Tobira Onsen Myojinkan
Matsumoto | Ryokan
Set in a remote forested National Park near Matsumoto, the beautiful Myojinkan is deceptively minimal, and perfect for finding the deep tranquility inherent in onsen culture, as well as enjoying Japan’s shifting seasonal colours.
The aesthetic is indulgent rustic Zen - a boutique cluster of low wooden buildings, their pointed roofs sticking out from amongst the trees, with huge thick glass viewing windows facing onto the surrounding habitat. The onsen’s four hot spring baths, with their consistent temperature of 42°C, are all open to the elements, although all but one are sheltered by a roof. The countryside here is beautiful whatever time of year you stay, but there’s nothing quite like soaking in a hot clean mineral pool with a wooden roof over your head and steam hanging in the air, listening to the patter of raindrops falling on leaves.
Japanese and Western style accommodation is available - in the Japanese rooms you would sleep on tatami mats, while the Western rooms have raised beds. All accommodation is generously sized, and presented in a smart timeless Japanese style, predominantly wooden with sliding screens, wooden and upholstered furniture, and traditional textiles. Some rooms have private hot spring baths of their own, which is ideal for total privacy or for guests with tattoos (who may not be allowed in the public bathing areas).
The onsen’s restaurant has superb views into the landscape, and serves organic locally grown fresh produce, with traditional and modern Japanese and French cuisine on the menu. There is also a spa where you can enjoy a modest but very enjoyable range of massage and beauty treatments.
We SayAn excellent chance to disengage your muscles in a beautiful natural location.
- Your Accommodation
- 45 rooms
- Deluxe room amenities
- Eating & Drinking
- Leisure & Relaxation
- Hakuryu indoor open-air bath
- Setsugekka standing bath
- Rotenburo outdoor open-air bath
- Kuzan lying down bath
- Aroma Room spa