Chosenkaku Kameya

An inn famous for history and literature

Even among the inns found along the Nakasendo Highway, Chosenkaku Kameya boasts an exceptional gate and has been operating as a honjin since the Edo Period (1603-1867). Historical figures such as Princess Kazunomiya, Ryunosuke Akutagawa, Tekkan and Akiko Yosano, and Toson Shimazaki are among those who have stayed at this inn. Visitors will enjoy feeling the building’s history through its soothingly comfortable and sophisticated interior.
A hot spring that flows directly from the spring is also available here, along with a well-known garden that literary greats may have also gazed upon. The feelings conjured here are nothing short of extraordinary.


Business days Open year-round
Price From 16,500 yen (excluding tax)
Address 3492 Kinoshita, Shimosuwa Town
Phone 0266-75-0161
Parking lot Available