What kind of onsen ryokan is Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan?
This is an authentic onsen ryokan surrounded by rich nature. If you are a hot spring freak, you should stay here as there are amazing hot springs. On the other hand, if you are looking for rooms with Mt.Fuji views, this is not. The location is near the Mt.Fuji area, but unluckily, there is no Mt.Fuji view from the property. Perhaps, if this is your first staying at ryokans, I wouldn’t recommend it as there is no western element. There is no room with western beds. All rooms are authentic. The ambiance would be serene, charming, and quaint. The property would be great for couples, families, small groups, or solo travelers. There are 35 rooms only.
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Is the location easy to access?
The location is secluded so if relaxation is your main purpose, it’s well worth a visit. Access to the property wouldn’t be easy, but free shuttle service is available from JR Minobu Station at 13:40 only. It takes 90min by car from the station to the property. You need to book it in advance. The shuttle bus leaves on time. Don’t miss it. *Free shuttle service from the ryokan leaves at 9:50 AM only. Alternatively, you can take a taxi from the station. It costs JPY15,000. You need to ask the staff to arrange a taxi in advance. I didn’t see any taxis waiting in front of the station
Rooms I would recommend?
If you are going to stay here, I would recommend a room with a moon-viewing terrace and an outdoor private hot spring. We fully enjoyed white noise from the river at the terrace in Yukata with a beer in hand. That’s precious time. If you are a hot spring freak, you may want to stay at rooms with outdoor private hot springs. The spring quality is great. The room is Japanese minimalistic, but truly relaxed. Facilities tend to be not the latest, but the housekeeping was excellent.
How about toiletries & in-room amenities?
All of the amenities are taken care of including enough toiletries, yukatas, Japanese sweets, and a Japanese tea set, etc. There are Shiseido skincare products for women and men. Complimentary tea and a hot spring water dispenser are available at the lounge. Room service is not available. There is a vending machine for drinks. There is no convenience store nearby. You may want to buy your necessities before coming here. The free WiFi reception was excellent in our room when we stayed in 2018.
How about In-house Facilities?
Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan is a universal design. If you bring people with weak feet, you may want to inform the staff in advance as they can arrange a room near the lift. Wheelchairs are available for borrowing. Then there are amazing indoor and outdoor large communal hot springs. They are open for 24H. You should try all of them. The spring quality is very soft, smooth, and moist. The water temperature tends to be a bit high. On top of that, there are two complimentary large private family hot springs. You can soak in the baths while seeing peaceful mountains in rich nature. That’s an extraordinary experience. They are open for 24H too. You need to book them in advance, but after 22:00, you can use all of the private family ones whenever they are not occupied.
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How about meals?
the Japanese kaiseki food experience was wonderful. It may be a little challenging for the western palate but it’s tasty, exquisite, and fresh, especially Koshu Beef. The portion tends to be big. Don’t forget to bring your empty stomach. All meals are served in a dining area or your room. It depends on which room you book. If you book a room with a private hot spring, all meals are served in your room. Dinner starts from 18:00 or 18:30. Breakfast starts from 7:30, 8:00, or 8:30. *Please note that inform the staff when you book a room with meals if you have any food allergies. They probably wouldn’t be able to prepare alternative food if you request on that day. Then there is no restaurant around here. The location is deep in the mountains. You may want to book a room including meals.
The staff tends to be patchy. I guess it’s OK as this is Yamanashi prefecture. If you want to get much of an immersive authentic onsen ryokan experience in rich nature, it’s well worth staying here. At last, the best season to stay here would be in the fall season. You can take a walk around the property while viewing beautiful autumn colors. Have a nice trip! Welcome to receive any questions about Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan from the below space. Check Availability and Pricing for Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan on Agoda
Info about Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan
|Style||Typical Onsen Ryokan|
|Check-in and out times
|Estimated Price||40,000 JPY for 2 adults per room|
|Internet Connection||Free wifi in the ryokan|
|Facility Information||Wheelchairs are available
Pets are not allowed
The free parking lot is available
Valet parking is available
|Location||Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan’s MAP|
|Access||Free shuttle bus from Minobu Station
Need to book it in advance
|Address and TEL||Tel +81|
|Official Homepage||Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan’s HP|
*All information above is as of the date that I posted on my blog.