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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

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Guest House Onsen Yado Raicho

Book more than 4 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Our guesthouse Raicho where is located in Norikura Highland, Nagano Prefecture, situated 1,500 meters above sea level and is surrounded by wonderful nature. 100% Natural hot spring (sulfurous; ‘Onsen’) is available both indoors and outdoors. Heal your body in the Onsen, and free your mind in the untouched wilderness of the Japan Northern Alps!

The room is in Japanese style ‘Tatami’ and Japanese style bedding ‘Futon’.

You can enjoy various outdoor activities such as hiking,snowshoeing,mountain biking,fishing,winter sports,back-country skiing,cycling and so on.

Mt. Norikura snow resort is one of the best snow quality resort in Japan and it's a 3-minute drive away.
Pick-up service to and from the resort is provided every morning.

Free WiFi and free parking is available on site.

We provide some kinds of Morning sets (a piece of toast with a cup of soft drink) for the guests.
If you need this,please book them at check-in area by 18 p.m. on the day before.
An addtional fee will be charge for this service.

You can check the information for restaurant arround here on the following URL.
Some restaurants need to book in advance.
If you'd like to book,please ask the staff.

*We don't have shuttle bus service to any restaurants.

You can use shared kitchen if you cook yourself.
There are basic cooking utensils,dishes and cutlery.

We recommend to prepare the ingredients before you come here because there is only a small market in Norikura Highlands and it takes 40 min on foot from us (15 min by car).

We sell some kinds of ingredients at our store.
Ex.)Raw rice,Spaghettini,Dried Soba noodles,Dried Udon noodle,Some kinds of canned foods(Yakitori,Mackerel,Tomato,Corn kernel and so on),Vegetables,Raw egg,Bacon,Sousage and so on.
Also we sell some kinds of instant foods.

However we don't sell pork,beef and chicken.
We have Bacon,Sousage and canned kind of meat as a meat for cooking.

Guests can also visit the Hidatakyama, Kamikochi, Japan northern Alps or Matsumoto City, both tourist destinations that can be accessed from the property.

Hot Spa Tax JPY.150./per person/per day is going to be Charged separately .
Heating Expenses(300yen/guest/night:Dec-Apr)
Please pay by cash. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.3

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    24 Oct 2019
    I stayed in Guest House Onsen Yado Raicho for a few days and it was an enjoyable experience. The staff was stunning. They even gave us a ride to dinner. Also, the indoor and outdoor onsens were two of the best onsens I ever been to. Finally, the location was great. There were a lot of good spots for hiking.
    Brazil, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    30 Sep 2019
    Excellent hostel in a beautiful location. The rooms were clean, the breakfast was great and the staff were attentive, friendly and knowledgable. Very much enjoyed our time here with morning walks and evening onsen. Will stay again.
    Wales, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    08 Jul 2019
    Really lovely staff. Comfortable and quiet. Easy to access the walking trails or bus stop. Nice to have food options. Nice Onsen.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    02 Jul 2019
    I am glad I made the right choice to stay at Guesthouse Raicho, is a good location, most of all very comfortable and nice and clean to stay. The boss is always there to help.
    Singapore, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    08 Jun 2019
    Great little hostel in the mountains to come to and relax! Everyone is very nice and the building is very cozy. The included Onsen is very relaxing and the area that it’s in is relaxing as well.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    21 May 2019
    Such a great place to just relax, go exploring, or do both!
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    22 Oct 2018
    One of the best hostels i’ve stayed at. Beautiful location with clean and well appointed facilities. Good and cosy community atmosphere in the common area. Yuma is wonderful and gives excellent advice on what to do in the area. Easy to get around the region including to Kamikochi with the local buses. Finally the private onsen is great and in a beautiful setting. Definite recommend if you’re thinking of staying in the Matsumoto area.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    25 Sep 2018
    This was the best hostel I've stayed in in my many travels to date.The staff were so kind and helpful,not just about the routes and plans for the day but also picking us up off a bus in the dark in the middle of nowhere. Was very dubious about the journey from Takayama and shouldn't have worried about it. Loved the outdoor onsen after a day or hiking. The kitchen was spotless, there were always tea bags and hot water, a lovely vibe. Really well located for hiking, cycling and onward journeys.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9


    12 Oct 2018
    Best experience for the best of price. The surrounding is beautiful and the private Onsen is unique. A luxury really.
    Netherlands, Female, 31-40
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Hot Tub
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Postal Service
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Foosball
  • Wi-Fi