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Kamikochi Imperial Hotel

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We stayed at this hotel as part of a tour group. Beautifully appointed classic old hotel with wonderful views of the mountains from our balcony. Excellent staff who were prepared to assist in any way. It is in an isolated location, so if you need to stock up on some snacks before you arrive it is best to do so...

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 22 November 2016

A beautiful city with hiking available for all levels. You could climb the mountain or just walk the trails along the river. A beautiful place with mountain air. If you want outdoor Japan, this is the place.

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 10 November 2016

I stayed here in May 2015 and it was the best season transited from winter to spring. Kamikochi is such a peaceful place and there're a number of hiking routes nearby you can spend the day. The restaurant offers the traditional Chaliapin Steak that is quite rare to find in Asia. The hotel premises and the area around made you...

Thank MokeyMok
New York
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Imperial Hotels are considered to be one of best and old hotels in Japan, or at least that's the image they have cultivated. This resort hotel is old and established with great original architectural details. It is located exclusively in woods, where you can have nice walk. My single night stay was very relaxing and comfortable. The services were impeccable....

Thank Nobu O
Reviewed 10 December 2015

Frequented mostly by locals due to its remote location, the Japanese Alps are a gorgeous retreat if you've time and money to spare. The Imperial Kamikochi is everything you'd expect of a 5-star hotel: comprehensive amenities, service, luxury, exquisite dining. Our room was in the style of a mountain chalet, spacious with high windows and beautiful views. Book well in...

1Thank Brazeneyes
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

The Kamikochi Imperial Hotel is a gracious Alpine lodge in a national forest. Hiking trails begin steps from the hotel, and offer a full day of mountain, river, and pond views. The hotel itself is an historic building with every comfort and amenity provided-- without marring the architecture, for example, the bathroom was updated gorgeously, and sensitively appointed with a...

Thank LA1289
Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed 24 July 2015

I really couldn't see how they justify the price--there is no AC, the bathroom was in the shower room (quite rare in Japan), and besides a restaurant and a small library, there are no extra services they offer. This is really just a place for the older folks in Japan who just want to stay at the Imperial Hotel. I...

5Thank Zack O
Boca Raton, Florida
Reviewed 13 July 2015

We stayed at the Kamikochi Imperial Hotel during our Honeymoon in Japan. We wanted to hike in the so called "Japanese Alps" for a couple days during our stay, so we stayed in Kamikochi. This hotel is lovely and it is clearly maintained at the highest level. There are many food options at the hotel as well. The price is...

Thank Cattitude_561
Reviewed 25 June 2015

This grand lodge is wonderful.  The location being a huge part of it... right in the middle of the National reserve, offering spectacular views and starting points for hikes.   The service lives up to the "Imperial" standard;  excellent, proactive, helpful and knowledgable.  The staff couldnt have done more.  We had a balcony room with wonderful views of the hillside,...

Thank longtimetraveller16
Shelby Township, Michigan
Reviewed 28 November 2014

This hotel was nice. It had the feel of a small Swiss mountain hotel complete with European cuisine and a massive fireplace. The staff was super polite and attentive and spoke conversational English. That said there were a number of downsides. The place was expensive and while some of the cost was warranted (Kamikochi is expensive and remote after all)...

2Thank Michael P

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Address: Kamikochi Azumi, Matsumoto 390-1516, Nagano Prefecture
Region: Japan > Chubu > Nagano Prefecture > Matsumoto
Price Range: $428 - $728 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kamikochi Imperial Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 75
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#5 Romantic Hotel in Matsumoto
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“I think rooms are generally similar. All will windows will be facing the forest so you don't have to be too picky”
ZackO412, 24 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Loved the balcony room”
longtimetraveller16, 25 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Mountain side is nice but expensive. You had better stay at hat style room.”
dacchi712, 13 Aug 2014 | Read review
“2nd floor and Hotaka side should be fine.”
デモン, 19 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Please choose delux twin with balcony. But it must be difficult to get nice room in top season. You should find a frind who are a member of Imperial club. They can book rooms in advance.”
デモン, 31 Jul 2013 | Read review
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