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We won the 2024 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards! -Recognized as a Top-Rated Hotel in Japan

Shima Onsen Kashiwaya Ryokan is pleased to announce today that it has been recognized in Tripadvisor’s® Travelers’ Choice® Awards Best of the Best for 2024, ranking No.11 Ryokan in Japan. We would like to sincerely appreciate all of our guests who have stayed at Shima Onsen Kashiwaya Ryokan and everyone who has supported us in their own way.

Traditional Japanese style cuisine in Shima Onsen Kashiwaya Ryokan

We offer vegan meal for yout stay in Japanese Ryokan. Our vegan meal does not contain meat, seafood, egg or dairy products. We make special "Dashi (broth)" which is made from kelp and vegetables, instead of ‘Katsuo Dashi’. You can enjoy your stay in a traditional Japanese Ryokan that has Japanese features such as tatami rooms, an Onsen (hot spring), and Japanese cuisine.

What is Wagyu Beef? -Japanese Cuisine at Ryokan-

Wagyu in Japan indicates only the native species cattle (purebred Japanese cattle). It is branded beef, bred and fattened according to Japanese original standards. In Gunma prefecture, you can enjoy Joshu Wagyu(上州和牛), which is one of the kinds of Japanese Black premium brand beef. Our Kashiwaya Ryokan also serve Joshu Wagyu for dinner, so you can experience pure Japanese style inn and Wagyu at the same time.
Shima Onsen

Enjoy Hanami,Sakura at Shima Onsen! When is the best time to see cherry blossoms here?

"Hanami" is Japanese traditional custom, which means to admire cherry blossoms (Sakura).It is not an exaggeration to say...
Kashiwaya Ryokan

Season’s Greetings from Shima Onsen Kashiwaya Ryokan

Kashiwaya Staff Members Thank you very much for supporting us at the Kashiwaya Ryokan in Shima Onsen again this year(202...
Transportation , Access

Direct Express Bus from Haneda Airport to Shima Onsen Kashiwaya Ryokan

You can now go directly from Haneda Airport to Shima Onsen Kashiwaya Ryokan without transfer !a highway bus service connecting Haneda Airport and Shima Onsen has commenced.Although there is only one round trip per day, a highway bus from Haneda Airport to Shima Onsen is now in operation. It’s incredibly convenient as you can travel from Haneda Airport to Shima Onsen without any transfers.

Enjoy Comparing Different Types of Sake with the “Kikizake” set !

Sake, an alcoholic beverage made by fermenting rice, is a uniquely Japanese alcoholic beverage.There are more than 1,400...
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Contemporary Art Festival, Nakanojo Biennale 2023 – The Whole Town Becomes an Art Museum !

Overview A small rural town in the corner of Gunma Prefecture will become an art museum of contemporary art. Such an eve...
Tips and FAQ

Details Access to Shima Onsen : Approximately 3 Hours from Tokyo

"Shima Onsen" is closer from Tokyo, where you can enjoy old-fashioned country taste of Japan. It is an Onsen (hot spring...
Tips and FAQ

Direct Access from Airports (Haneda or Narita) to Shima Onsen

"Shima Onsen," reasonable proximity of about 3 hours from Tokyo, where you can taste rural rustic spa atmosphere.In rece...