Hotel Sekitaitei Ishida is located in Nagano Hirugami Onsen. This is a very beautiful hotel with a both traditional Japanese rooms and modern rooms. When you arrive at the hotel in a car, you are greeted by staff ready to serve you. They will take all your luggage and take you to the waiting area. Then they provide complimentary champagne or another drink during check-in. The rooms are great. It is also very quiet. The hotel also has its onsen. They have the two public onsen (for guests only), one for men and the other for women. They also have a private/family onsen. It is a great place to relax. They also have shows for guests, such as music, Japanese drums and Noh (butai). A free shuttle bus is available from JR Iida Station (reservation required).
Photos & report by Alan Kristoffer Duran
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