The Kagetsu offers a close proximity to Matsumoto’s highlights and relaxing amenities for a comfortable stay. The annex room has locally-crafted furniture and the public spaces of the main building have largely wooden interiors reminiscent of a snug, if dated, lodge.
The large public baths are well-kept and the hotel restaurants serve local ingredients, making the Kagetsu a good place to enjoy a night in. To further promote Matsumoto’s traditions, guests can also purchase folk crafts in the hotel’s shop, Tsumugu.
We like the Kagetsu because of its proximity to the Mastumoto Castle, but also because it's one of the more characterful properties in the area.
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Guest rooms at the Kagetsu are separated into the main building and annex. All rooms in the annex feature Matsumoto craft furniture to add flair to otherwise standard room décor. Suites are available for bigger groups, as are traditional Japanese-style accommodations with tatami mats. Wi-Fi is available in every room and most rooms have full bathtubs. For those that don’t, the Kagetsu has a public bath to help guests relax in true Japanese fashion.
The Kagetsu is only a five-minute bus ride from Matsumoto Station, making arrival and settling in easy. The hotel is also a five-minute walk from historic Matsumoto Castle and the charming, quirky Nawate Street — famous for its frog statues.
Food and drink
- Buffet breakfast served daily in the dining room.
- I;caza (ikaza) restaurant offering lunch and dinner from 11:30am to 2pm and 6pm to 9pm, with a menu that places emphasis on seasonal, local ingredients.
- Cafe: Yatoro Onkan offering coffee and breakfast in the mornings and lunch midday.
Facilities and activities
- Large public bath.
- Local crafts shop.
- Laundry service.
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Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.