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別所温泉 桂荘 Bessho-onsen Katsuraso

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Bessho-onsen Katsuraso / Nagano Ueda・Bessho・Kakeyu 60


Take a train with appealing antique-style windows from JR Ueda station to arrive at Bessho Onsen. Kitamuki Kannon Shrine sits at the furthermost point of the onsen village. Tucked away next to it is Katsuraso, a small inn with seven guest rooms.

All three luxurious baths use onsen water that flows directly from the source hot spring and each bath is differently themed. While you relax in the water, depending on the season either azalea, fresh green leaves, autumn leaves, or snow can be viewed. Each bath can be reserved for private use by your party.

Dinner is always special at Katsuraso. The head chef gets his inspiration for each course from what the landscape looks like that day. Fresh fish from nearby rivers, edible wild plants, and locally raised meats. Signature techniques of Katusraso chefs are used to create the unique dishes.

Situated inside traditional wooden architecture, Katsuraso's cozy guest rooms are Japanese-style rooms where you will feel at home. Sit down on the tatami, kick out your legs, and let your mind wander for the time.

The omotenashi can be provided because there are just seven rooms. Katsuraso is your home away from home at Bessho Onsen.      
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Accommodations that have achieved high customer satisfaction and that can be enjoyed casually.

Overall Rating(9 reviews)


















Other Facilities3.8/5

Mr./Ms. T.K(63)

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Superior Twin Room(Tatami Area)

接遇よく,料理は大変に良かったです. ともに大変良かったです.お風呂がもう少しでしょうか.

The service was good, the food was very good. Both were very good. Is the bath a little more?

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Mr./Ms. A.O(45)

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Airweave plus Twin Bed Katsura (23 square meters, air purifier, massage chair. Non-smoking)

 古い旅館ですが、上手に改装して、マッサージ機の部屋おき、エアウィーブの採用などで素晴らしい宿泊施設になっていると思います。  朝食は完璧。夕食もとても満足しました。高級食材を連発するのではなく地元の新鮮な野菜を、手間暇かけて素材の味... Read more  古い旅館ですが、上手に改装して、マッサージ機の部屋おき、エアウィーブの採用などで素晴らしい宿泊施設になっていると思います。  朝食は完璧。夕食もとても満足しました。高級食材を連発するのではなく地元の新鮮な野菜を、手間暇かけて素材の味を生かす調理はとても満足しました。一点だけ意見ですが、夕食のコースの中で出た、天ぷらそばは必要なかったと思います。コース料理の途中に一人前近い量のそばと大きなかき揚げは、多すぎますし、そもそも信州旅行に来る客であればかなりの確率で昼食でそばを食べてくると思います。どうしても出すのであれば、最後に小さな器でだせばよいと思います。  もう一点。源泉かけ流しの風呂についてですが、三つあるすべての浴槽が高温すぎます。セルフで水で薄められる浴槽を用意するのではなく、源泉からのパイプの距離を工夫するなどして、一つはぬるめを作るべきだと思います。私のように熱めの風呂が苦手な人間にとっては拷問です。せっかくのよい泉質が十分に楽しませんでした。  二点だけ意見を述べさせてもらいましたが、料理の味、部屋、そして最後のカフェサービスと、総合点で合格です。まだ、ぜひ利用させていただきます。ありがとうございました。

Although it is an old ryokan, I think that it has become a wonderful accommodation facility by refurbishing well, every other room of a massage machine, employing air waves etc. Breakfast is perfect. Dinner was also very satisfied. I cooked locally fresh vegetables instead of high-ranking ingredients, making time to spare time to make use of the taste of the ingredients. I was very satisfied. Although I agree with only one point, I think that tempura soba that came out in the course of dinner was not necessary. There is too much buckwheat noodle and large kaizen near the course cooking in the middle of course cooking, and if you are a customer coming to Shinshu travel in the first place I think that you will eat buckwheat for lunch with a reasonable probability. If you can not afford it, I think that you should do it at the end with a small vessel. one more point. Although it is about bathing with source sprinkling, all three bathtubs are too hot. I think that one should make lukewarms by devising the distance of the pipe from the source instead of preparing a bathtub diluted with water. It is torture for a man who is not good at hot baths like me. I did not enjoy the good spring quality enough. Although I asked you to express my opinion only two points, I passed the overall score with the taste of the dishes, the room, and the last cafe service. I will use it by all means. Thank you very much.

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Mr./Ms. S.N(60)

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Superior Twin Room(Tatami Area)

 お世話になりました。  とても心地の良い、2日間を過ごさせていただきました。  別所温泉も雰囲気があって良いですね。  また、機会があったらお邪魔させていただきたいと思います。  ありがとうございました。

thank you for helping me. Very comfortable, I spent two days. It is good that there is atmosphere in Besso Onsen. Also, I would like to disturb you if I have the opportunity. Thank you very much.

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Bessho-onsen Katsuraso


1671 Bessho-onsen, Ueda-shi, Nagano, 386-1431 [View map]

check-in / check-out time

15:00 / 10:30

CI/CO time may be different depending on plan.

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Number of guest rooms

7 room(s)


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This is a unique natural free-flowing bath with a view of the four seasons. Enjoy the 1,400 year hot water while gazing at the changing four seasons. All baths are private baths.
・Rock bath (suited for 4-5 people)
・Mountain bath (suited for 3-4 people)
・Fragrance bath (suited for 1-2 people)
※All three baths can be used free of charge. When it is vacant, you can lock the door from the inside and enjoy the sourced water. There is a big wooden sign at the entrance door of each bath. Please change it to "bathing" during bathing and "vacant" after bathing.
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Other facility information

《Regarding Transportation》
If you are arriving by train, please use the 'Gurutto Bus' between the hours of 2:00pm~5:00pm after arriving at Bessho-Onsen Station.
The driver of Grutto Bus will be waiting outside the ticket gate holding a flag. You only need to tell the driver that you want to be taken to 'Katsuraso'. 
*The shuttle will operate in the morning between 7:30am~11:30am from the inn to Bessho-Onsen Station.
*The shuttle can pick you at Bessho-Onsen station at night if it is during 6:00pm to 9:02pm.

《Parking lot does not require reservations》
Please move outside the inn. 
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《Children (regarding children under 12 years old》
We can not accommodate children younger than 12.

・The bath tax of 150 yen will be included
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  • Bath tax
  • Children allowed
  • Room service
  • Transportation service
  • Parking area
  • Hot spring
  • Fresh hot spring
  • Room with outdoor spa
  • Public spa
  • Private spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Esthe/Spa facility
  • Fitness facility
  • Barrier free
  • 5 min walk from station
  • Pets allowed
  • Breakfast in room
  • Dinner in room
  • Open air bath
  • Night view
  • Ocean view
  • Cottage
  • Coupon

The accommodation features are general descriptions of the facility. The amenities and breadth of service will differ between each accommodation. For details, please confirm directly with the accommodation.


Access by public transportation.

■JR Hokuriku Shinkansen Tokyo station - Get off at JR Ueda Station (at quickest 1hr 37min)
■JR Hokuriku Shinkansen Kanazawa station - Get off at JR Ueda Station (at quickest 1hr 47min)
■JR Ueda station - JR Ueda 2nd floor (walk to the second floor)(3 min)
 Transfer to Ueda Electric RailwayBessho Line-Bessho Onsen station(The last station) (29 min)
■8 min walk from Bessho Onsen station 
*Airinkan is 600m away from Bessho Onsen station
If you are coming by train, arrive at the Bessho Onsen station around 2:00pm to 5:00pm and take the Gurutto Bus. The driver of Grutto Bus will be waiting outside the ticket gate holding a flag. You only need to tell the driver that you want to be taken to Katsuraso. 
*From the hotel the hotel shuttle can leaves for Bessho Onsen station during 7:30am to 11:30am.
*The hotel shuttle can pick you at Bessho Onsen station at night if it is during 6:00pm to 9:02pm.

1671 Bessho-onsen, Ueda-shi, Nagano, 386-1431

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