Karukaya Sansō

Hotel in Shin-Hotaka Onsen

The tatami rooms at this friendly, riverside inn with lots of open space to explore are clean, tidy and unremarkable, but for the better ones with lovely views. What is remarkable are the enormous konyoku rotemburo (claimed to be the largest in Japan) with their sweeping mountain views: quite extraordinary.

Campsites are available (adult/child ¥3000/1500) or you can just come to use the rotemburo (¥600; 10am to 3pm).