


    You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

    • Resort fee: JPY 150.00 per person, per night

    We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
      Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector.

    We should mention

    The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare requires all international visitors to submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels, etc. ). Additionally, lodging proprietors are required to photocopy passports for all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file.

    Property is also known as

    • Kashiwaya Nakanojo
    • Kashiwaya Ryokan
    • Kashiwaya Ryokan Nakanojo
    • Shima Onsen Kashiwaya Ryokan Gunma, Japan - Nakanojo-Machi
    • Shima Onsen Kashiwaya Ryokan Nakanojo
    • Shima Onsen Kashiwaya Ryokan
    • Shima Onsen Kashiwaya Nakanojo
    • Shima Onsen Kashiwaya
    • Shima Onsen Kashiwaya
    • Shima Onsen Kashiwaya Ryokan Ryokan
    • Shima Onsen Kashiwaya Ryokan Nakanojo
    • Shima Onsen Kashiwaya Ryokan Ryokan Nakanojo

    Property amenities


    • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
    • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Parking and transportation

    • Free self parking

    Food and drink

    • Free cooked-to-order breakfast
    • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/café
    • Room service available
    • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

    Things to do

    • 5 spa tubs
    • Shopping

    Family friendly

    • Refrigerator


    • Gift shop/newsstand
    • Newspapers in lobby
    • No elevators

    Guest services

    • Concierge services
    • Front desk (limited hours)
    • Luggage storage

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • Japanese

    Business services

    • Meeting rooms


    • Picnic area
    • Terrace


    • Indoor public bath (no mineral springs)
    • Outdoor public bath (no mineral springs)


    • Smoke-free property

    Room amenities


    • Air conditioning
    • Down comforter


    • Electronic bidet
    • Hair dryer
    • Separate bathtub and shower
    • Shared bathroom (in-room sink)


    • 21-inch TV

    Food and drink

    • Refrigerator

    Outdoor space

    • Balcony


    • Iron/ironing board (on request)
    • Phone
    • Safe

    Nearby things to do


    • Hiking/biking trails

    Where to eat

    • Serves breakfast and dinner.

    Frequently asked questions



    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Kashiwaya Ryokan is a superb ryokan that you should consider if you are looking for a ryokan experience during your trip to Japan. What makes it unique is the fact that it is small, located deep in the mountains, quaint and offers excellent service and food. Add in the fact that the price won't break the bank (especially for what you are getting) and it makes it have excellent value. Is it the perfect onsen? Of course, not. I doubt you find the "PERFECT" ryokan without paying over $600 a night. But Kashiwaya Ryokan is perfect in its own way. They make you feel really special, treat you very well, and provide a stellar experience. From the time you walk in the door from the time you walk out, everything is done perfectly such that you have an excellent stay. Food is great, service is wonderful, location is great, and everything is just so relaxing and pleasant. I would definitely stay here again if I ever make it back to Japan and want to do a ryokan. I highly recommend it for anyone considering a ryokan as part of their trip.

    Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    I couldn’t have enjoyed my stay more. Such a relaxing 3 days. There are only around 12 rooms so it’s a very calming experience.

    Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2019

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Stayed 1 night in Jan 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    A perfect retreat

    Food. The quality of the local produce served in the kaiseki ryori was wow! Dishes were yummy, varied, simple yet exquisite. Over our 4-night stay, we sampled the 3 dinner menus served in rotation. I recommend you add the Joshu beef for at least one dinner (if you can eat loads and love meat). In the morning, a feast of a breakfast greets you. We chose Japanese breakfast. The onsen-cooked egg was simply out-of-this-world. Onsen. There are 3 private onsen baths on the same floor as the rooms and 2 public ones (1 per gender). The rotation for the private onsens was good, I never had to go to the public one downstairs. The onsens are beautiful and clean, easy to use and perfectly relaxing. The tatami rooms are spacious. And the futon beds were incredibly good for sleep and rest. Location. Shima Onsen is a short walk away along the scenic river. The small town embodies the spirit and the charm of "wabi-sabi". Be sure to visit Sekizenkan, the onsen and bridge in Spirited Away (Chihiro Sento). The grand hotel has an interesting Hello Kitty café. The ryokan will provide you with a local guide (Shima Onsen Passport) on the main attractions. I enjoyed the Onsen Fountain, the water worked its magic on my battered stomach. The local fruit-based sake sold in the sake-ya or the combini was also very good. The sweets shop had nice souvenirs other than food items, and its onsen cakes were delicious. Staff. Incredibly polite and friendly! It was easy to interact and bond.

    Stayed 4 nights in Dec 2018

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Excellent first experience in a ryokan. The outside private baths were very enjoyable. Good dinner served in the room. The narrow time window to check in is a somewhat bothersome constraint.

    Stayed 1 night in Oct 2018

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