Isobe Onsen area, Annaka, Gunma, JAPAN
Japanese Elegance at its Best
Annaka, Gunma, Japan. Near Isobe Onsen Hot Spring Resort Town. 45min drive to Karuizawa
About 2 hours via train, bus or car from Tokyo
18-minute train ride from Takasaki Station. 20-minute drive from Annaka-Haruna Shinkansen Station.
30-minute scenic drive with sightseeing spots to Karuizawa Prince Ski Resort and Shopping Outlet Mall
1.6 km from Isobe Station, and 1.8 km from Megumi no Yu Onsen: Hot springs and sand bath spa
Built in 1977, with the finest quality architecture Japan had to offer, and remodeled in 2016 with modern bath and kitchen to match the excellence of the original materials.
Mitsuba boasts tall ceilings and beautiful views of Mt. Miyogi and Mt. Asama. Located next to the Isobe hot springs resort town, just 1.8 km from one of Japan's only coed sand bath spas. Make a reservation for a 2-hour spa treatment for 3000 yen, or simply enjoy a hot spring bath and sauna (500 yen) with family-style dining. (Megumi no Yu 027-385-1126). Isobe is at the center of wonderful cultural and historic sites, year-round recreation, music, arts & crafts, and world-class shopping. Experience classic and modern Japanese culture.
Space to relax and play
Parking for up to 10 cars
Like a Japanese inn (ryokan)
Private entrance to 6-mat tatami room
Tatami Room with Engawa
Where East meets West.
Low, Japanese "zabuton" (Japanese cushion) sized chairs, and two chairs for children,
Gas heater / Fan
Keeps dining room and kitchen toasty warm in the winter. Can be moved to the tatami rooms as well.
Fan for summer.
Travel guides and bilingual books on Japanese culture.
TWO 8-MAT TATAMI ROOMS
Perfect for yoga, meditation and meals during the day
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6-MAT TATAMI ROOM
Enjoy during the day or night
Relax at the table with quilt and heating element underneath (kotatsu). Sit in the sun room area, engawa. Sleep on plush futons at night. Traditional Japanese inn entry way as well as doors to the dinning room. So convenient!
GOOD NIGHT'S REST
After a hot spring mineral bath, our guests deserve top quality futons. Even if you are not used to sleeping on the floor, you will certainly find these futons thick enough to sleep comfortably. Japanese traditionally sleep together, and put the futons away during the day. So, each room can fit up to 4 futons (3 with ample walking room).
Area between tatami room and windows. For guests to relax or keep their luggage.
Flowers and sacred items around the house.
Enjoy precious family time with board games.
With Japanese furniture
Sleep with cedar chests and hand carved antique chest. With a sliding glass door with a view of mountains, you will surely enjoy your stay in this room.
MODERN BATH AND TOILET
View of the mountains
If you choose not to bathe at the local hot spring, you have the option of sitting in our bathtub with the perfect view of Mt. Miyogi and Mt. Asama. Just be sure to wash your hair and body outside the bath in the shower area Bathing with a clean body is Japanese traditional manners and allows all guests to enjoy the hot water as there is a cover that can be placed over the bath when not in use.