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Situated just a 5-minute walk from historic Togakushi Shrine, Oshi Ryokan is traditional lodging accommodation in the peaceful mountain area, which used to cater for pilgrims. The main building is 250 years old with a thatched roof. Guests sleep in Japanese-style rooms located in annex buildings. Fitted with tatami (woven-straw) flooring and futon bedding, the rooms feature a flat-screen TV and a seating area with a low table. Bathroom is shared with other guests. While staying at Ryokan Oshi, guests can enjoy a range of activities like golfing and skiing. The property provides ski storage and ski equipment rentals. Luggage can be left at the front desk. JR Nagano Station is a 50-minute drive or bus ride away, and the Togakushi Hokousha Bus Stop is just a 1-minute walk from the property. Togakushi Ski Resort is a 15-minute away, while Nagano Country Club is within a 10-minute drive. Guests can savour homemade meals at the spacious dining room with a historic charm, located in the main building. Dinner features local speciality soba buckwheat noodles.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 8.8 for a two-person trip.

Oshi Ryokan has been welcoming guests since 2 Jul 2013.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.2)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Asian, American

Free private parking available on-site

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Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Nagano
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  • Ines
    beautiful japanese ryokan, authentic place with helpful and accommodating hosts, tasty home-cooked food.
  • Lin
    Everything’s so perfect ~~ The owner Oshi San was super helpful. The room is spacious and with view overlooking a garden. It’s so lovely with a green view in summer. It’s a quiet location so I sleep pretty well. And the meals prepared are Fresh...
  • Michiel
    Excellent location, very friendly staff and delicious food!
  • Amine
    the hosts are very friendly and accept requests regarding dietary restrictions. They are also very helpful with borrowing snow shoes etc.
  • Hernexto
    The best place/food/people in my whole life! Period! What are you waiting for??!!
  • Andreas
    great experience, beautiful room and comfortable futon! the hosts were extraordinarily nice and helpful and the dinner and breakfast was outstanding. great starting point to visit the shrines.
  • Wizzkid
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Loved everything. If you are looking to book this ryokan do not hesitate. We were so well looked after by Oshi san, his wife, and the other staff. Notable examples include inviting us to watch a harvest festival at the Togakushi Hokosha shrine,...
  • Nina
    Felt instantly comfortable and at home. Beautiful old building. Wonderful staff and food!
  • Pedro
    The couple owning and working at Oshi Ryokan is the best, the region is super cute to enjoy all year long!!
  • Richard
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    this was by far the highlight of my 2 week trip to Japan. the staff were incredible, great English incredibly accommodating. I can not recommend this place enough it’s in a beautiful location but bear in mind outside of summer it gets cold and...

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  • Do you cater for any allergy or food preferences?

    We correspond as much as possible. But cooking may be difficult and may not be possible if there are many restrictions. Please let us know when you re..
    Answered on 3 October 2019
  • We will be travelling with our 4 young children (8 and under), is it possible to just book 1 room for our family?

    Yes, you can. Two adults and four children? The largest room is small for 6 people, so we'll prepare 2 rooms.
    Answered on 18 November 2021
  • Is there some nice Onsen around?

    We have 1 Onsen in our area. It takes about 30 minutes by walk from our ryokan.
    Answered on 2 November 2019
  • Hi, are you able to provide food for someone who is coeliace (allergic to gluten)?

    Hello, thank you for your inquiry. Yes, we can provide gluten free meals. Soy source , miso paste, and vinegar we usually use for cooking contain smal..
    Answered on 2 August 2023
  • What time do I have to arrive for dinner?

    Please arrive by 18:00.
    Answered on 1 October 2019
  • Do you have an onsen at the Ryoken?

    We are sorry for late reply. The bath in our Ryokan is not an onsen.
    Answered on 7 January 2021
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Facilities of Oshi Ryokan
Great facilities! Review score, 8.1

Most popular facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Towels
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden
Room Amenities
  • Tatami (traditional Japanese flooring)
  • Ski equipment hire on site
  • Ski school
  • Ski storage
  • Skiing
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Seating Area
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
Food & Drink
  • Special diet menus (on request)
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not possible).
    • Trouser press
    • Luggage storage
    • Packed lunches
    • Designated smoking area
    • Heating
    • Family rooms
    • Non-smoking rooms
    Languages spoken
    • English
    • Japanese

    House rules

    Oshi Ryokan takes special requests - add in the next step!


    From 15:00 to 18:00

    Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in


    Until 10:00



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

    Children and beds

    Child policies

    Children of any age are welcome.

    Children 4 years and above will be charged as adults at this property.

    To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

    Cot and extra bed policies

    Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

    No age restriction

    There is no age requirement for check-in


    When booking more than 3 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

    Mastercard Visa Discover JCB Diners Club American Express Cash Oshi Ryokan accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


    Pets are not allowed.

    The fine print

    Please inform the property in advance if guests have any food allergies or dietary needs. Please note the property does not cater to Halal food.

    To eat meals at the property, a reservation must be made at least 5 days in advance. (Charges apply)

    Please note that there are no restaurants or convenience stores around the property.

    Children staying in an existing bed who want to eat breakfast and/or dinner must make a reservation in advance. Fees apply. Contact details can be found on the booking confirmation.

    Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please ensure that you are only booking this property following the local government guidelines of the destination, including but not limited to the purpose of travel, and maximum allowed group size.

    In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property can only accept bookings from essential workers/permitted travellers, during dates where such guidelines exist. Reasonable evidence must be provided on arrival. If it isn't provided, your booking will be cancelled on arrival.

    In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries, during dates where such guidelines exist.

    In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary and other relevant information, during dates where such guidelines exist.

    Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

    Spa and gym facilities at this property are unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

    Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

    Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

    It is not possible to stay at this property for Coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

    Please inform Oshi Ryokan in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

    Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

    FAQs about Oshi Ryokan

    • Guests staying at Oshi Ryokan can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.8).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Asian
      • American

    • Yes, Oshi Ryokan is popular with guests booking family stays.

    • Oshi Ryokan is 8.1 miles from the centre of Nagano. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Oshi Ryokan offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

      • Skiing
      • Golf course (within 3 km)

    • Room options at Oshi Ryokan include:

      • Triple
      • Family

    • The prices at Oshi Ryokan may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

    • Check-in at Oshi Ryokan is from 15:00, and check-out is until 10:00.