Kamikochi Imperial Hotel

Kamikochi | Deluxe

Tucked away below the Hotaka Mountain Range, the Kamikochi Imperial Hotel is a modest alpine inn that focuses on providing hikers with some homely comfort. The traditional décor is welcoming and low key, with plenty of cosy corners where guests can thaw out after a long walk and views of the mountains that will soon have you eager to hit the trail again.

The interiors are old-style, with a retro nod to 1960s Swiss Chalet décor. Dark wooden beams and carved fixtures combined with low lighting give a familiar, snug effect. The beamed ceilings continue through to the guestrooms which are simple and welcoming. Rich brown woods contrast against soft cream walls and linens, accented with floral patterns and pastel shades. The compact ensuites are bright and convenient. There are no flashy extras, but this simply highlights the gorgeous alpine landscapes framed by the large windows that bring in the crisp mountain light. The larger family suites have space for extra beds, and the verandah rooms offer you a private balcony where you can sit and gaze at the mountains when you’re not off exploring them!

There are three restaurants onsite, giving you plenty of choice. The Dining Room has a range of French-inspired dishes created using seasonal local ingredients, the Alpenrose offers casual a la carte dining and the Azusa-an serves Japanese multi-course kaiseki meals as well as shabu-shabu hot-pots and teppanyaki grill. Later in the evening, the striking central fireplace in the main lounge forms a hub to keep warm around as you sip whisky cooled over Hotaka mountain-water ice and plan the following day’s expeditions.

We Say
A no-frills mountain guesthouse where you can recharge your batteries.


Azumikamikochi, Matsumoto-shi 390-1516

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  • Your Accommodation
    • 75 rooms & suites
    • Deluxe room amenities
  • Eating & Drinking
    • Azusa-an Japanese restaurant
    • Dining Room French restaurant
    • Alpenrose restaurant
    • Grindelwald lounge
    • Bar Horn
  • Leisure & Relaxation
    • Open fire
    • Mountain hiking
    • Library

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