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What else needed without a great tips for hotels and inns when you travel to Japan? Gifu Prefecture, especially around Nakatsugawa area are famous as a gateway for the Nakasendo trail which are getting a lot of popularity among travellers. Take a look what kind of accommodations Nakatsugawa has to offer!
Ryokan Iwasu-sou 岩寿荘
Iwasu-sou in the deep forest of Gifu would be one of them, through a winding mountain road with wooded landscapes, mountainous and even waterfalls, the hotel offers us great services on budget.
Start your staying for a small refreshment in a lounge at the entrance to admire picturesque view of vegetation which embrace the hotel entirely.
In single, double or triple rooms, you will enjoy the night with woody scents of tatami, comfort of a shikibuton and kakebuton, which are Japanese mattress and duvet. Decorations are well organized and spirit by a Japanese minimalism which expresses a great elegance in this stripping.
You will move to another traditional room and enjoy a full course dinner.
With sashimi, broccoli salad, miso soup, vinegared rice, some tsukemono which is cured vegetables as well as several karaage breadcrumbs chicken, the dinner is very complete and rich while remaining the balance. Having a beer and a stroll around the hotel in yukata will continue your satisfactory feeling.
One of the big benefit would be its own onsen, which is natural thermal springs, having a lot of baths including indoors and open-air baths as well as a sauna.
On the next day, breakfast will be served for you in a sharing room with other groups.
Fill up with energy for whole day with rich and balanced Japanese breakfast accompanies early morning of millions of Japanese such as classic salmon steak, white rice, tofu, miso soup, tea, egg and a faisselle with blueberries.
Plaza Hotel Sakae in Nakatsugawa プラザホテル栄
For a smaller budget and those who are more comfortable with Western style, Plaza Hotel Sakae just a stone’s away from Nakatsugawa Station is also a good option. Located in the middle of a lively district, there are dozens of varied restaurants offering you several gastronomies for all budgets from snack bars to gastronomic and authentic restaurants.
A great opportunity to alternate Western comfort with a discovery of Japanese futons , which can sometimes seem somewhat confusing to foreign travelers.
You will have your Western styled breakfast, and they are all included in the room price. Here is the classic but effective menu you will be served, perfect for starting the day full with a salad and warm breads served with a big smile.