KARAMATSU-SO is the hot spa hotel in the midst of larch forest. Conveniently located to visit Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route & Kurobe Dam and Hakuba & Azumino areas. Perfect to enjoy mountain climbing in spring and summer, gorgeous foliage in fall, and winter sport during the cold season.
Traditional Japanese guest room with 10-tatami mats, equipped with the lounge furniture.
Hotel’s choice of traditional Japanese guest room
The source of our hot spa is the historical spa of “Kuzu Hot Spa”. Some say it began back in the 18th century.
The indoor bath is equipped with handrails so that you can safely enjoy the hot spa. You can enjoy the spectacular view of the night sky with the moon and stars from the outdoor bath surrounded by the Japanese garden. It is accentuated with gorgeous foliage in fall and snow in winter for you to feel the full sense of each season.
The wide variety of amenities, the tatami-covered dressing rooms and the latest massaging chairs are among the favorites of our guests.
(Public baths open during: 3:00PM - 12:00AM, 5:00AM - 9:00AM)
We serve traditional Japanese cuisine with abundance of local ingredients. Enjoy freshly-made, steaming hot dishes including tempura our chef makes in the dining room. Breakfast is a buffet with the theme of the “breakfast in the countryside”.
At the gallery, immerse yourself in the view of the larch forest from the picture window and find arts.
Tempura is best when hot and fresh out of the pan. Our chef cooks right in front of you in the dining room.
Eat all you can and what you like at our breakfast buffet.
20 minutes from our hotel by car. The view from the dam observatory is nothing but spectacular.
85 minutes from our hotel by car and ropeway gondola. The 500-meter long snow wall is just stunning.
20 minutes from our hotel by car. It is the highest dam in Japan. You can have the unbroken view of the Northern Japan Alps from the observatory.
20 minutes from our hotel by car. It is the sightseeing route in the mountains through the Northern Japan Alps.
70 minutes from our hotel by car. It is one of the only two castles with the “five-story main tower” in Japan. You can enter the main tower to see from the inside.
20 minutes from our hotel by car. You see the farm of “wasabi”, the Japanese spice you have to have for soba noodles and sushi.
85 minutes from our hotel by car and ropeway gondola. The snow wall extends as long as 500 meters (from April to June).
15 minutes from our hotel by car. It is famous for the “fresh greenery” in early summer and the “gorgeous foliage” in fall.