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Stay in Nakatsugawa: Japanese-Style Ryokan or Western-Style Hotel

Onsen facing outside at Iwasu-so hostel in Nakatsugawa, Gifu prefecture, Japan

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One of the most important tips when visiting Japan is finding the perfect accommodation for your price range, itinerary and desire to experience traditional Japan? Gifu Prefecture, especially around the Nakatsugawa area, is famous as a gateway along the popular Nakasendo trail. 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 is highlight of the area. Located at the end of a winding mountain road with wooded landscapes and even waterfalls, the hotel offers great services on a budget.

Japanese-style inn for staying in Nakatsugawa, Gifu Prefecture, Japan

Japanese-style inn for staying in Nakatsugawa, Gifu Prefecture, Japan

The bright lounge of Iwasu-so Hostel in Nakatsugawa, Gifu Prefecture, Japan

Start your stay with a small refreshment in a lounge at the entrance, admiring picturesque views of vegetation which envelop the hotel entirely.

Single room at Iwasu-so hostel in Nakatsugawa, Gifu prefecture, Japan

In single, double or triple rooms, you will enjoy the night with the woody scents of tatami, underneath the comfort of a shikibuton and kakebuton, which are a Japanese mattress and duvet. Decorations are well organized and influenced by Japanese minimalism, expressing great elegance with stripping them of their subtly.

Dining room at Iwasu-so hostel in Nakatsugawa, Gifu prefecture, Japan

During meal time you will move to another traditional room and enjoy a full course dinner.

Japanese-style dinner at Iwasu-so hostel in Nakatsugawa, Gifu prefecture, Japan

sashimi, broccoli salad, miso soup, vinegar rice, some tsukemono, which is picked vegetables, as well as karaage (Japanese fried chicken). The dinner is complete and rich while maintaining balance. Enjoying beer and a stroll around the hotel in yukata will continue your satisfaction.

Onsen indoors at Iwasu-so hostel in Nakatsugawa, Gifu prefecture, Japan

One of the big benefits of this ryoakn would be its private onsen, natural thermal spring, having a lot of baths including indoors and open-air baths as well as a sauna.

Onsen facing outside at Iwasu-so hostel in Nakatsugawa, Gifu prefecture, Japan

The breakfast room at Iwasu-so hostel in Nakatsugawa, Gifu prefecture, Japan

On the next day, breakfast is served for you in a shared room with other groups.

Traditional Japanese Breakfast at Iwasu-so Inn in Nakatsugawa, Gifu Prefecture, Japan

Fill up with energy for the whole day with a rich and balanced Japanese breakfast. This includes dishes enjoyed in early morning by 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.

Plaza Hotel Sakae in Nakatsugawa, Gifu prefecture, Japan

The entrance of Plaza Hotel Sakae in Nakatsugawa, Gifu Prefecture, Japan

A room at Plaza Hotel Sakae in Nakatsugawa, Gifu Prefecture, Japan

This is a great opportunity to alternate between Western comfort and a discovery of Japanese futons, which can sometimes seem confusing to foreign travelers.

Western-style breakfast at Plaza Hotel Sakae in Nakatsugawa, Gifu Prefecture, Japan

You will enjoy a Western-style breakfast, included in the room price. Here, the classic but effective menu will start the day with a salad and warm bread served with a smile.